Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
Technicians recently finished applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft.
Heat Shield Milestone for First Crewed Orion Mission
Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid of the same name, recently passed a crucial milestone.
Building NASA's Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
This image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures several storms in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere.
"Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter
The next full Moon will be early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. There also will be a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
July 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters for as many as six additional flights.
NASA Plans More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions
Didymos B is getting an official name of its own: Dimorphos.
NASA's First Planetary Defense Mission Target Gets a New Name
Planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva created the sunset simulations while building a tool for a possible mission to Uranus.
NASA Scientist Simulates Sunsets on Other Worlds
The rocket booster segments that will help power NASA’s first Artemis flight test mission around the Moon arrived at KSC.
Rocket Motors for First Artemis Moon Mission Arrive at Spaceport
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon, Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Vat Purnima, Poson Poya, and the LRO Moon.
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon
Recently discovered object 2019 LD2, originally believed to be the first cometary “Jupiter Trojan” asteroid, turned out to be an interloper comet masquerading as a member of the Trojan population.
UPDATE: Astronomers recategorize asteroid-like comet detected by ATLAS telescope
This enhanced-color image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures the striking cloud bands of Jupiter’s southern latitudes.
Jupiter's Racing Stripes
Scientists are using modern image processing techniques to create new views of Europa's surface.
Newly Reprocessed Images of Europa Show 'Chaos Terrain' in Crisp Detail
NASA's Lunar Flashlight, a briefcase-sized satellite, or CubeSat, will detect surface ice believed to be at the bottom of craters on the Moon that have never been exposed to sunlight. This may help provide water for astronauts exploring the Moon during the Artemis program.
CubeSat to Shine a Laser Light on Moon's Darkest Craters
Before NASA’s mighty Space Launch System (SLS) rocket can blast off from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center to send the Orion spacecraft into lunar orbit, teams across the country conduct extensive tests. Guiding that effort are NASA test directors, or NTDs.
NASA Test Directors Eagerly Await Artemis Launch
Fun — and even educational — NASA activities to do at home.
10+ Things to Do with NASA at Home
Whether you're doing it for the nerd cred or the pie, this week on #10Things, we've got all the ways you can celebrate #PiDay with NASA.
10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with NASA on March 14
NASA's Juno mission has provided its first science results on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere.
Findings From NASA's Juno Update Jupiter Water Mystery
NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions.
NASA Selects Four Possible Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System
The Voyager imaging team asked for the photo to show Earth’s vulnerability — to illustrate how small, fragile and irreplaceable it is on a cosmic scale.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Voyager's Famous 'Pale Blue Dot' Photo
Jupiter's south pole has a new cyclone.
NASA's Juno Navigators Enable Jupiter Cyclone Discovery
A research team led out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has detected water vapor for the first time above Europa’s surface.
NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa
The next full Moon will be on Sunday afternoon, October 13, 2019, The Moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time, from Saturday morning to Tuesday morning.
October 2019: The Next Full Moon is the Hunter's Moon
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter successfully executed a 10.5-hour propulsive maneuver to avoid a mission-ending shadow cast by Jupiter during an upcoming flyby.
NASA's Juno Prepares to Jump Jupiter's Shadow
The next full Moon will be early Saturday morning, September 14, 2019. Find out what else to watch for in the skies during the next few weeks.
September 2019: The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon
Europa Clipper will explore Jupiter's icy moon in-depth during multiple flybys, studying whether Europa could harbor conditions suitable for life.
Europa Clipper's Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed