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New NASA Model Reveals the Invisible World of Electric Asteroids

Computer modeling funded by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute can predict and visualize interactions between the solar wind, solar radiation, and the surface of asteroids.

Goddard to Explore Mars’ Atmosphere with MAVEN

Goddard Space Flight Center contributes in many ways to NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which will investigate how and why the Red Planet has been losing its atmosphere.

MAVEN Ion Analyzer to Look at Key Player in Atmosphere Loss

Once the MAVEN spacecraft reaches Mars, the Solar Wind Ion Analyzer will measure ions in the solar wind to help figure out how and why the planet has been losing its atmosphere over billions of years.
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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

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

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

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