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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Animated gif of NASA InSight's robotic arm uses its scoop to pin the spacecraft's heat probe, or

The scoop on the end of the spacecraft's robotic arm will be used to 'pin' the mole against the wall of its hole.



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Enceladus

Cassini scientists have found the ingredients for amino acids condensed onto ice grains emitted by Saturn's sixth-largest moon.



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Juno eclipse burn

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter successfully executed a 10.5-hour propulsive maneuver to avoid a mission-ending shadow cast by Jupiter during an upcoming flyby.



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

NASA's InSight used its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset

Listen to the marsquakes and other, less-expected sounds that the Mars lander has been detecting.



Monday, September 30, 2019

Milky Way galaxy, in the constellation Aquila

Wind and radiation from hundreds to thousands of stars have turned this dusty region into cosmic Swiss cheese, filling it with dozens of bubbles.



Thursday, September 26, 2019

x-ray image of Black Hole taken by Chandra space  telescope

Several observatories, including NASA's WISE and NuSTAR, captured three giant black holes within a titanic collision of galaxies.



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A prototype of the transforming robot Shapeshifter

JPL robotics engineers are experimenting with Shapeshifter, a swarm of small robots that can morph into different vehicles to explore alien worlds.



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This artist's conception illustrates one of the most primitive supermassive black holes

How do the most monstrous black holes in the universe form? It's a mystery that could be solved by slightly smaller black holes - but there's no firm evidence they exist.



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

An optical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The ongoing search for planets around other stars will get a boost from a new NASA telescope, thanks to a cutting-edge iteration of an instrument called a coronagraph.



Monday, September 23, 2019

Ruzucic snaps a selfie of the ambassador with local school children.

A letter from NASA was presented to the mayor of Jezero, Bosnia-Herzegovina, honoring the connection between the town and Jezero Crater, the Mars 2020 rover landing site.