What's Up - August 2014

August 1, 2014

What's Up - August 2014

Planets pair up at dawn and dusk. Perseids peak Aug 12/13, visible almost all month

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Flash from Curiosity Rover's Laser Hitting a Martian Rock

July 16, 2014

Flash from Curiosity Rover's Laser Hitting a Martian Rock

The sparks that appear on the baseball-sized rock result from the laser of the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hitting the rock.

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NEOWISE Spies Comet Pan-STARRS Against Galaxy Backdrop

July 3, 2014

NEOWISE Spies Comet Pan-STARRS Against Galaxy Backdrop

NASA's NEOWISE mission captured a series of infrared images of comet C/2012 K1 -- also referred to as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies in May 2014.

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LDSD Test Vehicle Returns

July 2, 2014

LDSD Test Vehicle Returns

NASA's saucer-shaped test vehicle, the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) was recovered from the ocean and returned to Port Allen, Kauai, on June 29, 2014

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What's Up - July 2014

June 30, 2014

What's Up - July 2014

Spot Pluto and see the Milky Way and planets all month long.

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Cassini Arrival at Saturn

June 24, 2014

Cassini Arrival at Saturn

A look back at Cassini's arrival at Saturn.

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Rover report

June 23, 2014

Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year

On June 24, 2014, NASA's Curiosity rover completes her first Martian year (687 Earth days).

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Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

June 12, 2014

OCO-2: NASA's Carbon Counter

NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will study carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and help us understand how fast it will build up in the future.

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Radar Observations of Asteroid 2014 HQ124

June 11, 2014

Radar Observations of Asteroid 2014 HQ124

Radar data of asteroid 2014 HQ124 taken over four hours on June 8, 2014.

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Mercury in Front of the Sun, Seen From Mars

June 10, 2014

Mercury in Front of the Sun, Seen From Mars

Mercury passed in front of the sun on June 3, 2014, as viewed from Mars. The Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded the event.

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