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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4, 2021.
NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D
Perseverance successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars' History
NASA plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 18, 2021, to serve as the premier deep space observatory for the next decade.
NASA Readies James Webb Space Telescope for December Launch
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory's Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE, uses sounding rockets for calibration.
Rocket Flight to Sharpen NASA's Study of the Sun
The rock core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, and will be available for retrieval in the future.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample
Seven days after this historic milestone, a massive antenna at NASA’s Deep Space Network Goldstone complex imaged another, far larger object.
Planetary Radar Observes 1,000th Near-Earth Asteroid Since 1968
The rover will abrade a rock this week, allowing scientists and engineers to decide whether that target would withstand its powerful drill.
NASA's Perseverance Plans Next Sample Attempt
As part of NASA’s Discovery Program, the mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid is well on its way to an August 2022 launch.
One Year Out: NASA's Psyche Mission Moves Closer to Launch
Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn on Aug. 25, 1981. The mission revealed a planet so phenomenal scientists had to go back.
40 Years On, Remembering Voyager's Legacy at Saturn
Drought is a complicated problem that requires lots of data. Satellites from NASA and its partners help collect that data.
Drought Makes its Home on the Range
Gene Roddenberry would have been 100 years old on Aug. 19, 2021, and we at NASA celebrate his legacy.
Star Trek and NASA: Celebrating the Connection
It's suspected that about 5,000 years ago a comet swept within 23 million miles of the Sun, closer than the innermost planet Mercury.
Comet Atlas May Have Been a Blast From the Past
A new video rings in the rover’s ninth year on Mars, letting viewers tour Curiosity’s location on a Martian mountain.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Explores a Changing Landscape
Models and lab tests suggest the asteroid could be venting sodium vapor as it orbits close to the Sun, explaining its increase in brightness.
Fizzing Sodium Could Explain Asteroid Phaethon's Cometlike Activity
The Next Full Moon is a Blue Moon, and is also known as the Hungry Ghost Moon.
Full Moon Guide: August - September 2021
Nestled among the vast clouds of star-forming regions like this one lie potential clues about the formation of our own solar system.
Hubble Peers into a Dusty Stellar Nursery
The images show Venus approaching from the left while the Sun is off-camera to the upper right.
During Close Pass, Solar Orbiter Captures Venus' Glare
NASA researchers used OSIRIS-REx spacecraft data to better understand movements of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu through 2300.
NASA Spacecraft Provides Insight into Asteroid Bennu's Future Orbit
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently completed its 11th flight, snapping multiple photographs, including a few of the Perseverance rover.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Spots Perseverance From Above
Fragments from deep within the Moon may provide a better understanding of how the Moon, the Earth, and other worlds evolved.
NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon's Deep Secrets
NASA's first spacecraft to explore the Trojan asteroids arrived July 30 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
NASA Begins Launch Preparations for First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids
New research led by NASA provides a closer look at a nearby star thought to resemble our Sun when it was much younger.
NASA Model Describes Nearby Star which Resembles Ours in its Youth
The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon’s surface create small cold spots for water ice to accumulate even during the harsh lunar daytime.
NASA Study Highlights Importance of Surface Shadows in Moon Water Puzzle
Seventy-five years ago, Lyman Spitzer envisioned a future for space exploration that deepened our curiosity about the cosmos.
Lyman Spitzer: Making Space For Hubble
The Perseids are already showing up in our night skies, and they peak in mid-August.
The Perseids are on the Rise!