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What's Up June 2018

What's Up in the Solar System - June 2018

Solar System, Sky Watching Jun 14, 2018
What's up in the night sky this month? Enjoy a ringside seat for Saturn, plus a night long parade featuring Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Vesta!

NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover

Solar System Jun 12, 2018
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can...
Solar System

New NASA Position to Focus on Exploration of Moon, Mars and Worlds Beyond

Solar System Jun 12, 2018
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is taking a giant leap focusing the agency’s exploration of the Moon, Mars and our Solar System.

NASA Puts Mars-forward Student Technologies to the Test

Solar System Jun 8, 2018
NASA Puts Mars-forward Student Technologies to the Test

Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes

Solar System May 14, 2018
Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has the ingredients to support life.

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

Solar System May 11, 2018
NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to...

NASA Hosts Live Discussion about Europa Findings, Potential for Life

Solar System May 11, 2018
NASA will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, May 14, to discuss the latest analysis of Jupiter’s moon Europa and its status as one of the most promising places in the solar system to search...
Atlas V lifts off for InSight mission.

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

Solar System, Mars May 7, 2018
NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars t
An artist’s impression of the InSight lander on Mars

NASA’s First Mission to Study the Interior of Mars Awaits May 5 Launch

Solar System, Mars May 4, 2018
The early-morning liftoff on Saturday of the Mars InSight lander will mark the first time in history an interplanetary launch will originate from t
New Science from Jupiter Poster

New Science from Jupiter

As the Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, new discoveries about the giant planet continue to be made.