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A Final Farewell to LISA Pathfinder

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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The spacecraft was steady as they come. That has big implications for future science.






Saturn Surprises As Cassini Continues its Grand Finale

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding -- so far -- that the planet's magnetic field has no discernable tilt.






From Mars Rover: Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner slope of a crater's rim.






New Study Shows the Amazon Makes Its Own Rainy Season

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

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New research finds the southern Amazon rainforest triggers its own rainy season. The finding highlights the close connection between the rainforest ecosystem and climate.






NASA's Juno Spacecraft Spots Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.






For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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This month, movements of the planets will put Mars almost directly behind the sun, from Earth's perspective, causing curtailed communications between Earth and Mars.






Curiosity Mars Rover Begins Study of Ridge Destination

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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The car-size NASA rover on a Martian mountain, Curiosity, has begun its long-anticipated study of an iron-bearing ridge forming a distinctive layer on the mountain's slope.






Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet's density.






NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:07:00 GMT

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This science pass offered front-row seats to the planet's most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot.






NASA's Juno Spacecraft to Fly Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot July 10

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the gas giant's iconic, 10,000-mile-wide storm, on July 10, providing the closest-ever view of it.






Veteran Ocean Satellite to Assume Added Role

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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A veteran oceanography satellite that has expanded our knowledge of global sea level, ocean currents and climate will take on an added role: improving maps of the sea floor.






Earth-based Views of Jupiter to Enhance Juno Flyby

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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Telescopes in Hawaii have obtained new images of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, which will assist the first-ever close-up study of the Great Red Spot, planned for July 10.






How a Speck of Light Becomes an Asteroid

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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June 30 is International Asteroid Day. Have you ever wondered how asteroids are discovered? Here's the story.






An Algorithm Helps Protect Mars Curiosity's Wheels

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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A new software program reduces wear and tear on the Curiosity Mars rover wheels.






Sleuthing for Seismic Answers in the Sooner State

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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A NASA-led study examines the geology of last September's magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the strongest ever measured by instruments in state history.






NASA Celebrates International Asteroid Day with Special Broadcast

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA will mark International Asteroid Day Friday, June 30, with a special program on NASA TV and online featuring the agency's work to find and study near-Earth objects.






NASA Keeps a Close Eye on Tiny Stowaways

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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Cleanliness on the International Space Station is a priority.






Lightning Sparking More Boreal Forest Fires

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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A new study finds lightning storms were the main driver of recent massive fire years in Alaska and northern Canada, with the storms likely to migrate north as climate warms.






Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind.






Witness Cassini's Finale at Saturn Live from JPL

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA invites social media users to apply for access to Cassini end-of-mission events at JPL, culminating with the spacecraft's entry into Saturn's atmosphere early Sept. 15.






Why No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 years.






Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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The software has had a successful first year on NASA's Curiosity rover and is planned for the Mars 2020 mission.






A.I. Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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JPL experts outline how autonomy can free robotic explorers to make discoveries.






NASA Completes Study of Future 'Ice Giant' Mission Concepts

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA has released a study of potential future missions to Uranus and Neptune -- part of a series of NASA studies in support of the next Planetary Science Decadal Survey.






Video: Developing Landing Tech for Space

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA technology aims for more precise interplanetary landings.






NASA Mars Orbiter Views Rover Climbing Mount Sharp

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky mountainside terrain.






NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA's Kepler space telescope team releases a catalog of planet candidates that includes 219 new candidates. Ten are near-Earth size and orbit in their star's habitable zone.






Martian Crater Provides Reminder of Apollo Moonwalk

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA's Mars rover Opportunity passed near a crater this spring during the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16's trip to Earth's moon, prompting a connection between two missions.






NuSTAR's First Five Years in Space

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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To celebrate the fifth anniversary of NASA's NuSTAR space mission, the mission's lead scientist, Fiona Harrison of Caltech, talks about some of her favorite images.






NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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Global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in the tropics as our planet continues to warm.






NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA has found diverse minerals in rocks examined by the Curiosity rover on lower Mount Sharp, Mars. These suggest that wet environmental conditions there changed over time.






New Clues to Boomerang Nebula Mystery

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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An ancient, red giant star in the throes of a frigid death has produced the coldest known object in the cosmos: the Boomerang Nebula.






