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Comet Find Is NEOWISE's First Since Activation
2014-03-01 06:14:41

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen comet - its first such discovery since coming out of hibernation late last year.

mars striations
2014-02-27 12:04:34

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has reached an area where orbital images had piqued researchers' interest in patches of ground with striations all oriented in a similar direction.

curiosity looks back
2014-02-20 11:08:34

Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.

NASA To Host Social Media Event At The Deep Space Network Complex
2014-02-14 12:04:45

NASA will host a two-day NASA Social for 50 of its social media followers on April 1 and 2, 2014, at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.

Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Moved For New Observations
2014-02-13 09:56:19

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has tweaked its orbit to help scientists make the first systematic observations of how morning fogs, clouds and surface frost develop in different seasons on the Red Planet.

Clever Technology Decodes More Information From Single Photons
2014-02-12 21:17:46

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have designed a clever detector array that can extract more information than usual from single particles of light.

Mars Rover Curiosity Captures Image Of 'Evening Star' Earth
2014-02-07 08:54:15

New images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky.

Kepler-16b
2014-02-10 05:15:24

NASA's Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club's preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March.

University High School Wins Competition At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2014-02-04 14:31:51

University High School Bowls Over Competition at JPLUniversity High School of Irvine, Calif., beat out 23 other local high schools in an all-day, "buzzer-beater"-style Science Bowl held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA Curiosity Team Looks For Safer Route To Mount Sharp
2014-01-30 06:39:31

A NASA team is currently considering an alternate route for Mars rover Curiosity’s trek toward its next drilling site and later to Mount Sharp after considerable wheel damage has occurred over much of the last year.


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