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July 2020



The International Space Station was a hive of activity today with the Expedition 63 crew practicing emergency skills, examining eyes and studying water conservation.


The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the busy maritime traffic in the Bay of Naples, in southern Italy.


The International Space Station, with the Progress 74 cargo craft in the foreground, is about to orbit over the Pacific coast of South America near the northern tip of Chile.


Located in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds Mars' north polar cap, this well-preserved impact crater is filled with water ice all year round.


The Deep Space Network is NASA's interplanetary switchboard that enables constant communications with our robotic spacecraft. In March, one of the network's largest antennas - Deep Space Station 43 (DSS-43) in Canberra, Australia - began undergoing much-needed upgrades.


NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet this summer.


It lacks the drama of a shape-shifting alien creature, but another threat looms over the prospect of generations-long, interstellar space travel: Explorers arriving on Xanadu could face problems communicating with previous and subsequent arrivals, their spoken language having changed in isolation along the way.


Russia's Progress 74 (74P) cargo craft departed the International Space Station today leaving four spaceships from the U.S., Russia and Japan parked at the orbital lab.


Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently finished meticulously applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft set to carry astronauts around the Moon on Artemis II.


The tiny shooting star in the lower center of this image is Comet Neowise pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited above the Mediterranean Sea in between Tunisia and Italy.


NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars. The mission is providing the first look at the Red Planet's deep interior to reveal details about the formation of Mars and, ultimately, all rocky planets, including Earth.


Imagine Earth. Now fill the skies with thick, Sun-obscuring clouds of sulfuric acid; boil off the oceans by cranking up the temperature to 900 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 500 degrees Celsius), and boost the air pressure high enough to flatten you like a pancake.


After a successful launch aboard the Japanese HTV9 cargo vehicle, a new experiment facility was recently installed in the European laboratory Columbus as part of a comprehensive upgrade of Europe's International Space Station module.


The sun's glint beams off the South Pacific coast of southern Chile's Laguna San Rafael National Park.


The outermost reaches of our solar system are a strange place--filled with dark and icy bodies with nicknames like Sedna, Biden and The Goblin, each of which span several hundred miles across.


The molecular gas in galaxies is organised into a hierarchy of structures.


The Atlantic Ocean and the southwest coast of Africa Seen From Orbit


Lithium is becoming common in our everyday lives. It is the key ingredient in the batteries of our mobile phones and electric vehicles, but have you ever wondered where it comes from?


NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have joined forces to create the COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard.


The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature.


NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Siberian fires criss-crossing the landscape and huge clouds of smoke obscuring large portions of the countryside.


A mighty powerful spacewalk outside the space station, a look at the space station's next crew, and updates on our Artemis program ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.


NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and NASA Flight Engineers Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken of NASA shared their thoughts about the 244th birthday of the United States in a downlink message received from the complex on June 19.


The Maldives are featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Several interacting exoplanets have already been spotted by satellites. But a new breakthrough has been achieved with, for the first time, the detection directly from the ground of an extrasolar system of this type.


Two recent studies based on ESA's Mars Express observations of Jezero crater have shed light on how and when this intriguing area formed - and identified the regions most likely to reveal signs of ancient life.


Compared with our own planet Earth, Mars might seem like a "dead" planet, but even there, the wind blows and the ground moves. On Earth, we study the ambient seismic noise rippling mainly due to ocean activity to peek underground at the structure of the Earth's interior. Can we do the same on Mars without ocean?


Astronomers created a stunning new image showing celestial fireworks in star cluster G286.21+0.17.


NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken concluded their spacewalk at 12:14 p.m. EDT.


What started out as a hunt for ice lurking in polar lunar craters turned into an unexpected finding that could help clear some muddy history about the Moon's formation.


A year that is a mere 18 hours TOI 849 b is an extremely unusual planet in the so-called "Neptune Desert" - a term used by astronomers for a region close to stars where we rarely see planets of Neptune's mass or larger.


An $844,000 Australian Space Agency grant will fund several advanced prototype and concept compression space suits, each designed to protect astronauts from the physical strains of space missions.


If the world is to maintain a sustainable economy and fend off the worst effects of climate change, at least one industry will soon have to ramp up dramatically: the mining of metals needed to create a vast infrastructure for renewable power generation, storage, transmission and usage.


With a specialised telescope in Namibia a DESY-led team of researchers has proven a certain type of binary star as a new kind of source for very high-energy cosmic gamma-radiation.


NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken are scheduled to depart the International Space Station's Quest airlock Wednesday for a spacewalk to complete battery replacement activities to upgrade one of two power channels on the station's far starboard truss (S6 Truss).