Behold, directly overhead, a certain strange star was suddenly seen...
Amazed, and as if astonished and stupefied, I stood still.

— Tycho Brahe

Solar System Exploration News

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A RSS news feed containing the latest NASA press releases on missions exploring our solar system and beyond.
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NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:30pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search for Life at American Geophysical Union

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 2:10pm
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency’s website.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Moon Shines Brightly Among NASA’s 2017 Highlights

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:31pm
The Moon became a key focus point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency’s human space exploration plans.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NASA Expands Podcast Selections with New Science Series

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:49pm
“Gravity Assist,” a new NASA weekly podcast series, launches Wednesday on and the SoundCloud and iTunes audio platforms.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA