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Press Releases & Feature Stories

Hubble Imagery Confirms New Dark Spot on Neptune

06.23.2016
New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Have a Map for That

05.25.2016
On Sept. 8, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to launch for terra incognita: the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Like expeditions of old, the mission will map the exotic terrain it explores.

NASA Begins Launch Preparations for the First U.S. Asteroid Sampling Mission

05.23.2016
NASA's first spacecraft designed to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 20 and has begun final preparations in advance of its September launch.
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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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