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"27.04.2017 19:02:22" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory LIVE NOW: Go inside JPL Mission Control where NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn phoned home earlier today with news from its first-ever dive between the planet and its rings. Key mission personnel are taking your questions about Saturn science, new images
"27.04.2017 16:18:06" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Join Cassini scientists TODAY to talk about our first ever dive between Saturn and its rings. Have questions? Please leave them in the comments and tune in at noon PT, 3 p.m. ET: facebook.com/nasajpl
"27.04.2017 07:53:52" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn We did it! Cassini is in contact with Earth and sending back data after a successful dive through the gap between #Saturn and its rings. Our data are flowing back to Earth, over a billion miles, a trip that takes 78 minutes.
The gap between Saturn and
"27.04.2017 03:18:38" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Our first opportunity for the Cassini spacecraft to regain contact with Earth is no earlier than midnight PT April 26 (3am ET, 7am UTC April 27). A 230-foot antenna in the Deep Space Network will be listening! Meanwhile, check out the science to come in
"26.04.2017 21:31:23" sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov SDO | Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO is designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously. This week on our 10 Things blog: Science movie night -- 10 amazing videos from NASA. https://go.nasa.gov/2q7lVrc
1. Pure beauty. Our star sprouting coronal loops courtesy of the @NASASun team. https://go.nasa.gov/2p47Lt2
2. The last place you'd expect
"26.04.2017 21:30:26" A Solar Eruption in Five Steps Solar eruptions come in many shapes and sizes, and new research shows one mechanism could explain how they all form. Via our friends at NASA Sun Science: https://go.nasa.gov/2pzVvlb
"25.04.2017 16:16:09" Cassini's Grand Finale in 360 Degrees Cruise alongside NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and dive inside the planet's rings in this #360video. The first dive of Cassini's Grand Finale takes place on April 26, 2017, with additional dives about once a week.
"24.04.2017 18:30:03" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Our last close views of Titan, #Saturn's largest moon, are coming down. Next? Our #GrandFinale!
"24.04.2017 14:59:41" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The low angle of the sun over Ithaca Chasma (at right), a massive canyon on Saturn's moon Tethys, highlights the contours of this enormous rift. Ithaca Chasma is up to 60 miles (100 kilometers) wide, and runs nearly three-fourths of the way around icy
"22.04.2017 20:52:39" Timeline Photos The Earth is a planet, too! Adopt your piece of it: http://go.nasa.gov/adopt #AdoptThePlanet #EarthDay
"22.04.2017 15:51:40" Earth from Space Our one--and only--homeworld, as seen by robotic spacecraft in deep space. #EarthDay
"21.04.2017 23:02:25" Timeline Photos Will you be somewhere with clear, relatively dark skies this weekend? Early Saturday or Sunday morning will be great times to catch the Lyrids meteor shower. Learn more, and find out where to look: https://go.nasa.gov/2oyleVV
"21.04.2017 22:44:44" Timeline Photos A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the landing platform that the Opportunity rover left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago. Opportunity remains active on the surface of Mars today.
"21.04.2017 00:19:23" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn See that bright dot between Saturn's rings? That's us. All of us, in Cassini's last of view of Earth (and the moon!), from nearly a billion miles away. https://go.nasa.gov/2o9bZAe
"20.04.2017 21:06:57" Timeline Photos This enhanced color Jupiter image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft, showcases several interesting features on the apparent edge (limb) of the planet. Prior to Juno's fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops, members of the
"20.04.2017 19:23:38" 10 Computer Desktop Wallpapers Reaching out into space yields benefits on Earth (see https://www.nasa.gov/topics/benefits/index.html). Many of these have practical applications (see https://spinoff.nasa.gov) -- but there's something more than that. Call it inspiration, perhaps, what
"20.04.2017 16:13:43" Timeline Photos This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater which is the location with the most impressive known gully activity in the northern hemisphere of Mars. Gullies are active in the winter due to carbon dioxide frost, but northern winters
"20.04.2017 16:00:00" Cassini End of Mission, Sept. 15, 2017 NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn has a lot of science ahead in its last five months, but … this is it. It's the last day to vote for NASA in the Webby Awards. Please help send Cassini out in style!
Vote for Cassini's science website:
"19.04.2017 22:34:46" Timeline Photos NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance Valley." The rover team plans observations in the valley to determine what
"19.04.2017 22:14:30" Timeline Photos As the NASA Dawn Mission continues exploring Ceres, evidence mounts that the enigmatic dwarf planet retains a significant amount of water ice. A new study adds to this picture, showing how ice may have shaped the variety of landslides seen on Ceres today.
"19.04.2017 20:04:24" Timeline Photos Radar scientists obtained images of asteroid 2014 JO25 in the early morning hours on Tuesday, with NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. The images reveal a peanut-shaped asteroid that rotates
"17.04.2017 19:15:25" Timeline Photos NASA's partnership in a future ESA - European Space Agency mission to Jupiter and its moons has cleared a key milestone, moving from preliminary instrument design to implementation phase. Designed to investigate the emergence of habitable worlds around
"17.04.2017 17:09:08" Timeline Photos NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn is gearing up for its #GrandFinale. There is a lot of science to come before the spacecraft makes its final orbit, ending after nearly 20 years in space. Won't you help us send her out in grand fashion? The mission is up
"16.04.2017 17:00:00" Timeline Photos NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn spied an egg in space in 2012. And by egg, we mean Methone, an egg-shaped moon of Saturn that is about 2 miles (3 kilometers) across. https://go.nasa.gov/2or6slr
"16.04.2017 04:14:15" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Teamwork makes the…spacecraft work! We're providing some instruments for the ESA - European Space Agency's JUICE mission that will study Jupiter: http://go.nasa.gov/2oBwR1M
"15.04.2017 22:47:37" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn #SaturnSaturday - In case you missed this week's #OceanWorlds news: a potential energy source for life has been found in the sub-surface ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus: https://go.nasa.gov/2pdM9Ia
"15.04.2017 22:46:55" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn #SaturnSaturday - Our #Webbys competitor is Game of Thrones. Well it's *always* winter on Enceladus. Vote for science! Vote for Cassini social media: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2017/social/features/best-overall-social-presence Vote for the
"13.04.2017 19:57:41" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Two NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other #OceanWorlds in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published
"13.04.2017 18:01:11" Facebook Live: NASA Reveals New Discoveries on Oceans Beyond E... LIVE NOW: NASA is sharing new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and the Hubble Space Telescope, and featuring experts from across the country. We're streaming it live. Have questions? Leave them in the
"12.04.2017 16:41:24" Timeline Photos Tomorrow, NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency's NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. The event will feature experts from across the
"11.04.2017 15:19:47" Timeline Photos NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has eased into a long summer's nap, entering a hibernation phase on April 7 that will last until early September. Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland,
"10.04.2017 23:34:59" Timeline Photos New research provides insights into how solar storms affect the Earth, and could possibly lead to improved radio communication and navigation systems for the Arctic. See details at: https://go.nasa.gov/2okHc0c
"10.04.2017 22:51:48" Timeline Photos Earth is the ultimate ocean planet (we know of), but our solar system turns out to have water in some surprising places, with five ocean-bearing moons and potentially several more worlds with their own oceans. In addition, multiple worlds likely had
"10.04.2017 20:11:25" Timeline Photos NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, April 13. The event, to be held at NASA Headquarters
"10.04.2017 15:36:17" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's C ring isn't uniformly bright. Instead, about a dozen regions of the ring stand out as noticeably brighter than the rest of the ring, while about half a dozen regions are devoid of ring material. Scientists call the bright regions "plateaus" and
"09.04.2017 22:57:52" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We need your help! Two NASA websites and three of our social media programs are nominated for Webby Awards! Vote now: http://go.nasa.gov/2oPkPDa
"07.04.2017 16:00:00" Asteroid Makes a Close Pass by Earth on April 19 A relatively large asteroid will safely pass about 1.1 million miles from Earth – about 4.6 times the Earth-moon distance. Measurements from NASA's NEOWISE mission indicate that the asteroid is about 2,000 feet (650 meters) in size. It could be visible in
"06.04.2017 17:30:00" media.giphy.com gph.is NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn is nominated for People's Voice #Webby Awards in science and social media. We're certainly all for science (and space robots!). How about you?
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"05.04.2017 17:14:40" What's Up for April? What's Up for April? Jupiter, king of the planets is visible all night long, and the Lyrid meteor shower puts on a good show. Get video downloads at: https://go.nasa.gov/2oFUfJz
"05.04.2017 14:22:49" Timeline Photos How time and our spacecraft fly -- especially when you're making history at 32,000 miles (51,500 kilometers) per hour. Continuing on its path through the outer regions of the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has now traveled half the distance
"04.04.2017 20:11:02" Cassini's Grand Finale at Saturn NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On April 26, the Cassini spacecraft will make the first of 22 dives through the gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission's #GrandFinale. Learn
"04.04.2017 14:45:53" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn After orbiting Saturn since June 2004, studying the planet, its rings and its moons, our #GrandFinale is rapidly approaching. A final close flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on April 22 will reshape the Cassini spacecraft's orbit so that it begins a final
"03.04.2017 17:12:05" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn A Sliver of Saturn: Although only a sliver of Saturn's sunlit face is visible in this view, the mighty gas giant planet still dominates the image. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 7 degrees below the ring plane. The
"30.03.2017 18:49:45" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The propeller informally named "Earhart" is seen in this view from Cassini at much higher resolution than ever before. This image, obtained on March 22, 2017, is the second time Cassini has deliberately targeted an individual propeller for close-up
"27.03.2017 23:48:29" Cassini's Grand Finale Orbits NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn has an epic end game planned for its #GrandFinale. Here's everything you need to know: https://go.nasa.gov/1Up1oba
"24.03.2017 16:10:42" Timeline Photos There are 730,398 known asteroids in our solar system and we discover more every week. Want to know more? Start here: https://go.nasa.gov/2n1MlJe
"23.03.2017 23:09:02" Timeline Photos NASA has selected 10 studies to develop mission concepts using small satellites to investigate Venus, Earth's moon, asteroids, Mars and the outer planets. For these studies, small satellites are defined as less than 180 kilograms in mass (about 400
"23.03.2017 16:15:23" Timeline Photos Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission indicate that during its most recent trip through the inner solar system, the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place -- full of growing fractures, collapsing
"23.03.2017 15:59:49" Timeline Photos NASA is developing a trailblazing technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed "internet" of the sky. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will help NASA understand the best ways to operate laser communications systems. They
"20.03.2017 20:47:27" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post In this week's 10 Things blog, it's the state of the solar system: 10 quick updates from around our galactic neighborhood. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2nLlB0l
1. Powered by the Sun
Fifty-nine years ago, Vanguard 1 launched to demonstrate a new spacecraft
"20.03.2017 16:59:48" Moons of Mars It's possible that one of our closest neighboring planets once had rings--and may have them again someday. New research funded by NASA suggests the moons of Mars may have consolidated from dust rings around the planet, and may disintegrate into new rings
"20.03.2017 15:05:49" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The Cassini spacecraft zoomed in on Saturn's A ring, revealing narrow, detailed structures that get even finer as the cameras' resolution increases. High-resolution images like this help scientists map the fine structure of Saturn's rings. But even this
"18.03.2017 23:18:20" Timeline Photos RIP Chuck Berry. His "Johnny B. Goode" is on humanity's most distant spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2.
More on the image: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galleries/voyager-1-gold-plated-record
"17.03.2017 18:26:10" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Many regions in the solar system beckon for exploration, but they are considered unreachable due to technology gaps in current landing systems. NASA's CoOperative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technologies (COBALT) project could change that. Through a
"16.03.2017 19:46:23" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn These recent stereo views, or anaglyphs, highlight the unusual, quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan. They appear three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left. These photos show the northern and southern hemispheres of
"15.03.2017 18:37:31" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn A recent NASA-funded study has shown how the hydrocarbon lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan might occasionally erupt with dramatic patches of bubbles. This phenomenon might help explain one of the more enchanting unsolved mysteries Cassini has
"15.03.2017 17:59:18" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter What part of Jupiter should JunoCam image next? It's up to you!
Voting for my March 27 flyby opens today: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/voting?current
"14.03.2017 19:02:27" Timeline Photos We live during one of the great eras of exploration. At this very moment, there are dozens of spacecraft surveying the solar system, from Mars, to Saturn, to beyond Pluto. What's more, you can ride along with these expeditions--all you need is an Internet
"14.03.2017 18:00:00" Timeline Photos A new study finds that the south polar region of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is warmer than expected just a few feet below its icy surface. This suggests that Enceladus' ocean of liquid water might be only a couple of miles below – closer to the surface
"10.03.2017 22:15:15" Timeline Photos A team of NASA-sponsored scientists will meet with the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute (IKI) next week to continue work on a study focused on identifying shared science objectives for Venus exploration. The visit comes after a report
"10.03.2017 22:08:59" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Education Educators, it's Friday before #PiDay! Gotta get down on Pi Day? Here's a standards-aligned lesson that's cross-cutting and stellar!
