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NASA’s New Space ‘Botanist’ Arrives at Launch Site

NASA’s New Space ‘Botanist’ Arrives at Launch Site

ECOSTRESS arrives at Kennedy Space Center in preparation for launch to the space station this summer. Image credit: NASA › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> A new instrument that will provide a unique, space-based measurement of how plants respond to changes in water availability has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center […]

‘Marsquakes’ Could Shake Up Planetary Science

‘Marsquakes’ Could Shake Up Planetary Science

Artist’s rendition showing the inner structure of Mars. The topmost layer is known as the crust, underneath it is the mantle, which rests on an inner core. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars.

Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars

Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars

A new study describes the most extreme known example of a “fast-evolving luminous transient” (FELT) supernova.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view › Larger view”/> Fast Facts: › The Kepler space telescope, famous for finding exoplanets, has also been valuable in tracking exploding stars known as supernovae › Supernovae forge heavy elements — materials that make up […]

Witness First Mars Launch from West Coast

Witness First Mars Launch from West Coast

Launch of LDCM from Vandenberg AFB, California, atop an Atlas V-the same launch vehicle and launch location as NASA’s upcoming InSight Mission to Mars. Credit: Patrick H. Corkery › Larger view › Larger view”/> Are you a digital creator, citizen journalist or active on social media?

360 Video: Tour a Mars Robot Test Lab

360 Video: Tour a Mars Robot Test Lab

Engineers use a replica of NASA’s InSight lander, which will launch to Mars later this year, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view › Larger view”/> NASA’s InSight lander looks a bit like an oversized crane game: when it lands on Mars this November, its robotic arm will […]

NASA’s Juno Probes the Depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno Probes the Depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

This animation simulates the motion of clouds in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The animation was made by applying a wind movement model to a mosaic of JunoCam images. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Justin Cowart › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter’s […]

Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 ‘Eyes’

Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 ‘Eyes’

A selection of the 23 cameras on NASA’s 2020 Mars rover. Many are improved versions of the cameras on the Curiosity rover, with a few new additions as well. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> When NASA’s Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two […]

Dawn Finds Possible Ancient Ocean Remnants at Ceres

Dawn Finds Possible Ancient Ocean Remnants at Ceres

This animation shows dwarf planet Ceres as seen by NASA’s Dawn. The map overlaid at right gives scientists hints about Ceres’ internal structure from gravity measurements. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Minerals containing water are widespread on Ceres, suggesting the dwarf planet may have had a global […]

NASA Damage Map Aids California Wildfire Response

NASA Damage Map Aids California Wildfire Response

The image at top is part of a larger map of damage (red and yellow squares) from the northern California wildfires. This section of the map shows Santa Rosa, California. The full map covers the entire area outlined in red at bottom.

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter’s northern lights through the filters of the Juno Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Bertrand Bonfond › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Scientists on NASA’s […]

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