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NASA's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 7:24 p.m. PDT (10:24 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere.

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Crescents of Neptune and Triton

Crescents of Neptune and Triton

This dramatic view of the crescents of Neptune and Triton was acquired by Voyager 2 approximately 3 days, 6 and one-half hours after its closest approach to Neptune (north is to the right).

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Solar System Missions

Cassini-Huygens to Saturn
Studying Saturn and its rings and moons.
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Dawn
Dawn, the first spacecraft ever planned to orbit two different bodies after leaving Earth, will orbit Vesta and Ceres, two of the largest asteroids in the solar system.
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Epoxi
The Epoxi mission recycles the already "in flight" Deep Impact spacecraft to investigate two distinct celestial targets of opportunity.
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Juno
The Juno spacecraft, currently making its way to Jupiter, will for the first time peer below Jupiter's dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system.
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Mars Exploration Rovers
Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring Mars since January 2004. Clues found in some rocks indicate liquid water once covered the ground.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
This orbiter has the most powerful telescopic camera ever to another planet, plus five other scientific instruments.
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Mars Science Laboratory
(MSL) spacecraft -- which includes the newest Red Planet rover, the car-sized Curiosity.
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Mars Odyssey
This orbiter studies Mars' surface composition and radiation environment and has instruments to detect water and shallow buried ice.
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Microwave Instrument on Rosetta Orbiter
This JPL instrument will study gases given off by a comet as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft orbits the comet. Rendezvous with the comet is scheduled for 2014.
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Voyager
Voyager 1 and 2 flew past Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 1 is now approaching interstellar space.
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NASA's MAVEN spacecraft NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after a 10-month interplanetary journey.

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Artist concept of NASA's Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres during an upcoming flyby. Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered

The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11.

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Image depicts the primary landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 'J' Marks the Spot for Rosetta's Lander

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen the primary and backup cometary landing sites for its November landing attempt.

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We made it! Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp We made it! Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp

After 2 years and nearly 9 kilometers of driving, NASA's Mars Curiosity has arrived at the base of Mount Sharp.

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Video showing Opportunity's tracks along the rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars Opportunity's Long Tracks on Crater Rim

Overhead and on-the-ground views of the 25-mile journey NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has made since landing in 2004.

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What's Up - September 2014 What's Up - September 2014

Red star(Antares) meets red planet(Mars) and view the zodiacal light that points towards Jupiter.

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