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From @nasajuno : Juno captured this stunningly detailed look at a cyclonic storm in Jupiter’s atmosphere during its 23rd close flyby of the planet (also referred to as “perijove 23”). Juno observed this vortex in a region of Jupiter called the “north

On Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at about 7:35am ET (12:35 UTC), the planet Mercury will pass directly in front of the Sun. This event is called a transit, and the next transit of Mercury visible in the U.S. won't be until 2049. To see when, where and

Comet close-up ️ 9 years ago, our EPOXI mission zoomed past the comet Hartley 2, which is about one mile (1.6 kilometers) in diameter and spins around one axis while tumbling around another. Learn more about comets and the EPOXI mission at solarsyst

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The dwarf planet Ceres, with a key landmark visible on the horizon — the cryovolcano Ahuna Mons. This was one of the last views our Dawn spacecraft transmitted before its mission came to an end one year ago. See more from Dawn’s voyage to the asteroi

Pluto’s moon Charon is named for the mythological ferryman who carried souls to the underworld. One of its canyons, Caleuche Chasma, is named for a legendary ghost ship that travels the seas off the coast of Chile, collecting the dead, who then live

Robotic missions like Surveyor blazed a trail for Apollo astronauts, and it will be no different for Artemis, our program to return astronauts to the Moon — except with higher tech. Our VIPER rover will get a close-up view of the location and concent

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From High to Low: Jupiter’s cloud tops do not form a simple, flat surface. In this view, processed by Citizen Scientist Gerald Eichstädt, a patch of bright, high-altitude “pop-up” clouds rises above the surrounding swirling bands, which extend deep i

Students in the U.S., here’s a countdown you won’t want to miss — and trust us, we know countdowns. Kindergarten through 12th grade students have until Nov. 1, 2019, to submit essays to name our next Mars rover. Register, learn more and submit here:

Thinking about a weekend getaway?️ Why not take a *really* long trip? You don’t even have leave home — try our 3D solar system simulator based on actual @nasa data, right on your desktop or phone: solarsystem.nasa.gov #nasa #space #science #stem #3

There are selfies, and then there are selfies ON MARS. Our Curiosity rover has sent a new self-portrait from Gale crater. But how does it do that? Swipe for a video that explains the self-portrait process. See the link in our bio to get the latest

As of today, our Mars Odyssey spacecraft has been in orbit at the Red Planet for 18 years — and it’s still at work. It took this image of the Hephaestus Fossae region (left) last month. Here also is a natural-color Mars Odyssey image of Melas Chasma

Saturn’s moon Titan is a world of many wonders. Three years ago this month, our Cassini spacecraft was watching clouds of methane drift across Titan's skies. Meet Zibi Turtle, who leads the team preparing our Dragonfly mission to Titan: solarsystem.

This radar image shows asteroid 2015 TB145, which may be a dead comet that has shed material after numerous passes around the Sun. It flew by Earth on Halloween in 2015. ️ See details at solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/1062/dead-comet/ #nasa #space #

Thirty years ago, our Galileo mission set out for Jupiter. The team overcame serious technical challenges to successfully explore asteroids, Jupiter and its moons. Relive one of the great voyages of discovery: solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/galileo

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The sharp-eyed HiRISE camera aboard our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent home new views of the Curiosity rover and the InSight lander on the Martian surface. See details and more images at solarsystem.nasa.gov/news (link in our bio). These are ju

Thanks to @nasahubble , we now have our best look yet at comet 2I/Borisov. This is only the second interstellar object known to enter our solar system, after 'Oumuamua in 2017. Learn more at the link in our bio (solar system.nasa.gov/news). #nasa #sp

A journey of 3.5 billion miles begins with one step… #otd in 1997, our Cassini mission set out for Saturn. Nearly seven years later, after traveling through the inner solar system several times, the spacecraft finally arrived at the Ringed Planet. Le

In this view of Jupiter, the @nasajuno spacecraft captures swirling clouds in the region of the giant planet’s northern hemisphere known as “Jet N4.” Jupiter spins once every 10 hours, and this fast rotation creates strong jet streams, separating its

Look up — the Moon will be full this weekend, and there are opportunities for planet watchers as well. Get details at solarsystem.nasa.gov/news (link in bio). This 2016 photo comes from NASA astronaut Jeff Williams aboard the International Space Sta

from @osiris_rex : High reconnaissance passes have started! Over the next 4 weeks, we’ll share an image every Thursday to showcase new views of the candidate sample sites. PSA: These are the highest-resolution images that we have of the candidate si

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