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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
NASA Discovery & New Frontiers
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory #NASABeyond
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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.
NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#education
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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
"20.04.2016 18:47:13" Timeline Photos Scientists on NASA's New Horizons mission team are learning more about the structure and behavior of Pluto's complex atmosphere by discovering new attributes of its extensive haze layers. The hazes were first discovered by New Horizons in July, as the
"20.04.2016 18:43:31" HiRISE The “Light and Color” Edition Recent images of landscapes on the Red Planet from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. https://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu
"19.04.2016 21:42:11" NASA Dawn Mission Looking into the Shadows
Which came first, Roskva (left) or Dada (right)? Evidence? For latest news: go.nasa.gov/1VCBoM1 For more images: go.nasa.gov/23ZON3A
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"19.04.2016 15:49:52" Timeline Photos In its lowest-altitude mapping orbit, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided scientists with spectacular views of the dwarf planet Ceres. Haulani Crater, with a diameter of 21 miles (34 kilometers), shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim. Smooth
"18.04.2016 18:56:20" Timeline Photos Image of the day: a view of the planet Mercury from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft. This week Mercury is at its maximum elongation--which means now is a good time to see it in the sky. How to look for Mercury: go.nasa.gov/23Hfe0h More about this image:
"18.04.2016 16:27:50" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post See what's happening this week all across the solar system, including #EarthDay #24Seven right here at home: http://go.nasa.gov/1SNVhcJ
"14.04.2016 17:48:46" Messenger Mission PI, Dr. Sean Solomon, gave a wonderful presentation last night. https://carnegiescience.edu/events/lectures/dr-sean-solomon-first-rock-sun-exploring-mercury-spacecraft.
As he put it, MESSENGER was in planetary heaven. We do miss our spacecraft!
"13.04.2016 18:48:55" NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars Scientists have long suspected the solar wind of stripping the Martian atmosphere into space, a process that may have turned Mars from a blue world early in its history into the red planet that we see today. In 2014, NASA's MAVEN orbiter arrived at Mars
"13.04.2016 18:16:02" youtube.com Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System 2015 Phase I NIAC Visit: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/heliopause-electrostatic-rapid-transit-system-herts Testing has started at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on a concept for a potentially revolutionary propulsion system that could send spacecraft to the edge of our solar system faster than ever before. Details:
"11.04.2016 22:21:31" Mars Exploration Rovers Martian Still Life: Opportunity rover tracks and dust devil, Endeavour Crater, Mars, sol 4332.
"11.04.2016 18:49:28" Star Wars Movies What does BB-8 have in common with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Curiosity Mars Rover? Watch and find out! #TheForceAwakens
"11.04.2016 17:11:03" solarsystem.nasa.gov NASA Solar System Exploration Read about the lure of the rings, Juno approaching Jupiter, a Martian odyssey and other happenings throughout the solar system--all in this week's 10 Things blog: http://go.nasa.gov/23xH6QY
"08.04.2016 21:30:17" Timeline Photos Contrary to recent reports, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is not experiencing unexplained deviations in its orbit around Saturn, according to mission managers and orbit determination experts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
"07.04.2016 17:55:52" Mars Odyssey 2001 Fifteen years ago today, the 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter set off for the Red Planet, carrying with it hopes for a revived exploration program after a series of setbacks. go.nasa.gov/1RGr3vX #OTD #TBT #JourneytoMars
"04.04.2016 21:15:32" A Week in the Solar System In the latest edition of the 10 Things blog, we present a week in the life of the solar system. From the sun to the Earth to Mars to Saturn--our fleet of robotic spacecraft captured all of these images during the course of just one week earlier this year.
"29.03.2016 15:49:40" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post #OTD in 1974 Mariner 10 gave us our first close look at Mercury. The little planet is hard to see from Earth since it's so close to the sun.
So far only two spacecraft have visited it - Mariner 10 and MESSENGER. Next up: The European Space Agency's
"28.03.2016 16:40:45" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Discoveries in planetary science are often both weird and wonderful, and these newest announcements are no exception. This week we present some of the most interesting recent scientific findings: http://go.nasa.gov/1RALj0H
"22.03.2016 18:43:01" Bright spots on Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn mission The NASA Dawn Mission has observed the famous bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres up close. See more images, video and other details at: go.nasa.gov/1SfUfbZ
"21.03.2016 20:25:41" Timeline Photos Meet our deep space veterans, missions that have been exploring deep space for many years, sometimes decades. #10Things
Read More: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2016/03/21/10-things-march-21
Photo: Installing the Voyager 1 gold record in 1977
"15.03.2016 14:55:55" The Sun Today Sometimes it's fun just to check in on the sun, out there doing it's job keeping our solar system together. NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO) offers a nearly realtime view 24/7: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
"14.03.2016 18:49:09" ESA - European Space Agency A beautiful ExoMars liftoff photo captured from Baikonur this morning! Credit: ESA/S. Corvaja. More photos via Flickr http://bit.ly/1SMxazC Congratulations ESA - European Space Agency on the successful launch of the next mission to explore Mars - ExoMars.
