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Solar System
Jan 15, 2021
NASA is hosting a media briefing on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss the upcoming landing of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
Solar System
Jan 13, 2021
Audio gathered by the mission may not sound quite the same on Mars as it would to our ears on Earth. A new interactive online experience lets you sample the difference.
Solar System
Jan 8, 2021
The rover touches down on the Red Planet next month, and students are invited to join the excitement by designing, building, and landing their own Mars mission. NASA can help.
Solar System
Jan 8, 2021
As NASA prepares to send astronauts back to the Moon and on to Mars, the agency’s quest to seek answers about our solar system and beyond continues to inform those efforts and generate new discoveries.
Solar System
Jan 4, 2021
Mark Earth's closest approach to the Sun for the year, called perihelion, at the start of the month, then spot a couple of elusive planets: Uranus on Jan. 20th and Mercury
What's Up in the Solar System
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Dec 18, 2020
Have you noticed two bright objects in the sky getting closer together with each passing night? It’s Jupiter and Saturn doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction on Dec. 21. On that day, Jupiter and Saturn will be right next to each other in the sky -- the closest they have... Read More
Photo of Jupiter and Saturn in the sky
Solar System
Dec 18, 2020
Scientists from Japan and NASA have confirmed the presence in meteorites of a key organic molecule which may have been used to build other organic molecules, including some used by life. The discovery validates theories of the formation of organic compounds in extraterrestrial environments.
Solar System
Dec 17, 2020
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) are moving to the next phase in a campaign to deepen understanding of whether life ever existed on Mars and, in turn, better understand the origins of life on Earth.
Solar System
Dec 17, 2020
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California will credential a limited number of media for on-site access to cover the Feb. 18, 2021, landing of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
Solar System
Dec 15, 2020
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope watched a mysterious dark vortex on Neptune abruptly steer away from a likely death on the giant blue planet.
Solar System
Dec 15, 2020
Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the evening sky over the next two weeks as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21.
Solar System
Dec 14, 2020
NASA and Partner Announce Semi-Finalists in Moon to Mars Ice Challenge
Solar System
Dec 7, 2020
NASA Astrobiologists Prepare to Analyze Dust Delivered from Asteroid Ryugu
Solar System
Dec 4, 2020
Asteroids are prehistoric treasures that hold the lost tales about the origin of our solar system. We are slowly starting to unfold this story and NASA’s Lucy mission will launch in about a year to venture on a 12-year tour studying diverse primordial worlds. Join mission experts on #NASAScience... Read More
NASA Science Live: Lucy in the Sky with Asteroids