Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
Lunar Phases and Eclipses
By the Numbers
Lunar Phases and Eclipses
The rover will be delivered to the Moon's surface in late 2023. VIPER is the first resource-mapping mission on the surface of another celestial body.
NASA to Announce Landing Site for Artemis Lunar Robotic Rover
The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, the Fruit Moon, the Barley Moon, and the Corn Moon.
Full Moon Guide: September - October 2021
The Next Full Moon is a Blue Moon, and is also known as the Hungry Ghost Moon.
Full Moon Guide: August - September 2021
The facility that houses the world’s most powerful space simulation chambers has now been named for the world’s most famous astronaut.
NASA Dedicates Facility to Honor Neil Armstrong's Legacy
A new online visualization tool will enable anyone to see what sea levels will look like anywhere in the world in the decades to come.
NASA, International Panel Provide a New Window on Rising Seas
Fragments from deep within the Moon may provide a better understanding of how the Moon, the Earth, and other worlds evolved.
NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon's Deep Secrets
The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon’s surface create small cold spots for water ice to accumulate even during the harsh lunar daytime.
NASA Study Highlights Importance of Surface Shadows in Moon Water Puzzle
For the first time, astronomers have uncovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
Hubble Finds First Evidence of Water Vapor at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter's moon Europa.
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Europa Clipper Mission
The next full Moon goes by many names including the Buck Moon.
Full Moon Guide: July – August 2021
The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is part of NASA’s Artemis program.
New Maps Help Plan Lunar Road Trip for VIPER's Artemis Mission
In the mid-2030s, every U.S. coast will have rapidly increasing high tide floods, when a lunar cycle will amplify rising sea levels.
Study Projects a Surge in Coastal Flooding, Starting in 2030s
The next full Moon is the Strawberry Moon and a marginal Supermoon.
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon and a Marginal Supermoon
Some places on Earth are so extreme that NASA uses them as stand-ins for other worlds. These locations are called planetary analogs.
10 Things to Know About Planetary Analogs
The next full Moon is the Super Flower Blood Moon. There will also be a lunar eclipse.
The Next Full Moon is the Super Flower Blood Moon and an Eclipse
Why does the Moon look so big when it's rising or setting? The Moon illusion is the name for this trick our brains play on us.
The Moon Illusion: Why Does the Moon Look So Big Sometimes?
Ten suggestions for making the most of a moonlit night with your camera.
How to Photograph the Moon
A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.
What is a Supermoon?
This NASA concept could see robots hang wire mesh in a crater on the Moon’s far side, creating a radio telescope to probe the dawn of the universe.
Lunar Crater Radio Telescope: Illuminating the Cosmic Dark Ages
Twelve of the 24 human beings who have traveled from Earth to the Moon have walked on its surface — so far. The first, and most famous, was Neil Armstrong in 1969. The last human on the Moon — to date — was Gene Cernan in 1972.
Who has Walked on the Moon?
The next full Moon will be the Pink Supermoon, on Monday night April 26, 2021. It will appear full from Sunday night through Wednesday morning.
The Next Full Moon Is a "Supermoon" Pink Moon
NASA has selected SpaceX to carry the next two American astronauts to the Moon.
As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon
The computer software and hardware – called the spacecraft command and control system (SCCS) – is now certified for use on Artemis I.
NASA Certifies New Launch Control System for Artemis I
A technique for scanning Mars rocks for microscopic fossils is also being developed to hunt for microbes on Enceladus, Titan, and Europa.
Probing for Life in the Icy Crusts of Ocean Worlds
The next full Moon will be Sunday afternoon, March 28, 2021. It will appear full from Saturday morning into early Tuesday morning.
The Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon (and, By Some Definitions, a Supermoon)