"14.03.2016 13:00:00" Today is Pi Day. Sharpen your pi skills by solving some of the same problems NASA scientists and engineers do.
"10.03.2016 20:10:47" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn It took a bit of engineering, but tomorrow we're going to watch starlight from the central star of Orion's belt filter through the plume of Enceladus. This stellar occultation allows scientists to fine tune their measurements of the plume.
Details: Cassini continues to explore Enceladus, even from a great distance.
"09.03.2016 23:55:37" Magnificent Mars NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has clocked more than a decade of service at the Red Planet and has yielded scientific discoveries and magnificent views of a distant world. These images taken by MRO's HiRISE camera are not in true color because they
"09.03.2016 14:55:57" Timeline Photos NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.
"08.03.2016 18:50:19" Timeline Photos Happy opposition day, Jupiter. The giant planet shines bright tonight (and will continue to put on a good show for several more months). Join NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter in sharing your Spot Jupiter! photos all month.
"08.03.2016 16:35:27" solarsystem.nasa.gov 10 Things - March 7 | News - NASA Solar System Exploration Special Edition: Ten people exploring our solar system you should know.
"02.03.2016 21:40:15" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post New details are emerging about the unique Titan sea feature nicknamed "Magic Island." The bright features are a phenomenon that changes over time. The brightening is due to either waves, solids at or beneath the surface or bubbles, with waves thought to
"01.03.2016 04:57:17" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration What’s up for March? Find out what you can see in the sky this month: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/140235203454/whats-up-for-march-2016 Jane Houston Jones is your personal guide to the night sky.
"01.03.2016 04:57:04" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration What’s up for March? Find out what you can see in the sky this month: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/140235203454/whats-up-for-march-2016 Jan Houston Jones is your personal guide to the night sky.
"29.02.2016 17:57:05" Timeline Photos Rock stars in the asteroid belt, the grand finale of the #YearinSpace and eight more things to look forward to this week. #10things
Read the whole story: http://go.nasa.gov/1T4eFHU
"26.02.2016 23:58:55" youtube.com NASA's Mars Pathfinder & Sojourner Rover (360 View) Explore the landing site of NASA's Pathfinder mission to Mars with your mouse or mobile device. This 360-degree panorama includes the lander's companion rove... Visit Mars circa 1997 via Pathfinder lander 360 interactive: http://bitly.com/360pathfinder #FlashbackFriday #TheMartian
"22.02.2016 16:12:49" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Three Times the Fun
Three of Saturn's moons -- Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas -- are captured in this group photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Tethys (660 miles or 1062 kilometers across) appears above the rings, while Enceladus (313 miles or 504 Three of Saturn's moons -- Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas -- are captured in this group photo from NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn.
"19.02.2016 19:15:24" Timeline Photos This week marks 86 years since Clyde Tombaugh, just 24 years old at the time, discovered Pluto. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1ToTCyp
"15.02.2016 21:29:45" solarsystem.nasa.gov 10 Things - February 15 | News - NASA Solar System Exploration Ten things you need to know about our solar system this week The travel posters are imaginary, but the destinations are real. Take the grand tour of the planets and moons: go.nasa.gov/20zs8qc
"12.02.2016 18:57:56" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Give your love some space.
These charming Valentines are courtesy of NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and NASA - New Horizons Mission To Pluto
Saturn Valentine Download: http://go.nasa.gov/1KKVU9t
Pluto Valentine Download: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/
"11.02.2016 00:50:35" What are the vacation destinations of the future? These space travel posters imagine a solar system open to adventure.
Details and download: http://go.nasa.gov/1LhZZNc
"08.02.2016 17:32:24" Timeline Photos Pluto's floating hills, the "State of NASA" and eight more things you need to know this week: http://go.nasa.gov/1K7Z86S
"03.02.2016 21:43:55" Timeline Photos Mark your calendars. NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter did an engine burn today that helps set the stage for arrival at Jupiter on July 4th at 8:18 p.m. PDT [11:18 p.m. EDT].
"02.02.2016 21:25:58" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Less than meets the eye? Saturn's rings surprise us again.
Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Srb8Dx "Appearances can be deceiving. A good analogy is how a foggy meadow is much more opaque than a swimming pool, even though the pool is denser and contains a lot more water."
"01.02.2016 16:23:39" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Today's shot highlights the methane in Saturn's atmosphere - with a bonus appearance by the tiny moon Dione on the right just below the ring plane.
http://go.nasa.gov/1QC7FOy Can methane be beautiful? Yes it can.
"29.01.2016 20:53:33" Fly over the most intriguing landmarks on dwarf planet Ceres in this new animation courtesy of the NASA Dawn Mission.
"25.01.2016 17:27:05" Timeline Photos 10 Things: A day of remembrance, a planet-by-planet update, plus there's still a chance to see five planets in the morning sky.
Photo Details: Earth and moon seen from STS-107, the final mission of Space Shuttle
"22.01.2016 23:45:17" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post This week the Voyager mission celebrates 30 years since the first and only time a spacecraft flew by the planet Uranus: http://go.nasa.gov/1Qq9ZKk
"22.01.2016 00:42:51" Timeline Photos Hey early risers, there's a nice planet show in the pre-dawn sky going on all month.
