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InSight Spacecraft

InSight...

Jun 1 - InSight’s primary mission is to study Mars’ geology to learn more about the planet’s formation and current condition. The pressure sensor’s job is to “clean up” the data from the...   Read more ›

Titan's "magic islands" aren't islands, or bubbles

Titan's "magic islands" aren't islands, or bubbles

Image courtesy of JPL-Caltech/NASA, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Idaho

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

Juno is soaking up as much data as it can about the planet’s gravity, magnetic fields, deep atmosphere and core. [Forbes/Science]

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

In this artistic rendering, an Earth-like exomoon orbits a gas giant planet in a star's habitable zone in a galaxy far away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by NASA spacecraft

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by NASA spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.

Mars is suddenly more interesting

Mars is suddenly more interesting

Prof. Jonathan Lunine discusses recent discoveries on Mars in this CNN Online story. (Photo: JPL-NASA)

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Fact #5: Cosmic Popcorn Anyone?

The Cosmic Microwave Background that we detect today started traveling towards us over 13 billion years ago.