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Newest NASA Mars Orbiter Demonstrates Relay Prowess

11.13.2014
The newest node in NASA's Mars telecommunications network -- a radio aboard the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter -- handled 550 megabits during its first relay of real Mars data.

Mars Spacecraft Reveal Comet Flyby Effects on Martian Atmosphere

11.07.2014
Three orbiters made the first close observations of a comet flyby of Mars, gathering new data about the basic properties of the comet’s nucleus and directly detecting effects on the Mars’ atmosphere.

MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring’s Hydrogen Coma

10.23.2014
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft captured an ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring. The cloud was about a half degree across, comparable in size to Earth’s moon as seen from Earth.
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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.

Juno at Jupiter

08/04/2011
NASA's Juno spacecraft is shown in orbit above Jupiter's colorful clouds in this artist's rendering.
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