"21.01.2016 00:10:07" Evidence of a Ninth Planet Looks like it's time for a good old fashioned planet hunt. Who's with us? #planet9 #planetx
Caltech's Announcement: http://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523
NASA's Planetary Science Director Jim Green pu
"19.01.2016 15:46:04" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Getting in shape. Janus (right) and Tethys (left) demonstrate the difference between small moons and large ones.
Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1QlgJJw Janus (right) and Tethys (left) demonstrate the main difference between small moons and large ones. It's all about the moon's shape.
"15.01.2016 19:34:53" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post #FlashbackFriday 10 years ago the first comet samples were returned to Earth for study thanks to the Stardust mission.
"13.01.2016 18:04:25" Timeline Photos Spot on. NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn reveals mysterious "dalmatian" terrain on Enceladus.
"12.01.2016 18:18:07" Timeline Photos As craters go, Kupalo on Ceres is a relatively young one. We know this because material ejected from the impact covers older nearby craters.
"11.01.2016 16:17:58" Timeline Photos Dancing out in space. As the world remembers musician David Bowie, a mile-wide space rock named in his honor orbits serenely in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
More on 342843 Davidbowie (2008 YN3): http://go.nasa.gov/1
"07.01.2016 21:48:49" NASA's Mission to Europa That time Galileo discovered Europa and changed everything. #OTD #TBT
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galleries/galileo-journal-translation More than four hundred years later, we're still talking about this discovery. Here's a peek at the actual journal page: http://go.nasa.gov/1Zdd6uK
"04.01.2016 16:27:46" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn What looks like a pair of Saturnian satellites is actually a trio upon close inspection.
We have Enceladus above the rings and Rhea below. The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the Can you spot the third moon?
"31.12.2015 17:51:26" What's Up - January 2016 What's Up for January? A meteor shower, a binocular comet, and the winter circle of stars.
"22.12.2015 16:39:37" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Here’s the lowdown: NASA Dawn Mission's stunning first views of Ceres from its lowest orbit yet. More info: http://go.nasa.gov/1OilldC Our Dawn spacecraft is sending back images from its lowest-ever orbit.
"21.12.2015 20:16:36" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn has begun transmitting data and images from the mission's final close flyby of Saturn's active moon Enceladus.
"17.12.2015 18:53:46" NASA InSight On the move: our team at Lockheed Martin has shipped the NASA InSight spacecraft from Buckley Air Force Base in Denver to Vandenberg Air Force Base in sunny California. Chip with names is on board too #JourneyToMars More: http://go.usa.gov/ck4tf A major milestone for our next mission to Mars.
"14.12.2015 17:34:00" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Bulls-Eye moons (Enceladus and Tethys).
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia18349/bulls-eye-moons Another great shot from NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn.
"13.12.2015 22:37:51" Timeline Photos The Geminids meteor shower peaks tonight. If you see a shooting star tonight, chances are it is a piece of asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
"11.12.2015 18:21:43" Timeline Photos Ripples on the surface of a large Martian sand dune, part of the Bagnold Dunes near Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has begun a detailed investigation of the dunes, which are active today. Image taken on Nov. 27, 2015 by Curiosi
"10.12.2015 20:54:30" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post High-resolution pits and a new color swath, fresh from the NASA - New Horizons Mission To Pluto.
See all images: http://go.nasa.gov/1Y69Z1O
"10.12.2015 19:04:07" Big Spot. Cool Star. We've watched the Great Red Spot storm around Jupiter for centuries. Now astronomers have found something similar beyond our solar system - this time on a L-dwarf star.
"09.12.2015 18:07:57" New Clues to Ceres' Bright Spots and Origins Ceres reveals some of its well-kept secrets in two new studies in the journal Nature, thanks to data from the NASA Dawn Mission. They include highly anticipated insights about mysterious bright features found all over the dwarf planet's surface.
"09.12.2015 16:35:01" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Congratulations to our Japanese colleagues at JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). Welcome to Venus, Akatsuki.
Details from JAXA: http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2015/12/20151209_akatsuki.html
"09.12.2015 00:27:00" New Visualization of Space Environment at Pluto Scientists were able to predict space weather at Pluto in advance of the New Horizons flyby.
Find out how: http://go.nasa.gov/1HTFOJF
"07.12.2015 15:51:52" Timeline Photos Today's the big day for Japan's Akatsuki orbiter. The mission team is now checking the results of an engine burn - the second attempt to put the spacecraft in orbit.
Good luck, JAXA.
(Akatasuki took this infrared shot of Venus before the first orb
"04.12.2015 22:34:19" Fly across the latest stunning image from Pluto from the NASA - New Horizons Mission To Pluto
"04.12.2015 22:30:40" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Peering Through Titan's Haze: this composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan, acquired during the mission's ''T-114'' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015. http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=5278
"04.12.2015 22:09:21" Timeline Photos The New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby - and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decades. Details: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2015/12/04/n
"04.12.2015 17:22:38" Timeline Photos Want to be part of a deep space mission's imaging team? Now you can, courtesy of NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter's Junocam - the first citizen science camera to travel beyond the asteroid belt.
