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Solar System
Oct 7, 2022
InSight’s team is taking steps to help the solar-powered lander continue operating for as long as possible.
Solar System
Oct 6, 2022
Science enthusiasts have processed the new JunoCam images of Jupiter’s icy moon, with results that are out of this world.
Solar System
Oct 6, 2022
Getting ready to conduct science on the Moon, and to identify scientifically interesting surface features, takes a lot of practice. How is NASA preparing astronauts to think and act like geologists?
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Solar System
Oct 5, 2022
Observations from the spacecraft’s pass of the moon provided the first close-up in over two decades of this ocean world, resulting in remarkable imagery and unique science.
Solar System, Sky Watching
Oct 1, 2022
What are some skywatching highlights in October 2022? Enjoy giant planets Jupiter and Saturn all night throughout the month. Then watch as Mars begins its retrograde motion, moving westward each night instead of eastward, for the next few months. Finally, check out the Orionid meteors overnight on... Read More
Illustration of solar system planets with title text reading What's up in the sky in October
Solar System, Citizen Science
Sep 29, 2022
The Disk Detective project invites you to help search for disks of gas and dust around nearby stars, places where exoplanets form and dwell
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Solar System
Sep 29, 2022
Observations from the spacecraft’s pass of the moon provided the first close-up in over two decades of this ocean world, resulting in remarkable imagery and unique science.
Solar System
Sep 29, 2022
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope captured views of a unique NASA experiment designed to intentionally smash a spacecraft into a small asteroid in the world’s first-ever in-space test for planetary defense. These observations also mark the first time that Webb and... Read More
Solar System
Sep 26, 2022
After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.
Solar System
Sep 24, 2022
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is set to make history next Monday as the world’s first planetary defense test, and the spacecraft’s own “mini-photographer” LICIACube (short for Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids) is warming up to capture the event.
Solar System
Sep 23, 2022
The public is invited to participate in NASA’s celebration of "International Observe the Moon Night" on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Solar System
Sep 22, 2022
As the spacecraft makes a close approach of the moon, it is expected to provide valuable science – and remarkable imagery – for NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission.
Solar System
Sep 21, 2022
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune.
Solar System
Sep 20, 2022
After capturing images of one of the brightest stars in Earth’s night sky, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test’s (DART) camera recently set its sights on another eye-catching spectacle: Jupiter and its four largest moons.