Stars form in great dark clouds of cold gas and dust. Stars eventually die, some of them exploding in the very same place they were born.
Layers of armor protect Earth from the sun's harmful energies, while letting in heat and light that power the climate.
Snow-covered deserts are rare, but that’s exactly what the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed as it passed over the Taklimakan Desert in western China.
This is a view of the third (left) and fourth (right) trenches made by the scoop on Curiosity. The coarse sand visible here forms a thin crust in the "Rocknest" wind drift sand on Mars.
Activities for the family showcasing Goddard's science and engineering research and technological developments.
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