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Silhouette of people looking at the night sky
May 3, 2018

What's Up for May? The moon and Saturn meet Mars in the morning as NASA's Insight spacecraft launches to the red planet on May 5.

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New Science from Jupiter Poster

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

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Star cluster NGC 6231
May 2, 2018

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, May 5, west of Baja California, with more than 4,... Read more

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NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.
May 2, 2018

NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power

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 From left to right (back): Larry Kepko, Hanson Nguyen, Chuck Clagett; (front): Lauren Blum and James Fraction
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May 1, 2018

A new CubeSat mission — GTOSat — will do more than monitor the environmentally forbidding radiation belts that encircle Earth. ... Read more

Illustration of the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) spacecraft
Apr 30, 2018

A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than Saturday, May 19. ... Read more

Jupiter and Ganymede
Sun
Apr 30, 2018

Newly analyzed data from the Galileo spacecraft's flybys of one of Jupiter's moons two decades ago is yielding fresh insights: The magnetic field around the moon Ganymede makes it unlike any other in... Read more

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Illustration of the Bob payload with and without the external housing

NASA is sponsoring a team developing a new type of payload to collect ionospheric plasma data at multiple points near a suborbital main payload.... Read more

An artist’s impression of the InSight lander on Mars
Apr 27, 2018

NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the... Read more

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galaxy with inset images
Apr 27, 2018

Seventeen years ago, astronomers witnessed a supernova go off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern... Read more