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In this Hubble snapshot, NGC 34 looks more like an otherworldly, bioluminescent creature from the deep oceans than a galaxy.
Hubble Captures Luminous Beauty in a Galaxy Collision
Measurements from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft are revising our estimates of one key property of the interstellar medium: how thick it is.
New Evidence Our Neighborhood in Space Is Stuffed With Hydrogen
New research on nine craters on Saturn's largest moon Titan provides details about how weathering affects the surface – and what lies beneath.
Impact Craters Reveal Details of Titan's Dynamic Surface Weathering
OSIRIS-REx has successfully stowed its Sample Return Capsule filled with an abundant sample of asteroid Bennu.
OSIRIS-REx Successfully Stows Sample of Asteroid Bennu
OSIRIS-REx has successfully placed its sample collector head – filled with dust and debris from asteroid Bennu – into the Sample Return Capsule.
OSIRIS-REx is Working to Store Sample of Asteroid Bennu
When scientists downlinked data from Parker Solar Probe's sixth orbit, there was a surprise waiting for them: a sungrazing comet.
Two Views of a Sungrazing Comet
The next full Moon will be on the morning of Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, The Moon will appear full for about three days, making this a full Moon weekend.
October 2020 - Part II: The Next Full Moon is a Halloween Hunter's Moon and "Micro" Moon
A new study of Greenland's shrinking ice sheet reveals that many of the island's glaciers are not only retreating but are also undergoing other physical changes.
Greenland's Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology
Perseverance has about 146 million miles (235 million kilometers) left to reach its destination.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Midway to Mars
New results from NASA's Juno mission suggest that either "sprites" or "elves" could be dancing in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter.
Juno Data Indicates 'Sprites' or 'Elves' Frolic in Jupiter's Atmosphere
NASA scientists have identified a molecule in Titan’s atmosphere that has never been detected in any other atmosphere.
NASA Scientists Discover ‘Weird' Molecule in Titan's Atmosphere
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is ready to perform an early stow on Tuesday, Oct. 27, of the large sample it collected from the surface of asteroid Bennu.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Goes for Early Stow of Asteroid Sample