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Ceres' Bright Spots Come Back Into View

The two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

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Curiosity Mars Rover's Approach to 'Pahrump Hills'

Curiosity Mars Rover's Approach to 'Pahrump Hills'

This southeastward-looking vista from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop and surrounding terrain seen from a position about 70 feet (20 meters) northwest of the outcrop. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Solar System Missions

Cassini-Huygens to Saturn
Studying Saturn and its rings and moons.
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Dawn
Dawn, the first spacecraft ever planned to orbit two different bodies after leaving Earth, will orbit Vesta and Ceres, two of the largest asteroids in the solar system.
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Epoxi
The Epoxi mission recycles the already "in flight" Deep Impact spacecraft to investigate two distinct celestial targets of opportunity.
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Juno
The Juno spacecraft, currently making its way to Jupiter, will for the first time peer below Jupiter's dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system.
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Mars Exploration Rovers
Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring Mars since January 2004. Clues found in some rocks indicate liquid water once covered the ground.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
This orbiter has the most powerful telescopic camera ever to another planet, plus five other scientific instruments.
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Mars Science Laboratory
(MSL) spacecraft -- which includes the newest Red Planet rover, the car-sized Curiosity.
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Mars Odyssey
This orbiter studies Mars' surface composition and radiation environment and has instruments to detect water and shallow buried ice.
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Microwave Instrument on Rosetta Orbiter
This JPL instrument will study gases given off by a comet as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft orbits the comet. Rendezvous with the comet is scheduled for 2014.
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Voyager
Voyager 1 and 2 flew past Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 1 is now approaching interstellar space.
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Ceres' North Pole Dawn Glimpses Ceres' North Pole

After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world.

Read more (Apr. 16)

Ten Kilometers and Counting, on Mars NASA's Curiosity Rover Making Tracks and Observations

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is approaching a new geological unit and has surpassed 10 kilometers in total distance driven on Mars.

Read more (Apr. 16)

An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup

An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has a new designation: 316201 Malala, to honor Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Read more (Apr. 15)

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JPL Runners Celebrate Mars Marathon JPL Runners Celebrate Mars Marathon

JPLers pounded the pavement in celebration of a Mars marathon milestone. Opportunity rover took 11 years and 2 months to clock 26.2 miles. The team’s time was considerably less.

What's Up - April 2015 What's Up - April 2015

A total lunar eclipse that takes place on the night of a full moon and, later this month, the Lyrid meteor shower.

What's Up - March 2015 What's Up - March 2015

A total solar eclipse in the North Atlantic and tips to prepare for the next U.S. eclipse.

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