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A RAVAN in the sun

While people across the nation gazed at August's total solar eclipse from Earth, a bread loaf-sized NASA satellite had a front row seat for the astronomical event.

dateSep 27, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: OSIRIS-REx views the Earth during flyby

A color composite image of Earth taken on Sept. 22 by the MapCam camera on NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. This image was taken just hours after the spacecraft completed its Earth Gravity Assist at a range of approximately 106,000 ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Pop-up robots enable extreme terrain science

A NASA-led team is designing an extremely compact origami rover for new extreme terrain applications in both the planetary and Earth science domains. PUFFERs (Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robots) utilize a folding printed ...

dateSep 26, 2017 in Space Exploration
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