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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test

“After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space. Mission …

NASA’s Juno Shares First Image From Flyby of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

“Observations from the spacecraft’s pass of the moon provided the first close-up in over two decades of this ocean world, resulting in remarkable imagery and unique science. The first picture NASA’s Juno spacecraft took as it flew by …

NASA’s Asteroid-Striking DART Mission Team Has JPL Members

“It’s a bold and complex undertaking to try impacting an asteroid. JPL is there to assist with navigators, communications, and more. On Monday, Sept. 26, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission has the challenging goal of crashing …

NASA’s Juno Will Perform Close Flyby of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

“As the spacecraft makes a close approach of the moon, it is expected to provide valuable science – and remarkable imagery – for NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission. On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2:36 a.m. PDT (5:36 a …

New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in Decades

“NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune. Not only has Webb captured the clearest view of this distant planet’s rings in more than 30 years, but its …

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars Terrain

“The latest findings provide greater detail on a region of the Red Planet that has a watery past and is yielding promising samples for the NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return campaign. NASA’s Perseverance rover is well into its second …

A Cosmic Tarantula, Caught by NASA’s Webb

“The cycle of star formation is on display in this nearby nebula. Webb’s MIRI instrument captures protostars nestled deep in clouds of gas and dust, still gathering mass. Once upon a space-time, a cosmic creation story unfolded: thousands of …

Engineers Solve Data Glitch on NASA’s Voyager 1

“A critical system aboard the probe was sending garbled data about its status. Engineers have fixed the issue but are still seeking the root cause. Engineers have repaired an issue affecting data from NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft. Earlier this …

NASA Scientists Help Probe Dark Energy by Testing Gravity

“Could one of the biggest puzzles in astrophysics be solved by reworking Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity? A new study co-authored by NASA scientists says not yet. The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, and scientists don’t …

NASA’s Perseverance Makes New Discoveries in Mars’ Jezero Crater

“The rover found that Jezero Crater’s floor is made up of volcanic rocks that have interacted with water. Scientists got a surprise when NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover began examining rocks on the floor of Jezero Crater in spring …