Alice Zhai and Jonathan Jiang. Image credit: NASA

August 1, 2014

Science Fair Project Spins Up NASA Hurricane Study

If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you or someone you know has been in a science fair.

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Curiosity's 360-Degree View Before Entering 'Hidden Valley'

August 1, 2014

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has just crossed one stretch of rocks hazardous to its wheels and may soon reach rocks different from any it has examined so far.

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Comet 67P from 1,200 Miles Away

July 31, 2014

Rosetta's Comet: Imaging the Coma

A distinct coma surrounds Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen from Rosetta.

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Artist's concept of NuSTAR on orbit.

July 31, 2014

NuSTAR Celebrates Two Years of Science in Space

NuSTAR's next two years in space will see more revelations about black holes and extremely energetic objects.

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Artist's concept of the payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover

July 31, 2014

SHERLOC to Micro-Map Mars Minerals and Carbon Rings

One of the seven instruments chosen for the payload of NASA's next Mars rover would detect key minerals and carbon chemicals and show where they are, at microscopic scale.

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Artist's concept of the payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover

July 31, 2014

Mars 2020 Rover's PIXL to Focus X-Rays on Tiny Targets

An X-ray instrument for NASA's next Mars rover combines a sharpshooting spectrometer and a camera, to identify and map chemical elements in targets at microscopic scale.

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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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