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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

An engineer works on attaching NASA's Mars Helicopter to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover

The helicopter will be first aircraft to perform flight tests on another planet.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

ECOSTRESS imagery of fires burning in the Bolivian Amazon

Although ECOSTRESS' primary mission is to measure plant health from space, it can also detect other heat-related phenomena, including fires burning in the Amazon.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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

Through Nov. 1, K-12 students in the U.S. are encouraged to enter an essay contest to name NASA's next Mars rover.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Helix nebula

The NASA observatory has lifted the veil on the infrared universe and imaged a multitude of cosmic objects that can't be seen with the naked eye.

Monday, August 26, 2019

NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

After successfully turning on this week, the new kind of atomic clock starts its one-year experiment in space. If successful, clocks like it will be able to provide directions to deep space missions, much as GPS helps with navigation on Earth.

Friday, August 23, 2019

animation illustrates Mars solar conjunction

NASA spacecraft at Mars are going to be on their own for a few weeks when the Sun comes between Mars and Earth, interrupting communications.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Image of Earth showing carbon monoxide levels in green(low) to red (high).

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument aboard the Aqua satellite detects carbon monoxide high in the atmosphere from fires burning in Brazil's Amazon region.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 mission and the European-Russian ExoMars mission

Australia provides a great place for NASA's Mars 2020 and the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars scientists to hone techniques in preparation for searching for signs ancient life on Mars.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Animation of InSight landing

NASA's Mars InSight mission honored one of the biggest bands of all time at Pasadena concert.

Thursday, August 22, 2019


Humanity's first and (so far) last visit to the outermost giant planet in our solar system was a monumental event for scientists and the public alike.