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NASA has successfully switched to backup hardware on the Hubble Space Telescope, including powering on the backup payload computer, on July 15.
NASA Successfully Switches to Backup Hardware on Hubble Space Telescope
The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is part of NASA’s Artemis program.
New Maps Help Plan Lunar Road Trip for VIPER's Artemis Mission
When NASA’s DART spacecraft begins its final mission phase, it will see a 4-megapixel view of nothing but a few very dim dots of light.
SMART Nav: Giving Spacecraft the Power to Guide Themselves
The probe flew closer to Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, than any other spacecraft in more than two decades.
Ride With Juno As It Flies Past the Solar System's Biggest Moon and Jupiter
The solar sailing CubeSat is one of several payloads hitching a ride on Artemis I, the first integrated flight of NASA's SLS and the Orion spacecraft.
NASA Solar Sail Asteroid Mission Readies for Launch on Artemis I
A puzzler about the gas giant’s intense northern and southern lights has been deciphered.
40-Year Mystery Solved: Source of Jupiter's X-Ray Flares Uncovered
Ingenuity’s ninth flight provided imagery that will help the Perseverance rover team develop its science plan going forward.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Reveals Intriguing Terrain for Rover Team
Scientists are studying the effects of small impacts on Europa’s surface as they prepare to explore the distant moon with the Europa Clipper.
Surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa Churned by Small Impacts
Known as ultraluminous X-ray sources, the emitters are easy to spot when viewed straight on, but they might be hidden if they point away from Earth.
Seeing Some Cosmic X-Ray Emitters Might Be a Matter of Perspective
The science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the northwestern U.S. and western Canada in late June.
NASA's AIRS Tracks Record-Breaking Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest
Today, Mars is bitterly cold and bone-dry. But billions of years ago, Mars was home to lake systems that could have sustained microbial life.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Patches of Rock Record Erased, Revealing Clues
Flight 9 broke records for flight duration and cruise speed – and it nearly quadrupled the distance flown between two airfields.
Flight 9 was a Nail-Biter, but Ingenuity Came Through With Flying Colors