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Scientists have used total solar eclipses for over a century to learn more about our universe, including deciphering the Sun’s structure.
Total Solar Eclipses Shine a Light on the Solar Wind with Help from ACE
NASA approved the Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope to move to the next phase of mission development after a successful review.
NASA Approves Asteroid Hunting Space Telescope to Continue Development
ESA has announced the EnVision mission to Venus as its newest medium-class science mission, and NASA has just announced two missions to Venus.
Then There Were 3: NASA to Collaborate on ESA's New Venus Mission
The Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the mystery of what causes its powerful and unpredictable eruptions.
Rosetta Stone Eruption on the Sun Could Help Explain Solar Explosions
The spacecraft successfully cleared some dust off its solar panels, helping to raise its energy and delay the need to switch off its science instruments.
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Gets a Power Boost
NASA’s DAVINCI+ mission will explore Venus to determine if it was ever habitable.
NASA to Explore Divergent Fate of Earth's Mysterious Twin with DAVINCI+
NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor.
NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable' World of Venus
The Lucy spacecraft undergoes integration and testing at the Lockheed Martin cleanroom in Denver Colorado.
NASA's Lucy in the Cleanroom
The science team is studying the clouds, which arrived earlier and formed higher than expected, to learn more about the Red Planet.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars
The next full Moon is the Super Flower Blood Moon. There will also be a lunar eclipse.
The Next Full Moon is the Super Flower Blood Moon and an Eclipse
A NASA team has found that organic salts are likely present on Mars.
Salts Could Be Important Piece of Martian Organic Puzzle, NASA Scientists Find
On April 15, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured the intriguing evolution of “Clyde’s Spot.”
Juno Returns to "Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter
On Feb. 12, 2021, the European Space Agency, and NASA’s Solar Orbiter imaged this coronal mass ejection.
A New Space Instrument Captures Its First Solar Eruption
After glimpsing faint but widespread super-heated material in the Sun’s outer atmosphere, a NASA sounding rocket is going back for more.
NASA Rocket Chasing the Source of the Sun's Hot Atmosphere
NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will demonstrate laser communications technologies.
Laser Communications: Empowering More Data Than Ever Before
Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland have imagined a new, early-stage concept for a lander to Saturn’s moon Titan.
Glenn Researchers Study New, Futuristic Concept to Explore Titan
A new video gives viewers the sensation of standing on the Red Planet and seeing the action firsthand.
Seeing NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Fly in 3D
This May, NASA celebrates the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees – past and present.
NASA Celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years — and it looks quite different from Venus past.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus' Atmosphere
Ingenuity will explore how aerial scouting and other functions could benefit future exploration of Mars and other worlds.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Begin New Demonstration Phase
Windy regions high in the atmosphere can transport pollutants like dust or soot thousands of miles around the world and disrupt everyday life.
In a First, Scientists Map Particle-Laden Rivers in the Sky
A suite of scientific balloons is about to lift off carrying instruments that will help scientists understand the connection between the Sun and Earth.
Lofted by NASA Balloons, New Experiments Will Study Sun-Earth System
Nayi Castro serves as OSIRIS-REx mission operations manager or "MOM” for short. She shares her thoughts on OSIRIS-REx leaving Bennu.
OSIRIS-REx 'MOM' Says Goodbye to an Asteroid
The third flight was conducted at speeds and distances beyond what had ever been previously demonstrated, even in testing on Earth.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flies Faster, Farther on Third Flight
Members of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” to simulate an asteroid impact scenario.
NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact