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This long exposure photograph taken from the International Space Station shows Earth's atmospheric glow and star trails.
Earth's Atmospheric Glow and Star Trails
ESA has announced the EnVision mission to Venus as its newest medium-class science mission, and NASA has just announced two missions to Venus.
Then There Were 3: NASA to Collaborate on ESA's New Venus Mission
Planet Hunters TESS has announced the discovery of two exoplanets in a study listing citizen scientists as co-authors.
Citizen Scientists Discover Two Gaseous Planets around a Bright Sun-like Star
A partial solar eclipse over the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2021, as seen from Arlington, Virginia.
Partial Solar Eclipse over the U.S. Capitol
The six-wheeled robotic scientist is heading south to explore Jezero Crater’s lakebed in search of signs of ancient microbial life.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Begins Its First Science Campaign on Mars
When lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic cut local nitrogen oxide emissions, the effect on ozone pollution was global and unexpectedly rapid.
Local Lockdowns Brought Fast Global Ozone Reductions, NASA Finds
The spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s largest moon than any other in more than two decades, offering dramatic glimpses of the icy orb.
See the First Images NASA's Juno Took As It Sailed by Ganymede
The Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the mystery of what causes its powerful and unpredictable eruptions.
Rosetta Stone Eruption on the Sun Could Help Explain Solar Explosions
New research confirms how particles from space can be sent careening down into Earth’s atmosphere to create the aurora.
Lab Experiments Shed New Light on NASA Satellite Observations
This image features the spiral galaxy NGC 691, imaged in fantastic detail using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).
Hubble Images a Galaxy in Dazzling Detail
The first of the gas-giant orbiter’s back-to-back flybys will provide a close encounter with the massive moon after over 20 years.
NASA's Juno to Get a Close Look at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede
The spacecraft successfully cleared some dust off its solar panels, helping to raise its energy and delay the need to switch off its science instruments.
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Gets a Power Boost