LDSD: The Great Shakeout Test For Mars

June 3, 2014

LDSD: The Great Shakeout Test For Mars

NASA readies for the experimental flight of a test vehicle designed for landing larger payloads on Mars.

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What's Up - June 2014

June 2, 2014

What's Up - June 2014

Moon and planet pairings at dawn and dusk. Spot elusive Mercury. Some comets. And more.

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Mars Weathercam Helps Find Big, New Crater

May 22, 2014

Mars Weathercam Helps Find Big, New Crater

How before-and-after pictures led to the discovery of a fresh meteor impact crater on Mars.

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We Brake for Mars, Part 2

May 21, 2014

We Brake for Mars: Part 2

In part 2, JPL engineer Mike Meacham explains how an inflatable decelerator will help large spacecraft land on Mars.

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NASA's RapidScat: Watching the Winds from Space

May 15, 2014

NASA's RapidScat: Watching the Winds from Space

Explore the science behind NASA's wind-watching mission, ISS-RapidScat, launching to the International Space Station in 2014.

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OCO-2: NASA's New Carbon Counter

May 13, 2014

OCO-2: NASA's New Carbon Counter

NASA's OCO-2 mission will shed new light on understanding carbon and its role in our planet's future.

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West Antarctica Glaciers: Past the Point of No Return

May 12, 2014

West Antarctica Glaciers: Past the Point of No Return

A rapidly disappearing section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be on an unstoppable path to complete meltdown.

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Runaway Glaciers in West Antarctica

May 12, 2014

Runaway Glaciers in West Antarctica

Glaciologist Eric Rignot discusses the processes leading to the decline of six rapidly melting glaciers in West Antarctica.

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#GlobalSelfie from Around the World

May 7, 2014

#GlobalSelfie from Around the World

People from all over the planet participated in NASA's #GlobalSelfie campaign held on Earth Day, 2014. Here's a preview of just a handful of the 50,000 photos that were submitted.

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What's Up - May 2014

April 30, 2014

What's Up - May 2014

What's up for May. Great views of Saturn and Mars all night long. And a possible new meteor shower.

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