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Radar data from an intensive aerial survey of the Hiawatha crater in May 2016 is shown here in aqua-colored curtains. A blue arrow points to the central peak of the crater. Credits: NASA/Cindy Starr

NASA make unexpected discovery under Greenland ice

A worldwide group of analysts, including a NASA glaciologist, has found a substantial shooting star affect pit stowing away underneath in excess of a...
Earth’s magnetosphere, showing the northern and southern polar cusps. Credits: Andøya Space Center/Trond Abrahamsen

Science on the Cusp: Sounding Rockets Head North

Observing Night sky from the edge of the Norwegian ocean, you know you're in an uncommon place. The freezing twists stream over an open sky,...
Satellites and ground sensors observe smoke blanketing California

Satellites and ground sensors observe smoke blanketing California

As amazing downslope winds sent the destructive Camp Fire seething through completely dry vegetation in northern California on November 8, 2018, sensors on the...
Artist’s conception of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during a burn of its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters. Credit: University of Arizona

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx executes fourth asteroid approach maneuver

The OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission. Launched on 8 September 2016, its mission...
There is an eerie orange glow above Earth

There is an eerie orange glow above Earth

The sky above Earth is never totally dark. Indeed, even around evening time, a delicate shine radiates from the edge of the upper atmosphere....
NASA's OSIRIS-REx sees bennu from all sides

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sees bennu from all sides

Two years after its launch, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is closing in on a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu and sending back pictures that provide one gem of a...
ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt (geckzilla)

Hubble captured smiling face in a hunt for newborn stars

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has recently captured a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colors, and sizes,...
This photo of Ceres and the bright regions of Occator Crater was one of the last views NASA's Dawn spacecraft transmitted before it completed its mission. This view, which faces south, was captured on Sept. 1 at an altitude of 2,340 miles (3,370 kilometers) as the spacecraft was ascending in its elliptical orbit. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA’s Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end

NASA's Dawn mission, that propelled in 2007, looked for after to describe the procedures that dominated early scheme evolution. To make a nearby picture...
This illustration depicts NASA's exoplanet hunter, the Kepler space telescope. The agency announced on Oct. 30, 2018, that Kepler has run out of fuel and is being retired within its current and safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 exoplanet discoveries. Credits: NASA/Wendy Stenzel/Daniel Rutter

Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds

Kepler was a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars. Named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, the spacecraft was launched...