Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on the design

July 31, 2014

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations.

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First Image of the Moon taken by a U.S. Spacecraft

July 30, 2014

Moon Mission 50-Year Anniversary: A Vintage Look Back

A 1964 documentary produced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, chronicles the Ranger 7 mission's lunar impact.

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Two new spaceborne Earth-observing instruments will help scientists better understand how global forests

July 30, 2014

New NASA Studies to Examine Climate/Vegetation Links

NASA has selected a proposal from JPL for a new International Space Station instrument that will observe effects on global vegetation caused by changes in climate or land use.

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Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on the design

July 30, 2014

NASA to Announce Mars 2020 Rover Instruments

NASA will announce on Thurs., July 31, the instruments that will be carried aboard the Mars 2020 mission, a roving laboratory based on the highly successful Curiosity rover.

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Laser Printing of Gradient Metals

July 28, 2014

Printing the Metals of the Future

Spacecraft components may need custom parts that traditional manufacturing processes can't make. A 3-D printing technique JPL scientists are using may solve such problems.

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Elevated View of Enceladus' South Pole

July 28, 2014

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals 101 Geysers and More on Icy Saturn Moon

Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

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'Lunokhod 2' Crater on Mars

July 28, 2014

NASA Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving.

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This graphic depicts the orbit of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring

July 25, 2014

NASA Mars Spacecraft Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable science, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring nears Mars on Oct. 19.

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Rotating Shape Model of Rosetta's Comet Target

July 24, 2014

Surface impressions of Rosetta's comet

Images of Rosetta's target comet resolve structures as small as 330 feet (100 meters) across.

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Surface-water depletion in the Colorado River Basin has left this

July 24, 2014

Parched West Is Using Up Underground Water: NASA/UCI

A new study finds more than 75 percent of recent water loss from the Colorado River Basin came from underground sources, with grave implications for the West's water supply.

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