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Ongoing Venus Volcanic Activity Discovered With NASA’s Magellan Data

6 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) This computer-generated 3D model of Venus’ surface shows the volcano Sif Mons, which is exhibiting signs of ongoing activity. Using data from NASA’s Magellan mission, Italian researchers detected evidence of an eruption while the spacecraft orbited the planet in the early 1990s. NASA/JPL-Caltech An […]

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NASA Recognizes 5 Early Career Planetary Scientists

3 min read NASA Recognizes 5 Early Career Planetary Scientists NASA has selected five early-career scientists for its 2023 Planetary Science Early Career Award (ECA) based on their demonstrated leadership, involvement in the planetary science community, and potential for future impact. The ECA program supports exceptional early-career scientists who play a meaningful role in the […]

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NASA’s Dragonfly Rotorcraft Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan Confirmed

3 min read NASA’s Dragonfly Rotorcraft Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan Confirmed NASA has confirmed its Dragonfly rotorcraft mission to Saturn’s organic-rich moon Titan. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the entire spacecraft and science instruments. Artist’s concept of Dragonfly soaring over […]

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NASA Delivers Science Instrument to JAXA’s Martian Moons Mission

3 min read NASA Delivers Science Instrument to JAXA’s Martian Moons Mission On March 14, NASA delivered its gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer instrument to JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) for integration onto JAXA’s MMX (Martian Moons eXploration) mission spacecraft and final system-level testing.   U.S. and Japanese team members gather around and discuss the gamma-ray spectrometer […]

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NASA Awards Grants for Lunar Instrumentation

5 min read NASA Awards Grants for Lunar Instrumentation NASA has awarded five scientists and engineers Development and Advancement of Lunar Instrumentation (DALI) grants to support the development of instruments for potential use in future lunar missions, including the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services and Artemis campaign.  The awardees were recognized during NASA’s Technology Development Plan plenary session at the 55th Lunar and […]