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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
With Halloween just around the corner, NASA has released its latest Galaxy of Horrors posters.
New NASA Posters Feature Cosmic Frights for Halloween
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.
NASA's SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
This illustration shows Jezero Crater — the landing site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover — as it may have looked billions of years ago.
Jezero Crater Was a Lake in Mars' Ancient Past
OSIRIS-REx mission team confirmed the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid’s surface material.
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid
In this spectacular Hubble image, the galaxy NGC 2799 (on the left) is seemingly being pulled into the center of the galaxy NGC 2798.
Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall
MEDLI2 is a collection of sensors that take measurements during the atmospheric entry phase of the Mars 2020 mission.
Sensors on Mars 2020 Spacecraft Answer Long Distance Call from Earth
This series of images shows the OSIRIS-REX SamCam imager’s field of view as the spacecraft approaches and touches down on asteroid Bennu’s surface.
OSIRIS-REx TAGs Surface of Asteroid Bennu
OSIRIS-REx unfurled its robotic arm, and in a first for NASA, briefly touched an asteroid to collect a sample.
OSIRIS-REx Successfully Touches Asteroid Bennu
OSIRIS-REx is working to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu and NASA also has several other asteroid missions coming up.
NASA's Big Plans to Explore Small Bodies
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