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25 May 2017 - A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA's Juno Mission

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:35:10 PST

(image) 25 May 2017 - A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA's Juno Mission
Early science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world.



24 May 2017 - Cassini Looks on as Solstice Arrives at Saturn

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:27:26 PST

(image) 24 May 2017 - Cassini Looks on as Solstice Arrives at Saturn
Saturn's solstice -- that is, the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere -- arrives today for the planet and its moons.



24 May 2017 - NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:34:18 PST

(image) 24 May 2017 - NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid
Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 -- four years earlier than the original timeline.



22 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 22

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:35:06 PST

(image) 22 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 22
Ten things you need to know about our solar system: Storm Chaser Edition



18 May 2017 - NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Fifth Science Pass of Jupiter

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:56:31 PST

(image) 18 May 2017 - NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Fifth Science Pass of Jupiter
NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Thursday, May 18



17 May 2017 - NASA Asks Scientific Community to Think on Possible Europa Lander Instruments

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:56:03 PST

(image) 17 May 2017 - NASA Asks Scientific Community to Think on Possible Europa Lander Instruments
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.



16 May 2017 - Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:11:00 PST

(image) 16 May 2017 - Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres’ surface.



15 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 15

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:08:47 PST

(image) 15 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 15
Ten things you need to know about the solar system this week: Need-to-Know Facts About Jupiter



15 May 2017 - Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:07:48 PST

(image) 15 May 2017 - Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Valley's Origin
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission -- an ancient fluid-carved valley incised on the inner slope of a vast crater's rim.



8 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 8

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:16:40 PST

(image) 8 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 8
Ten need-to-know things about our solar system.



5 May 2017 - NASA Receives Proposals for Future Solar System Mission

Fri, 05 May 2017 15:45:11 PST

(image) 5 May 2017 - NASA Receives Proposals for Future Solar System Mission
NASA has received and is reviewing 12 proposals for future robotic solar system exploration. The proposed missions of discovery were submitted under NASA's New Frontiers program



4 May 2017 - NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars

Thu, 04 May 2017 21:50:48 PST

(image) 4 May 2017 - NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard analysis that will complete the rover's investigation of some active dunes.



3 May 2017 - New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn

Fri, 05 May 2017 20:28:27 PST

(image) 3 May 2017 - New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn
A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26.



1 May 2017 - What's Up for May 2017

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:31:32 PST

(image) 1 May 2017 - What's Up for May 2017
What's Up for May? Jupiter at its best, Saturn rises in the late evening sky, and the moon dances with the planets.



1 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 1

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:29:25 PST

(image) 1 May 2017 - 10 Things: May 1
Ten things you need to know about the solar system this week: marvelous moons



28 Apr 2017 - NASA Selects 'ShadowCam' to Fly on Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:50:27 PST

(image) 28 Apr 2017 - NASA Selects 'ShadowCam' to Fly on Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter
NASA has selected an instrument as a U.S. contribution to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute's (KARI) first lunar exploration mission, Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO).



26 Apr 2017 - Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:37:46 PST

(image) 26 Apr 2017 - Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions
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.



26 Apr 2017 - NASA Communications Honored with 2017 Webby Awards

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:11:06 PST

(image) 26 Apr 2017 - NASA Communications Honored with 2017 Webby Awards
NASA's digital communications team will be honored at the 21st Annual Webby Awards on May 16 in New York.



24 Apr 2017 - NASA's Cassini, Voyager Missions Suggest New Picture of Sun's Interaction with Galaxy

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:42:10 PST

(image) 24 Apr 2017 - NASA's Cassini, Voyager Missions Suggest New Picture of Sun's Interaction with Galaxy
New data suggests that our sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system of magnetic field from the sun



24 Apr 2017 - Cassini Completes Final -- and Fateful -- Titan Flyby

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:18:10 PST

(image) 24 Apr 2017 - Cassini Completes Final -- and Fateful -- Titan Flyby
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.



24 Apr 2017 - 10 Things: April 24

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:31:30 PST

(image) 24 Apr 2017 - 10 Things: April 24
Ten things you need to know about the solar system this week: amazing NASA videos



21 Apr 2017 - New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:35:11 PST

(image) 21 Apr 2017 - New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site
A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater.



21 Apr 2017 - Watch for the Lyrids Meteor Shower April 22

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:57:10 PST

(image) 21 Apr 2017 - Watch for the Lyrids Meteor Shower April 22
Look high in the eastern sky a few hours after midnight both Saturday and Sunday morning and you may see some Lyrid meteors.



20 Apr 2017 - NASA Image Shows Earth Between the Rings of Saturn

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:00:49 PST

(image) 20 Apr 2017 - NASA Image Shows Earth Between the Rings of Saturn
A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.



19 Apr 2017 - Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:09:49 PST

(image) 19 Apr 2017 - Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft continues exploring Ceres, evidence mounts that the enigmatic dwarf planet retains a significant amount of water ice.



19 Apr 2017 - NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:41:46 PST

(image) 19 Apr 2017 - NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance Valley."



19 Apr 2017 - Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:39:04 PST

(image) 19 Apr 2017 - Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend.



19 Apr 2017 - NASA Radar Spots Relatively Large Asteroid Before Flyby

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:33:58 PST

(image) 19 Apr 2017 - NASA Radar Spots Relatively Large Asteroid Before Flyby
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.



17 Apr 2017 - 10 Things: April 17

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:36:10 PST

(image) 17 Apr 2017 - 10 Things: April 17
Ten things you need to know about the solar system this week: planetary wallpapers



14 Apr 2017 - NASA Approves Instruments for ESA's 'JUICE' Mission to Jupiter System

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:56:16 PST

(image) 14 Apr 2017 - NASA Approves Instruments for ESA's 'JUICE' Mission to Jupiter System
NASA's partnership in a future European Space Agency (ESA) mission to Jupiter and its moons has cleared a key milestone, moving from preliminary instrument design to implementation phase.