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Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) 2 payload
Mar 20, 2018

NASA will test a parachute for possible future missions to Mars from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday, March 27. Live coverage of the test is scheduled to begin at 6:15 a.m. EDT... Read more

Composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument

Data collected by NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter indicate that the atmospheric winds of the gas-giant planet run deep into its atmosphere and last... Read more

Hubble image of Mars
Feb 20, 2018

The planet Mars has fascinated scientists for over a century. Today, it is a frigid desert world with a carbon dioxide atmosphere 100 times thinner... Read more

four part image with globes of neptune over BW closeups

Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the... Read more

Feb 15, 2018

NASA’s Jim Green and bestselling author Andy Weir explore the fascinating intersection of science and science fiction. Read more

Artist's concept of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flying by 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019
Feb 1, 2018

New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern talks about what we’ve learned about Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 and the remarkable story of how --... Read more

America's Debut in Space Poster
Jan 30, 2018

On January 31, 1958, the United States joined the "space race" with the successful launch of the Explorer 1 satellite, marking the birth of space... Read more

Pluto in enhanced color

In this episode of Gravity Assist, Jim Green talks with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute about what... Read more

Uranus and Neptune

In this episode of Gravity Assist, NASA’s Jim Green and Amy Simon discuss Uranus, Neptune, and Neptune’s intriguing moon – Triton -- and what we... Read more

Photo of body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan

Just as the surface of oceans on Earth lies at an average elevation that we call “sea level,” Titan’s seas also lie at an average elevation. Read more