This shot of Earth was a test run for the real mission t
"03.12.2015 23:28:51" CubeSat Cleanroom Take a tour of JPL's CubeSat cleanroom - a factory for small spacecraft.
"03.12.2015 20:39:50" ESA - European Space Agency Sneak peek - stunning Earth images! Today at 11:08 CET, Japan's audacious Hayabusa2 spacecraft made a critical Earth flyby to gain energy for its multi-year journey to asteroid Ryugu. The craft zoomed past our pale blue dot just 3000 km above the Pac
"02.12.2015 18:10:36" vine.co Celebrating 20 years of the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) watching the sun. 10 things... Vine by NASA Solar System Today we're celebrating 20 years of the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) watching the sun and studying its effects on the Earth. Here are 10 things you need to know about SOHO: go.nasa.gov/1NoMEqy
"30.11.2015 19:05:41" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Water World: Saturn's moon Enceladus and the rings. Although both Enceladus and the ring particles are made up largely of water ice, they are very different. The small ring particles are too tiny to retain internal heat and have no way to get warm, s
"23.11.2015 19:16:16" Dark Circle Dancing with a star and nine more need-to-know things about your solar system this week.
Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/1QDZELl
"20.11.2015 17:32:14" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post 1969: Man and machine meet for the first - and only - time beyond Earth.
The Story: http://go.nasa.gov/1PCXF9Z
"18.11.2015 23:35:50" NASA's Mission to Europa An ocean world awaits. Watch as Bob Pappalardo, Europa Project Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses Europa, its potential for life, and the upcoming mission. The challenges of exploring Europa...
"18.11.2015 17:35:56" Timeline Photos The active sand dunes of Mars, NASA comes to the rescue, a monster storm on Titan, and seven more things to know about your solar system this week: go.nasa.gov/1NBnJMK
"12.11.2015 18:32:19" Timeline Photos Fun with false colors. New Horizons' team enhances famous Pluto image to reveal the variety of color differences on the dwarf planet.
"11.11.2015 17:53:17" Timeline Photos At a site nicknamed "Garden City," NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has been using its laser instrument to study mineral veins that provide clues to the history of ancient water on the Red Planet. More info: go.nasa.gov/1NrdgTK
"11.11.2015 17:49:15" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn New observations made near the south pole of Titan add to the evidence that winter comes in like a lion on this moon of Saturn.
Scientists have detected a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in the moon’s stratosphere. Details: go.nasa.gov/1Sj54Z
"11.11.2015 15:32:42" Timeline Photos The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars. Phobos is closer to its planet than any other moon in the solar system. Mars’ gravity is drawing i
"10.11.2015 14:41:02" Timeline Photos See the latest exploration and discoveries happening at Titan, Mars, Pluto and beyond. And learn about some things you can see in your own back yard. It's this week's edition of the 10 Things blog: go.nasa.gov/1MStZFs
"09.11.2015 17:52:32" youtube.com Pluto's Spinning Moons Most inner moons in the solar system keep one face pointed toward their central planet; this animation shows that certainly isn’t the case with the small moo... Possible ice volcanoes, twirling moons and more science from @NASANewHorizons about #Pluto
"06.11.2015 17:17:11" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Science On Demand: Catch a recording of yesterday’s Juno mission to #Jupiter public talk: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/77089516
"05.11.2015 22:10:10" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Did you miss today's news about what happened to Mars' atmosphere? Here's the recap from NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars team:
"05.11.2015 19:53:52" Simulation of ions escaping the atmosphere of Mars NASA's MAVEN mission has revealed how the solar wind strips away the atmosphere of Mars into space: http://go.nasa.gov/1RYQLsV Created using data from MAVEN, this visualization shows how this happens.
"05.11.2015 18:19:28" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration ‘Gone with the Solar Wind’: Watch live at 2 p.m. EDT for a new #MarsAnnouncement on the Martian atmosphere. Have questions? Use #askNASA: http://go.nasa.gov/1iFQkI8
"03.11.2015 23:37:03" youtube.com What's Up for November 2015 See all the phases of the moon, by day and by night! Find out why the same side of the moon always faces the Earth, and look for the areas where all six of t... What's Up for November? See all the phases of the moon by day and by night, and learn how to look for the locations of the Apollo moon landings. You can download the video at: http://go.nasa.gov/1OmPQEX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2njQdqPvwm8
"03.11.2015 20:24:33" Timeline Photos Radar images have provided new details on the "Halloween asteroid." NASA scientists used giant, Earth-based radio telescopes to bounce radar signals off the asteroid as it flew past Earth on Oct. 31 at about 300,000 miles (480,000 kilometers) away. T
"02.11.2015 22:33:52" Timeline Photos Ten things you need to know about what's happening in your solar system this week: news from Mars, Jupiter, Ceres, Saturn and beyond. go.nasa.gov/1WuGXIC
"30.10.2015 23:17:16" Timeline Photos Killer costume, but the #HalloweenAsteroid will pass safely by Earth on Oct. 31. Scientists observing asteroid 2015 TB145 with NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, have determined that the celestial object is more than like
"30.10.2015 20:18:14" Timeline Photos Some of the first processed images from the NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn #Enceladus flyby, and other recent sights from around the solar system, are on our Instagram account: https://instagram.com/nasasolarsystem/
"30.10.2015 16:40:14" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn has started transmitting images from this week's dramatic #Enceladus close flyby. These unprocessed views provide a stunning preview of the exciting science still to come. Details: go.nasa.gov/1KKHmzN
"29.10.2015 22:30:35" Timeline Photos More fruits of NASA's New Horizons #PlutoFlyby: a breathtaking crescent view. For details and the full-resolution image: http://go.nasa.gov/1LF3Eqx
"27.10.2015 19:09:25" ScienceCasts: Close Encounter with Enceladus Cassini's second-to-last Enceladus flyby promises to be one of the best as the spacecraft makes a deep dive through the moon's intriguing plume.