Learn about the science behind the lesson in our #TeachableMoment:
"09.03.2017 23:20:47" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn These raw and unprocessed images are some of the closest views ever of Saturn's small moon Pan, which has a radius of about 8.8 miles (14.1 km) and orbits within the Encke Gap of Saturn's A ring. See more at: http://go.nasa.gov/2n4RYty
"09.03.2017 21:43:52" Timeline Photos NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is tracking back-to-back storms on the Red Planet. A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating. Images from the
"08.03.2017 22:28:17" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Meet Tracy Drain, deputy chief engineer for NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter. "The important thing about being a scientist or an engineer," she says, "is learning how to think critically, learning how to be creative, learning problem solving and learning
"08.03.2017 22:03:29" Timeline Photos Meet Farah Alibay, a systems engineer for NASA robotic deep space missions. What was her inspiration? "My earliest memory of falling in love with space is that of watching the Apollo 13 movie when I was 8 years old. For me, what fascinated me with the
"08.03.2017 21:52:47" Timeline Photos Meet Fran Bagenal, co-investigator for NASA's New Horizons mission, the first to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Fran has also worked on many other history-making missions, including Voyager and the Juno mission to Jupiter. Her advice for up-and-coming
"08.03.2017 02:03:03" NASA's Europa Clipper Mission It's official! NASA's mission to explore an ocean world orbiting Jupiter will be called Europa Clipper.
Mission website: https://www.nasa.gov/europa
"06.03.2017 23:46:55" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn “A great scientist, a great man, a great explorer.” #InMemoriam: Toby Owen
"02.03.2017 20:20:53" Timeline Photos Meet some of the amazing @NASA women behind the far-ranging robots exploring our solar system. #WomensHistoryMonth
"01.03.2017 22:31:50" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Jupiter cloudscape. This close-up JunoCam view captures the turbulent region just west of the Great Red Spot in the South Equatorial Belt.
More info: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/juno-captures-jupiter-cloudscape
"01.03.2017 18:26:26" What's Up - March 2017 What's up for March? The moon hides red star Aldebaran and Venus and Mercury show their phases.
"28.02.2017 22:47:29" Timeline Photos A trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet -- an effect not seen by astronomers before, a new NASA study suggests. The comet, C/2014 Q2 (also called Lovejoy), is seen here in a photo by Damian Peach.
"28.02.2017 20:02:15" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission | Dawn Journal
"28.02.2017 16:20:13" Timeline Photos Two of the most famous features on the dwarf planet Ceres, Occator Crater and Ahuna Mons, appear together in this view obtained by the NASA Dawn Mission on Feb. 11, 2017. Ahuna Mons, on the edge of Ceres at right, is a mountain 2.5 miles (4 kilometers)
"27.02.2017 22:15:17" solarsystem.nasa.gov solarsystem.nasa.gov http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/images/content/pia21143_MARDI_sand_movement.gif
Despite the very thin air on Mars, wind is a dominant force shaping landscapes there. Martian winds whip up a variety of active processes on the Red Planet, including dusty
"27.02.2017 16:54:12" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post This week's #10Things focus: Explore NASA in 3D.
1. DYI #1: 3D glasses. Simple: http://go.nasa.gov/2lwQOoP. Rover style:http://go.nasa.gov/2lwEmWe
2. Pro tip: Toggle 3D mode in NASA's Eyes on the Solar System app for an eye-popping
"27.02.2017 16:51:45" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The north pole of Saturn sits at the center of its own domain. Around it swirl the clouds, driven by the fast winds of Saturn. Beyond that orbits Saturn's retinue of moons and the countless small particles that form the rings. See more:
"27.02.2017 00:44:44" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Wishing luck to #HiddenFigures on their #Oscars nominations. With a slide rule & a pencil, Katherine Johnson played an integral role in our space program. See the stories from hidden to modern figures at NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/modernfigures
"24.02.2017 20:03:19" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn As the spacecraft continues its weekly ring-grazing orbits, diving just past the outside of Saturn's F ring, it is tracking several small, persistent objects there. These images show two such objects that were originally detected in spring 2016, as the
"24.02.2017 18:24:57" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Jovian art. Streams of clouds spin off a rotating cloud system in this new citizen scientist-processed JunoCam Jupiter image.
More info: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/jovian-art
"24.02.2017 16:05:37" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter routinely sends home crisp, closeup views of intriguing Martian landscapes. These latest postcards from the Red Planet feature ancient rock layers and brand-new craters. See details and more images at:
"23.02.2017 20:06:19" Timeline Photos By any other name: the International Astronomical Union (IAU) -- the internationally recognized authority for naming celestial bodies and their surface features -- has approved themes submitted by NASA's New Horizons team for naming surface features on
"22.02.2017 18:09:36" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration LIVE NOW: We're announcing a new discovery from beyond our solar system about planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. Watch:
"22.02.2017 00:47:10" Timeline Photos NASA's mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major review: http://go.nasa.gov/2m5sGLC
"21.02.2017 20:07:32" Timeline Photos Ten things to know about the solar system this week. See more from the 10 Things blog at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2017/02/20/10-things-february-20
1. Descent into a frozen underworld: our planet's southernmost active volcano reaches 12,448 feet
"20.02.2017 19:35:58" Timeline Photos Happy #PresidentsDay! This Lincoln penny is on Mars as a calibration target for NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover.
The image was taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard Curiosity in Gale Crater. It's a 1909 cent, from the first year Lincoln pennies
"17.02.2017 18:36:46" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Stormy weather. See bright high clouds and meandering storms in this new citizen scientist-created JunoCam Jupiter image.
"17.02.2017 18:36:28" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Round and round we go! I'll stay in my current 53-day orbit for the remainder of my journey of discovery at #Jupiter.
Full story: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/juno-to-remain-in-current-orbit
"17.02.2017 18:30:32" Timeline Photos The NASA Dawn Mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists using the spacecraft's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR) detected the
"17.02.2017 00:14:28" Enceladus: Mystery of the Icy Moon An ice world...with an ocean? How a puzzling sensor reading led to a new target in the search for habitable worlds: http://go.nasa.gov/2lplSr7
"15.02.2017 19:56:43" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's family of moons and rings resembles a small "solar system" for scientists to study: http://go.nasa.gov/2lRiMsH
"15.02.2017 19:47:26" Timeline Photos You can help search for new nearby worlds. A new website, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, lets everyone participate in the search by viewing brief movies made from images captured by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The movies
"15.02.2017 18:51:03" Timeline Photos The total solar eclipse of 2017 is about six months away. It will be visible in many places all across North America. In this week's 10 Things blog, ten ways you can prepare now: http://go.nasa.gov/2kTel38
1. Find your viewing place. Most hotels along
"14.02.2017 17:40:36" Timeline Photos Descent into a frozen underworld: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been testing robotics in an ice cave near an active volcano. It's also a good stand-in for a frozen alien world, the kind NASA wants to send robots to someday. Read more:
"10.02.2017 21:20:56" Timeline Photos Tonight's full moon will be dimmed slightly in what is called a penumbral lunar eclipse. Here are 10 things to know about the full moon, the eclipse and upcoming eclipses: http://go.nasa.gov/2lsQrgi
"10.02.2017 15:47:28" Cassini Inspires During nearly two decades in space, Cassini has inspired the people of Earth. It has sent home thousands of images of icy moons and resplendent rings. It helped discover erupting water geysers on Enceladus and seas of methane on Titan. It showed us a view
"09.02.2017 21:41:49" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Throughout Cassini's long journey, a dedicated community of space exploration enthusiasts has ridden along, sharing and discussing Cassini's images, often processing them to create their own spectacular scenes. Take a look: http://go.nasa.gov/2kNeG5t
"09.02.2017 16:41:47" Timeline Photos At an international workshop this week about where NASA's next Mars rover should land, most of the information comes from a prolific spacecraft that's been orbiting Mars since 2006.
Observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the
"09.02.2017 16:25:03" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Jupiter from below. This enhanced-color JunoCam image of the Jovian south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko.
More info: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/jupiter-from-below
"09.02.2017 16:22:02" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration A future mission to land a robotic probe on Jupiter's icy moon Europa may be in the cards. Our report on the potential science value of such a mission seeks to engage the broader science community on the merits of such a quest. The primary goal is to
"07.02.2017 01:54:50" Timeline Photos Ten things to know about the solar system this week. See this week's full 10 Things blog at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2017/02/06/10-things-february-6
1. NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter on Thursday, Feb. 2, its latest
"06.02.2017 16:12:35" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Seen from outside, Saturn's moon Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling satellites: cold, icy and inhospitable. But under that forbidding exterior may exist the very conditions needed for life. Over the course of the Cassini mission,
"05.02.2017 16:00:00" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration LIVE NOW! Cassini's Ring-Grazing Orbits Facebook Live. NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Project Scientist Linda Spilker and mission planner Molly Bittner are taking questions about these exciting orbits, the closest look ever at Saturn's moons and ring ICYMI, the project scientist and mission planner for NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn answer questions from Mission Control about the spacecraft's Ring-Grazing Orbits and talk about the exciting science to come.
"05.02.2017 01:42:39" Timeline Photos JunoCam delivers a new view of Jupiter's stormy south pole from NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, taken during the Feb. 2 flyby. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2jEgrA5
"05.02.2017 01:36:11" Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Just out! A new litho highlighting my observations of lunar and solar eclipses from the Moon - with a few bonus science highlights and a way to stay engaged in lunar/space science after the eclipse: International Observe the Moon Night (coming 10/28/17)!
"02.02.2017 23:09:55" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed a short engine maneuver Wednesday to refine its track toward a New Year's Day 2019 flyby past 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object (KBO) some 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) from Earth. Details:
"02.02.2017 15:54:08" What's Up - February 2017 What's Up for February? Use Venus and Mars to find the Zodiacal Light, plus two comets and the brightest asteroid. http://go.nasa.gov/2jHqKTG
"01.02.2017 20:52:41" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Check out these brand new, raw and unprocessed views of Saturn's moons Mimas (the round one) and Epimetheus. Cassini captured these images on Jan. 30. You can find the raw images feed with newly updated functionality at:
"01.02.2017 20:42:36" Timeline Photos Tomorrow, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter will make yet another flyby of the giant planet. "Tomorrow may be 'Groundhog Day' here on Earth, but it's never Groundhog Day when you are flying past Jupiter," said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno.
"31.01.2017 18:21:18" Timeline Photos The Apollo 15 crew left this tribute on the moon in memory of 14 fallen astronauts and cosmonauts. Their names are inscribed in alphabetical order on the plaque. Additional details: http://go.nasa.gov/2jrgXWP More on those who gave their lives while
"30.01.2017 23:07:35" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Ten things to know about the solar system this week. See more at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2017/01/30/10-things-january-30
1. This view from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of an area on Mars where narrow rock
"30.01.2017 21:00:43" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration LIVE NOW! Cassini's Ring-Grazing Orbits Facebook Live. NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Project Scientist Linda Spilker and mission planner Molly Bittner are taking questions about these exciting orbits, the closest look ever at Saturn's moons and ring
"30.01.2017 19:15:11" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory TODAY! Go inside mission control for NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn as the spacecraft crosses the planet's ring plane.
Watch live, ask questions and get answers at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET, 2100 UTC) at https://www.facebook.com/NASA/ Come inside Mission Control with NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Project Scientist Linda Spilker and mission planner Molly Bittner today at 1pm PT (4pm ET) as they take questions about the spacecraft's Ring-Grazing Orbits! facebook.com/nasa
"30.01.2017 18:14:19" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which the Cassini spacecraft, now in its "Ring-Grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris. The views are some of the closest-ever images of the outer parts of the
"30.01.2017 16:09:17" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The night side of Saturn's moon Dione, gently illuminated by Saturnshine. Although direct sunlight provides the best illumination for imaging, light reflected off of Saturn can do the job as well. In this image, Dione (698 miles or 1,123 kilometers
"30.01.2017 16:00:00" Timeline Photos At 4:05pmET/1:05pmPT TODAY, NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn will be crossing Saturn's rings, part of the spacecraft's current "ring-grazing orbits." Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker and mission planner Molly Bittner will be taking questions during
"27.01.2017 20:23:54" Timeline Photos Right now, NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn is grazing the planet's icy rings every week, taking the closest look ever at Saturn's moons and sampling ring particles. On Monday, Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker and mission planner Molly Bittner will
"25.01.2017 22:08:09" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Spotted! Jupiter's Little Red Spot. See a stunning view of the swirling storm in this citizen scientist-created JunoCam image.
More info: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21378/juno-s-close-look-at-a-little-red-spot
"25.01.2017 20:29:13" Timeline Photos Calling all citizen scientists. Thin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. A new project seeks volunteers
"25.01.2017 03:59:45" NASA Dawn Mission Which Came First?
