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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017 — This image was taken at 3:38 a.m. EST on Feb. 9, 2017, when the spacecraft was 75 million miles (120 million kilometers) from Earth and 419 million miles (675 million kilometers) from Jupiter. With ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — A newly captured image marks an important milestone as AlSat Nano is Algeria’s first CubeSat mission. AlSat Nano stuck to a tight development schedule, with less than 18 months between payload ... read more

Astronauts to Get Help from Snake Robots

Dec. 20, 2016 — Researchers are looking into how a snake robot might carry out maintenance work on the International Space Station (ISS), study comets, and explore the possibility of living and working in lava ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — The cameras of the Dawn space probe discover water ice in Ceres' polar region. It can survive for aeons in the extreme cold traps, even though there is no ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Boron has been identified for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient ... read more

Mars Rock-Ingredient Stew Seen as Plus for Habitability

Dec. 13, 2016 — NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse ... read more

Lunar Sonic Booms

Dec. 13, 2016 — Physicist have new findings on the physics surrounding mini shock waves produced on the ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn's atmosphere since beginning the latest phase of its mission. The new images show scenes from high above Saturn's ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface, according to a team of ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A research team has characterized the smallest known asteroid using Earth-based telescopes: Asteroid 2015 TC25 measures just 6 feet across, they ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — A thrilling ride is about to begin for NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft's orbit around Saturn this year to increase its tilt with respect to the ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — The brightest area on Ceres stands out amid shadowy, cratered terrain in a dramatic new view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken as it looked off to the side of the dwarf ... read more

NASA Finds Unusual Origins of High-Energy Electrons

Nov. 14, 2016 — High above the surface, Earth's magnetic field constantly deflects incoming supersonic particles from the sun. These particles are disturbed in regions just outside of Earth's magnetic ... read more

Nov. 11, 2016 — The lack of liquid water on the surface of Mars today has been demonstrated by new evidence in the form of meteorites on the Red Planet examined by an international team of planetary ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — The Mars lander Beagle 2 deployed at least three or all four of its solar panels, scientists report. The probe was discovered on the Red Planet in November 2014, but uncertainty surrounded what had ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a new study. The depression was probably formed by a volcano beneath a glacier and ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — An unusual region on Mars -- an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum -- has been the focus of recent research. Scientists analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they termed ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — A sensing technique that the U.S. military currently uses to remotely monitor the air to detect potentially life-threatening chemicals, toxins, and pathogens has inspired a new instrument that could ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — The most powerful telescope orbiting Mars is providing new details of the scene near the Martian equator where Europe's Schiaparelli test lander hit the surface last ... read more

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