NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars.

April 24, 2014

Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First

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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The Ring Nebula (M57)

April 23, 2014

NASA Hubble Exhibit at National Air and Space Museum

Two instruments that played critical roles in NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discoveries now are on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

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A view of the entire African rainforest area (green)

April 23, 2014

NASA Finds Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest

A new NASA study shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

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The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft with Caltech's CASIS PCG HDPCG-1

April 21, 2014

Caltech Cargo Launched to Space Station

When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Pasadena, Calif., was among the cargo headed to space.

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Flight Engineer Steve Swanson sent this image of the SpaceX Dragon

April 21, 2014

JPL Cargo Launched to Space Station

JPL's OPALS lasercomm experiment arrived at the International Space Station on April 20, 2014, via SpaceX Dragon.

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This view of Earth comes from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Terra satellite.

April 18, 2014

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events and Online Activities

NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety of live and online activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency's mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

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Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size Planet in the Habitable Zone

April 17, 2014

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone."

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Cleaned Solar Arrays Gleam in Mars Rover's New Selfie

April 17, 2014

NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine

A new self-portrait by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows gleaming solar arrays, thanks to recent help from dust-cleaning winds.

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Magdalena Ridge Observatory

April 17, 2014

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument, or NESSI, will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets.

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Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014

April 16, 2014

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte

An image taken from orbit around Mars shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at its April 11, 2014, location beside a rock layer that may become the mission's next drilling target.

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