These spectacular fractures on the floor of 162 mile (260 km) Yalode crater in Ceres southern hemisphere are believed to have been caused by stresses pulling Ceres' surface apart. Which came first? Those stresses or the craters at the
"24.01.2017 18:22:11" Happy 13th Birthday, Opportunity Today NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers' Opportunity celebrates 13 Earth years exploring Mars. She's officially a teenager -- and in some ways behaving like one. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2jtzSw5
"23.01.2017 23:43:54" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Ten things to know about the solar system this week. See more images and all editions of the 10 Things blog at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/category/10things
1. 360 video: Rover Ride-Along in the Mars Yard
Get a robot's-eye-view of the "Mars Yard,"
"23.01.2017 16:51:30" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Here's looking at you, Tethys. Saturn's icy moon resembles an eyeball staring off into space in this recent view. (And, yes, it's a moon, not a space station--we've checked. :) ) http://go.nasa.gov/2k94TWL
"19.01.2017 21:38:24" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Our spacecraft is blazingly fast, reaching speeds as high as nearly 76,000 miles per hour (about 122,000 kilometers per hour)--but it's all relative. Learn about the need for speed in space navigation at Saturn: http://go.nasa.gov/2jtc38g (This animation
"19.01.2017 19:37:42" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo A crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot, a photo taken by NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, and processed by a member of the public.
Credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Roman Tkachenko
"19.01.2017 19:09:07" Timeline Photos Where should NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter aim its camera during its next close pass of Jupiter on Feb. 2? You can now play a part in the decision. For the first time, members of the public can vote to participate in selecting all pictures to be taken of
"19.01.2017 17:19:08" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our NASA New Horizons spacecraft completed its historic #PlutoFlyby in July 2015, and since then we've learned so much about the planet. Join our Facebook Live TOMORROW at 4 p.m. EST as mission experts take your questions about the spacecraft, Pluto and
"18.01.2017 21:52:42" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Wavemaker: our closest look yet at Saturn's tiny moon Daphnis orbiting among the rings. Daphnis measures just 5 miles or 8 kilometers across. Cassini captured this photo on Jan. 16, 2017. More details: go.nasa.gov/2jMhFKJ
"18.01.2017 21:25:03" youtube.com Rover Ride-Along in the Mars Yard (360 Video) Get a robot's-eye-view of the “Mars Yard,” a terrain simulation area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where rover hardware and software is tested before b... Take a 360-degree ride on NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's test rover in the "Mars Yard," a terrain simulation area where hardware and software used on Mars missions is put through its paces. More info: go.nasa.gov/2iCaJ5U Video:
"18.01.2017 16:33:30" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Here are 10 things to know about the solar system this week. See this and other editions of the 10 Things blog at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/category/10things
1. Titan Touchdown Revisited: On Jan. 14, 2005 the most distant landing in the solar
"17.01.2017 17:04:16" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Peeking over Saturn's Shoulder: no Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this. The image was taken in violet light with Cassini's wide-angle camera on Oct. 28, 2016. See more details at: go.nasa.gov/2k1iwdH
"16.01.2017 21:48:03" Timeline Photos The Apollo 17 landing site, including tracks made by astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt, as seen from orbit by NASA's robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2jpBrhG
"16.01.2017 21:41:21" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. http://go.nasa.gov/2iEJJBh
"16.01.2017 21:40:47" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Today, we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and our commitment to diversity. Watch: http://go.nasa.gov/2iDTdN3
"14.01.2017 22:57:08" media.giphy.com giphy.com Twelve years ago today, humanity made its most distant landing when ESA - European Space Agency's Huygens probe touched down on Titan, revealing the secrets beneath the haze of Saturn's largest moon. Huygens was a partner spacecraft to NASA's Cassini
"13.01.2017 21:40:01" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Thanks for the signal boost, ESA - European Space Agency! This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn. The sensitive tracking antennas at New Norcia,
"12.01.2017 17:17:51" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Today, the NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator are giving a farewell town hall talk for employees. To mark this occasion, we're taking the time to highlight our progress and accomplishments over the past 8 years. Join our historical journey!
"11.01.2017 19:13:06" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn After a two-and-a-half-hour descent, the metallic, saucer-shaped spacecraft came to rest with a thud on a dark floodplain covered in cobbles of water ice. The alien probe worked frantically to collect and transmit images and data about its environs -- in
"09.01.2017 23:25:02" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Virtually go behind the scenes of the preparation and launch of OSIRIS-REx, our first-ever asteroid sample return mission that launched in September. This 360 experience brings you as close to a rocket launch as you'd ever want to get. Check it out:
"09.01.2017 22:52:26" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Here are 10 must-know things about the solar system this week. Find this and previous editions of the 10 Things blog at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/category/10things
1. Your home planet, as seen from Mars. The powerful HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars
"09.01.2017 16:59:19" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Shadows cast across Mimas' defining feature, Herschel Crater, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak. Named after the icy moon's discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles (139
"09.01.2017 02:52:00" Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Seeing in the Dark There are some craters near the poles of Earth's moon where no sunlight ever reaches. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter carries instruments with the ability to see into the shadowy depths of these craters. According to NASA-funded research, It turns out
"06.01.2017 18:44:25" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo Here is a view of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars. It combines two images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, with brightness adjusted separately for Earth and the moon to show details on both
"06.01.2017 18:32:16" Timeline Photos Your home planet, as seen from Mars. From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2iZ9GJK
"05.01.2017 01:21:11" Timeline Photos Scientists have found evidence of snow and ice features on Pluto that, until now, had only been seen on Earth. Formed by erosion, the features, known as "penitentes," are bowl-shaped depressions with blade-like spires around the edge that rise several
"04.01.2017 20:34:07" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo An artist's impression of the upcoming Psyche mission spacecraft approaching its namesake destination. More information: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2017/01/04/nasa-selects-two-missions-to-explore-the-early-solar-system
"04.01.2017 19:11:07" Timeline Photos NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system. The missions, known as Lucy and Psyche, were chosen from five finalists and will proceed to mission formulation,
"03.01.2017 20:18:37" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We're announcing a new science mission to explore our solar system. Join us at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday to learn more. http://go.nasa.gov/2iAhQsi Questions? #askNASA
"03.01.2017 19:52:24" Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Now at your fingertips: the phase and libration of the Moon for 2017, at hourly intervals. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4537
"03.01.2017 19:26:39" What's Up - January 2017 What's Up for January? Meteors from a demoted constellation, Venus high, comet 45P low and the best of Vesta. Download this month's video at: http://go.nasa.gov/2izVtmI
"03.01.2017 18:21:55" Timeline Photos This week, we present 10 (very cool) things about the Quadrantid meteor shower that peaked on Jan. 3, 2017. See more details at: http://go.nasa.gov/2izVwPJ and watch this month's What's Up video for even more skywatching highlights:
"03.01.2017 17:50:16" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes, wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan's northern latitudes. Clouds like these disappeared from Titan's (3,200 miles or 5,150 kilometers across) northern reaches for several years (from about 2010
"03.01.2017 15:30:25" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto in July 2015, but it was months before all the data it captured made its way back to Earth. In January 2016 this image was released, showing the haze layers in Pluto's atmosphere. Adding to the stark beauty of
"02.01.2017 16:00:01" Timeline Photos As the 128th Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade gets underway in Pasadena, Calif., we're reminded of one of our favorite floats, from 1963. That year's parade was led by Grand Marshal Dr. William Pickering, then director of NASA Jet Propulsion
"02.01.2017 01:18:32" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration With 2016 behind us, we take the time to not only reflect on what we've accomplished, but also take a look at what's ahead for the next year. Here are a few things to get excited about in 2017:
"30.12.2016 18:01:00" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn On Dec. 30, 2000, while en route to Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter. Two days later, it captured this iconic image of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io. go.nasa.gov/2ixxp3D
"30.12.2016 00:09:17" Timeline Photos See some of the latest image submissions that have been created using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter. The public is invited to help select what images the camera captures, and to process the images when they come down
"29.12.2016 23:13:02" Timeline Photos NASA's NEOWISE mission has spied one comet, and maybe two. NEOWISE recently discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between asteroid and comet. Another--definitely a comet--might be seen with
"29.12.2016 22:06:01" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo The foreground of this scene from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows purple-hued rocks near the rover's late-2016 location on lower Mount Sharp. The scene's middle distance includes higher layers that are future destinations
"29.12.2016 21:43:22" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn This was a big year for science at Saturn. Here are just 10 of the most significant discoveries. See more details and pictures in the full story found at: go.nasa.gov/2iJU7cf
1. Titan's Seas are Methane Rich
Cassini confirmed that Titan's seas are
"28.12.2016 21:52:38" This week's 10 Things blog brings you some models of NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn spacecraft that you can build yourself. Some of them are even edible! Get the plans at: http://go.nasa.gov/2irJneS
"28.12.2016 21:25:05" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Sometimes 10 is not enough. As Cassini dives deeper into its final months at Saturn, the mission science team selected 17 memorable images from the spacecraft's penultimate year in space. See them all at: go.nasa.gov/2irEzqe
"27.12.2016 16:50:57" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Sunlight truly has come to Saturn's north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016, feeble though the light may be at Saturn's distant domain in the solar system. The hexagon-shaped jet-stream is fully illuminated
"25.12.2016 01:16:26" Cassini Releases Huygens Probe On Christmas Eve 2004, Cassini released ESA - European Space Agency's Huygens probe to land on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The mission-critical event was timed for optimal communications between the two spacecraft. It meant working
"22.12.2016 20:19:44" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo
"22.12.2016 19:43:14" Timeline Photos Happy Holidays from our far-flung explorers - NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover and the twin Voyager spacecraft.
"22.12.2016 00:36:15" Intriguing Images from Around the Solar System - 2016 Some of the most intriguing images sent home from our hardworking robots all across the solar system in 2016. Be sure to view in HD. See more pictures and learn the stories behind them at: http://go.nasa.gov/2ictDzS
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From our new Ring-Grazing orbit that takes the spacecraft just outside Saturn's rings, we've captured some of the highest-resolution views ever of Saturn's moon Pandora. Details:
"20.12.2016 17:49:44" Timeline Photos New Insights into the Spiders of Mars -- Erosion-carved troughs that grow and branch during multiple Martian years may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders," which are radially patterned channels found only in the south polar
"20.12.2016 05:14:53" Timeline Photos This week's 10 Things blog is now online at: http://go.nasa.gov/2i9wu8q
1. Where is the Ice on Ceres?
At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy. Images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft have revealed a dark,
"19.12.2016 21:49:18" Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter The last people to walk on the Moon returned to Earth 44 years ago today. I'm proud to support some fantastic science, and, one day, the Moon's next human explorers.
