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NASA has awarded the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS) contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Elkton, Maryland.
NASA Awards Mars Ascent Propulsion System Contract for Sample Return
New findings from Hubble suggest the same processes that occurred on Betelgeuse are happening in red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris.
Hubble Solves Mystery of Monster Star's Dimming
Mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare Perseverance for the unpaved road ahead.
NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts' Since Mars Landing
Testing teams successfully completed two important milestones that move Webb closer to being ready to launch in October.
Webb Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for Launch
This Hubble image features NGC 4826 – a spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
Hubble Looks at a ‘Black Eye' Galaxy
Three sounding rocket missions to test a supersonic parachute proved their worth with the successful landing of Perseverance.
Testing Proves Its Worth with Successful Mars Parachute Deployment
A wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way.
Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.
Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus
Perseverance got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site
Since the explosion of a star on Feb. 24, 1987, researchers have been hunting the squashed stellar core that should have been left behind.
Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova
New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing on the Red Planet on Feb. 18.
Perseverance Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing
As astronomers discovered asteroids hiding in Jupiter’s Lagrange points, they began referring to them as “Trojan asteroids.”
How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?