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July 4, 1997: Sojourner Arrives on the Red Planet

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:30
Hitching a ride on the Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover arrived on Mars on July 4, 1997.

A Day's Work: Robert Behnken Updates Power Systems on the Station

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:02
On June 26, 2020, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy conducted the first of two spacewalks to swap batteries and upgrade power systems on the International Space Station.

Deep Space 1 Spacecraft at 2.3 Million Miles from Earth

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:53
June 30 is Asteroid Day.

An Astronaut's View of Work

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:16
Spacewalkers Bob Behnken (left) and Chris Cassidy (right) in the Quest Airlock on June 26, 2020, before beginning a spacewalk to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the International Space Station.

Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:13
We don’t see the beautiful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5907 in this Hubble image because we are viewing it edge-on, like looking at the rim of a plate. It is for this reason that NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge galaxy.

The Space Station's Solar Transit

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:42
This composite image, made from six frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of five onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun.

A Solar Eclipse Shadows Asia

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 08:58
On June 21, 2020, as the International Space Station orbited over Kazakhstan and into China, an external high-definition camera captures this picture of the solar eclipse shadowing a portion of the Asian continent.

NGC 7027: Like a Metallic Jewel Bug in the Sky

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 02:42
In this image NGC 7027 resembles a jewel bug, an insect with a brilliantly colorful metallic shell.

Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken Work on U.S. Spacesuits

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 09:41
NASA astronauts (from top) Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken work on U.S. spacesuits.

Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Center of the Milky Way

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 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.

Preparing for Future Missions at the Armstrong Flight Research Center

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:06
Pilots Troy Asher and Wayne Ringelberg walk out of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center’s (AFRC) hangar in Palmdale, California, toward the flight line.

Viewing the Red Planet

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 09:05
This artist's concept shows an astronaut on Mars, as viewed through the window of a spacecraft.

Hubble Makes a Bright Find

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:16
Seen here in incredible detail is the starburst galaxy formally known as PLCK G045.1+61.1. The galaxy, which appears as multiple reddish dots near the center of the image, is being gravitationally lensed by a cluster of closer galaxies, also seen in the image.

Bringing Einstein's Concepts to Life Through Art

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 09:35
Launched on April 20, 2004, Gravity Probe B (GP-B) was a collaboration between Stanford University and NASA designed to test two previously untested aspects of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Hubble Glimpses a Galaxy Among Many

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:17
Looking deep into the universe, the Hubble Space Telescope catches a passing glimpse of the numerous arm-like structures that sweep around this barred spiral galaxy, known as NGC 2608. Appearing as a slightly stretched, smaller version of our Milky Way, the peppered blue and red spiral arms are anchored together by the prominent horizontal

Grand Finale: One of Cassini's Last Dives

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 09:52
This illustration imagines the view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings.

The Space In-between: Aurora Australis

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 09:05
Like a wisp of green smoke, the aurora australis seemingly intersects with the Earth's airglow as the International Space Station orbited above the Indian Ocean halfway between Australia and Antarctica.

Japan's HTV-9 Cargo Craft Helps Supply the Space Station

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 09:20
Japan's resupply ship, the H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 (HTV-9), is pictured attached to the International Space Station's Harmony module.

The Red Planet's Holden Crater

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 09:26
Exquisite layering is revealed emerging from the sand in southern Holden Crater. Sequences like these offer a window into Mars' complicated geologic history.