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Thursday, July 23, 2020

This illustration shows the moment after liftoff of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover from Cape Canaveral, Florida

A Mars photo booth, augmented-reality filters, and a virtual launch packet are just some of the ways to celebrate the July 30 launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission.



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The nose cone containing NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is maneuvered into place atop its Atlas V rocket

The agency's Mars 2020 mission has one more big prelaunch review - the Launch Readiness Review, on July 27.



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The first infrared mapping of Ganymede's northern frontier

Infrared images from Juno provide the first glimpse of Ganymede's icy north pole.



Friday, July 17, 2020

The first driving test for NASA's Mars 2020 rover on Dec. 17, 2019

Starting July 27, news activities will cover everything from mission engineering and science to returning samples from Mars to, of course, the launch itself.



Friday, July 17, 2020

Time-lapse video taken with and iPhone

How two video meetings, two online purchases, and a kitchen counter led to what could be "one small step" for future astronauts to grow food on the Moon.



Thursday, July 16, 2020

This illustration shows a black hole surrounded by a disk of gas

The telltale sign that the black hole was feeding vanished, perhaps when a star interrupted the feast. The event could lend new insight into these mysterious objects.



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In this illustration, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter stands on the Red Planet's surface

The first helicopter attempting to fly on another planet is a marvel of engineering. Get up to speed with these key facts about its plans.



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Miniaturized Moon rover artist concepts

The winners for the JPL-led "Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload" challenge have been announced, and the miniature robotic designs could help the agency explore the Moon.



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This illustration shows a young, Sun-like star encircled by its planet-forming disk of gas and dust

Members of the public can help scientists learn how planets form by sifting through data from NASA's WISE mission, managed by the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.



Tuesday, July 14, 2020



As Comet NEOWISE begins to dazzle the evening skies, the public and media can pose their astronomy questions to a panel of experts from NASA, JPL, and the NEOWISE mission.