Planetary Systems Laboratory (693) Highlights

Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA to Map the Surface of an Asteroid

07.25.2016
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu to harvest a sample, ideally from a region in which the building blocks of life may be found.

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets

07.20.2016
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system.

NASA Eyes First-Ever Carbon-Nanotube Mirrors for CubeSat Telescope

07.12.2016
A lightweight telescope that NASA scientists and engineers are developing specifically for CubeSats could become the first to carry a mirror made of carbon nanotubes in an epoxy resin.
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Local News

NASA Employees Among Finalists for Prestigious Heyman Medal

05/02/2016
This year’s finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal include Goddard scientist Dennis Reuter and his team, nominated for contributions to the New Horizons mission, which flew past Pluto in July 2015.
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Images

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.

Stormy Saturn

11/28/2011
Saturn's northern storm marches through the planet's atmosphere in the top right of this false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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