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This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The aluminum base plate, side posts, and crossbeam around the helicopter protect the helicopter's landing legs and the attachment points that will hold it to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch

Science fiction is getting closer to reality folks! NASA is planning to send its Mars Helicopter, a part of Mars 2020 mission, to the...
This Hubble image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. The image is made up of observations from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) in the infrared and optical parts of the spectrum. Three filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues to each monochromatic image associated with an individual filter. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / J. Walsh.

An amazing new image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773

The striking image you can see above was taken by the ESA (European Space Agency) that features a barrel spiral galaxy known as NGC...
Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System- is at its biggest and brightest this month. Next week,...
Parker Solar Probe helps solve sun's super-heating mystery

Parker Solar Probe helps solve sun’s super-heating mystery

For more than a half-century, since the problem of coronal heating was discovered in the 1940s, astronomers have tried to establish why the Sun's...
Commercial landers will carry NASA-provided science and technology payloads to the lunar surface, paving the way for NASA astronauts to land on the Moon by 2024. Credits: NASA

NASA chose the first three commercial companies for the Artemis program

On Friday, NASA has announced that it has selected three commercial Moon landing service providers to participate in its payload delivery service, as part...
This image of the whole sky shows 22 months of X-ray data recorded by NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) payload aboard the International Space Station during its nighttime slews between targets. Use the slider to identify prominent sources. NICER frequently observes targets best suited to its core mission (“mass-radius” pulsars) and those whose regular pulses are ideal for the Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology (SEXTANT) experiment. One day they could form the basis of a GPS-like system for navigating the solar system. Credits: NASA/NICER

NASA’s NICER recorded a map of the entire sky in X-rays

Recently, NASA has shared a stunning image of the entire sky in X-rays captured by NICER, a NASA Explorers program Mission of Opportunity dedicated...
Artist's concept of the CST-100 Starliner/ Image: Boeing

Boeing successfully tested CST-100 Starliner’s entire propulsion system

On Thursday, at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico, Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial...
Members of the public who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names etched on microchips to be affixed to the rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Send your name to fly aboard next mars rover

NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — stenciled on chips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020...
Anne McClain checks Astrobee.

NASA’s Astrobee robot has undergone first hardware tests in space

NASA's new free-flying robotic system, Astrobee, which is designed to help astronauts reduce the time they spend on routine duties, has undergone its first...