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Colors in this image of the Martian moon Phobos indicate a range of surface temperatures detected by observing the moon on Sept. 29, 2017, with the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Solar System, Mars
Oct 5, 2017

NASA's longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it in... Read more

Parker Solar Probe in APL clean room
Sun
Oct 3, 2017

Eugene N. Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, today visited the spacecraft that bears his name: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. ... Read more

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This image of the Westerlund 2 cluster includes both visible- and infrared-light observations from Hubble, and was released in 2015 as part of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary. The highlighted area, featuring the cluster of stars, was created from visible-light and near-infrared exposures. The black-and-white zoomed portion shows a new image of the star cluster in only one infrared wavelength.
Universe
Oct 3, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a series of preparatory... Read more

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Photo of girl in field
Earth
Oct 2, 2017

Space-based data are aiding Great Lakes communities as they combat an invader Located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay in Ontario, the... Read more

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Blue comet in the distance of a black universe
Universe
Sep 29, 2017

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 1.5 billion miles from the Sun... Read more

four images of Mercury
Solar System
Sep 29, 2017

Mercury, our smallest planetary neighbor, has very little to call an atmosphere, but it does have a strange weather pattern: morning micro-meteor showers. ... Read more

Artist's concept of an occultation illustrating Triton passing in front of a distant star.
Solar System
Sep 29, 2017

Researchers on the flying observatory SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, are preparing for a two-minute opportunity to study the atmosphere of Neptune’s moon Triton as it... Read more

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This false-color image of Ceres highlights differences in surface materials. The color diversity of the material within Occator Crater (center) and its ejecta reveals the elaborate composition of Ceres' crust.
Solar System
Sep 28, 2017

Ten years ago, NASA's Dawn spacecraft set sail for the two most massive bodies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: giant asteroid Vesta... Read more

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New Horizons' Discoveries Keep Coming Poster
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Sep 27, 2017

New Horizons is on its way to new discoveries deep in the Kuiper Belt – a region inhabited by ancient remnants from the dawn of the solar system... Read more

Engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, work on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.
Sun
Sep 26, 2017

On Sept. 25, 2017, media were invited to see NASA’s Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. ... Read more