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For hobbyists and makers, 3D printing expands creative possibilities; for specialized engineers, it's also key to next-generation spacecraft design.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Bringing 3D-Printed Metal Parts to Mars
On Oct. 16, 2020, the Moon photobombed NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory’s view of the Sun.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Catches a Lunar Transit
Now that the heat probe is below the Martian surface, InSight's arm will scoop more soil on top to help it keep digging.
NASA InSight's 'Mole' Is Out of Sight
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft be launched Nov. 10 to monitor the height of 90% of Earth's oceans.
U.S.-European Sea Level Satellite Gears Up for Launch
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will take a sample of asteroid Bennu on October 20. Here are 10 things to know about Bennu.
Ten Things to Know About Bennu
This Hubble image shows a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules, or frEGGs for short.
Hubble Snaps a Special Stellar Nursery
New study results show that ocean heatwaves can provide enough fuel for hurricanes to gain momentum as they approach land.
Prior Weather Linked to Rapid Intensification of Hurricanes Near Landfall
Some supermassive black holes launch powerful beams of material, while others do not. Astronomers may now have identified why.
The Recipe for Powerful Quasar Jets
A neighboring shield may have helped Earth develop habitable conditions. That shield was the Moon, says a NASA-led study.
Earth and the Moon Once Shared a Magnetic Shield
A study suggests the telescope will be able to reveal the host galaxies of some distant quasars despite their small sizes and obscuring dust.
Simulations Show Webb Telescope Can Reveal Galaxies in Quasars' Glare
New research reveals that Pluto's ice caps are created through an entirely different process than ice caps on Earth.
Pluto's Ice Caps Made of Methane, Turns Earth's Process Upside Down
Made of a pair of two-wheeled vehicles, DuAxel is designed to descend craters and near-vertical cliffs on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
This Transforming Rover Can Explore the Toughest Terrain