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NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms into planetary space.
NASA Selects Mission to Study Causes of Giant Solar Particle Storms
Unbeknownst to scientists, 34 years ago Voyager 2 flew through a plasmoid, a giant magnetic bubble that may have been whisking Uranus’s atmosphere out to space.
Revisiting Decades-Old Voyager 2 Data, Scientists Find One More Secret
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recently set a record for the steepest terrain it's ever climbed. And before doing that, the rover took a selfie, capturing the scene.
Curiosity Mars Rover Takes a New Selfie Before Record Climb
With the launch period for NASA's Mars Perseverance rover opening in July, the six-wheeler is reaching significant pre-launch milestones almost daily.
Mars Perseverance Rover Gets Its Sample Handling System
Benben Saxum and 11 other features on the asteroid are the first to receive official Bennu feature names approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
First Official Names Given to Features On Asteroid Bennu
NASA's next Mars rover has a new name – Perseverance.
Virginia Middle School Student Earns Honor of Naming NASA's Next Mars Rover
NASA's Curiosity rover has captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface.
Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps Its Highest-Resolution Panorama Yet
After a months-long contest among students to name NASA's newest Mars rover, the agency will reveal the winning name.
NASA to Reveal Name of Its Next Mars Rover
University students and researchers working on a NASA mission orbiting a near-Earth asteroid have made an unexpected detection of a phenomenon 30 thousand light years away.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Students Catch Unexpected Glimpse of Newly Discovered Black Hole
A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission.
A Year of Surprising Science From NASA's InSight Mars Mission
The "Exploring Hell: Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover" challenge is seeking the public's designs for a sensor that could be incorporated into the design concept.
NASA Wants Your Help Designing a Venus Rover Concept
In the fall of 2019, the Mars 2020 rover team welcomed ten members to serve as Returned Sample Science Participating Scientists.
NASA Adds Return Sample Scientists to Mars 2020 Leadership Team