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Illustration of the Auto-gopher 1 performing a deep drill
Planets of Our Solar System
Jan 19, 2017

SMD is supporting development of a deep-drill sampler called the Auto-Gopher for potential deployment in future space exploration missions.... Read more

Data visualization of 2016 global temperatures
Earth
Jan 18, 2017

Editor's note: The media telecon on global temperatures will be carried at 11 a.m. on www.nasa.gov/live. Graphics for telecon: NASA-NOAA 2016 Global Temperature Analysis Credits: NASA... Read more

New Horizons in the Kuiper Belt
Solar System
Jan 17, 2017

Artist's conception of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Kuiper Belt object, part of an extended mission after the spacecraft’s July 2015 Pluto flyby. New Horizons is set to fly past... Read more

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Illustration of a rectangular satellite in orbit
Earth
Jan 13, 2017

The GEO-CAPE ROIC In- Flight Performance Experiment (GRIFEX) CubeSat was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday, January 31, 2015, as... Read more

Planet Earth as seen from space
Earth
Jan 13, 2017

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important... Read more

NASA field research campaigns
Earth
Jan 12, 2017

Three new NASA field research campaigns get underway around the world this year and nine continue fieldwork to give scientists a deeper understanding of how our home planet works. Credits: NASA... Read more

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Testing of HEEET material at the NASA Ames Arc Jet Complex in the Interaction Heating Facility.
Planets of Our Solar System
Jan 5, 2017

Technology Development: When the Galileo mission’s probe entered the Jovian atmosphere in December 1995, it experienced temperatures twice as hot as... Read more

Artist’s conception of the Lucy and Psyche mission spacecraft
Solar System
Jan 4, 2017

(Left) An artist’s conception of the Lucy spacecraft flying by the Trojan Eurybates – one of the six diverse and scientifically important Trojans to be studied. Trojans are fossils of planet... Read more

NASA Selects Mission to Study Black Holes, Cosmic X-ray Mysteries
Universe
Jan 3, 2017

NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and... Read more

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New Year's Fireworks Poster 1
Solar System, Sky Watching, Meteor Showers
Dec 30, 2016

Earth will pass through a stream of debris from comet 2003 EH1 on January 3, 2017, producing a shower of meteors known as the Quadrantids. Read... Read more