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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.



Tuesday, July 7, 2020

This artist's concept, updated as of June 2020, depicts NASA's Psyche spacecraft

The mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid is pivoting from planning the details to building real pieces of the spacecraft puzzle.



Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Zambezi River Delta shown in a Landsat 8 satellite image

The Sentinel-6/Jason-CS satellite mission will add to a long-term sea level dataset that's become the gold standard for climate studies from orbit.



Monday, July 6, 2020



After more than a year in a clay-rich region, Curiosity is making a mile-long journey around some deep sand so that it can explore higher up Mount Sharp.



Monday, July 6, 2020

This collage shows all 15 finalists for the

An overwhelming response to the competition will help advance the design of a mechanical rover concept that could one day explore the hellish surface of Venus.