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Monday, April 6, 2020

False-color composite image of Saturn

New mapping of the giant planet's upper atmosphere reveals likely reason why it's so hot.



Friday, April 3, 2020

Three of the six flight wheels that will travel to Mars can be seen attached to NASA's Perseverance rover

After the rover was shipped from JPL to Kennedy Space Center, the team is getting closer to finalizing the spacecraft for launch later this summer.



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Artist illustration of galaxy

The NASA mission will identify planets with large orbits, similar to our solar system's far-flung giants, Uranus and Neptune.



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Collage of Bob Balaram and Mars helicopter

The Mars Helicopter is riding to the Red Planet this summer with NASA's Perseverance rover. The helicopter's chief engineer, Bob Balaram, shares the saga of how it came into being.



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

forecasts of dry and wet conditions

Satellite data on the movement of water on Earth helps to improve the accuracy of moisture maps and forecasts.



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Artist's illustration of NASA at Home

With podcasts, e-books, DIY projects and more, the agency has lots of fun, informative ways to help you explore the solar system and beyond - no launch vehicle required.



Monday, March 30, 2020

Illustration of the sun

An array of six spacecraft, each about the size of a toaster oven, will help us understand our nearest star and better protect astronauts traveling beyond Earth.



Thursday, March 26, 2020

A placard commemorating NASA's

As part of NASA's 'Send Your Name to Mars' campaign, they've been stenciled onto three microchips along with essays from NASA's 'Name the Rover' contest. Next stop: Mars.



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Denman Glacier in East Antarctica

The shape of the ground beneath Denman Glacier, which is melting from the bottom up, makes it particularly vulnerable to the intrusion of seawater.



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Uranus

The ice giant Uranus appears to be losing a bit of its atmosphere to space, perhaps siphoned away by the planet's magnetic field.