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Shortly after its launch later this year, scientists will point NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope at six of the most distant and luminous quasars.
NASA's Webb Will Use Quasars to Unlock the Secrets of the Early Universe
A Perseverance rover scientist’s favorite shot from the young Mars mission provides a new angle on an old and intriguing surface feature.
My Favorite Martian Image: Jezero Crater's ‘Delta Scarp'
The balloons are being developed to detect venusquakes. In 2019, they made the first balloon-borne detection of a quake much closer to home.
NASA Balloon Detects California Earthquake – Next Stop, Venus?
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the latest spacecraft to monitor sea surface height, releases its first science measurements to users.
Major Ocean-Observing Satellite Starts Providing Science Data
NASA is working to resolve an issue with Hubble's payload computer, the computer that controls and coordinates science instruments.
Operations Underway to Restore Payload Computer on Hubble
Scientists have used total solar eclipses for over a century to learn more about our universe, including deciphering the Sun’s structure.
Total Solar Eclipses Shine a Light on the Solar Wind with Help from ACE
NASA’s SnowEx teams are packing up the snowshoes, skis, and scientific instruments they’ve used all winter to study snow in mountains and prairies.
NASA Snow Campaign Wraps for 2021
This image, taken with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, features the spiral galaxy NGC 4680.
Hubble Sees a Spiral in Good Company
NASA approved the Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope to move to the next phase of mission development after a successful review.
NASA Approves Asteroid Hunting Space Telescope to Continue Development
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