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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover captured this mosaic showing the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter (circled) at its final airfield on Feb. 4, 2024. The helicopter damaged its rotor blades during the landing of its 72nd flight on January 18, 2024. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS
NASA’s Ingenuity rotorcraft makes final landing on Mars

Small helicopter carried Wright Brothers’ fabric far beyond Earth as it pioneered flight on another planet in the solar system.

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This detailed, all-sky picture of the infant universe was created from nine years of data gathered by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. The image reveals 13.77 billion year old temperature fluctuations (shown as color differences) that correspond to the seeds that grew to become the galaxies. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: A Turning Point in Cosmology

WMAP mission releases stunning map of the Cosmic Microwave Background, a “baby picture” of the Universe.

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New Satellite to Eye Phytoplankton, Aerosols

PACE is a major effort to combine oceanic and atmospheric research to better understand the complex systems.

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This map depicts global temperature anomalies for June, July, and August 2023. Areas in yellow and red were warmer than the baseline average from 1951 to 1980. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/Lauren Dauphin
2023’s Record Heat Astonishes Climate Scientists

Year that began with a cooling trend quickly warmed to levels unprecedented since modern record-keeping began.

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This Month in NASA History: Opportunity’s Hole in One

Rover quickly finds stunning evidence that Mars was once a warmer planet shaped by significant amounts of surface water.

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The International Space Station as seen from a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. In addition to the modules where astronauts live and work, several external structures are visible including the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer seen on the far left. Photo Credit: NASA
NASA Marks Anniversary of Joining Unity and Zarya

In live Q&A session, the astronauts of ISS Expedition 70 discuss the challenges of weightlessness and the joy of watching lightning from space. 

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Teams have installed the NASA Insignia on Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander in advance of a mission to the Moon that could launch as soon as December 24, 2023. The lander will carry five NASA-sponsored payloads to the lunar surface as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. Photo Credit: NASA/Isaac Watson
NASA Prepares for First CLPS Missions

Commercial landers will deliver science payloads in 2024.

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Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, commander (left); William Anders, Lunar Module Pilot (right); and James Lovell, Command Module Pilot (center) safely returned to Earth on December 27, 1968, after successfully orbiting the Moon on the second crewed Apollo mission. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: NASA’s Bold Decision

Apollo 8 spaceflight to the Moon was a gamechanger.

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The telescope for NASA’s SPHEREx mission undergoes testing at JPL. It is tilted on its base so it can see as much of the sky as possible while remaining within the protection of three concentric photon shields. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
New Telescope Will Map Millions of Galaxies

SPHEREx team will seek answers to three key questions.

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