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One step closer to Europa! Europa Clipper, our upcoming mission to Jupiter’s intriguing ocean moon, is ready to move into the next phase. Coming up is the final design, followed by construction and testing of the spacecraft and science payload. The

Who says #worldphotographyday has to be limited to *this* world? See some of the best photos in the solar system and beyond in our downloadable e-books, posters and image collections. Find these and more at (link i

What lies beneath: on the Moon, impact craters offer geologists a peek at materials found beneath the lunar surface. This spectacular view of Jackson Crater on the Moon’s far side comes from our Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Jackson Crater is about

Five years ago today, our Cassini spacecraft captured this look at Saturn’s rings casting intricate shadows. If you look closely, you might also spot two moons, Mimas and Tethys. Learn more about Saturn and Cassini at #nasa #sp

This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years. The c

Enjoy the Moon this week — it will be full on Thursday. Learn more and get skywatching tips at (link in bio). Image: The Trona Pinnacles near California’s NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Credit: NASA/Lauren Hughes.

Today marks both #worldelephantday and the 14th launch anniversary of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The sharp-eyed HiRISE instrument (@uahirise ) aboard MRO captured this view showing the margin of a lava flow in Elysium Planitia in 2012. Learn

The @osiris_rex spacecraft has been mapping asteroid Bennu in detail, looking for a spot to collect a sample. And today, we can announce the final four sites, selected for their safety, science value, ease of navigating to the site, and the size of r

August 5th is a red-letter day in space exploration. In 2011, our Juno spacecraft set sail for Jupiter on a mission to study the giant planet’s mysterious interior. In 2012, the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars. Both missions succeeded — and both

Storm on the horizon: the @nasajuno mission saw this striking vista during its most recent close flyby of Jupiter. This view highlights the contrast between the colorful South Equatorial Belt and the mostly white Southern Tropical Zone, a latitude th

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