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The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.
NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere.
A comet bites the dust
This artist's concept illustrates a comet being torn to shreds around G29-3, a so-called dead star, or white dwarf. Source:
A Huge Burp at Saturn
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has tracked the aftermath of a rare massive storm on Saturn. Data show record-setting disturbances in the planet's upper atmosphere long after the storm had ended.
A Unique View Of The Moon
The Sun overhead, across the whole Moon! Of course this is not possible in real life, but 36 nearly complete Wide Angle Camera mosaics make this view possible.
All cracked up
The icy surface of Europa is shown strewn with cracks, ridges, and "chaotic terrain" where ice blocks have jostled on the disrupted surface.
APOD: Astronomy Picture of the Day
Through the Lunar Data Project, readings from the dust detectors on Apollo 14 and 15 are being made available for the first time as a fully calibrated, digital dataset.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
This site presents a different image of our fascinating universe every day, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
The public is invited to launch model rockets and learn about LADEE, NASA's next lunar mission, on Sept. 1 at the Visitor Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.