"27.10.2015 15:18:29" Timeline Photos NASA's Dawn spacecraft has fired up its ion engine to begin moving down towards its lowest, final science orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. This new vantage point will be less than 235 miles (380 kilometers) from the surface. Details: go.nasa.gov/
"26.10.2015 19:21:44" Timeline Photos On Wednesday, Oct. 28, NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn will buzz just 30 miles (48 kilometers) above Enceladus' south pole, flying right through its spectacular, icy plume. Here are some quick facts about the flyby: http://go.nasa.gov/1LXSbne
"26.10.2015 15:48:01" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post This week, we have a special edition of our weekly list of the top things you need to know about the solar system: 10 things to know about NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn's historic deep dive through the geyser plume of #Enceladus. Take a look: go.
"23.10.2015 03:04:12" Timeline Photos Mysterious Kerberos is the last of Pluto's family of moons to be revealed by the New Horizons mission. More pictures and info: http://go.nasa.gov/1NqCDHO
"22.10.2015 19:36:33" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The Cassini spacecraft will sample an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn's moon Enceladus. Cassini will pass by Enceladus at an altitude of just 30 miles (49 kilometers
"21.10.2015 23:12:29" Timeline Photos Forecast for the 2015 Orionids meteor shower: this year the Orionids will peak during the early morning hours of the 21st and 22nd of October. A waxing gibbous moon will set locally between midnight and 1:00 a.m., leaving dark skies for optimal viewi
"21.10.2015 21:52:03" Timeline Photos No tricks, the "Halloween Asteroid" poses no threat to Earth, but it should be a treat for astronomers. NASA scientists are tracking the upcoming flyby of asteroid 2015 TB145 with several optical observatories and the radar capabilities of the agency
"20.10.2015 17:34:23" Timeline Photos As the New Horizons spacecraft approached Pluto, we asked people around the world to share their pictures of "Pluto Time"--that time of day just after sunset when the landscape on Earth is illuminated about as brightly as on Pluto at noon. Now NASA i
"20.10.2015 00:47:00" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post It's a beautiful world(s): giant Jupiter, encounter at Enceladus, a selfie on Mars, and seven more things you need to know about your solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/1XggnVJ
"15.10.2015 23:50:32" Timeline Photos The New Horizons team describes a wide range of findings about the Pluto system in its first science paper, released today. "New Horizons is not only writing the textbook on the Pluto system, it's serving to inspire current and future generations to
"15.10.2015 17:59:33" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Hot off the Deep Space Network, here are some raw images from the Oct. 14 flyby of Saturn's enigmatic moon Enceladus. This is just a preview--fully processed images will be coming soon. See more pictures and details at: http://go.nasa.gov/1L6QobC and Congratulations to the team with NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn. Today marks 18 years in space for the mission, and today they're sharing the first close looks at the north pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
"15.10.2015 17:53:48" One final reminder: we're seeking highly-motivated Solar System Ambassador applicants in the United States to help connect American citizens with the latest discoveries in space. Applications due today; representatives are especially needed in Delawa
"14.10.2015 18:17:46" Timeline Photos Want another easy way to follow our hardworking robots as they explore the wild frontiers of our solar system? Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/nasasolarsystem/
"14.10.2015 18:13:20" Timeline Photos Encountering Enceladus: NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn is about to buzz close by Saturn's active, enigmatic moon three times, beginning today. The flybys will include the first close-up look at the moon's north polar region, and a deep dive right t
"13.10.2015 17:45:38" Timeline Photos NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover made a new self-portrait at the drilling site called "Big Sky." The scene combines dozens of images taken on the 1,126th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Oct. 6, 2015, PDT), by a camera at the end of the r
"12.10.2015 15:20:03" solarsystem.nasa.gov The most important planet NASA studies, the blue hazes of Pluto, a Ceres of fortunate events, and more things you need to know this week about your solar system: go.nasa.gov/1PpQqAM
"08.10.2015 21:10:45" Timeline Photos Observations from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover confirm that a series of long-lived lakes and streams once flowed in the dry desert where the rover is now--but exactly where that water came from and where it went remains a mystery. Details: http://go.n
"08.10.2015 20:09:28" Timeline Photos Catch a live Q+A about the NASA Dawn Mission to the asteroid belt, including highlights from the first science orbits of the dwarf planet Ceres and its mysterious mountains and bright spots. Tune in at 7 pm PST, 10 pm ET, 0200 UTC: http://ustream.tv/
"08.10.2015 20:04:49" Timeline Photos Hey, stargazers, you'll want to get up early for this one: see Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Moon together in the morning sky. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1VHmy2E
"08.10.2015 16:08:16" Timeline Photos Blue skies and water ice on Pluto. New Horizons continues to deliver. “Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It’s gorgeous,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator.
"07.10.2015 16:52:58" Timeline Photos NASA issues a new challenge: help find the best ways to "live off the land" on Mars. The In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge offers the public an opportunity to submit designs for structures on Mars that would use existing material. Details: http:
"06.10.2015 21:58:07" jpl.nasa.gov JPL's Role in Making 'The Martian' a Reality NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory plays an important role in the novel and film "The Martian." When fictional astronaut Mark Watney becomes stranded on the Red Planet in the novel and film "The Martian," people and technology from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory play important roles in his castaway adventure. Acclaimed for its attention to sc
"05.10.2015 21:09:06" Timeline Photos Images from a NASA Mars orbiter's telescopic camera reveal details of the real regions shown in the Hollywood movie, "The Martian." See more pictures and information, including a process you can use to submit suggestions for sites to be imaged on Mar
"05.10.2015 17:08:33" Timeline Photos Ten things you need to know about your solar system this week: tiny satellites, big adventures, Martian moments and much more -- http://go.nasa.gov/1MUnWN1
"02.10.2015 21:02:50" Timeline Photos NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover's current location is perfect for doing science and sending home postcards. Details and more pictures: http://go.nasa.gov/1OMOFOP
"01.10.2015 23:38:46" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post The Rosetta mission gets a first peek at the dark side of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1KQdfu8
"01.10.2015 21:06:42" Flying Over Charon Flying over Pluto's giant moon Charon: http://go.nasa.gov/1FJeKvn
"01.10.2015 20:24:56" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Charon's scars have stories to tell.
More on the latest images of Pluto's largest moon: http://go.nasa.gov/1P80Jcw
"01.10.2015 16:35:56" What's Up? - October 2015 The 100th episode of What's Up? -- 10 amazing things to see in the October Sky. For downloads and more info, see: http://go.nasa.gov/1QN3cYp
"01.10.2015 01:27:13" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Did you know that NASA spacecraft have seen some of the locations imagined in #TheMartian movie in real life? See more pictures and details: go.nasa.gov/1VnUKp3 #JourneyToMars
"30.09.2015 21:58:54" Timeline Photos As a first step in choosing one or two new planetary missions for flight, NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids. After a detailed evaluat
"30.09.2015 15:22:16" Timeline Photos The Dawn spacecraft is providing scientists with tantalizing views and other data about the intriguing dwarf planet Ceres. "Ceres continues to amaze, yet puzzle us, as we examine our multitude of images, spectra and now energetic particle bursts," sa
"29.09.2015 22:31:25" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission are honoring their deceased colleague, Claudia Alexander of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, by naming a feature after her on the mission's target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Learn mo
"29.09.2015 16:01:20" dawnblog.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Blog Eight years ago today, Dawn was gravitationally bound to a planet. It was conceived and built there by creatures curious and bold, with an insatiable yearning to reach out and know the cosmos. Under their guidance, it left Earth behind as its Delta r The NASA Dawn Mission mission is marking eight years in space and four years of exploration in the asteroid belt. Read the story of the intrepid space robot's adventures: go.nasa.gov/1YMjgPX
"28.09.2015 17:52:25" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Ten things you need to know about your solar system this week: Mars news, keeping an eye on Pluto, Solar System Ambassadors needed, and more. See the full list: http://go.nasa.gov/1JyGZb4
"28.09.2015 15:47:43" Timeline Photos New findings from a NASA robotic orbiter provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows on present-day Mars. "This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water -- albeit briny -- is flowing today on the surface of Mar
"28.09.2015 15:18:38" Timeline Photos Live at 11:30 a.m. EDT: NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing. Watch at: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html or http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL
"28.09.2015 00:27:59" Timeline Photos Live now: NASA's coverage of the lunar eclipse, which begins soon. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
"25.09.2015 20:58:23" Timeline Photos NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is preparing for an active winter in "Marathon Valley" on Mars. It's now conducting a "walkabout" survey of the valley, where the rover's operators plan to use the vehicle through the upcoming Martian winter,
"25.09.2015 18:56:14" Timeline Photos See what NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a robotic spacecraft in orbit around the moon, will experience during the upcoming lunar #eclipse: http://go.nasa.gov/1iAxdzt
"24.09.2015 19:40:16" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post The newest high-resolution images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons mission are both dazzling and mystifying, revealing a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details. More information and pictures: http://go.nasa.gov/1Vc44MG
"22.09.2015 18:33:27" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Martian dust storms: fact and fiction. Find out how human and robotic explorers will have to deal with weather on the Red Planet: http://go.nasa.gov/1JnnDpe #JourneyToMars
"21.09.2015 19:55:31" Timeline Photos Help bring the planets down to Earth: apply to become a Solar System Ambassador. Have the right stuff? The deadline is Sept. 30. http://bitly.com/ssaprogram
"21.09.2015 16:04:17" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Ten things you need to know this week about your solar system: spectacular new pictures from Pluto and Ceres, a "super" lunar eclipse, an underground ocean on Enceladus and more-- http://go.nasa.gov/1YvrETC
"17.09.2015 20:34:27" Timeline Photos Pluto wows in a spectacular backlit panorama, newly downloaded from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, New Horizons looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of th
"16.09.2015 17:53:42" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Information from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has helped scientists discover that Earth's gravitational pull is 'massaging' our moon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1OfhrHp
"15.09.2015 20:13:51" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post What lies beneath: data from NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn reveals that the ocean of Enceladus is global. Details: go.nasa.gov/1FLcb6q
"14.09.2015 18:44:33" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post New pictures from Pluto, International Observe the Moon Night and eight more things you need to know this week about what's happening in your solar system: http://go.nasa.gov/1M7cTjg
"14.09.2015 17:06:12" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Saturn as seen from the night side, the outline of its polar hexagon visible at top center. You can also just barely make out the moon Tethys in the lower left part of the image. Learn more: go.nasa.gov/1QAmHUq
"11.09.2015 20:39:02" Timeline Photos A quiet, hopeful memorial: the metal marked with a flag in this image of a NASA Mars rover is made of aluminum recovered from the site of the World Trade Center towers in the weeks after their destruction. The story behind it: http://go.nasa.gov/1K1C
"11.09.2015 18:02:17" Timeline Photos Tales of an ancient desert: NASA's MarsCuriosity rover finds petrified sand dunes. These rocks overlie a layer of mudstone that was deposited in a lake environment. More information: http://go.nasa.gov/1Qt9tZN
"11.09.2015 17:11:31" Timeline Photos This is a composite image of two of Jupiter's moons: volcanic Io (top) and icy Europa. New NASA research implies that tides flowing in a subsurface ocean of molten rock could explain why Io appears to have its volcanoes in the "wrong" place. Details:
"10.09.2015 21:19:53" Timeline Photos Japan's robotic spacecraft Hayabusa 2 is now cruising toward the asteroid 1999 JU3, where it will arrive in 2018, the same year that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is due to encounter the asteroid Bennu. Both the Japanese and American explorers are attempting to
"10.09.2015 20:02:52" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post Close-up images of Pluto newly downlinked from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveal a bewildering variety of surface features that have scientists reeling because of their range and complexity. "If an artist had painted this Pluto before our flyby,
"09.09.2015 14:55:52" Bright Spots in Occator Crater on Ceres The brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres gleam with mystery in new views delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These closest-yet looks at Occator crater are giving scientists a deeper perspective on these unusual features. Details and more images
"08.09.2015 15:21:43" Timeline Photos Ten things you need to know this week about our solar system: last chance to send your name to Mars on the InSight lander, new Pluto pictures expected, September stargazing, new Mars desktop apps and more. go.nasa.gov/1iuwUX9
"06.09.2015 20:27:58" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post This composite image made from five frames shows the International Space Station, with a crew of nine onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, Shenandoah National Park, Front Royal
"04.09.2015 20:48:37" Photos from NASA Solar System Exploration's post If you liked the first historic images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, you'll love what's to come. Seven weeks after New Horizons sped past the Pluto system the mission team will begin intensive downlinking of the tens of gigabits of da
"03.09.2015 22:27:51" Timeline Photos Introducing Hedgehog: a new concept for a robot that is specifically designed to overcome the challenges of traversing small bodies like comets, asteroids or small moons.
"03.09.2015 18:36:52" Timeline Photos "Europa's covered in ice, not mice!”
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
All the #backtohogwarts Twitter talk this week reminded us of this great Tony Phillips story from 2003 about Harry Potter and Ron Weasley's academic struggles with so
"03.09.2015 15:20:16" Timeline Photos #TBT Bicentennial touchdown: On this day in 1976, Viking 2 touched down on Mars and snapped this shot of it's rocky home on Utopia Planitia.
More on Viking: http://go.nasa.gov/1lTaKhS
"02.09.2015 21:00:50" Timeline Photos One section of Saturn's rings may be loaded with chunks of solid ice, possibly shards from a destroyed moon, according to a new study by NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn scientists.
"02.09.2015 16:22:36" Timeline Photos Scientists may be closer to solving the mystery of how Mars changed from a world with surface water billions of years ago to the arid Red Planet of today.
"31.08.2015 21:01:35" #10Things you need to know about your solar system this week: http://go.nasa.gov/1JsGlwW
"31.08.2015 15:53:53" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Entrancing Dione reveals details as she transits in front of Saturn and it's equally entrancing rings.
More: http://go.nasa.gov/1Et5nPx Another winner from NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn: Tiny moon Dione passing in front of Saturn.
"28.08.2015 21:16:48" Another billion miles to go. The New Horizons team has selected a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69 as its next potential science target. It's about a billion miles beyond Pluto. ETA: 2019.
"27.08.2015 20:59:19" NASA InSight Only 15 days left to send your name on the #JourneyToMars with NASA InSight Sign up: go.usa.gov/3Aj3G Time is running out to get your Mars boarding pass and send your name to Mars. #JourneyToMars
"27.08.2015 15:07:11" I'll see you on the dark side of the moon (of Saturn). Beautiful Enceladus, via NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn.
"26.08.2015 23:52:07" Our ocean world is getting more ocean. Sea level is predicted to rise 3 feet or more by the end of this century. #earthrightnow
Explore the Infographic: http://go.nasa.gov/1MOJVpA
Stay on top of sea level rise: http://go.nasa.gov/1MOK5gw
"25.08.2015 13:44:23" Sharper scenes from Ceres.
"24.08.2015 15:32:59" Meet NASA planetary scientist Dr. Christina Richey, recipient of the prestigious Harold Masursky Award, and find out how she built a career in space. http://go.nasa.gov/1LsPh8r
"20.08.2015 23:21:55" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn "I am moved, as I know everyone else is, looking at these exquisite images of Dione's surface and crescent, and knowing that they are the last we will see of this far-off world for a very long time to come. Right down to the last, Cassini has faithfu Cassini's bittersweet goodbye flyby of Dione.
"20.08.2015 13:53:44" NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter How did NASA scientists + engineers arrive at the spinning, solar-powered design of Juno? #TeamJuno
http://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/media-gallery/interviews How do you make a solar-powered spacecraft work more than 480 million miles from the sun? Big ideas. And even bigger solar panels.
"19.08.2015 20:36:26" Rover on rock. Another self portrait by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover from the Red Planet. Plus bonus "making of" shots from Mars and Curiosity's engineering twin back here on Earth. #JourneyToMars
"18.08.2015 21:18:30" Don't miss this rare chance to rack up some Martian frequent flier points. Send your name to Mars with the InSight lander. #JourneyToMars
"17.08.2015 19:21:46" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The first images of the final close-up Dione flyby are coming in now. The view will keep getting better in the coming hours.
More: http://go.nasa.gov/1MojJBP Dione images are starting to come down from Cassini. Space science as it happens. Watch now.
"17.08.2015 15:38:36" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn While not bursting with activity like its system satellite Enceladus, the surface of Dione is definitely not boring. Some parts of the surface are covered by linear features, called chasmata, which provide dramatic contrast to the round impact crater Chasmata on Dione ... Cassini is paying her final close up visit to this odd little moon today.
"14.08.2015 18:53:29" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn On Monday we say farewell to lovely Dione. What will we find on our last pass?
Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1MojJBP Bittersweet flyby. NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn is making its final flyby of Dione on Monday as the mission winds down to a spectacular September 2017 finale.
"13.08.2015 20:26:10" Today is the ESA Rosetta Mission's big day in the sun. Both comet and spacecraft are making their closest approach to the sun.
"13.08.2015 01:34:10" Set your alarms. Perseids meteors are peaking. Go out about 4 a.m. EDT and look northeast for the best views. No special equipment required.
Image credit and copyright: Jimmy Westlake.
More info: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/perseids.cfm
"11.08.2015 21:01:23" An outburst in action. Eruption from comet C-G captured by the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission.
"11.08.2015 00:43:08" Space Shorts: Could Jupiter’s Moon Europa Have an Ocean? Europa team: assemble! A new mission team joins forces, united by the goal of exploring Jupiter's enigmatic ice moon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1HCr4aF Some of the most important questions the mission will answer will be about Europa's underground
"11.08.2015 00:38:37" solarsystem.nasa.gov One Decade after Launch, Mars Orbiter Still Going Strong MRO returns more data about Mars every week than all other Mars missions combined. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on Aug. 12, 2005.
It returns more data about the Red Planet every week than all other Mars missions combined, all while supporting surface operations. go.nasa.gov/1MYSqj2
"10.08.2015 15:07:21" Find some dark skies an look up this week. Perseids meteors are peaking, and this year's shower looks to be a good one.
More on the Perseids: http://go.nasa.gov/1htn4nY
"07.08.2015 13:06:39" solarsystem.nasa.gov New Online Exploring Tools Bring NASA's Journey to Mars to New Generation NASA is unveiling two new online tools to help the public explore the Red Planet NASA is unveiling two new, free online tools that let you explore the mysterious terrain of Mars: http://go.nasa.gov/1KUdiYm
"06.08.2015 13:59:02" youtube.com Tour Weird Ceres: Bright Spots and a Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit a 2-mile-deep crater and a 4-mile-tall mountain in the video narrated by mission director Marc Rayman. Get your red/blue gl... Fly over the intriguing mountains and bright spots of the dwarf planet Ceres in this new video. Get your red-blue 3D glasses ready for the finale. Details: go.nasa.gov/1IPAkxi
"05.08.2015 22:52:26" youtube.com Where Were You When Curiosity Landed on Mars? Relive the worldwide sensation of the Curiosity rover's historic landing on Mars with audiences across the country who watched the live events unfold. Credit... Where were *you* when Curiosity landed on Mars three years ago?
Relive the excitement: http://go.nasa.gov/1JMTyob
Retrace the rover's adventures: http://go.nasa.gov/1Dnrney