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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
NASA's ASTER imaged areas burned by the Bighorn Fire north of Tucson, Arizona, on June 29.
Arizona Bighorn Fire 2020
The flight computers and avionics of the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage completed a thorough systems checkout.
NASA Checks Out SLS Core Stage Avionics for Artemis I Mission
Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken are scheduled to depart the Quest airlock to complete battery replacement activities.
NASA TV Goes Live Wednesday to Broadcast Spacewalk
Which way the solar wind blows has new importance as NASA again prepares to send astronauts to the Moon.
NASA Spacecraft Helps Identify Crucial Solar Radiation Patterns
Measurements from NASA’s TESS have enabled astronomers to greatly improve their understanding of KELT-9 b, one of the hottest planets known.
NASA's TESS Delivers New Insights Into an Ultrahot World
The next full Moon will be early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. There also will be a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
July 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will start their second spacewalk together on July 1.
Astronauts Look to Wednesday's Spacewalk
Spacewalkers Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy completed the first of two spacewalks to replace batteries on the International Space Station.
An Astronaut's View of Work