Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
The next full Moon will be midday on Monday, August 3, 2020.
August 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon
This image of Saturn was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on July 4, 2020, when the planet was 839 million miles from Earth.
Hubble Sees Summertime on Saturn
Infrared images from NASA's Juno spacecraft are providing the first glimpse of Ganymede's icy north pole.
Juno Takes First Images of Jovian Moon Ganymede's North Pole
NASA's next giant leap may be aided by tiny lunar robots that would help scout the lunar surface.
NASA Announces Mini Payload Challenge Winners
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
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
Using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists found Titan drifting away from Saturn a hundred times faster than previously understood.
Saturn's Moon Titan Drifting Away Faster Than Previously Thought
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
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
New analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds auroras at Saturn's poles may keep its atmosphere warm.
Data From NASA's Cassini May Explain Saturn's Atmospheric Mystery
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 is preparing to send the drone-like Dragonfly to the intriguing moon, Titan. Here are five reasons Saturn's largest moons is so enticing.
Why is NASA Sending Dragonfly to Titan? Here are Five Reasons
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
Spitzer, designed to reveal the far, cold and dusty side of the universe, made discoveries its designers never even imagined, including a previously unseen ring of Saturn.
10 Things Spitzer Taught Us About Our Solar System
The first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains.
The First Global Geologic Map of Titan Completed
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
Cassini scientists have found the ingredients for amino acids condensed onto ice grains emitted by Saturn's sixth-largest moon.
New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains
Mini robots that can roll, fly, float and swim, then morph into a single machine? Together they form Shapeshifter, a developing concept for a transformational vehicle to explore treacherous, distant worlds.
NASA Designing Shapeshifting Robots for Saturn's Moons
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth.
Saturn's Rings Shine in Hubble's Latest Portrait