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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

DSS43 is a 70-meter-wide (230-feet-wide) radio antenna at the Deep Space Network's Canberra facility in Australia

The antenna enhancements will improve future spacecraft communications, but during the upgrades, Voyager 2 will not be able to receive new commands from Earth.



Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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

After a months-long contest among students to name NASA's newest Mars rover, the agency will reveal the winning name - and the winning student - this Thursday.



Thursday, February 27, 2020

CoSTAR member and Caltech graduate student Amanda Bouman operates a robot called Spot

Team CoSTAR, which includes NASA's JPL, Caltech and MIT engineers, placed first.



Monday, February 24, 2020

Artist's concept of NASA's InSight lander

A batch of new papers summarizes the lander's findings above and below the surface of the Red Planet.



Monday, February 24, 2020

The winning Santa Monica High School team

Now on its fifth consecutive win at the JPL-hosted event, the team will move on to the national rounds in April.



Friday, February 21, 2020

NASA InSight recently moved its robotic arm

Engineers have a plan for pushing down on the heat probe, which has been stuck at the Martian surface for a year.



Friday, February 21, 2020

Venus rover concept

To survive the planet's intense heat and crushing surface pressure, the rover would need an obstacle-avoidance system unlike any other.



Thursday, February 20, 2020

This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring and taking a core sample

The leadership council for Mars 2020 science added two new members who represent the interests of scientists destined to handle and study the first samples from Red Planet.



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Mississippi River Delta

As sea levels rise, some areas of the Mississippi Delta are drowning while others are actually gaining mass. NASA's Delta-X heads to the delta to figure out why.



Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Jupiter

The mission publishes its first stream of data on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere - the first findings on the gas giant's water since the agency's 1995 Galileo mission.