Solar System Exploration
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The Expedition 63 crew readied a pair of tiny satellites for deployment and finished packing a Russian cargo craft for departure.
New Satellites Set for Deployment, Cargo Craft Ready for Departure
Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid of the same name, recently passed a crucial milestone.
Building NASA's Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars.
NASA's InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause
The competition will help advance the design of a mechanical rover to explore the surface of Venus.
NASA's Venus Rover Challenge Winners Announced
A Russian cargo craft is due to depart the space station in the middle of the week after seven months on orbit.
Cargo and Science Operations Start Work Week
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has started a road trip that will continue through the summer across roughly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of terrain.
Curiosity Mars Rover's Summer Road Trip Has Begun
The number of illegal gold mines in the Amazon is increasing so fast that activists have turned to satellite imagery to identify them.
In the Right Hands, NASA Satellite Data and Analysis Make Earth Better
The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image from Hubble is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature.
Hubble Spots Feathered Spiral
In the Orion Nebula, an enormous bubble that cleared away star-seeding material is now showing signs of birthing stars.
First Signs of Star Birth Caused by Orion's Wind
This image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures several storms in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere.
"Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter
Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken completed half the work to upgrade batteries for one channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays.
Astronauts Wrap Up Spacewalk
Data from the LRO spacecraft indicates the Moon’s subsurface might be richer in metal than thought.
Radar Points to Moon Being More Metallic Than Researchers Thought