Engineers have a plan for pushing down on the heat probe, which has been stuck at the Martian surface for a year.
The leadership council for Mars 2020 science added two new members who represent the interests of scientists destined to handle and study the first samples from Red Planet.
As sea levels rise, some areas of the Mississippi Delta are drowning while others are actually gaining mass. NASA's Delta-X heads to the delta to figure out why.
The mission publishes its first stream of data on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere - the first findings on the gas giant's water since the agency's 1995 Galileo mission.
Other orbiters will continue relaying data from Mars surface missions for a two-week period.
Knowing where emissions are happening and what's causing them brings us a step closer to being able to forecast the region's impact on global climate.
Two NASA-JPL proposals are among the selections: Trident would explore Neptune's moon Triton, while Veritas aims to map Venus' surface to determine the planet's geologic history.