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LRO Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism

10.12.2014
Scores of distinctive rock deposits seen by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter provide strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.

Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil

08.21.2014
Severe solar storms could generate enough electric charge in the top layer of the lunar surface to crack moon dust and may have changed the very nature of the moon's polar soil.

3-D Study of Comets Reveals Chemical Factory at Work

08.11.2014
A NASA-led team of scientists has created detailed 3-D maps of the atmospheres surrounding comets, identifying several gases and mapping their spread at the highest resolution ever achieved.
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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

10/03/2013
As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

10/03/2013
This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
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