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Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the Red Planet.
Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA's Perseverance Rover
Over the next 12 years, Lucy will fly by one main-belt asteroid and seven Trojan asteroids.
NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘Fossils' of Planet Formation
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson met with elected officials about Earth science and visited mission control for the Perseverance Mars rover.
NASA Leadership Visits JPL, Discusses Climate Change and Mars
Hubble observations of Europa have revealed the presence of persistent water vapor – but, mysteriously, only in one hemisphere.
Hubble Finds Evidence of Persistent Water Vapor in One Hemisphere of Europa
The next full Moon is the Hunter's Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Lucy Moon.
Full Moon Guide: October - November 2021
Satellites are producing a deluge of data, so engineers and scientists are setting up systems in the cloud to manage it.
NASA Turns to the Cloud for Help With Next-Generation Earth Missions
As the ice-and-snow rubble known as mélange melts in Antarctica’s ice shelves, rifts can grow and icebergs break off even in the brutal cold of winter.
Icy ‘Glue' May Control Pace of Antarctic Ice-Shelf Breakup
NASA, along with the European Space Agency, is developing a campaign to return the Martian samples to Earth.
With First Martian Samples Packed, Perseverance Initiates Remarkable Sample Return Mission
A new paper details how the hydrological cycle of the now-dry lake at Jezero Crater is more complicated than originally thought.
NASA's Perseverance Sheds More Light on Jezero Crater's Watery Past
Geared toward improving spacecraft navigation, the technology demonstration operated far longer than planned.
Working Overtime: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock Completes Mission
Set to launch next year, NASA’s Psyche mission marks the first time the agency has set out to explore an asteroid richer in metal than rock or ice.
Science of Psyche: Unique Asteroid Holds Clues to Early Solar System
Meet NGC 5728, a spiral galaxy around 130 million light-years from Earth.
Hubble Views a Galaxy with More than Meets the Eye