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NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

12.20.2017
A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

Spanning Disciplines in the Search for Life Beyond Earth

12.13.2017
Following a gold rush of exoplanet discovery, the next step in the search for life is determining which of the known exoplanets are proper candidates for life — and for this, a cross-disciplinary approach is essential.

An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds

11.30.2017
Heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of large icy worlds in our outer solar system, according to new NASA research.
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The Search for Habitability

11/21/2017
How many planets could support life? In a TEDx talk, Goddard’s Geronimo Villanueva explains how scientists look for conditions suitable for life on Mars and other rocky or icy objects, and how they can take the search beyond our solar system.

Cassini's Grande Finale

09/19/2017
The Cassini spacecraft investigated Saturn, its rings and moons from 2004 to 2017. Goddard’s Conor Nixon spoke at the Library of Congress about Cassini from its earliest phases to its ‘Grand Finale.’
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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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