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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Clouds drift over the dome-covered seismometer, known as SEIS, belonging to NASA's InSight lander, on Mars

Scientists are finding new mysteries since the geophysics mission landed two years ago.



Tuesday, December 15, 2020

On May 28, 2020, UCLA's Dr. Tisha Wang (far left) and colleagues pose after testing a compressed-air version of the VITAL prototype

NASA's technology is at the forefront of space exploration, but it can also be applied here on Earth - from improving cellular networks to saving lives in the pandemic.



Monday, December 14, 2020

Bill Allen in JPL's Mars Yard in early 2020

Bill Allen has thrived as the mechanical systems design lead for three Mars rover missions, but he got his start as a teenager sorting letters for the NASA center.



Friday, December 11, 2020

In this animated GIF, the clouds on the periphery of some of Jupiter's polar cyclones rotate counterclockwise, while the core of the cyclones rotate clockwise

The spacecraft has been collecting data on the gas giant's interior since July 2016. Some of its latest findings touch on "hot spots" in the planet's atmosphere.



Thursday, December 10, 2020

The data in this graphic are the first sea surface height measurements from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite (S6MF), which launched Nov. 21, 2020

Launched on a Falcon 9 rocket Nov. 21, the U.S.-European satellite will measure the world's ocean with unprecedented accuracy.



Tuesday, December 8, 2020

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is 'festooned' with a variety of objects that serve both decorative and functional purposes

The symbols, mottos, and small objects added to the agency's newest Mars rover serve a variety of purposes, from functional to decorative.



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Artist's illustration of the Lunar Trailblazer satellite

Producing maps to locate ice or water trapped in rock at the Moon's surface, Lunar Trailblazer will help support NASA's efforts to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon.



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Maunakea on the Big Island of Hawaii

The object, discovered in September by astronomers searching for near-Earth asteroids, garnered interest in the planetary science community due to its size and unusual orbit.



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Screenshot of Sentinel-6 as it appears on NASA's Eyes visualization tool

With NASA's Eyes on the Earth web-based app, you can tag along with the U.S.-European satellite as it orbits the globe, gathering critical measurements of our changing planet.



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Engineers lower MOXIE into the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover

NASA's Perseverance rover carries a device to convert Martian air into oxygen that, if produced on a larger scale, could be used not just for breathing, but also for fuel.