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NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander, after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday.
NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle, has completed final assembly at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
Portions of powdered rock collected by drilling into a sandstone target last week have been delivered to laboratory instruments inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, and the rover will soon drive on toward its long-term destination on a mountain slope.
A new NASA Earth-observing mission that will measure ocean winds from the International Space Station has arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin final preparations for launch.
For the first time, NASA scientists have used GPS to find the total weight of winter snowpack and soil moisture in California's Sierra Nevada.
NASA's Curiosity Rover has drilled into a slab of Martian sandstone from which portions of rock powder will be delivered into the rover's internal instruments.
Science is full of serendipity -- moments when discoveries happen by chance or accident while researchers are looking for something else. For example, penicillin was identified when a blue-green mold grew on a Petri dish that had been left open by mistake.
A NASA spacecraft designed to make precise measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final preparations for launch.
While astronomers have long believed that Jupiter’s moon Ganymede was home to a thick ocean sandwiched between two layers of ice, researchers now claim that the largest natural satellite in our solar system could actually have several layers of ice and ocean stacked one upon another.
A new image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta.
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