Scientists are finding new mysteries since the geophysics mission landed two years ago.
NASA’s InSight spacecraft touched down Nov. 26, 2018, on Mars to study the planet’s deep interior. A little more than one Martian year later, the stationary lander … Read More
NASA’s technology is at the forefront of space exploration, but it can also be applied here on Earth – from improving cellular networks to saving lives in the pandemic.
Whether upgrading air traffic control software or honing the food safety … Read More
Bill Allen has thrived as the mechanical systems design lead for three Mars rover missions, but he got his start as a teenager sorting letters for the NASA center.
Don’t tell Bill Allen he can’t take risks.
Allen was just … Read More
The spacecraft has been collecting data on the gas giant’s interior since July 2016. Some of its latest findings touch on “hot spots” in the planet’s atmosphere.
Twenty-five years ago, NASA sent history’s first probe into the atmosphere of the … Read More
Launched on a Falcon 9 rocket Nov. 21, the U.S.-European satellite will measure the world’s ocean with unprecedented accuracy.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a joint U.S.-European satellite built to measure global sea surface height, has sent back its first measurements of … Read More
The symbols, mottos, and small objects added to the agency’s newest Mars rover serve a variety of purposes, from functional to decorative.
More than halfway to the Red Planet, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover isn’t just shuttling sophisticated science instruments and … Read More
Producing maps to locate ice or water trapped in rock at the Moon’s surface, Lunar Trailblazer will help support NASA’s efforts to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon.
A small-satellite mission to understand the lunar water cycle – detecting … Read More
The object, discovered in September by astronomers searching for near-Earth asteroids, garnered interest in the planetary science community due to its size and unusual orbit.
Using data collected at NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) and orbit analysis from the Center … Read More
With NASA’s Eyes on the Earth web-based app, you can tag along with the U.S.-European satellite as it orbits the globe, gathering critical measurements of our changing planet.
When Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich was encapsulated in the payload fairing of a … Read More
NASA’s Perseverance rover carries a device to convert Martian air into oxygen that, if produced on a larger scale, could be used not just for breathing, but also for fuel.
One of the hardest things about sending astronauts to Mars … Read More
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the world’s latest sea level satellite, is in orbit and ready to begin taking critical ocean measurements for the next five-and-a-half years.
A joint U.S.-European satellite built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX … Read More
The newest satellite to monitor global sea level is ready for its journey into space. Here’s what to expect.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the latest in a series of spacecraft designed to monitor our oceans, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg … Read More
The first to be rigged with microphones, the agency’s latest Mars rover picked up the subtle sounds of its own inner workings during interplanetary flight.
A microphone aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has recorded the sounds of the spacecraft … Read More
The Blue Ring Nebula, which perplexed scientists for over a decade, appears to be the youngest known example of two stars merged into one.
In 2004, scientists with NASA’s space-based Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spotted an object unlike any they’d … Read More
A giant version of NASA’s classic red, white, and blue logo now proudly adorns a building that has played a central role in space-exploration history.
A new 30-foot NASA logo has been installed on the side of the Spacecraft Assembly … Read More
Earth-observing instruments on satellites and aircraft are mapping the current fires, providing data products to agencies on the ground that are responding to the emergency.
As California experiences one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, NASA is leveraging its … Read More