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Explore@NASAGoddard 2015 Concludes

Gates opened to the public Sept. 26, 2015, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the first time in four years in celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary.

The Fact and Fiction of Martian Dust Storms

Goddard scientists discuss the reality of dust storms on Mars, which sometimes kick up enough dust to be seen by telescopes on Earth.

Underground Magma Ocean Could Explain Io's 'Misplaced' Volcanoes

Tides flowing in a subsurface magma ocean may explain why volcanoes on Io are in the "wrong" place. Such oceans may be more common on tidally stressed moons and last longer than expected.
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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.

Stormy Saturn

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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