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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Map of North America showing flooding

Data from the mission show a gain in water weight across the U.S. Midwest as well as rapid weight loss from ice melt in Greenland.



Monday, August 19, 2019

This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft

Europa Clipper will explore Jupiter's icy moon in-depth during multiple flybys, studying whether Europa could harbor conditions suitable for life.



Monday, August 19, 2019

This artist's illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b

With a tight orbit around its parent star, the planet most likely has no atmosphere and is covered in volcanic rock, according to data from NASA's Spitzer telescope.



Thursday, August 15, 2019

n this August 5, 2019 image, the bit carousel - the heart of sampling and caching subsystem of NASA's Mars 2020 mission -  is attached to the front end of the rover.

The bit carousel, which lies at the heart of the rover's Sample Caching System, is now aboard NASA's newest rover.



Tuesday, August 13, 2019

JPL and its university partners are competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Subterranean Challenge

Whether they fly, roll or do both, these machines could be the future of exploring beneath the surface of other worlds.



Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on the Moon; 47 pounds (21.5 kilograms) of samples were brought back to Earth from that mission.

While separated by half a century, NASA's Apollo 11 and Mars 2020 missions share same historic goal: returning samples to Earth.



Friday, August 9, 2019

An artist's rendering of the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft.

The first interplanetary CubeSats were recognized by the engineering community with the 2019 Small Satellite Mission of the Year award.



Thursday, August 8, 2019

This ECOSTRESS image shows plant stress in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica (shown in red on inset map) a few months after a major Central American drought began.

An ECOSTRESS image reveals heavy stress among vegetation in the drought-stricken Guanacaste region of the Central American nation.



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Photo of Galaxy NGC 5866 taken from Spitzer space telescope

It might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but the red beam in the middle of this image is actually a galaxy seen edge-on.



Monday, August 5, 2019

Panoramic image of mars surface taken by Curiosity rover

NASA's Curiosity rover is discovering odd rocks halfway into a region called the "clay-bearing unit."