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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The lightning phenomenon known as a sprite depicted at Jupiter in this illustration

An instrument on the spacecraft may have detected transient luminous events - bright flashes of light in the gas giant's upper atmosphere.



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This illustration of the Mars 2020 spacecraft in interplanetary space was generated using imagery from NASA's Eyes on the Solar System

Sometimes half measures can be a good thing - especially on a journey this long. The agency's latest rover only has about 146 million miles left to reach its destination.



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The coloring around the coast of Greenland shows the speed of outlet glaciers flowing into the ocean

Details about the physical transformation of over 200 of the island's coastal glaciers are documented in a new study, in which the authors anticipate environmental impacts.



Monday, October 26, 2020

These NASA posters put an artistic spin on real cosmic phenomena. Done in the style of scary movie advertisements, they are free to download.

The eye-catching posters depict some of the universe's most mysterious astronomical phenomena with artistic flair.



Thursday, October 22, 2020

MEDLI2 sensors are installed on the Mars 2020 heat shield and back shell prior that will protect NASA's Perseverance rover on its journey to the surface of Mars

Instruments tailored to collect data during the descent of NASA's next rover through the Red Planet's atmosphere have been checked in flight.



Monday, October 19, 2020

This video clip shows a 3D printing technique where a printer head scans over each layer of a part

For hobbyists and makers, 3D printing expands creative possibilities; for specialized engineers, it's also key to next-generation spacecraft design.



Friday, October 16, 2020

Sentinel 6

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will soon be heading into orbit to monitor the height of the ocean for nearly the entire globe.



Friday, October 16, 2020

InSight mole

Now that the heat probe is just below the Martian surface, InSight's arm will scoop some additional soil on top to help it keep digging so it can take Mars' temperature.



Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hurricane Michael was captured from the International Space Station on Oct. 10, 2018, after the storm made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane over the Florida Panhandle

New study results show that ocean heat waves can provide enough fuel for hurricanes to gain momentum as they approach land.



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The DuAxel rover is seen here participating in field tests in the Mojave Desert

Made of a pair of two-wheeled vehicles, NASA's DuAxel is designed to descend crater sides and near-vertical cliffs on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.