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An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system.

Jupiter got hit by a planet 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years ago, and its core is still reeling, a new study suggests

A head-on collision explains why Jupiter's core is so much more diffuse than scientists expected. Jupiter likely absorbed the smaller planet.
This artist's concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars.

NASA’s future missions will shoot for an icy moon of Saturn, photograph the Big Bang, and more. Here’s what’s coming in the next 10 ...

NASA intends to return to the moon, continue on to Mars, and look for life near Saturn and Jupiter within 10 years. Its other plans go even further.
A photo illustration of a US astronaut planting an American flag on Mars.

‘We want our country to do it first’: A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards

Some experts say a race to Mars would "be a waste of taxpayers' money" and that NASA and China should work together. But US law doesn't make it easy.
Items owned by astronaut Neil Armstrong have been drawing high prices in a recent series of auctions.

Items that once belonged to Neil Armstrong have drawn more than $12 million in bids, but are sparking controversy among people who knew him

A gold coin that Armstrong took with him to the moon sold for $2 million. But former friends of the astronaut think the sales are unseemly.

10 products we use in everyday life that wouldn’t exist without NASA

Products like running sneakers, scratch-resistant glasses, and hairstyling irons all owe their success to the work of NASA scientists and researchers.

13 products that celebrate NASA and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Brands from Nike to Timex to LEGO have limited-edition anniversary products that embody our universal, long-standing fascination with space exploration.
NASA is sending spacesuit material in the Mars 2020 rover to see how it fares on the Martian surface.

NASA’s next Mars rover will launch in 2020, and it’s being built before our eyes — here’s what the robot’s birth has loo...

Mars 2020, the next robot that NASA plans to send to the red planet, is nearing its launch date. Check out the rover's progress so far.

A Japanese spacecraft has landed on an asteroid after blasting it with a bullet. The mission will bring back rock samples to Earth.

Asteroid Ryugu could hold clues to the history of our solar system, so Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe is designed to bring samples of it back to Earth.

NASA’s $1 billion Dragonfly drone mission will look for signs of life on Saturn’s moon

NASA announced a billion dollar mission to explore Titan. The Dragonfly drone will aid the search for life on Saturn's largest moon.
Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project take a selfie photo in front of the robot on June 5, 2019.

Watch live as NASA engineers build an alien-hunting, nuclear-powered Mars rover that’s slated to launch next year

NASA's next big mission to the red planet involves a six-wheeled vehicle that runs on nuclear power and could scout for signs of alien life.