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All space explorers have a favorite photo from their mission. For Kevin Hand, his latest favorite is a 3D image of Jezero Crater on Mars.
My Favorite Martian Image: Helicopter Scouts Ridge Area for Perseverance
Exploding stars generate dramatic light shows. Infrared telescopes like Spitzer can see give a better idea of how often these explosions occur.
Stars Are Exploding in Dusty Galaxies. We Just Can't Always See Them
This week in 2011, the Juno mission to Jupiter launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard an Atlas V-551 rocket.
This Week in NASA History: Juno Mission to Jupiter Launches
Fragments from deep within the Moon may provide a better understanding of how the Moon, the Earth, and other worlds evolved.
NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon's Deep Secrets
New research led by NASA provides a closer look at a nearby star thought to resemble our Sun when it was much younger.
NASA Model Describes Nearby Star which Resembles Ours in its Youth
NASA's first spacecraft to explore the Trojan asteroids arrived July 30 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
NASA Begins Launch Preparations for First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids
The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon’s surface create small cold spots for water ice to accumulate even during the harsh lunar daytime.
NASA Study Highlights Importance of Surface Shadows in Moon Water Puzzle
The Perseids are already showing up in our night skies, and they peak in mid-August.
The Perseids are on the Rise!
Seventy-five years ago, Lyman Spitzer envisioned a future for space exploration that deepened our curiosity about the cosmos.
Lyman Spitzer: Making Space For Hubble
A dramatic triplet of galaxies takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Spots Squabbling Galactic Siblings
The instrument on the International Space Station is uniquely positioned to provide wildfire responders with a high-resolution look at fire progression.
ECOSTRESS Data Incorporated Into New Wildfire Response Tool
Three studies have cast doubt on the premise of subsurface lakes below the Martian south pole.
Clays, Not Water, Are Likely Source of Mars ‘Lakes'