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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
Launching this summer, 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
A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the MOXIE accomplished the task.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet
The next full Moon will be the Pink Supermoon, on Monday night April 26, 2021. It will appear full from Sunday night through Wednesday morning.
The Next Full Moon Is a "Supermoon" Pink Moon
Without searching for these asteroid companions before launch, Lucy runs the risk of encountering an unexpected binary pair.
Hide and Seek – How NASA's Lucy Mission Team Discovered Eurybates' Satellite
Ingenuity took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface during the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Ingenuity's First Black-and-White Image From the Air
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has given scientists the first complete look at Venus’ orbital dust ring.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring in 1st Complete View
NASA has selected SpaceX to carry the next two American astronauts to the Moon.
As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon
On April 17 New Horizons will reach a rare milepost – 50 astronomical units from the Sun or 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth is.
NASA's New Horizons Reaches a Rare Space Milestone
New images taken during OSIRIS-REx's final flyover on April 7, 2021, reveal the aftermath of the spacecraft's historic encounter with the asteroid.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Leaves its Mark on Asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx completed its last flyover of Bennu on April 7 and is now slowly drifting away from the asteroid;
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Completes Final Tour of Asteroid Bennu
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of both solar panels.
NASA's Lucy Stretches Its Wings in Successful Solar Panel Deployment Test
Making it through the frigid Martian temperatures after being deployed by NASA’s Perseverance rover is a major milestone for the small rotorcraft.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Survives First Cold Martian Night on Its Own
German researcher Heinz Hübers led a team to improve one of SOFIA’s instruments. He realized the upgrade could also be used closer to home.
SOFIA Offers New Way to Study Earth's Atmosphere