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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.



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.