"19.12.2016 16:09:24" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn It may look as though Saturn's moon Mimas is crashing through the rings in this image, but Mimas is actually 28,000 miles (45,000 kilometers) away from the rings. There is a strong connection between the icy moon and Saturn's rings, though. Gravity links
"14.12.2016 03:13:18" Timeline Photos This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft, highlights the seventh of eight features forming a 'string of pearls' on Jupiter -- massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant's southern
"13.12.2016 20:18:16" Timeline Photos New findings from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover show water moving on ancient Mars provided favorable conditions for microbial life. The rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments
"13.12.2016 07:55:02" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Three cheers! My latest science flyby of Jupiter is complete. Back on Earth, my team is eagerly digging into the data. Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/2hlGYCD
Stay tuned for JunoCam images in coming days. https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam
"12.12.2016 23:44:35" Timeline Photos The sky is falling. Not really, but bits of rock in space sometimes become meteors, or "shooting stars", when they fall through the Earth's atmosphere, leaving a bright trail as they are heated to incandescence by friction with the air. Sometimes the
"12.12.2016 20:55:50" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's moon Daphnis raises waves wherever it goes. In fact, such waves are one way that scientists search for undiscovered moons in the ring gaps. But they can tell researchers a lot of other things, as well. The waves that Daphnis (5 miles or 8
"09.12.2016 23:15:24" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn One of our most important science instruments isn't even at Saturn. It's on Earth. Get to know NASA's Deep Space Network: http://go.nasa.gov/2hg2ybD
"07.12.2016 01:23:02" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Fresh from Saturn: photos of the intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream at the planet's north pole, and more new views from our latest mission phase -- http://go.nasa.gov/2h4zkyz
"05.12.2016 21:58:51" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post See the latest ways that NASA Spinoff technology has made a difference on Earth: http://go.nasa.gov/2g3j3Fw
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Space and Time: In this week's 10 Things blog we feature ways to travel both across the solar system and back in time, with a collection of NASA history sites and timelines. Use these resources to
"05.12.2016 19:07:03" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The Ring-Grazing Begins: We've made the first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings. Cassini crossed through the plane of Saturn's rings on Dec. 4 at 5:09 a.m. PST (8:09 a.m. EST). Cassini's imaging cameras obtained views of Saturn about two
"05.12.2016 15:48:55" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Chaos at Hyperion: The small moon Hyperion tumbles unpredictably as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion, which is 168 miles or 270 kilometers across, has a spin axis with a chaotic orientation in time, meaning that it is essentially impossible to predict how the
"02.12.2016 17:10:45" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn http://www.sciencefriday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ezgif.com-ad0597410a.gif
Saturn on the radio: Tune into SciFri this afternoon at 2 PM ET to hear a discussion of our Grand Finale at Saturn
"01.12.2016 21:11:58" What's Up - December 2016 What's Up for December? Mars and Neptune above the crescent moon and a New Year's Eve comet! Find downloadable versions at: http://go.nasa.gov/2gR6PRu
"01.12.2016 20:43:00" Timeline Photos This high-resolution image shows the bright expanse of the western lobe of Pluto's "heart," or Sputnik Planitia, which is rich in nitrogen, carbon monoxide and methane ices. Scientists are probing the mystery of Pluto's icy heart using data from the New
"29.11.2016 21:46:19" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Happening now: we're flying by Saturn's moon Titan (simulated here by NASA Eyes on the Solar System). Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2fJ26jz Tomorrow, our Ring-Grazing Orbits officially begin: http://go.nasa.gov/2ghgiTh
"29.11.2016 17:06:40" Timeline Photos A camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this look at Luna 17, the lander that delivered the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 1 rover to the surface of the moon. The rover's tracks are visible around the lander. The LRO team has compiled a full
"28.11.2016 20:50:24" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter The Jovian ballot! What points of interest should JunoCam image on the next #Jupiter flyby? Vote now through Dec 1 https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/voting
"28.11.2016 18:56:06" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post 10 Things to know about the solar system this week. See more 10 Things blogs at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/category/10things
1. Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior
Water ice makes up half or more of an underground layer in a
"28.11.2016 17:03:39" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings. Because Mimas (near lower left) appears tiny by comparison, it might seem that the rings would be far more massive, but this is not the case. Scientists think the rings are no more than a
"25.11.2016 19:45:13" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Space-themed gift; no doorbuster required. Download and print the free 2017 JPL calendar at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/about/history.php Free for all. Download and print the free 2017 JPL calendar at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/about/history.php
"22.11.2016 23:26:30" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apollo software engineer Margaret Hamilton was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today by President Barack Obama for her contribution to the Apollo 11 moon landing 47 years ago. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2g0WnHp
"22.11.2016 20:13:12" Timeline Photos Water ice makes up half or more of an underground layer in a large region of Mars about halfway from the equator to the north pole.
The amount of water in this deposit is about as much as in Lake Superior, as assessed using a radar aboard a NASA
"22.11.2016 19:31:47" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn A thrilling ride is about to begin. Engineers have been pumping up the Cassini spacecraft's orbit around Saturn to increase its tilt with respect to the planet's equator and rings. And on Nov. 30, following a gravitational nudge from Saturn's moon Titan,
"22.11.2016 16:25:13" Timeline Photos It's a beautiful world(s). Follow the solar system on Instagram: www.instagram.com/nasasolarsystem/
"22.11.2016 16:12:49" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo Mercury as it appeared to NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft as it departed the planet following the mission's first flyby of Mercury in 2008.
"22.11.2016 16:12:49" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo Mercury as it appeared to NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft as it departed the planet following the mission's first flyby of Mercury in 2008.
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Ten things to know about the solar system this week:
1. Good morning Jupiter! See Jupiter dance with the moon November 23 - 26 just before sunrise!
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"21.11.2016 15:44:54" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Prometheus and the rings: an especially sharp look at Saturn's tiny moon near the narrow F ring. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 14 degrees below the ring plane. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini
"18.11.2016 15:57:05" Timeline Photos We're getting new views of the dwarf planet Ceres as the NASA Dawn Mission moves higher. Dawn snapped this photo on Oct. 16, from its fifth science orbit, in which the angle of the sun was different from that in previous orbits. Dawn was about 920 miles
"16.11.2016 22:38:24" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Hidden heat: learn how our Composite Infrared Spectrometer instrument reveals the secrets of the Saturnian system, such as temperatures on Saturn's moon Mimas, as seen here in an image that may or may not remind you of a certain video game. Get more at
"16.11.2016 17:49:28" Rembrandt Valley on Mercury A newly discovered "great valley" in the southern hemisphere of Mercury provides more evidence that the small planet closest to the sun is shrinking. Scientists used stereo images from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft to create a high-resolution topo map that
"15.11.2016 00:08:23" Timeline Photos The moon is seen here today rising behind a Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan. Learn more about moons, meteors and the missions that study them in this week's 10 Things blog: go.nasa.gov/2faEu81
"14.11.2016 18:17:46" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's north polar region displays its beautiful bands and swirls, which resemble the brushwork in a watercolor painting. Each latitudinal band represents air flowing at different speeds, and clouds at different heights, compared to neighboring bands.
"12.11.2016 17:44:58" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Next up at Saturn: surveying the northern seas of Titan. On its penultimate close flyby of Saturn's largest moon Titan, Cassini will use its radio science instrument to scan the great seas of methane near the moon's North Pole. Titan's three large
"11.11.2016 17:40:27" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration On Nov. 14, there will be a #Supermoon, the closest full moon to Earth since 1948! Learn why we study the moon today at 12:30 p.m. EST on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC/ Tune in live, then learn even more about supermoons, including moon photography tips, at: go.nasa.gov/2fFLyeg
"11.11.2016 17:37:36" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration It's #VeteransDay! We have over 1500 veterans currently employed with us that we celebrate and honor. Meet some of them on our Tumblr: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/153038484159/nasa-and-veterans
"10.11.2016 20:41:26" Timeline Photos A full supermoon is seen here as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial in 2011. Step outside on November 14, and take a look at the moon. Not only will it be full, but on that day the moon will be at its closest point to our planet as it orbits Earth. This
"10.11.2016 16:25:26" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Welcome to the machine: take a 3D tour of the Cassini spacecraft go.nasa.gov/1tjpevV
"09.11.2016 23:40:50" Timeline Photos The distinctively fluted surface and elongated hills in this image in Medusae Fossae on Mars are caused by wind erosion of a soft fine-grained rock. Called yardangs, these features are aligned with the prevailing wind direction. This wind direction would
"08.11.2016 22:24:52" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Sometimes it's good to breathe deeply and remember the Day the Earth Smiled: http://go.nasa.gov/2fYh4qt (That blue dot--that's all of us.)
"08.11.2016 21:45:49" Timeline Photos Some perspective: as it departed for Jupiter, NASA's Galileo spacecraft looked back and captured this remarkable view of the Earth and Moon together in space. The moon is in the foreground. Details:
"08.11.2016 15:28:05" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Voting can be out of this world! Literally. See how our astronauts cast their vote from the International Space Station: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/152733055774/vote-while-you-float-an-astronaut-voting-story #Election2016
"07.11.2016 23:28:33" Timeline Photos From #Mars today: NASA's Opportunity rover sees its shadow while exploring Endeavour Crater. Learn more about the robotic geologist and its epic mission at Mars Exploration Rovers and http://mars.nasa.gov/mer
"07.11.2016 22:41:55" Timeline Photos The THEMIS VIS camera aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These kinds of images can often reveal subtle variations of the surface not easily
"07.11.2016 20:36:54" Timeline Photos You never know what you might see on a NASA social media channel. Make sure you don't miss these: http://go.nasa.gov/2fyiSlQ Following them is not only an easy way to keep up with all the latest news from space--it's also a way to be a part of the
"07.11.2016 16:10:45" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The closer we look, the more amazingly detailed structure we see within Saturn's rings: http://go.nasa.gov/2fU2Ert
"04.11.2016 23:25:52" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Watch clouds drift over the surface of Saturn's giant moon Titan in this new time-lapse: http://go.nasa.gov/2fq90KX
"04.11.2016 16:49:38" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn People sometimes struggle to adjust to Daylight Saving Time on Earth. But just measuring the exact length of a Saturn day is one of the big challenges for scientists. Over more than a decade in orbit around the Ringed Planet, Cassini's instruments have
"03.11.2016 20:30:20" solarsystem.nasa.gov solarsystem.nasa.gov http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/images/content/lunartransit.gif
See the moon photobomb the sun--it's just one of 10 cool things from around the solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/2eswxxg
"02.11.2016 23:30:40" Timeline Photos NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover laser-zapped a globular, golf-ball-size object on Mars to confirm it's a meteorite fallen from the Red Planet's skies: http://go.nasa.gov/2fFJ1Dp
"01.11.2016 23:11:14" What's Up - November What's Up in November? Find out here.
"01.11.2016 23:10:10" What's Up - November
"31.10.2016 23:20:11" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Back in time: Travel through JPL's history with this interactive timeline http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/about/timeline/
#JPL80 Congratulations to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, marking 80 years of daring mighty things in deep space #JPL80
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What happens when top NASA space robotics engineers compete in a pumpkin carving contest? #NASApumpkin https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa-jpl/sets/72157672207667603/ …
"31.10.2016 14:56:18" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn appears as a serene globe amid tranquil rings in this view. In reality, the planet's atmosphere is an ever-changing scene of high-speed winds and evolving weather patterns, punctuated by occasional large storms. The rings consist of countless icy
"28.10.2016 19:58:31" Timeline Photos The number of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) discovered now tops 15,000, with an average of 30 added each week: http://go.nasa.gov/2fo2yZ8
"27.10.2016 22:37:11" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Like any extended family, the Cassini mission enjoys holiday traditions – such as transforming our homepage into a spooky landscape for Halloween. This year – the mission's last Halloween – we offer a tongue-in-cheek preview of Cassini's Grand Finale, a
"27.10.2016 18:46:13" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post New results from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are providing insights into the huge impacts that dominated the early history of Earth's moon and other solid worlds like Earth and Mars. http://go.nasa.gov/2e1mqiQ
"27.10.2016 18:23:57" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post In the books -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned the last bits of data from its 2015 Pluto flyby to Earth. See more about how the team made it happen and why it takes so long to transmit data from that deep in space: http://go.nasa.gov/2dPpSK5
"27.10.2016 17:51:58" Timeline Photos Using its powerful HiRISE camera, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found further clues to the fate of the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli test lander. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2dP0HXX
"26.10.2016 21:27:42" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn What we've learned about Saturn's intriguing ocean moon, Enceladus: http://go.nasa.gov/2cXVdfN
"26.10.2016 21:08:36" Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter It's National Pumpkin Day! Light from this "pumpkin" lets you - and me - see the Moon.
"25.10.2016 17:34:09" solarsystem.nasa.gov solarsystem.nasa.gov http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/images/content/laser-communications-conceptual-animation.gif Interplanetary communication via laser, a vortex on Titan, "spiders" on Mars and seven more must-know items about solar system exploration--it's all in this week's 10
"24.10.2016 21:26:56" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's clouds are full of raw beauty, but they also represent a playground for a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which seeks to understand the motion of gases and liquids. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2eCaaoL
"24.10.2016 20:48:14" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission As of this morning, OSIRIS-REx is approximately 26.02 million kilometers (16.17 million miles) from Earth. To Bennu and back!
"21.10.2016 18:01:36" Timeline Photos No joke: the seventh planet may have two more moons. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus 30 years ago, but researchers are still making discoveries from the data it gathered then. A new study led by University of Idaho researchers suggests there
"21.10.2016 17:08:08" Timeline Photos NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to Europe's Schiaparelli test lander, which arrived at Mars on Oct. 19.
The new image shows a bright spot that may be
"20.10.2016 23:04:41" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn A strong, whirling vortex has intensified at the south pole of Saturn's shrouded moon Titan. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2dSlRoT
"20.10.2016 16:28:59" Timeline Photos Citizen scientists seek 'spiders' on Mars:
Ten thousand volunteers viewing images of Martian south polar regions have helped identify targets for closer inspection, yielding new insights about seasonal slabs of frozen carbon dioxide and erosional features
"19.10.2016 20:43:44" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our Juno spacecraft entered safe mode Tuesday, and early indications are a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft's onboard computer. The spacecraft acted as expected during the transition into safe mode, restarted successfully
"19.10.2016 20:43:20" ESA - European Space Agency Press release on today's ExoMars arrival at the Red Planet.
Further updates in a live-streaming from ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, on 20 Oct. as of 10:00 CEST.
"19.10.2016 15:49:32" ESA - European Space Agency Live coverage resumes of the ExoMars landing.
"19.10.2016 14:57:15" ESA - European Space Agency Watch live as we land on Mars.
"18.10.2016 22:54:18" Timeline Photos Data from NASA's New Horizons mission indicates that Pluto's complex, layered atmosphere is hazy and appears to be mostly free of clouds--but the team has spied a handful of potential clouds in images from the spacecraft. More about this and about New
"18.10.2016 22:06:21" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post The ExoMars mission, an update from Jupiter, moon phases & more things you need to know about the solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/2eCTMGM
"17.10.2016 23:57:46" NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars MAVEN Gives Unprecedented Ultraviolet View of Mars
Images from MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) were used to make this movie of rapid cloud formation on Mars on July 9-10, 2016. The ultraviolet colors of the planet have been rendered in
"17.10.2016 16:39:02" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Lonely Moon: Pandora, seen here orbiting outside Saturn's kinked and constantly changing F ring. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2dJ0wyg
"16.10.2016 14:41:07" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Day and night. Orbital ATK's supply rocket waits on the pad to deliver 5,100 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware waiting to the International Space Station and its crew. Launch window opens tonight.
