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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole.
In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds [...]
NASA has big plans to improve detection and characterization of asteroids.
The agency plans to develop a mechanism to capture an asteroid and redirect it to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system, and begin designing a mission to send humans to it using the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft.
NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14. NASA places a high priority on tracking asteroids and protecting our home planet from them. This flyby will provide a unique opportunity for [...]
As folks around the world rang in the New Year to celebrate Earth’s latest trip around the sun Monday night, our closest star marked the occasion with some fireworks of its own… a dazzling solar eruption.
The space fireworks occurred on New Year’s Eve, during a four-hour eruption on the sun. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory [...]