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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

This illustration shows asteroid 2020 QG's trajectory bending during its close approach to Earth

An SUV-size space rock flew past our planet over the weekend and was detected by a NASA-funded asteroid survey as it departed.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Artist's concept of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover

The board will assist with analysis of current plans and goals for one of the most difficult missions humanity has ever undertaken.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can be seen between the left and center wheels of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover

Headed to the Red Planet with the Perseverance rover, the pioneering helicopter is powered up for the first time in interplanetary space as part of a systems check.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Five images taken by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Marking its 15th anniversary since launch, one of the oldest spacecraft at the Red Planet has provided glimpses of dust devils, avalanches, and more.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Images of Occator Crater were pieced together to create this animated view

Data from NASA's recent Dawn mission answers two long-unresolved questions: Is there liquid inside Ceres, and how long ago was the dwarf planet geologically active?

Friday, August 7, 2020

ARIA Damage Map: Beirut Explosion Aftermath

Scientists are using satellite data to map ground surface changes in the aftermath of the recent explosion.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

This illustration depicts high-altitude electrical storms on Jupiter

The spacecraft may have found where the colorless gas has been hiding on the solar system's biggest planetary inhabitant.

Monday, August 3, 2020

A self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity rover

The NASA rover touched down eight years ago, on Aug. 5, 2012, and will soon be joined by a second rover, Perseverance.

Monday, August 3, 2020

This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the region surrounding the Apple fire

As the wildfire rages in Southern California, an Earth-observing instrument aboard the International Space Station was able to measure its heat and dark smoke plume.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Launch of Mars Perseverance

The agency's Mars 2020 mission is on its way. It will land at Jezero Crater in about seven months, on Feb. 18, 2021.