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The next full Moon will be on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2020. The Moon will appear full from Wednesday morning through Saturday morning.
October 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon
Perseverance is one of a few Mars spacecraft carrying laser retroreflectors.
NASA's New Mars Rover Is Ready for Space Lasers
Resting on the tail of the Great Bear in the constellation Ursa Major lies NGC 5585, a spiral galaxy that is more than it appears.
Hubble Views a Galaxy on the ‘Dark Side'
Dragonfly is a NASA mission to deliver a rotorcraft to Saturn’s moon Titan to advance our search for the building blocks of life
Dragonfly Launch Moved to 2027
The world's latest ocean-monitoring satellite has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to be prepared for its Nov. 10 launch.
New Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site
In just a few weeks, OSIRIS-REx will descend to asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface to collect a sample.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Begins its Countdown to TAG
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will capture infrared imagery and spectra, adding new details to our knowledge of colliding galaxies.
NASA's Webb Will Explore the Cores of Merging Galaxies
Cyclones at the north pole of Jupiter appear as swirls of striking colors in this extreme false color rendering of an image from NASA’s Juno mission.
Cyclones of Color at Jupiter's North Pole
Perseverance will search for traces of ancient microscopic life from billions of years back. That's why it's packing PIXL.
NASA's New Mars Rover Will Use X-Rays to Hunt Fossils
The small asteroid will pass by Earth at a distance of about 13,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) on Thursday, Sept. 24.
School Bus-Size Asteroid to Safely Zoom Past Earth
Sonification is the process that translates data into sound, and a new project brings the center of the Milky Way to listeners for the first time.
Data Sonification: Sounds from Around the Milky Way
NASA instruments aboard ESA's Rosetta mission helped reveal that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own aurora.
Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights