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Universe
Apr 17, 2017

Stringent testing is underway to prove the James Webb Space Telescope can handle an Earth-shaking take-off and still capture the universe’s first... Read more

This illustration shows Cassini diving through the Enceladus plume in 2015.
Universe
Apr 13, 2017

Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar... Read more

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Ocean Worlds Poster
Universe, Earth, Sun, Solar System
Apr 13, 2017

We once thought oceans made our planet unique, but we’re now coming to realize that ‘ocean worlds’ are all around us. Read this story Read more

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Video still frame of new rover navigating rocky terrain
Mars
Apr 13, 2017

Technology Infused: The Mars 2020 mission has recently adopted a baseline that includes SMD-sponsored technology developments that will enable its... Read more

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Artist illustration of LISA pathfinder spacecraft in orbit around earth
Universe
Apr 6, 2017

Technology Infused: On December 3, 2015, the LISA Pathfinder mission, led by the European Space Agency, blasted into space carrying the most... Read more

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Solar System, Sky Watching
Apr 6, 2017

Stop what you’re doing and mark your calendar. Jupiter can be viewed at opposition from sunset on April 7, 2017 to sunrise on April 8, 2017.... Read more

This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft above Saturn's northern hemisphere prior to one of its 22 grand finale dives.
Solar System
Apr 4, 2017

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of... Read more

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Photo of propulsion system for LunaH-Map
Solar System
Mar 31, 2017

Technology Infused: The Lunar polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map) mission is a CubeSat that will detect the amount of hydrogen at the moon’s South Pole... Read more

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make 22 orbits of Saturn during its Grand Finale, exploring a totally new region
Solar System
Mar 29, 2017

NASA will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to preview the beginning of Cassini's final mission segment,... Read more

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Earth
Mar 27, 2017

NASA will celebrate Earth Day on April 22 to engage the public in the Agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet. Download a... Read more