"15.10.2016 13:20:36" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Pure beauty. Watch her go. We're looking back at Cassini's #epic launch 19 years ago today. #GrandFinale.
More: http://go.nasa.gov/2dMrsSU Happy launch #anniversary, @CassiniSaturn - 19 years in space and doing science to the end #grandfinale
"13.10.2016 21:15:19" Spacecraft Power One of the secrets to long-lived space missions such as NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and the 39-year-old twin Voyagers is something called "radioisotope power." This video explains how it works, and how engineers are making it better so robots can go
"11.10.2016 20:52:43" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn This view of Saturn combines ultraviolet images with visible wavelength images to show auroras near the planet's south pole. The auroras are caused in part by the planet's magnetosphere. See what we've learned about Saturn's powerful magnetic forces:
"10.10.2016 15:15:25" Timeline Photos Hundreds of new, high-resolution images of Martian landscapes have been released. Check out this story, along with nine other updates from around the solar system, in this week's 10 Things blog: http://go.nasa.gov/2dFS5ZB
This image shows a crater,
"10.10.2016 14:41:23" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn In Daylight on the Nide Side: Here, we're looking down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's night side. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings. The image shows that even on Saturn's
"09.10.2016 17:26:23" Hi Juno #ICYMI That time the world said "Hi" to NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter as the spacecraft flew by Earth in 2013.
"07.10.2016 17:52:48" Timeline Photos In a first, one of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity, will drive down a Martian gully that may have been carved by water: http://go.nasa.gov/2e9Kill Afterward, the long-lived rover will visit the interior of the crater it has worked beside for
"06.10.2016 15:44:18" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn How Cassini has changed our view of Saturn's moons:
- Saturn's dozens of moons range in size from larger than planet Mercury down to about the size of a sports arena.
- Cassini found water continually spewing out of jets around the south polar region of
"06.10.2016 15:33:27" Timeline Photos Good news for future astronauts: studies may be able to predict global dust storms on Mars http://go.nasa.gov/2dxDa08
"04.10.2016 21:31:06" What's Up - October 2016 What's Up for October? Moon phases, Astronomy Day, meteors and Saturn! Download videos and stills at: http://go.nasa.gov/2dHRS7P
"04.10.2016 18:22:56" Timeline Photos Observing the moon from space--and from your own back yard--plus discoveries and mysteries from across the solar system. It's all in this week's 10 Things blog: http://go.nasa.gov/2dPURHf
This image is a spectacular view of a 4600 foot (1400 meter)
"03.10.2016 19:57:28" Perspective: New 360 from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover looking back at Murray Buttes shows how tall the formations really are.
More info at http://go.nasa.gov/2dlUicw
"03.10.2016 19:44:37" Timeline Photos NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover begins another new chapter as it explores one of the most scenic landscapes ever visited on Mars: http://go.nasa.gov/2dn9bsL
"03.10.2016 18:05:54" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Today, NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars completed one Mars year of science observations. One Mars year is just under two Earth years. MAVEN launched on Nov. 18, 2013, and went into orbit around Mars on Sept. 21, 2014. During its time at Mars, MAVEN has
"03.10.2016 16:11:24" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image. Pan, visible within the Encke Gap near lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left. Learn more:
"30.09.2016 15:18:23" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post The mission may be over, but we'll be talking about ESA's Rosetta Mission images and science for years to come. These are two of the spacecraft's final shots. The close up of rocks is the mission's last image.
"30.09.2016 11:30:14" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post An epic mission comes to an end. Congratulations to ESA's Rosetta Mission on you amazing exploration of comet 67P. Well done.
"30.09.2016 11:14:52" Happening Now: Rosetta's finale: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2
"29.09.2016 21:16:05" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post The Rosetta Mission--the first to orbit a comet and send a probe to its surface--will come to a dramatic end on Friday, Sept. 30. Learn more about the final farewell to Rosetta: go.nasa.gov/2cEORUx
NASA will offer live coverage of the event. Details:
"29.09.2016 18:19:23" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover has found evidence that chemistry in the surface of Mars contributed to the makeup of its atmosphere. It's another clue that the history of the Red Planet's atmosphere is more complex and interesting than a simple legacy of
"29.09.2016 17:08:26" Timeline Photos The "Black Moon" is coming. You won't see it—there's really nothing to see—and there's nothing supernatural about it. But what is a so-called "Black Moon" and what causes it? Find out: go.nasa.gov/2cErASO
"28.09.2016 18:47:11" Timeline Photos ESA - European Space Agency's trailblazing Rosetta Mission is nearing the end of its 12-year odyssey. The mission will end with the controlled decent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at around 4:20 a.m. PDT (7:20 a.m.
"28.09.2016 17:42:30" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission On Sept. 22, 2016, two weeks after launch, OSIRIS-REx switched on its Touch and Go Camera System (TAGCAMS), built by Malin Space Science Systems, to demonstrate proper operation in space. This image was captured by the StowCam portion of the system when
"26.09.2016 22:34:41" Timeline Photos It's small, it's hot and it's shrinking. Mercury is contracting, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2dbMPJr
"26.09.2016 22:08:33" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter So Close, So Far: See my first orbit of #Jupiter in this amateur-created JunoCam “marble movie” #citizenscience
Credit: NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt
"26.09.2016 18:35:56" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor
"26.09.2016 15:15:47" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Learn about new discoveries at Jupiter's moon Europa, the last days of the Rosetta comet mission, flying by Titan, and seven more must-know items in this week's 10 Things blog: http://go.nasa.gov/2db1rc8
"24.09.2016 18:35:13" NASA Dawn Mission Celebrating 9 years since Dawn launched, September 27, 2007. How do we keep going? #IonPropulsion
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"23.09.2016 14:56:14" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn In case you missed it, here are our mission leads, Linda Spilker and Earl Maize, highlighting Saturn science and previewing the mission's Grand Finale in a live public discussion: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/91568820 (Flash required)
"22.09.2016 20:58:25" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Tonight, join Cassini's project manager and project scientist for a live presentation. They'll discuss the latest discoveries at Saturn, as well as preview the mission's dramatic final year, when the spacecraft will fly between the rings and the planet as
"21.09.2016 20:53:08" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Before Cassini, scientists viewed Saturn's unique features only from Earth and from a few spacecraft flybys. But over more than a decade orbiting the gas giant, Cassini studied the composition and temperature of Saturn's upper atmosphere as the seasons
"19.09.2016 20:33:51" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post A mystery solved at Charon, a grand finale at Saturn, postcards from Mars, a comet explorer nearing the end of its journey. Find out about these and other must-know items from around the solar system. It's this week's 10 Things blog:
"19.09.2016 15:21:27" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's moon Pan may be small, but it has a big effect on the rings. Pan (17 miles or 28 kilometers across, left of center) holds open the Encke gap and shapes the ever-changing ringlets within the gap (some of which can be seen here). Details:
"16.09.2016 17:51:09" As the world turns ...
"15.09.2016 21:36:37" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn We've entered the final year of our epic voyage to Saturn, its rings and moons. The upcoming months will be like a whole new mission, with lots of new science and a "truly thrilling ride" in unexplored space near the rings. Details:
"15.09.2016 19:28:37" Timeline Photos Lakes and snowmelt-fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought possible, according to new findings using data primarily from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The recently discovered lakes and streams appeared roughly a billion years
"14.09.2016 20:35:38" Pluto and Charon When the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon, mission scientists knew two things: they'd never seen anything like it before, and they couldn't wait to get the
"12.09.2016 21:15:14" Timeline Photos Follow us...all the way past Pluto. Here are 10 social media accounts you should definitely be following to explore the solar system and beyond: http://go.nasa.gov/2czikyg
"11.09.2016 17:30:50" Timeline Photos One hundred and forty million miles away from New York is a memorial on Mars to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
The memorial, made from aluminum recovered from the site of the twin towers, serves as a cable guard on a
"10.09.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter could tell us more about how our entire solar system formed and improve things like weather forecasting here on Earth. Check out our full infographic for details: go.nasa.gov/2ce75MH
"09.09.2016 22:54:13" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Magnificent desolation. NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover's recent shots of Mars rival the great parks of the American west.
"08.09.2016 23:24:33" Timeline Photos Way to go OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission! Beautiful launch. More: https://blogs.nasa.gov/osiris-rex/
"08.09.2016 22:30:00" Timeline Photos Get Ready. OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission launch coverage begins now. Launch window opens in 45 minutes.
NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv
"08.09.2016 15:02:34" Timeline Photos It's launch day. The first opportunity NASA's OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission is slated to lift off as soon as 7:05 pm EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on a quest to return the largest sample from space to Earth since the Apollo era.
"08.09.2016 14:35:57" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo An artist's illustration of the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission spacecraft collecting a sample from the asteroid Bennu. All about OSIRIS-REx: http://go.nasa.gov/2c1yTRj
"08.09.2016 14:35:57" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo An artist's illustration of the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission spacecraft collecting a sample from the asteroid Bennu. All about OSIRIS-REx: http://go.nasa.gov/2c1yTRj
"08.09.2016 01:10:00" Timeline Photos One more day. OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission
"07.09.2016 18:29:43" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn New scenes from a frigid alien landscape are coming to light in recent radar images of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. We obtained the views during a close flyby of Titan on July 25. The spacecraft's radar instrument is able to penetrate the dense, global
"07.09.2016 16:01:31" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission TODAY at noon EDT: Tune in to learn about OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. asteroid sample return mission, launching Sept. 8: http://nasa.gov/nasatv Live now!
"06.09.2016 22:27:17" solarsystem.nasa.gov solarsystem.nasa.gov With NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter in orbit around the gas giant, discoveries there could tell us more about our home planet, Earth. For instance, where did all this water come from? Check out our infographic on how Jupiter and Earth compare:
"06.09.2016 17:44:10" OSIRIS-REx at asteroid Bennu NASA's OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission is getting ready to rocket. Launch is slated for the evening of Sept. 8 (US time). NASA TV will have live briefings and launch coverage all week. Learn more about OSIRIS-REx and its quest to visit the asteroid Bennu
"05.09.2016 14:58:50" ESA - European Space Agency YES!!! IT'S PHILAE!!
"02.09.2016 20:44:01" More unique views of Jupiter from NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter.
"02.09.2016 16:35:49" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter has sent back its first images of the planet's north pole, along with other data about Jupiter, and they show it's a place unlike any other we've seen. Get the details: go.nasa.gov/2c0tI4U
"02.09.2016 14:53:00" Timeline Photos NASA is moving forward with a spring 2018 launch of its InSight mission to study the deep interior of Mars, following final approval this week by the agency's Science Mission Directorate. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and
"01.09.2016 20:50:19" What's Up for September 2016 What's Up for September? An eclipse in Africa, two meteor showers and planet & moon pair-ups. See more details and get downloadable screenshots and videos at: http://go.nasa.gov/2cudTq4
"01.09.2016 18:13:20" Timeline Photos Ahuna Mons on Ceres is a volcanic dome unlike any seen elsewhere in the solar system. Our Dawn team reveals new details about this strange cryovolcano and five more intriguing insights about the closest dwarf planet to Earth.
"31.08.2016 19:34:05" Timeline Photos NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has observed the Kuiper Belt object called Quaoar ("Kwa-war"), which - at 690 miles or 1,100 kilometers in diameter - is roughly half the size of Pluto. This animated sequence shows composite images taken by New Horizons'
"31.08.2016 19:30:33" Dawn's Higher Orbit After studying Ceres for more than eight months from its low-altitude science orbit, the NASA Dawn Mission will move higher up for different views of the dwarf planet. Dawn has delivered a wealth of images and other data from its current perch at 240
"29.08.2016 18:17:41" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Learn about upcoming eclipses, Juno's close pass of Jupiter, what's next for NASA's lunar orbiter and more must-know topics in solar system exploration. It's all in this week's 10 Things blog: http://go.nasa.gov/2bx484s
"29.08.2016 15:32:06" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn An ethereal, glowing spot appears on Saturn's B ring. There is nothing particular about that place in the rings that produces the glowing effect -- instead, it is an example of an "opposition surge" making that area on the rings appear extra bright. This
"27.08.2016 21:37:50" Timeline Photos Success! Our Juno spacecraft completed its first flyby of Jupiter. This flyby was the closest Juno will get to Jupiter during its prime mission.
"26.08.2016 17:05:12" Timeline Photos Jupiter: Big planet with an even bigger family.
