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Monday, June 22, 2020

Artist's concept of animation shows a type of gas giant planet known as a hot Jupiter

Jupiter-size planets orbiting close to their stars have upended ideas about how giant planets form. Finding young members of this planet class could help answer key questions.



Wednesday, June 17, 2020

This illustration shows magnetic field lines protruding from a highly magnetic neutron star

Born from an exploded star, the infant magnetar belongs to a family of extreme objects called neutron stars. Its discovery may lend insight into these strange phenomena.



Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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

The Red Planet's surface has been visited by eight NASA spacecraft. The ninth will be the first that includes gathering Mars samples for future return to Earth.



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This global color mosaic of Neptune's moon Triton was taken in 1989 by Voyager 2

One of four concepts being considered for a Discovery Program mission, Trident would investigate one of the solar system's most unusual worlds.



Monday, June 15, 2020

Two images of the night sky were combined to show Earth and Venus as seen by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on June 5, 2020

This new portrait of the Red Planet's neighbors was taken during a time when there's more dust in the air on Mars.



Monday, June 15, 2020

An illustration of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover

Learn more about the agency's next Red Planet mission during a live event on June 17.



Friday, June 12, 2020

This animated video shows six finely tuned lasers used inside NASA's Cold Atom Lab

A new study describes how the mission became the first to make a fifth state of matter in Earth orbit, and the advantages of studying atoms in space.



Friday, June 12, 2020

Three images from the tool called AI4Mars

Using an online tool to label Martian terrain types, you can train an artificial intelligence algorithm that could improve the way engineers guide the Curiosity rover.



Thursday, June 11, 2020

Mission team members perform acoustic tests of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite

A team of engineers in the U.S. and Europe subjected the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft to a battery of trials to ready it for liftoff later this year.



Monday, June 8, 2020

Huge moon Titan is seen here as it orbits Saturn

The new research by scientists at NASA and the Italian Space Agency has implications for the entire Saturn system as well as other planets and moons.