Parker Solar Probe Captures Planetary PortraitThe APL-built Parker Solar Probe was wheeling around the Sun last summer when it spied six planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — in its camera's field of view.
Study reveals MESSENGER watched a Meteoroid strike MercuryThe Johns Hopkins APL-led MESSENGER spacecraft watched a meteoroid crash into Mercury, a recent study shows. It's the first impact ever observed on the surface of another planet.
DART Team Takes a Last Look at Asteroid Target Before LaunchDART’s investigation team has kicked off the mission’s final prelaunch observation campaign on the ground, using powerful telescopes located around the world to get a glimpse of the asteroid system that DART will encounter this year.
Johns Hopkins APL team lauded for Lunar Technology LeadershipThe team that stood up an organization to help advance lunar surface technology development will receive a NASA Headquarters 2020 Honor Award.
Johns Hopkins APL Space Weather Mission Selected by NASANASA has given APL the nod to develop the Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer (EZIE), a mission to explore electric currents in Earth’s atmosphere that link the aurora to our planet’s magnetosphere.
New Exoplanet Research Method could uncover Thousands of Habitable WorldsA new method could be groundbreaking for exoplanet research, opening up a vast population of potentially habitable planets that has been inaccessible to scientific study.
MEGANE Instrument Test Model Goes to Japan for Physical Tests and Design ReviewThe team building MEGANE for Japan’s MMX mission recently shipped a test model to determine how well the instrument fits in the spacecraft design.
Surer Signs of LifeNew technology could help us find some of the strongest evidence of life elsewhere in the solar system, from purifying samples to even sequencing DNA from another world.
NASA selects Kevin Stevenson to Lead New Astrobiology Research TeamJohns Hopkins APL’s Kevin Stevenson will lead new astrobiology research team to find potentially habitable — but so far undetectable — planets around red dwarf stars.
Johns Hopkins APL Delivers First Instrument for NASA’s Lucy MissionDespite multiple hurdles, the APL team building L’LORRI for NASA’s Lucy mission delivered their instrument eight weeks earlier than expected.
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