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NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars Mission

Solar System 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...
Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, Spotted

This image of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
What's Up April 2018

What's Up in the Solar System - April 2018

The Moon, Mars and Saturn form a pretty triangle in early April, The Lyrid Meteors are visible in late April, peaking high overhead on the 22nd.
Artist’s rendition showing the inner structure of Mars

‘Marsquakes’ Could Shake Up Planetary Science

Solar System, Mars Mar 29, 2018
Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars.

NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds

Solar System Mar 28, 2018
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future...

NASA to Launch Parachute Test off Virginia Coast March 27

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

NASA Juno Findings - Jupiter’s Jet-Streams Are Unearthly

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
Hubble image of Mars

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

Solar System, 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 than Earth’s. But evidence suggests that in the...
four part image with globes of neptune over BW closeups

Hubble Sees Neptune's Mysterious Shrinking Storm

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 Atl