Solar System Exploration
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By the Numbers
Lunar Phases and Eclipses
By the Numbers
Lunar Phases and Eclipses
Lunar Flashlight will hunt for surface water ice inside dark regions on the Moon that haven’t seen sunlight in billions of years.
Lunar Flashlight SmallSat Readies for Launch
Following a successful launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, the agency’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon.
Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon
The next full Moon will be Tuesday morning, November 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM EST.
The Next Full Moon is the Beaver, Frost, Frosty, or Snow Moon
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about ocean worlds.
Ocean Worlds Resources
Movies from NASA’s NEOWISE space telescope are revealing motion and change across the sky.
NASA Telescope Takes 12-Year Time-Lapse Movie of Entire Sky
A rigorous testing program is the best way to ensure that every part of the SWOT mission will work smoothly in orbit.
Testing, Testing: Space-Bound US-European Water Mission Passes Finals
Six of these small satellites will work together to create the largest radio telescope ever launched.
First of NASA's SunRISE SmallSats Rolls Off Production Line
The ECOSTRESS instrument is helping scientists learn why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.
NASA Data on Plant ‘Sweating' Could Help Predict Wildfire Severity
When NASA’s Orion spacecraft travels beyond the Moon during Artemis I, the spacecraft will carry a host of mementos.
Artemis I Becomes Cultural, Educational Time Capsule for Trip Around Moon
The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface.
Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere
EMIT will help answer questions about how mineral dust from Earth’s arid regions affects climate.
NASA's Mineral Dust Detector Starts Gathering Data
NASA-funded scientists have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 F.
NASA's LRO Finds Lunar Pits Harbor Comfortable Temperatures
From deep below the soil at Earth’s polar regions to Pluto’s frozen heart, ice exists all over the solar system...and beyond.
Frozen: Ice on Earth and Well Beyond
To most of us, dust is an annoyance. But these tiny particles that float about and settle on surfaces play an important role across the solar system.
10 Things: Dust in the Wind (on Mars and Well Beyond)
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.
US-European Satellite Will Make World's First Global Freshwater Survey
Twelve of the 24 men who traveled from Earth to the Moon walked on its surface. The first, and most famous, was Neil Armstrong in 1969. The last man on the Moon – to date – was Gene Cernan in 1972.
Who Has Walked on the Moon?
A SpaceX Dragon carrying supplies and experiments - including the EMIT mission - launched on July 14, 2022.
NASA, SpaceX Launch Climate Science Research, More to Space Station
Astronomers discovered the rocket body heading toward a lunar collision late last year. Impact occurred on March 4. LRO spotted the crater.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Rocket Impact Site on Moon
An instrument on the space station documented how built and natural surfaces responded to record heat in Las Vegas.
NASA's ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the Heat
EMIT will analyze dust carried through the atmosphere from dry regions to see what effects it has on the planet.
5 Things to Know About NASA's New Mineral Dust Detector
NASA has extended the planetary science missions of eight of its spacecraft due to their scientific productivity and potential to deepen our knowledge.
Exploration Extended for 8 Planetary Science Missions
An agreement between NASA and the U.S. Space Force recently authorized the public release of decades of data on fireball events.
U.S. Space Force Releases Decades of Bolide Data to NASA for Planetary Defense Studies
Scientists have produced a new method that may improve groundwater management.
NASA Finds New Way to Monitor Underground Water Loss
NASA’s GEDI mission has reached a major milestone with the release of its newest data product.
NASA Releases Breakthrough Forest Biomass-Carbon Product
The Sun emitted a mid-level solar flare on March 31, 2022, peaking at 2:35 p.m. EST.
Mid-Level Solar Flare Erupts From Sun