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NASA Radar System Surveys Napa Valley Quake Area

NASA’s C-20A Earth science research aircraft with the UAVSAR slung underneath its belly lifts off the runway at Edwards Air Force Base on a prior radar survey mission. Image Credit: NASA Armstrong › Larger view NASA scientists are conducting an airborne survey of earthquake fault displacements in the Napa Valley area of Northern California using a sophisticated radar system developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory…

Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity captured this view southward just after completing a 338-foot (103-meter) southward drive, in reverse, on Aug. 10, 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status Report An increasing frequency of…

NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

This artist’s concept shows the immediate aftermath of a large asteroid impact around NGC 2547-ID8, a 35-million-year-old sun-like star thought to be forming rocky planets. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an…

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Artist’s impression of a firestorm of star birth deep inside core of young, growing elliptical galaxy. Credit: NASA, Space Telescope Science Institute Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages…

Rosetta: Landing site search narrows

This annotated image depicts four of the five potential landing sites for the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander. Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has chosen five candidate landing…

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Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory Set to Launch New Satellite

This artist’s concept shows the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Earth satellite measuring terrestrial soil moisture from space. SMAP is scheduled to be launched from…

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Voyager Map Details Neptune’s Strange Moon Triton

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