Read More: http://go.nasa.gov/2bFVi50
"25.08.2016 20:48:35" Timeline Photos This Saturday, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter will get closer to the cloud tops of the planet than at any other time during its prime mission. At the moment of closest approach, Juno will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's swirling
"25.08.2016 19:11:37" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration From space, astronaut Jeff Williams shares his photos and personal stories as he celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. His unique vantage point on the International Space Station provides an endless panorama of the natural beauty
"25.08.2016 15:40:27" Comet Outburst A lucky catch: with most of its instruments trained on Comet 67/P back in February, the Rosetta Mission witnessed a dramatic outburst, possibly caused by a landslide on the comet's surface. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2bCGhB3
"24.08.2016 18:58:07" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn on Aug. 25, 1981, and 35 years on, Voyager's legacy continues. http://go.nasa.gov/2bgZTKH
"24.08.2016 18:01:47" NASA Planetquest A historic discovery! Today Pale Red Dot announces the discovery of an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone around the closest star in our galaxy, Proxima Centauri. Only four light-years from Earth, the planet is dubbed Proxima b, and is at the right
"24.08.2016 16:19:29" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that have become one of the hottest topics in interplanetary research don't hold much water, according to the latest findings from a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars. The new results from NASA's Mars Odyssey mission do not
"22.08.2016 17:30:42" Timeline Photos This week marks 35 years since the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn, delighting scientists with rich data and images. Learn more about this and nine more things you need to know about the solar system this week in the new 10 Things blog:
"22.08.2016 14:37:31" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's moon Dione reveals its past via contrasts on its surface. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2bfE27N
"19.08.2016 19:22:37" Timeline Photos Three moons and a planet: in a presentation at TED Talks Live, NASA's director of planetary science, Jim Green, discusses the best places to look for alien life in our solar system: http://go.nasa.gov/2b4qsIg
"19.08.2016 16:32:26" Timeline Photos Eroded mesas and buttes reminiscent of the U.S. Southwest shape part of the horizon in the latest 360-degree color panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover rover. The rover used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) to capture dozens of component images of this
"19.08.2016 15:45:02" World Photo Day For #WorldPhotoDay, photos of the world, taken by various robotic spacecraft exploring the solar system http://go.nasa.gov/2bnLTze
"18.08.2016 21:31:05" Postcards from Mars Postcards from Mars: a small sample of photos sent by our robotic explorers that are paving the way for future human exploration. See more pictures and information about Mars: http://go.nasa.gov/2bBBd0x #NASAMarsDay
"18.08.2016 17:17:11" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Join us at 1:30 p.m. EDT for a Facebook Live from the Michoud Assembly Facility as we show you what we're doing to take humans to Mars! http://www.facebook/com/nasa #NASAMarsDay
"18.08.2016 17:04:21" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our #JourneyToMars crosses 3 thresholds, each with increasing challenges as humans move farther from Earth. But we have a plan to manage these challenges. Take a look: http://go.nasa.gov/2bw8pX9 #NASAMarsDay
"17.08.2016 16:24:05" Timeline Photos Next month, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission, which will rendezvous with, study and return a sample of the asteroid Bennu. The mission will yield the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era. Even now, engineers are
"16.08.2016 21:52:51" NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Mars: Putting the butte in beautiful. Check out other recent raw pics here: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?s=
"16.08.2016 17:36:24" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post This week is a good time to catch the elusive planet Mercury in the evening sky. And anytime is a good time to learn about Mercury at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov. See more about Merucry, plus nine other things you need to know about the solar system this
"15.08.2016 20:56:55" Timeline Photos Did you know NASA makes raw, unprocessed images from spacecraft across the solar system available to the public, often within hours after they're received on Earth? All of these views from NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn were processed by amateur space
"15.08.2016 15:26:13" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn's moons Tethys and Hyperion appear to be near neighbors in this view, even though they are actually 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) apart here. Tethys is the larger body on the left. These two icy moons are very different worlds. Learn more:
"12.08.2016 15:15:48" Timeline Photos Miss the peak of the #Perseids meteor shower? Here's a great shot from of a meteor streak over West Virginia taken by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls.
"11.08.2016 22:28:09" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our first-ever asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, is going to map asteroid Bennu from the ground up. This spacecraft will measure the asteroid's topography and shape in a detail that is unprecedented compared to other asteroid missions. Find out
"11.08.2016 17:46:23" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post This view of Comet 67P C-G comes from the ESA - European Space Agency Rosetta Mission just yesterday. Join us tonight for an inside look at the mission and what it has taught us about comets and the solar system. Watch and chat at
"11.08.2016 15:27:31" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Look up tonight! The annual Perseids meteor shower peaks late tonight and early tomorrow morning. Some predictions call for an outburst of up to 150 or 200 meteors per hour. The darker the sky, the more you'll be able to see. While you're scanning the
"10.08.2016 20:19:40" NASA Planetquest Playing the new game "No Man's Sky" and wondering why only a small percentage of planets have life? Learn about the habitable zone, both a game feature and real science narrowing the search for alien life: http://go.nasa.gov/2aDHNlN
"10.08.2016 19:38:49" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Fifty years ago today, NASA launched Lunar Orbiter 1, the first in a series of robotic moon mapping spacecraft. Learn more about this trailblazer and see more images: http://go.nasa.gov/2b8MJ7f
"10.08.2016 15:07:40" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Data from the radar instrument has revealed deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons. The finding represents the first direct evidence of the presence of liquid-filled channels on Titan, as well as the
"09.08.2016 16:59:30" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Even without the rings, Saturn is beautiful, as seen in this false-color infrared view of the planet's swirling clouds. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2aJg8FA
"08.08.2016 18:00:25" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission Just one month until OSIRIS-REx launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on its journey to Bennu!
"08.08.2016 15:59:44" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post A major meteor shower, national parks in the dark, new pictures from Venus and Mars, and more things you need to know about the solar system this week. Catch the latest 10 Things blog: http://go.nasa.gov/2aGug2s
"08.08.2016 15:47:48" NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars MAVEN has been orbiting the Red Planet for one Mars year
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, the first spacecraft devoted to understanding Mars' upper atmosphere, has now been in orbit for one Mars year, or 687 Earth days. MAVEN was
"08.08.2016 15:44:13" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Long Divisions: Saturn's shadow on the rings stretches past the Cassini division. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2aGjjxH
"04.08.2016 22:59:34" Curiosity: Four Years on Mars Happy fourth landing anniversary (in Earth years) to NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. See what's ahead for the mission, and download the new Mars game: http://go.nasa.gov/2ayOZT2
"03.08.2016 19:41:33" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post What's inside the dwarf planet Ceres? Gravity data from the NASA Dawn Mission offers insights. The new data suggest that Ceres has a weak interior, and that water and other light materials partially separated from rock during a heating phase early in its
"02.08.2016 19:20:44" Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LRO shorts! Short videos, that is. Check out the latest, highlighting lunar volcanism. http://bit.ly/2auXM8B
"02.08.2016 18:05:18" Timeline Photos An artist's illustration of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io. New research reveals that Io has a thin atmosphere that collapses in the shadow of the planet. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2aytPlI
"01.08.2016 20:08:56" What's Up - August 2016 What's Up for August? See five planets after sunset and the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. http://go.nasa.gov/2auSbgl
"01.08.2016 18:01:19" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Expeditions to the sun, Ceres, Jupiter, Mars...and your own back yard. Here are 10 things you need to know about the solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/2aut6C2
"01.08.2016 15:03:09" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Water ice on the surface of Saturn's moon Rhea makes it dazzlingly bright in full sunlight. See more: http://go.nasa.gov/2acmz2s
"29.07.2016 19:14:31" Timeline Photos Five years after departing Earth, and a month after slipping into orbit around the giant planet, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter nears a turning point http://go.nasa.gov/2aEksCk
"29.07.2016 18:39:02" NASA Planetquest Who you gonna call? The real Ghostbusters are NASA nuclear engineers and particle physicists– women whose jobs are to explore new realms, battle invisible forces and explain the mysteries around us.
"29.07.2016 18:32:33" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post NASA's Solar Probe Plus — the first mission that will fly into sun's upper atmosphere and "touch" the sun — has passed a design review, an important milestone leading to its anticipated summer 2018 launch. The successful review means the mission may now
"29.07.2016 17:01:33" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn On #Saturn's giant, haze-enshrouded moon Titan, radar reveals a labyrinth: http://go.nasa.gov/2aE2rUE and a ridge of jagged peaks: http://go.nasa.gov/2aE2r77
"29.07.2016 15:18:56" Timeline Photos New findings using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that gullies on modern #Mars are likely not being formed by flowing liquid water, but rather by other processes such as the freeze and thaw of carbon dioxide frost. (Note that gullies
"28.07.2016 19:57:12" Ranger 7 to the Moon NASA's historic Ranger 7 mission was the first true success in the United States' early quest to explore the moon. The spacecraft launched on July 28, 1964. Three days later it made a targeted impact on the moon, sending back more than 4,300 photos along
"27.07.2016 23:35:54" Timeline Photos Bringing the heat: new NASA-funded research suggests that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may be the mysterious heat source behind Jupiter's surprisingly high upper atmospheric temperatures, as shown in this artist's illustration. Details: go.nasa.gov/2ay3R6a
"27.07.2016 16:49:58" Timeline Photos A collection of images from several spacecraft encounters with comets over the years, in honor of the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission comet lander, Philae. #GoodbyePhilae. Thank you, and congratulations on earning your place among the great comet
"27.07.2016 00:07:27" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Trio of solar flares! The sun emitted three mid-level solar flares on July 22 and 23. The sun is currently in a period of low activity, moving toward whats called solar minimum when there are few to no solar eruptions – so these flares were the first
"26.07.2016 19:00:02" Ceres Impact Craters Ceres is covered in countless small, young craters, but none are larger than 175 miles (280 km) in diameter. This is a huge mystery, given that the dwarf planet must have been hit by numerous large asteroids during its 4.5 billion-year lifetime. Where did
"25.07.2016 21:29:59" Surveying an Asteroid with Light See how NASA's OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission will map an #asteroid and discover which minerals exist on its surface before returning a bit of it to Earth http://go.nasa.gov/2acJ1qO
"25.07.2016 18:09:12" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Bent Rings: Saturn's A and F rings appear bizarrely warped where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens. Details: go.nasa.gov/2aFFeAH
"25.07.2016 16:55:44" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Before Pokémon Go there was Spacecraft 3D, an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you interact with NASA spacecraft that are exploring the solar system. See how to download this and other intriguing--and free--NASA apps at:
"23.07.2016 18:32:32" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Fascinating! Star Trek planet Vulcan is set in a real star system. NASA Planetquest explains: http://go.nasa.gov/29S7bUq #ICYMI Science meets fiction. #StarTrek
"20.07.2016 14:53:53" Timeline Photos Today's a big day for firsts in space exploration. #OTD in 1976, Viking 1 sent back the first shots from the surface of Mars.
Nine years earlier the first human beings set foot on the moon.
This is a shot of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin heading to
"20.07.2016 11:53:00" Timeline Photos At this moment 40 years ago today, Viking 1 took the first photo from the surface of Mars. #Viking40
"19.07.2016 19:20:34" Timeline Photos Nine years before the Mars landing (and decades before 3D printing), a Viking spacecraft envisioned with a styrofoam cups and straws. #Viking40
Image donated to NASA by John Newcomb (second
"19.07.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Happening Now: Viking 40th anniversary panel discussion at NASA Langley Research Center. #Viking40
"18.07.2016 18:03:08" Timeline Photos Viking Invasion: 10 things to know about NASA's Viking invasion of Mars 40 years ago this week.
Read More: http://go.nasa.gov/2a2wExS
"15.07.2016 20:00:52" Timeline Photos Here's a peek at the engineering going into the next generation Mars rover - headed to the Red Planet in 2020.
