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Chaotic Clouds of Jupiter

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:49
This image captures swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices within Jupiter’s northern hemisphere.

Launching to Observe Our Sun

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:45
On June 21, 1975, NASA successfully launched the eighth Orbiting Solar Observatory aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This satellite was the final in a series of spacecraft specifically designed to look at the Sun in high-energy wavelength bands.

Once in a Blue Dune

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:10
Sand dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters. In this region of Lyot Crater, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a field of classic barchan dunes on Jan. 24, 2018.

Rover Under the Milky Way - Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:10
The Moon begins to rise behind the ARADS rover during the 2017 season of field tests in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Another Day at the Office

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:53
"Space was our office yesterday. #EVA51," said International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold on Friday.

Bang and Whoosh!

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:08
This HiRISE image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures a new, dated (within about a decade) impact crater that triggered a slope streak.

A Deep Space Communications Hub in the Desert

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:57
When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet.

Shades of Martian Darkness

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:20
Science operations for NASA's Opportunity rover have been temporarily suspended as it waits out a dust storm on Mars. This series of images shows simulated views of a darkening Martian sky blotting out the Sun from NASA's Opportunity rover's point of view,.

Evaluating the Noise of Future Aircraft

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:00
To address the expected noise levels of future aircraft, NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology project is already developing technologies focused on reducing the noise produced by an aircraft’s engine exhaust.

Clouds Over Alaska's Wrangell Mountains

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:10
Operation IceBridge missions over Alaska reveal some majestic icescapes, like this image of the Wrangell Mountains in eastern Alaska.

New Crew Arrives at the International Space Station

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:58
Expedition 56 astronauts arrive at the International Space Station.

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:56
A ripple of bright blue gas threads through this galaxy like a misshapen lake system.

Soyuz Lifts Off to Bring New Crew to Space Station

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:11
The Soyuz MS-09 rocket is launched with Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos and astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA on June 6, 2018.

Patches of Snow on the Red Planet

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:06
In early Martian summer, at the time NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image, the dunes are almost free of their seasonal ice cover.

Soyuz Rolled to the Pad for Wednesday Launch to Space Station

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:04
The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad, Monday, June 4, 2018, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 55 Crew Returns Home from the International Space Station

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:19
The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 55 crew members Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Scott Tingle of NASA, and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Jovian Jet Stream

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:01
See a jet stream speeding through Jupiter’s atmosphere in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Exposed Bedrock on the Red Planet's Hale Crater

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:25
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Hale Crater, a large impact crater.

Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Center of the Milky Way

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:29
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Our Sputtering Sun

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:40
An active region rotated into view and sputtered with numerous small flares and towering magnetic field lines that stretched out many times the diameter of Earth.