The Art of Exoplanets

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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How do you visualize distant worlds that you can't see? A team of artists uses scientific data to imagine exoplanets and other astrophysical phenomena.






Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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Data from the GALEX spacecraft suggest that planets around cool dwarf stars may be subjected to intense flares.






Astronomers Find Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot, it's being vaporized by its own star.






NASA's Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft a Discovery Machine

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its third year of survey data of asteroid and comet discoveries.






Curiosity Peels Back Layers on Ancient Martian Lake

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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A long-lasting lake on ancient Mars provided stable environmental conditions that differed from one part of the lake to another, NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found.






Where Ocean Meets Sky: New NASA Radar Gets a Tryout

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:06:00 GMT

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A novel JPL instrument offers a simultaneous view of ocean currents and winds from multiple directions.






New Light on the Future of a Key Antarctic Glacier

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Thwaites Glacier is melting rapidly but not as fast as earlier research predicted, according to a new NASA study using a more realistic computer model.






Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over

Tue, 30 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past, according to recent research from NASA's Cassini mission.






High-Silica 'Halos' Shed Light on Wet Ancient Mars

Tue, 30 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Pale "halos" around fractures in bedrock analyzed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover contain copious silica, indicating that ancient Mars had liquid water for a long time.






Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole.






NASA Discovers a New Mode of Ice Loss in Greenland

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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A NASA study finds during Greenland's two hottest summers on record, ice in Rink Glacier didn't just melt faster, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave.






A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA's Juno Mission

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Early results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world.






Cassini Looks on as Solstice Arrives at Saturn

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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NASA's veteran Cassini spacecraft has reached a new milestone as of today: Saturnian solstice.






NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Psyche, NASA's mission to a unique metal asteroid, has moved up one year, with launch in the summer of 2022, and a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026.






NASA to Discuss FY2018 Budget Proposal, Provide Virtual Tours of Centers

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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NASA will hold a series of events Tuesday, May 23, highlighting the agency's Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal.






NASA to Discuss First Science Results from Juno Jupiter Mission

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Scientists from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media telecon at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 25.






Astronomers Confirm Orbital Details of TRAPPIST-1h

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Astronomers used NASA's Kepler space telescope to confirm the orbital period of the outermost TRAPPIST-1 planet.






NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Fifth Science Pass of Jupiter

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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NASA's Juno mission accomplished a close flyby of Jupiter on May 19, successfully completing its fifth science orbit.






NASA's CPEX Tackles a Weather Fundamental

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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A field campaign this June has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental weather questions: Where will it rain? When? How much?






Scientists Look to Skies to Improve Tsunami Detection

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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A team of scientists has developed a new approach to assist in development of timely tsunami detection systems, using measurements of how tsunamis disturb Earth's atmosphere.






NASA Asks Scientific Community to Think on Possible Europa Lander Instruments

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.






Film Premiere - 'To The Rescue'

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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"To the Rescue," chronicling JPL's efforts to save the prestigious, expensive, myopic Hubble Space Telescope, premieres Tuesday evening, May 23 at Caltech. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.






Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface.






Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission -- an ancient fluid-carved valley on the inner slope of a crater rim.






'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere

Thu, 11 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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A study combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium.






Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Wed, 10 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum.






Merging Galaxies Have Enshrouded Black Holes

Tue, 09 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Galaxies that are far along in the merging process are completely covered in a cocoon of gas and dust, a study using NuSTAR finds.






NASA Delivers Detectors for ESA's Euclid Spacecraft

Tue, 09 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Three detector systems for the Euclid mission have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's infrared instrument.






Alaska Tundra Source of Early-Winter Carbon Emissions

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Warmer temperatures and thawing soils may be driving an increase in emissions of carbon dioxide from Alaskan tundra to the atmosphere, particularly during the early winter.






Is Climate Changing Cloud Heights? Too Soon to Say

Fri, 05 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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With 10 years of MISR satellite data, scientists suspected global cloud heights might be getting lower. With 15 years of data, they've found it's too early to say for sure.






Dawn Mission Honored by RNASA Foundation

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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Members of NASA's Dawn mission were honored with awards from the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation at a banquet in Houston on April 28, 2017.






AIRS: 15 Years of Seeing What's in the Air

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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The 15-year-old AIRS instrument is an asset for weather forecasters and climate scientists worldwide, providing detailed 3-D maps of the atmosphere's weather-making layer.






NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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As it drives uphill from a band of rippled sand dunes, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard analysis that will complete its investigation of those dunes.






New Tool May Assist US Regional Sea Level Planning

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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A new tool may help planners and decision makers identify key regions of the U.S. coastline that are vulnerable to regional sea level changes on 10- to 20-year timescales.






New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn

Wed, 03 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during its first Grand Finale dive on April 26.






Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn

Mon, 01 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT

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As Cassini prepares for its second dive between Saturn and its rings, engineers are pleased that data from the mission's April 26 dive show the region is largely dust-free.






NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017.






Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to observe Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun.






NASA Study Challenges Long-held Tsunami Formation Theory

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor.






NASA Communications Honored with 2017 Webby Awards

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's digital communications team will be honored at the 21st Annual Webby Awards on May 16 in New York.






'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun.






Cassini's First Grand Finale Dive: Milestones

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to make its first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017.






Cassini Completes Final -- and Fateful -- Titan Flyby

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.






New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the landing platform the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles ago.






NASA Image Shows Earth Between the Rings of Saturn

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.






Detecting Life in the Ultra-dry Atacama Desert

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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JPL tests a portable chemistry lab designed for potential use on other planets.






Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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As NASA's Dawn spacecraft continues exploring Ceres, evidence mounts that the enigmatic dwarf planet retains a significant amount of water ice.






NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, and is heading for "Perseverance Valley."






Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend.






NASA Radar Spots Relatively Large Asteroid Prior to Flyby

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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Radar images of asteroid 2014 JO25 were obtained early Tuesday morning, with NASA's 70-meter antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California.






'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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3-D printing is inspiring new materials at JPL.






Sierra Snowpack Bigger Than Last Four Years Combined: NASA

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA data show that snowpack in the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada is larger than the last four years of snowpack combined.






'Detergent' Molecules May Drive Recent Methane Changes

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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A new study suggests that hydroxyl radicals may be behind an unexplained recent increase in Earth's atmospheric methane levels.






Cassini Sees 'Flying-Saucer' Moon Atlas Up Close

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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Saturn's small moon Atlas looks smooth in early, unprocessed views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which made its closest-ever pass on April 12.






NASA Missions Provide New Insights into 'Ocean Worlds' in Our Solar System

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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Two NASA missions provide new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond.






Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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A new study explores potential climates of a planet orbiting two suns.






Overpumping Reduces California's Groundwater Storage

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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A new study finds decades of overpumping groundwater in California's Central Valley have irreversibly altered the aquifer and permanently reduced its ability to store water.






NASA News Briefing: Discoveries About Oceans Beyond Earth

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency's Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing on Thursday, April 13.






NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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JPL provided five of the 22 concepts selected by NASA for further study.






Asteroid to Fly Safely Past Earth on April 19

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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A fairly large asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will safely pass about 1.1 million miles from Earth on April 19. That's about 4.6 times the Earth-moon distance.






For Earth Day, NASA Invites You to #AdoptThePlanet

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA invites people worldwide to help us celebrate Earth Day by "adopting" a piece of Earth as seen from space.






NASA Digital Communications Receives Five Webby Award Nominations

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's digital presence has earned five nominations for Webby Awards, the premier honor for online communications, from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.






Solar Storms Can Drain Electrical Charge Above Earth

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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Solar storms can vacuum electrical charge from upper-atmosphere regions above the Arctic and create regions of excess charge.






NASA's Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story.






Ceres' Temporary Atmosphere Linked to Solar Activity

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:04:00 GMT

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Solar particles free water molecules from the surface of Ceres, allowing them to escape and create a tenuous atmosphere, according to a new study.






NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:03:00 GMT

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NASA's JPL has been prototyping new technologies for exploring ocean worlds.






Prolific Mars Orbiter Completes 50,000 Orbits

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:03:00 GMT

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The most data-productive Mars spacecraft passed orbit 50,000 this week, continuing to compile the most sharp-eyed global coverage ever gathered by a camera at the Red Planet.






NASA to Preview 'Grand Finale' of Cassini Saturn Mission

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:03:00 GMT

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NASA will hold a news conference on Tuesday, April 4, at JPL, to preview the beginning of Cassini's final mission segment (called the Grand Finale), which begins in late April.