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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
Image of an orange planet with red rings
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.
Solar System
Sep 19, 2022
NASA is crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid… on purpose! Our #DARTmission is a first-of-its-kind #PlanetaryDefense test to change the motion of an asteroid in space so that we could use this technique if an asteroid were ever discovered to be a threat to Earth. Follow DART: www.nasa.gov/DART
Behind the Spacecraft: NASA's DART, The Double Asteroid Redirection Test
Solar System
Sep 19, 2022
The Mars lander’s seismometer has picked up vibrations from four separate impacts in the past two years.
Solar System
Sep 19, 2022
A team based at NASA used computer simulations to “erase” thousands of craters from the Moon’s surface, as if turning back the clock 4.25 billion years to a time before the craters formed. They found that the locations of the Moon’s North and South Poles moved slightly over this time period.
Solar System
Sep 15, 2022
NASA’s Perseverance rover is well into its second science campaign, collecting rock-core samples from features within an area long considered by scientists to be a top prospect for finding signs of ancient microbial life on Mars.
Solar System
Sep 14, 2022
Team members on NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — the world’s first planetary defense test mission — confirmed the spacecraft’s own “mini-photographer” LICIACube (short for Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids) successfully popped out of its spring-loaded box on Sept. 11.