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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

This cartoon depicts NASA's next Mars rover, which launches in 2020

Nine finalists have been chosen in the essay contest for K-12 students across U.S. to name NASA's next Mars rover. Now you can help by voting for your favorite.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Artist's concept shows NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

The live-streamed show, featuring mission members and NASA leadership, will air on Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST). Members of the public can ask questions.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

NASA's ARIA team mapped damage in southwestern Puerto Rico

New satellite data shows worst-hit areas of Puerto Rico following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks.



Monday, January 13, 2020

This cartoon depicts NASA's next Mars rover, which launches in 2020

155 students from across the U.S. have been chosen as semifinalists in NASA's essay contest to name the Mars 2020 rover. and see it launch from Cape Canaveral this July.



Friday, January 10, 2020

Puerto Rico quake map

Scientists use satellite data to help response agencies identify damaged areas.



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

NEID

The NEID instrument will help scientists determine the density of distant planets, which can reveal whether the planet is rocky, like Earth, or mostly gaseous, like Jupiter.



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Several quasars

The mysterious material makes up most of the mass in the universe, yet scientists don't understand its fundamental properties. Hubble observations have provided new clues.



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Composite image of the Omega, or Swan, Nebula

New SOFIA image reveals never-before-seen details of the Swan Nebula, including features that previous observations with space telescopes could not see.



Monday, January 6, 2020

TOI 700,

The planet, TOI 700d, is the first Earth-size habitable-zone planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. It was confirmed by the Spitzer Space Telescope.



Friday, December 27, 2019

SAF Floor

The clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was open to the media to see NASA's next Mars explorer before it leaves for Florida in preparation for a summertime launch.