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Wind, Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:09

A rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier.

The flow speeds of Antarctica's fastest-accelerating glaciers in 2008-2014 likely increased because of warm water blown into their bay by La Niña and another climate pattern.



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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:09

Celebration in the mission control room

NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.



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GRACE Mission Making Plans for Final Science Data Collection

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:09

Illustration of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites in orbit.

With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after 15 years measuring Earth's gravity field, the U.S./German GRACE mission is making plans for a final science collection.



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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Climbing Toward Ridge Top

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:09

Martian Ridge Looming Above Curiosity Prior to Ascent

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun the steep ascent of an iron-oxide-bearing ridge that's grabbed scientists' attention since before the car-sized rover's 2012 landing.



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Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:09

Saturn and Enceladus

Cassini has begun transmitting data -- including the final images taken by its imaging cameras -- in advance of its final plunge into Saturn on Sept. 15.



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Cassini Makes its 'Goodbye Kiss' Flyby of Titan

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:09

Cassini made its final, distant flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on Sept. 11, which set the spacecraft on its final dive toward the planet.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of the planet's giant moon Titan.



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After Cassini: Pondering the Saturn Mission's Legacy

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:09

Cassini's discoveries are feeding forward into future exploration of the solar system.

As the Cassini spacecraft nears the end of a long journey rich with scientific and technical accomplishments, it is already having a powerful influence on future exploration.



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NASA/UCI Find Evidence of Sea Level 'Fingerprints'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:09

Sea level rise fingerprints calculated from observations of mass changes in Greenland, Antarctica

For the first time, scientists have detected sea level "fingerprints" -- patterns of variation in global sea level due to changes in water and ice on land -- in GRACE data.



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Jupiter's Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:09

Jupiter's Northern Lights

Juno has observed massive amounts of energy over Jupiter's polar regions that contribute to the giant planet's powerful aurora.



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Apply to Be a NASA Solar System Ambassador

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:08

The Solar System Ambassadors program.

Could you be one of them? If you want to share your passion of space with the public, being a NASA Solar System Ambassador is the perfect platform to do so.



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NASA Working with Partners to Provide Harvey Response

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 14:08

JPL's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team created this Flood Proxy Map.

NASA is using its assets and expertise from across the agency, including from JPL, to help respond to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.



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Juno Scientists Prepare for Seventh Science Pass of Jupiter

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 14:08

Jupiter Red 'Monet'

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its seventh science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops this Friday.



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NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 14:08

Voyager 40th Anniversary disco poster

NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft.



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Saturn Plunge Nears for Cassini Spacecraft

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:08

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is shown heading for the gap between Saturn.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is 18 days from its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn.



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NASA's Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:08

Artist's Concept of InSight Lander on Mars

Preparation of NASA's next spacecraft to Mars, InSight, has ramped up this summer, on course for launch next May as the first interplanetary launch from California.



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NASA Satellite Images Show Evolution of Hurricane Harvey

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:08

Hurricane Harvey as seen by the AIRS infrared instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite

The rapid intensification of Harvey is depicted in a new set of images from a pair of instruments on NASA's Aqua satellite.



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A Clockwork Rover for Venus

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:08

AREE, clockwork rover

Mechanical computers could help explore an extremely unwelcoming planet.



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NASA Satellite Images Show Evolution of Hurricane Harvey

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:08

Hurricane Harvey as seen by the AIRS infrared instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite

The rapid intensification of Harvey is depicted in a new set of images from a pair of instruments on NASA's Aqua satellite.



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Saturn With a Side of Bacon

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:08

The Cassini team's breakfast tradition has been going strong since 2006.

Take a peek inside the Cassini team's beloved tradition of Friday breakfast together.



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NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Media Activities

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:08

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is shown during its Sept. 15, 2017

On Sept. 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will complete its remarkable story of exploration with an intentional plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, ending its mission after nearly 20 years in space.



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