"15.07.2016 15:25:17" Timeline Photos Meet NASA's next Mars rover on Facebook Live, today at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT / 1700 UTC: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We'll talk about the science and technology aboard the Mars 2020 rover. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/29UfnXT
"14.07.2016 22:23:37" Timeline Photos Today: hear from Dr. Marc Rayman, director of the NASA Dawn Mission, who will give a fascinating presentation on the mission and its use of ion propulsion, as well as its two exotic destinations in the asteroid belt. July 14 at 7 p.m. PDT / 10 p.m. EDT /
"14.07.2016 22:08:31" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post One year later: New Horizons' top 10 discoveries at #Pluto -- and what comes next for the mission. http://go.nasa.gov/2adIkM6
"14.07.2016 18:52:19" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post #TBT On July 14, 1965 (US time) the Mariner 4 spacecraft made the first successful flyby of Mars, and sent some of the first closeup pictures. A data translator machine converted a Mariner 4 digital image data into numbers printed on strips of paper. Too
"14.07.2016 16:08:16" Pluto Time #TBT: Remembering NASA's New Horizons #PlutoFlyby a year later. Find your own #PlutoTime - http://go.nasa.gov/29GktVt
"13.07.2016 21:29:14" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Storms at the north pole of Saturn, as seen in grayscale and via color filters (though these are not the colors the human eye would see). See details, including links to natural color views and even closer looks, at: go.nasa.gov/29E6ijP See the full
"13.07.2016 19:58:06" The Weather Channel NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter' is our mission statement. Jen Carfagno from AMHQ is LIVE with Jim Green from NASA - National Aeronautics and
"12.07.2016 22:24:20" Timeline Photos The JunoCam camera aboard NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter is operational and sending down data after the spacecraft's July 4 arrival at the giant planet. Juno's visible-light camera was turned on six days after Juno fired its main engine and placed itself
"11.07.2016 21:41:26" Moon "Photobombs" the Earth NASA's EPIC camera aboard @NOAA's DSCOVR satellite catches the moon 'photobombing' the Earth (again): go.nasa.gov/29RmlOB
"11.07.2016 17:02:25" Timeline Photos The latest Martian landscape photos from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and 9 more must-know things about the solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/29QhnBC #10Things
"07.07.2016 23:27:59" Timeline Photos What causes the dark streaks often seen on Martian slopes? A new study of thousands of such features in the Red Planet's largest canyon system offers clues. As usual when it comes to Mars, possibilities and puzzles remain: http://go.nasa.gov/29xwooT
"07.07.2016 17:07:55" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Be in mission control with the team as NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter confirms entry into orbit. ☝️ Be in mission control with the team as NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter confirms entry into orbit. (If you are unable to see the 360 video here, you can also play it from the JPL YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/jsrRzfTXKF4. YouTube supports playback of
"06.07.2016 18:56:31" 10 Things: July 6 From Jupiter to Ceres to Saturn to the unexplored asteroid Bennu, here are 10 things you need to know about what's happening in the solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/29yGVTG
"05.07.2016 18:24:57" What's Up - July 2016 What's Up for July? Use Saturn as your guide to a tour of the summer Milky Way. http://go.nasa.gov/29uk0JG
"05.07.2016 16:07:13" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Pandemonium: Pan and moons like it have profound effects on Saturn's rings, ranging from clearing gaps, to creating new ringlets, to raising vertical waves that extend above and below the ring plane. All of these effects, produced by gravity, are seen in
"05.07.2016 05:49:34" Timeline Photos NASA's Juno spacecraft is now in orbit around mighty #Jupiter. "This is the one time I don't mind being stuck in a windowless room on the night of the Fourth of July," said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno from Southwest Research Institute.
"05.07.2016 04:54:27" Timeline Photos See a live update on Juno's successful arrival at #Jupiter. 10 p.m. PDT / 1 a.m. EDT http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL2
"05.07.2016 04:02:35" Timeline Photos Congratulations to NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter on successfully entering orbit at #Jupiter. Here's a view from mission control at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory via NASA TV moments ago as the team celebrated.
"05.07.2016 02:23:05" Timeline Photos When NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter passed by Earth in Oct. 2013 for a gravity assist on its long journey, it snapped this image. From all of us watching here on the home planet, good luck, Juno. http://go.nasa.gov/29yIbCN
"05.07.2016 01:39:26" Timeline Photos Ride along as NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter enters orbit around #Jupiter. Live NASA coverage begins at 7:30 PT/ 10:30 ET / 0230 UTC. Watch: http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 or http://go.nasa.gov/29cOdXH Get full Juno information: http://go.nasa.gov/29yIbCN
"05.07.2016 00:19:24" Timeline Photos Here's a reminder that you can see #Jupiter yourself in the evening sky. Here's where to look: http://go.nasa.gov/29cEaSE
"04.07.2016 17:32:21" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn This year's Fourth of July celebration in the United States will be extra special as our sister spacecraft, Juno, arrives at #Jupiter. Welcome to the outer solar system, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, and good luck entering orbit.
"04.07.2016 17:11:11" Timeline Photos This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion later today. Juno obtained this color view on June 29, 2016, at a distance
"04.07.2016 15:51:48" Timeline Photos Today's the day! NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter enters orbit in just a few hours. See a live briefing previewing the day's events at 9am PT/noon ET/1600 UTC: http://ustream.tv/nasajpl2 Tag questions #askNASA
"04.07.2016 13:57:20" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Juno's final approach! After five years traveling through space to its destination, our Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around #Jupiter today! This video shows a peek of what the spacecraft saw as it closed in on its destination before instruments Today's the big day for NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter. Watch our 12 p.m. EDT Pre-Orbit Insertion Briefing on NASA Television for more: https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
"04.07.2016 01:49:32" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Remembering the #Jupiter flyby in 2000/2001, and wishing NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter every success tomorrow and in the months to come.
"02.07.2016 22:23:26" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Less than 1.8 million miles to go. Jupiter here we come. We'll be celebrating Juno's July 4th arrival at Jupiter with fireworks in space and here on Earth. (That's some of the mission team with an engineering model of a special Juno firework to be
"01.07.2016 23:52:43" Robotic Space Exploration Mission Extension NASA has approved mission extensions for several intrepid robotic explorers throughout the solar system, including: the NASA Dawn Mission, the Mars Odyssey orbiter, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, New Horizons, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter with its
"01.07.2016 21:28:59" Timeline Photos Think we've got big planets? Think again. On July 4, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter will enter orbit to study the king of our solar system. But Jupiter is puny compared to some of the exotic exo-Jupiters found in other solar systems in our galaxy, likely
"01.07.2016 19:15:28" "Sounds" of Jupiter's Magnetosphere NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter is nearing its target. In fact, the spacecraft has already passed into the planet's powerful magnetic field. This chart presents data that Juno's Waves investigation recorded as the spacecraft entered Jupiter's magnetosphere
"01.07.2016 19:03:59" Timeline Photos The vast nitrogen ice plains of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planum -- the western half of Pluto's "heart" -- are giving up more secrets. Scientists on NASA's New Horizons mission have processed images of Sputnik Planum to bring out intricate,
"01.07.2016 18:44:13" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Completed #Saturn orbit insertion on this day in 2004. This image comes from the final months of the approach. Re-live the journey: http://go.nasa.gov/29jVhHU And good luck to NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter during the last days of its approach to the
"30.06.2016 16:45:52" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mission Update: Tune in live Thursday on http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 for news about NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter and its July 4th arrival in orbit.
Tag Questions: #askNASA
"29.06.2016 19:32:00" Timeline Photos New findings about the bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres: the brightest area, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth. This material appears to have come from inside Ceres.
"28.06.2016 15:07:23" Eyes on Juno For the first time in almost a decade, we're going back to Jupiter. NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter arrives at the king of planets on the fourth of July. (This video clip comes from NASA's "Eyes on Juno" simulation, which you try out yourself--see details
"27.06.2016 17:37:59" Timeline Photos Image of the week: On Jupiter's Doorstep. NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter obtained this color view on June 21, 2016, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (10.9 million kilometers) from Jupiter. Juno will arrive at Jupiter on July 4. Details:
"27.06.2016 17:22:47" Timeline Photos Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. Researchers found high levels of manganese oxides by using a laser-firing instrument on the rover. This hint of
"27.06.2016 15:14:44" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are Saturn's rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn's night side is also visible (near top center), faintly illuminated by sunlight reflected
"24.06.2016 17:00:52" Timeline Photos Pluto's moon Charon is home to an unusual canyon system that's far longer and deeper than the Grand Canyon. The inset below magnifies a portion of the eastern limb in the global view of Charon at left, imaged by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on July 14,
"23.06.2016 19:58:03" Timeline Photos New images obtained in May this year by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. This vortex is the first one observed on the planet during the 21st century. See more: http://go.nasa.gov/28OHchD
"23.06.2016 16:55:27" Solar Power to Jupiter NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter has traveled nearly half a billion miles to reach its destination, Jupiter, on July 4. Find out how engineers made humanity's most distant solar-powered spacecraft.
"23.06.2016 01:10:32" Timeline Photos Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved. In July 2015, NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover collected powder drilled from rock at a location
"23.06.2016 01:04:40" Timeline Photos One robotic spacecraft spies another: the sharp-eyed HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a photo of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover--from space. See more: http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_045293_1755
"21.06.2016 16:36:58" Timeline Photos It's #NationalSelfieDay and NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover rover has the art of the selfie down to a science. See how it's done: http://go.nasa.gov/28KB8Ve
"21.06.2016 16:11:59" Timeline Photos Venus has an "electric wind" strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping Earth's twin planet of its oceans. This is according to new results from the European Space
"20.06.2016 15:20:49" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Closing in on Jupiter, discoveries about the moons of Pluto, a full moon here on Earth, the latest expeditions on Mars, and more things you need to know about your solar system this week, all at: http://go.nasa.gov/28JokCz
"20.06.2016 14:53:22" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn As Saturn's northern hemisphere summer approaches, the shadows of the rings creep ever southward across the planet. See more: go.nasa.gov/28JhXPK
"16.06.2016 20:55:12" Timeline Photos A newly downlinked spectral observation from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft provides compelling evidence that the surface of Pluto's moon Nix is covered in water ice, similar to what the New Horizons team discovered recently for another of Pluto's small
"16.06.2016 17:27:09" Timeline Photos Beginning shortly: join a press briefing about the Juno mission at 2 p.m. ET. http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL2
"16.06.2016 14:47:59" Juno Mission Trailer NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter arrives on July 4th--but first it has to successfully enter orbit around the giant planet. https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu More about Jupiter: solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/jupiter
"15.06.2016 22:05:48" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo An artist rendering of NASA's Juno spacecraft, which will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.
"15.06.2016 22:05:48" NASA Solar System Exploration's cover photo An artist rendering of NASA's Juno spacecraft, which will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.
"15.06.2016 21:50:40" Timeline Photos A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come. As it orbits the sun, this new asteroid, designated 2016 HO3, appears to circle around Earth as
"15.06.2016 15:42:06" Marathon Valley "Marathon Valley" opens to a view across Endeavour Crater in this scene from the Pancam of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity. Marathon Valley, which slices through a large crater's rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for Opportunity since July
"15.06.2016 15:14:34" blogs.esa.int Mars Express chats with Curiosity: Practice makes perfect Today, Mars Express established a communication link with NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface to conduct an important test prior to the arrival of ExoMars Continue reading →
"13.06.2016 21:53:13" Timeline Photos Heading toward the mountain: "Now that we've skirted our way around the dunes and crossed the plateau, we've turned south to climb the mountain head-on," said Mars Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada. "Since landing, we've been aiming for this gap
"13.06.2016 19:02:48" Timeline Photos Mission: Build a replica of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and successfully return an asteroid sample to Earth. That's the challenge OSIRIS-REx Project Scientist Jason Dworkin of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center presented to fans of the popular computer
"13.06.2016 16:58:54" Far Shores Ten things to know about our solar system this week, including visiting the far shores of Ceres, Pluto, Jupiter and the asteroid Bennu. See all 10: http://go.nasa.gov/21ilxBT
"13.06.2016 15:06:53" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn A bright disruption in Saturn's narrow F ring suggests it may have been disturbed recently. This feature was mostly likely not caused by Pandora (50 miles or 81 kilometers across) which lurks nearby, at lower right. More likely, it was created by the
"10.06.2016 19:40:46" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Have camera, will travel. What to expect from JunoCam: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2016/06090600-what-to-expect-from-junocam.html
Join my virtual imaging team today: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam
"10.06.2016 17:40:44" Timeline Photos Learning which way the wind blows: NASA Mars orbiters have discovered that a pattern of three large regional dust storms occurs with similar timing most Martian years. Improving the ability to predict large-scale, potentially hazardous dust storms on Mars
"10.06.2016 17:30:53" Pluto's Jagged Shores Pluto's Jagged Shores: This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on the southeastern portion of Pluto's great ice plains, where at lower right the plains border rugged, dark highlands informally named Krun Macula. (Krun is the
"09.06.2016 17:10:07" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission OSIRIS-REx is now in the final countdown to launch. Arizona Public Media talks with the mission's principal investigator, Dante Lauretta, about the last tests and preparations happening at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
"07.06.2016 19:37:44" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration What may look like frosting on a chocolate cake, is actually an image of defrosting sand dunes on Mars. In late winer on the southern hemisphere of Mars, these dunes get enough sunlight to start defrosting their seasonal cover of carbon dioxide. Details:
"06.06.2016 17:40:34" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post The dark side of Pluto, the latest weather on Mars, and eight more things you need to know about the solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/24tLIWE
"06.06.2016 15:46:16" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Rings Interrupted: Saturn's moon Titan hangs above the rings, as the planet casts its shadow. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Xxh3t6
"03.06.2016 16:55:25" Pluto Limb Hello from the Dark Side: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took this stunning image of Pluto only a few minutes after closest approach on July 14, 2015. The image was obtained with the sun on the other side of Pluto, as viewed by New Horizons. Seen here,
"02.06.2016 20:16:02" Timeline Photos First space selfie? Fifty years ago today (June 2, 1966), Surveyor 1 snapped this photo of its shadow on the moon. Surveyor 1 was the first mission to make a successful soft landing on an extraterrestrial body, our moon. In addition to transmitting more
"02.06.2016 18:52:55" Surveyor 1 Before astronauts could set foot on the moon, we had to know if that first step was even possible. On this day 50 years ago, the robotic spacecraft Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and opened the way for Apollo. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1O6COfU
"02.06.2016 16:49:51" NASA Dawn Mission What might have caused the wall of this ancient crater on #Ceres to be disrupted? Dawn took this image from its low altitude mapping orbit, 240 mi (385 km) above the surface of the dwarf planet. #NASAbeyond
"02.06.2016 02:45:26" What's Up for June 2016 What's Up for June? Saturn at its best, plus good views of Mars, Jupiter and Jupiter's moons continue from dusk to dawn: http://go.nasa.gov/20UoVCw
"31.05.2016 15:59:43" Saturn at Opposition With #Saturn nearing opposition, meaning that the planet is lined up with the Earth and the sun, it's a great time to see it in the sky--and up close, thanks to NASA's Cassini mission. Here are 10 things to know this week about exploring Saturn:
"30.05.2016 15:12:21" Timeline Photos #Mars makes its closest approach to Earth today. Where to look for it in the night sky: go.nasa.gov/1WtqPLX
"27.05.2016 19:49:57" Pluto Terrain This is the most detailed view of Pluto's terrain you'll see for a very long time. This mosaic strip--extending across the hemisphere that faced the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015--now includes all of the highest-resolution
"27.05.2016 18:40:04" Timeline Photos As NASA's Juno mission approaches Jupiter, the giant planet's gravity is now the dominant gravitational force acting on the spacecraft. Arrival is set for July 4. More: go.nasa.gov/1TFi8Zg
"26.05.2016 23:21:34" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory You say you want a revolution? How about a thousand? Congrats to NASA Dawn Mission on your 1,000th orbit of Ceres!
