A crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot, a photo taken by NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, and processed by a member of the public.
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Where should NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter aim its camera during its next close pass of Jupiter on Feb. 2? You can now play a part in the decision. For the first time, members of the public can vote to participate in selecting all pictures to be taken of Jupiter during a Juno flyby. Voting begins Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) and concludes on Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST)....
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Our NASA New Horizons spacecraft completed its historic #PlutoFlyby in July 2015, and since then we’ve learned so much about the planet. Join our Facebook Live TOMORROW at 4 p.m. EST as mission experts take your questions about the spacecraft, Pluto and what’s next! Details: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Wavemaker: our closest look yet at Saturn's tiny moon Daphnis orbiting among the rings. Daphnis measures just 5 miles or 8 kilometers across. Cassini captured this photo on Jan. 16, 2017. More details: go.nasa.gov/2jMhFKJ
Take a 360-degree ride on NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's test rover in the "Mars Yard," a terrain simulation area where hardware and software used on Mars missions is put through its paces. More info: go.nasa.gov/2iCaJ5U Video:
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Rover Ride-Along in the Mars Yard (360 Video)

Get a robot’s-eye-view of the “Mars Yard,” a terrain simulation area at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where rover hardware and software is tested before b...

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Here are 10 things to know about the solar system this week. See this and other editions of the 10 Things blog at: [ Solarsystem.nasa.gov Link ]

1. Titan Touchdown Revisited: On Jan. 14, 2005 the most distant landing in the solar system took place when the European Space Agency's Huygens probe reached the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan.

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Peeking over Saturn's Shoulder: no Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this. The image was taken in violet light with Cassini's wide-angle camera on Oct. 28, 2016. See more details at: go.nasa.gov/2k1iwdH
The Apollo 17 landing site, including tracks made by astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt, as seen from orbit by NASA's robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Details: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Twelve years ago today, humanity made its most distant landing when ESA - European Space Agency​'s Huygens probe touched down on Titan, revealing the secrets beneath the haze of Saturn's largest moon. Huygens was a partner spacecraft to NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn​. [ Jpl.nasa.gov Link ]
Thanks for the signal boost, ESA - European Space Agency! This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn. The sensitive tracking antennas at New Norcia, Western Australia, and Malargüe, Argentina, are being called in to help with crucial observations during Cassini's last months in orbit. See how...
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Today, the NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator are giving a farewell town hall talk for employees. To mark this occasion, we’re taking the time to highlight our progress and accomplishments over the past 8 years. Join our historical journey! #NASAPast8Years
Here are 10 must-know things about the solar system this week. Find this and previous editions of the 10 Things blog at: [ Solarsystem.nasa.gov Link ]

1. Your home planet, as seen from Mars. The powerful HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned this new view of Earth and its moon. The image combines two separate exposures taken on Nov. 20, 2016. See more: [...
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Shadows cast across Mimas' defining feature, Herschel Crater, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak. Named after the icy moon's discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles (139 kilometers) wide -- almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers) itself. Herschel's peak stands nearly as tall as Mount...
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There are some craters near the poles of Earth's moon where no sunlight ever reaches. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter carries instruments with the ability to see into the shadowy depths of these craters. According to NASA-funded research, It turns out that powerful solar storms can charge up the soil in the frigid regions near the lunar poles, and may possibly produce "sparks" that could...
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Here is a view of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars. It combines two images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, with brightness adjusted separately for Earth and the moon to show details on both bodies. Relative sizes and distance are correct. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
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