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Monday, June 8, 2020

Six views of the Martian moon Phobos captured by NASA's Odyssey orbiter as of March 2020

Taken with the infrared camera on NASA's Odyssey orbiter, the images reveal temperature variations aboard the small moon as it drifts into and out of Mars' shadow.



Wednesday, June 3, 2020

This image shows the Slumgullion Landslide in southwestern Colorado

Landslides cause loss of life and billions of dollars in damage each year. The ability to predict them accurately can reduce both.



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

ASTERIA deployed from the International Space Station

About the size of a briefcase, the CubeSat was built to test new technologies but exceeded expectations by spotting a planet outside our solar system.



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

JPL engineers monitor testing of the Perseverance rover's Sample Caching System

Two astronauts collected Moon rocks on Apollo 11. It will take three robotic systems working together to gather up the first Mars rock samples for return to Earth.



Monday, June 1, 2020

A small glacier in the Arctic region of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard

Continuous monitoring of glaciers and ice caps has provided unprecedented insights to global ice loss that could have serious socioeconomic impacts on some regions.



Friday, May 29, 2020

Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator

A host of international companies will be evaluated next for the free license granted by Caltech.



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The SHERLOC instrument located on the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover

An instrument called SHERLOC will, with the help of its partner WATSON, hunt for signs of ancient life by detecting organic molecules and minerals.



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NASA astronaut Robert Behnken

The SpaceX Crew Dragon flight with NASA's Behnken and Douglas Hurley marks the first launch of American astronauts on an American-made rocket from American soil in nearly a decade.



Thursday, May 21, 2020

This animated GIF shows a NASA Wallops Flight Facility C-130 soon after landing Kennedy Space Center

A NASA Wallops Flight Facility cargo plane transported more than two tons of equipment - including the rover's sample collection tubes - to Florida for this summer's liftoff.



Wednesday, May 20, 2020

NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

At the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, team members are building the Coronagraph Instrument for the spacecraft and contributing to the mission's science goals.