"26.05.2016 22:42:34" Coronal Hole, May 2016 This imagery of the sun captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory from May 17-19, 2016, shows a giant dark area on the star's upper half, known as a coronal hole. Coronal holes are low-density regions of the sun's atmosphere, known as the corona.
"26.05.2016 19:06:30" Timeline Photos Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap. The new results agree with previous models that indicate a glacial period ended
"25.05.2016 22:23:46" NASA Dawn Mission Crater within a Crater
Mondamin, the host crater, is 78 mi (126 km) in diameter--can you tell which #Ceres hemisphere it lies in?
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"25.05.2016 19:51:29" Timeline Photos Fifty-five years ago today, President John F. Kennedy issued his history-altering challenge: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to
"25.05.2016 16:37:55" Timeline Photos On Sept. 8, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to launch for terra incognita: the unknown surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Like expeditions of old, OSIRIS-REx's mission includes mapping the exotic terrain it explores. The spacecraft will
"24.05.2016 22:58:37" Timeline Photos The solar system, delivered: new postage stamps from the US Postal Service will celebrate planetary exploration, including the New Horizons Pluto flyby. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Ty1UBb
"24.05.2016 15:54:11" Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter From my LAMP team - a new technique for crater dating in the darkest regions of the Moon! https://t.co/cwYqp5t5Ox https://t.co/GK9X8Qjwjn
"23.05.2016 20:48:26" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Cassini orbited in Saturn's ring plane -- around the planet's equator -- for most of 2015. This enabled a season of flybys of the planet's icy moons, but did not allow for angled views of the rings and the planet's poles, like this one. But in early 2016,
"23.05.2016 14:57:26" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Exploration at the edge--and beyond: see the 10 things you need to know about the solar system this week at http://go.nasa.gov/1WcKM9W
"21.05.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos Your best bet to see Mars in the next two years starts this weekend. Here are some viewing tips:
"20.05.2016 17:36:19" solarsystem.nasa.gov The Moon in Song Infographic | Galleries - NASA Solar System Exploration A whimsical list of some favorite moon songs. For the complete list and to suggest your own favorites, visit http://moon.nasa.gov/moonsongs.cfm. Time to howl at the moon again. Tomorrow night's full moon is a bonus full moon that comes roughly once every 2.7 years. It's called a "Blue Moon."
Here are some suggestion songs to celebrate the bonus moonlight:
"19.05.2016 20:31:00" vimeo.com The Grand Tour Animated This is an animation featuring a selection of posters from the incredible series put out by the Studio at JPL. I was so inspired by this series that I decided to… Tour the solar system with this video by Nolan Manning, based on a series of planetary posters created by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The original posters are available for download at: http://go.nasa.gov/1KIxTjj
"19.05.2016 18:31:29" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Shine on! Bill Nye unravels the mysteries of solar-powered space travel. See how I use the power of the sun to keep the juice running during my long journey to and orbits of Jupiter.
"19.05.2016 17:17:42" Timeline Photos Image of the day: a planet's greatest hits. Most people know about the pictures, greetings, music, and sounds from Earth found on the Golden Records affixed to the two Voyager spacecraft now leaving the solar system. They may not know that there is also a
"17.05.2016 18:09:18" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Jupiter's moon Europa hides a deep ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell. Whether the moon has the raw materials and chemical energy in the right proportions to support biology is a topic of intense scientific interest. Now, a new NASA study
"17.05.2016 17:18:55" NASA Dawn Mission Edge of Azacca Crater
What are those intriguing bright spots? From 240 mi (385 km) above Ceres' surface.
For images & info: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/
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"16.05.2016 17:10:13" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Filled with kinks, jets, strands and gores, Saturn's F ring has been sculpted by its two neighboring moons Prometheus (seen here) and Pandora. Details: go.nasa.gov/1rPrFGi
"16.05.2016 14:45:17" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Now is a great time to see Mars in the sky--and up close, thanks to NASA spacecraft. This week's "10 Things" blog brings you what you need to know right now about the Red Planet: http://go.nasa.gov/1rP6m7M
"13.05.2016 20:56:03" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space is anything but empty. What you can't see is absolutely magnetic: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/144300595759/exploring-the-invisible-magnetic-reconnection
"13.05.2016 19:32:18" Rotating Comet This sequence of images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed by Earth, one of the closest encounters between a comet and our planet. The images reveal a narrow, well-defined jet of dust ejected by the comet's icy,
"12.05.2016 21:47:46" NASA's Mission to Europa Our project scientist Dr. Robert Pappalardo speaks tonight (Thursday May 12) at 7:30 p.m. at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
NASA's Mission to Europa: Exploring a Potentially Habitable World
Jupiter's moon Europa may have an
"11.05.2016 20:39:32" Panorama of Gale Crater Rim from 'Naukluft Plateau" Today NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover completes its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has recorded environmental patterns through two full cycles of Martian seasons. See what the intrepid robotic
"11.05.2016 20:18:23" Timeline Photos Recently, a group of astronomers combined data from two space observatories to reveal something surprising: a dwarf planet with the temporary designation 2007 OR10 is significantly larger than previously thought. The dwarf planet is the largest unnamed
"10.05.2016 20:17:07" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Today's announcement that our Kepler mission verified 1,284 new planets more than doubles the number of confirmed planets. Did you know that Kepler 'sees' distant planets through decreases in star brightness when planets pass in front: “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.” - Ellen Stofan, NASA Headquarter Chief Scientist
"09.05.2016 22:31:50" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission "The only analogy that seems to match is watching your kids grow up." -- Bashar Rizk, OCAMS Instrument Scientist, on what it feels like to complete the camera suite that will serve as the eyes of OSIRIS-REx
"09.05.2016 14:54:09" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Today our solar system's smallest planet crosses the face of the sun (as seen from Earth). Next chance to see: 2019. NASA photos by Bill Ingalls.
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"09.05.2016 13:49:10" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post See how Mercury transits the sun, Mars draws nearer to Earth, Pluto gives up more secrets and other updates from around the solar system in this week's 10 Things blog. http://go.nasa.gov/1Wj1O5X
"09.05.2016 13:21:50" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Data observed during today's #MercuryTransit from our Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the wide range of wavelengths – invisible to the human eye – that the telescope can view. SDO converts the wavelengths into an image humans can see, and the light
"06.05.2016 21:05:26" Timeline Photos There's beauty in data. New details from NASA's MESSENGER mission reveals the stunning topography of Mercury.
"06.05.2016 16:37:48" nasa.gov Witness Juno's Arrival at Jupiter Live from JPL Social media users are welcome to apply for access to a two-day media event culminating in the arrival of NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter. Register now for a chance to be at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory #NASASocial when NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter arrives at the giant planet in July: http://www.nasa.gov/social/juno-orbit-insertion-social
"05.05.2016 20:12:17" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission "We're really going back 4.5 billion years in history." -- Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, on why the mission is headed to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu
"05.05.2016 17:53:50" Timeline Photos On Monday, May 9, the planet Mercury will appear to cross the face of the sun. Here are some key facts about the planet and this relatively rare astronomical event: go.nasa.gov/1T3CQqG
"05.05.2016 00:54:53" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration "Heroic women of NASA continually inspire young girls to enter the space program." -Daisy Ridley, "Rey" of Star Wars, as she introduces Charlie Blackwell-Thompson. Charlie will be the first woman to oversee a NASA liftoff and launch team. Meet her:
"04.05.2016 18:49:05" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter The force is strong with this bot. I'm bringing a JEDI to Jupiter. #MayThe4thBeWithYou
"04.05.2016 17:48:29" Magellan Sets Sail for Venus #OTD in 1989, NASA's Magellan spacecraft set off for Venus. (Our cover image is based on radar data from Magellan.) More about the mission and how it mapped the veiled planet: http://go.nasa.gov/1Uzq56D
"04.05.2016 15:48:25" Mimas It's definitely a moon. But to be safe, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has flown by Mimas several times. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1TmgfQa #MayThe4thBeWithYou
"03.05.2016 21:46:29" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our sun-observing spacecraft watched as an elongated, streaming arch of solar material rose up at the sun's edge. These details were captured in a type of light that's invisible to the human eyes, called extreme ultraviolet. The images were colorized in
"03.05.2016 20:56:16" NASA Dawn Mission Dawn Surpasses All Original Objectves!
Explore Dawn Mission's latest through Dr. Marc Rayman's Dawn Journal. #NASAbeyond
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"03.05.2016 18:10:40" Timeline Photos Mars continues to intrigue. Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet there billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests. The research about these volcanoes helps show
"03.05.2016 16:14:23" Timeline Photos According to data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), ice may make up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in Shackleton crater at the moon's south pole. In this laser elevation map of the crater, false colors indicate height, with
"02.05.2016 23:08:24" Timeline Photos 10 things you need to know about your solar system this week: new pictures from the moon, a meteor shower, an approaching transit of Mercury, off-roading on Mars, a new site for Saturn and more: http://go.nasa.gov/1NQtblh
"02.05.2016 22:58:41" What's Up - May 2016 What's up for May? Two huge solar system highlights: Mercury transits the sun and Mars is closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years. http://go.nasa.gov/1NQrFzn
"02.05.2016 16:52:20" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf. Even though it appears like a tiny drop before the might of the giant Saturn, Enceladus reminds us that even small worlds hold mysteries and wonders to be
"29.04.2016 23:15:55" Global View of Pluto NASA's New Horizons mission team produced this updated black-and-white global map of Pluto. It includes all resolved images of Pluto's surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015. Details: go.nasa.gov/1WXWy7e
"28.04.2016 15:01:24" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Ride along with Cassini at Saturn using our updated, mobile-friendly website: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov
We've enhanced the site to improve its performance on all devices and screen sizes--from phones to 40-inch monitors. We eliminated clutter. Most
"27.04.2016 17:51:33" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Off-world off-roading is hard. But engineers say the Curiosity rover's battered wheels are holding up well after crossing some of the roughest terrain yet.
"26.04.2016 18:43:59" Timeline Photos This is an artist's rendering of a small, dark moon that NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt. Scientists estimate the moon is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) across, while
"25.04.2016 17:30:41" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post New tech for Mars, Pluto's latest puzzle, a spacecraft's social send-off and more news about the solar system you need to know this week: http://go.nasa.gov/1Wm51R5
"25.04.2016 15:15:16" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn In this view, Saturn's translucent rings cast shadows on the planet. The rings have complex and detailed structures, many of which can be seen here. Pan (17 miles or 28 kilometers across) -- seen here as a tiny dot near image center -- keeps open the
"22.04.2016 16:28:06" Earth from Deep Space Happy Earth day from far-ranging robots in our solar system. #EarthDay #24SEVEN
More on Earth 24Seven: http://go.nasa.gov/1WKACMF
"21.04.2016 16:17:28" Timeline Photos Set a course for Europa.This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch in the 2020s. The mission would place a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter in order to perform a detailed investigation of the
"20.04.2016 22:47:45" Timeline Photos Seeing double: NASA measured a solar flare from two different spots in space, using three solar observatories. During a December 2013 solar flare, three sun-observing spacecraft captured the most comprehensive observations ever of an electromagnetic