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Solar System News
The next full moon is the Flower Moon and there will be a total lunar eclipse.
Full Moon Guide: May - June 2022
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
On April 30, 2022, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Southern Oceans.
Partial Solar Eclipse on April 30, 2022
The average global temperature on Neptune unexpectedly fluctuated during a recent 17-year period, according to a new study.
New Study Finds Unexpected Temperature Changes on Neptune
Webb will see the first galaxies to form after the big bang but to do that its instruments first need to get cold – really cold.
Webb Telescope's Coldest Instrument Reaches Operating Temperature
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has determined the size of the largest icy comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers.
Hubble Confirms Largest Comet Nucleus Ever Seen
On Feb. 14, 2022, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft took a series of calibration images with its four visible-light cameras.
Checking in on the Cameras on NASA's Lucy Spacecraft
The next full moon is the Pink Moon – also known as the Sprouting Grass, Egg, or Fish Moon.
Full Moon Guide: April - May 2022
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
To avoid patches of knife-edged rocks, the mission has taken an alternative path up Mount Sharp.
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Reroutes Away From ‘Gator-Back' Rocks
These Jupiter-sized worlds are so close to their parent star that they are being roasted at temperatures above 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hubble Probes Extreme Weather on Ultra-Hot Jupiters
Scientists have produced a new method that may improve groundwater management.
NASA Finds New Way to Monitor Underground Water Loss