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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
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical profile of a distant world’s skies.
Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before
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
A closer look at what goes into wrapping up the mission as the spacecraft’s power supply continues to dwindle.
NASA Prepares to Say 'Farewell' to InSight Spacecraft
NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Fall 2022.
NASA Solar System Ambassadors: Sharing the Science for 25 Years
NASA announced Friday the agency decided its Psyche mission will go forward, targeting a launch period opening on Oct. 10, 2023.
Psyche Launch Set for October 2023
NASA Mars lander felt the ground shake during the impact while cameras aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted the yawning new crater from space.
Stunning New Meteoroid Impact on Mars
The rover has arrived at a special region believed to have formed as Mars’ climate was drying.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Reaches Long-Awaited Salty Region
Webb captured a lush, highly detailed landscape – the iconic Pillars of Creation – where new stars are forming.
NASA's Webb Takes Star-Filled Portrait of Pillars of Creation
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
While most NASA missions are acronyms, this particular mission took a different path.
Inspiration Links the Beatles, a Fossil and a NASA Mission