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Friday, July 10, 2020

Tropical Storm Fay

From its vantage point aboard the Aqua satellite, the instrument maps how much moisture the storm's clouds contain.



Friday, July 10, 2020

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

No matter where you live, choose from a menu of activities to join NASA as we "Countdown to Mars" and launch the Perseverance rover to the Red Planet.



Friday, July 10, 2020

Tropical Storm Fay

From its vantage point aboard the Aqua satellite, the instrument maps how much moisture the storm's clouds contain.



Friday, July 10, 2020

Brown dwarf artist concept

Data from NASA's NEOWISE mission, managed by the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, fuels the search for these not-quite-planets-but-not-quite-stars.



Thursday, July 9, 2020

The nose cone containing the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover

Ready for its launch later in the month, the Mars-bound rover will touch terra firma no more.



Thursday, July 9, 2020

A 400-ton crane lifts the new X-band cone into the 70-meter (230-feet) Deep Space Station 43 dish

Used for communicating with distant spacecraft, a massive radio antenna is being retrofitted to prepare it for a busy future of solar system exploration.



Wednesday, July 8, 2020

An artist's concept of active volcanos on Venus

Under consideration to become the next Discovery Program mission, VERITAS would reveal the inner workings of Earth's mysterious "twin."



Wednesday, July 8, 2020

This illustration depicts NASA's Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars

NASA's next rover to the Red Planet launched on July 30 and will land on Feb. 18, 2021. These highlights will get you up to speed on the ambitious mission.



Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE appears as a string of fuzzy red dots

Catch the comet in the morning sky until July 11, after which you can find it just after sunset until mid-August.



Tuesday, July 7, 2020

NASA InSight's robotic arm

Now that the lander's robotic arm has helped the mole get underground, it will resume science activities that have been on hold.