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Solar System
Jul 15, 2021
As any seasoned road-tripper knows, to get the most out of an adventure, a good map helps.
Universe
Jul 15, 2021
When the titans of space — galaxy clusters — collide, extraordinary things can happen. A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory examines the repercussions after two galaxy clusters clashed.
Earth
Jul 14, 2021
While scientists at our partner institutions are directly focusing on shark conservation, NASA’s Earth-observing satellites collect key information about sharks’ habitat – the ocean.
Solar System
Jul 14, 2021
When NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft begins its final mission phase, it will see a 4-megapixel view of nothing but a few very dim dots of light.
Solar System
Jul 14, 2021
The probe flew closer to Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, than any other spacecraft in more than two decades, offering dramatic glimpses of both the icy orb and the gas giant.
Solar System
Jul 13, 2021
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout is tucked away safely inside the agency's powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The solar sailing CubeSat is one of several secondary payloads hitching a ride on Artemis I, the first integrated flight of... Read More
Solar System
Jul 13, 2021
A puzzler about the gas giant’s intense northern and southern lights has been deciphered.
Earth
Jul 13, 2021
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth and its changing environment.
Solar System
Jul 12, 2021
As the first-ever mission to the Trojan asteroids, Lucy will survey this enigmatic population of small bodies that orbit the Sun beyond the main asteroid belt - trapped by Jupiter and the Sun so that they have led and followed Jupiter in its orbit.
Solar System
Jul 12, 2021
Ingenuity’s ninth flight provided imagery that will help the Perseverance rover team develop its science plan going forward.
Solar System
Jul 12, 2021
Jupiter’s moon Europa and its global ocean may currently have conditions suitable for life. Scientists are studying processes on the icy surface as they prepare to explore.
Solar System
Jul 8, 2021
Scientists have new evidence that super salty water, or brines, seeped deep through the cracks, between grains of soil in the parched lake bottom at Gale Crater, and altered the clay mineral-rich layers beneath.
Earth
Jul 8, 2021
The science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the northwestern U.S. and western Canada in late June, sending temperatures into the triple digits.
Solar System
Jul 8, 2021
Venus blazes as the "Evening Star" following sunset, with a much fainter planet Mars nearby. Catch their super close pairing on July 12. Plus, if you can find your way to dark skies, this is the best time of year to enjoy the magic of the Milky Way.
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