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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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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