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The next full Moon goes by many names including the Buck Moon.
July 2021: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
The probe flew closer to Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, than any other spacecraft in more than two decades.
Ride With Juno As It Flies Past the Solar System's Biggest Moon and Jupiter
A puzzler about the gas giant’s intense northern and southern lights has been deciphered.
40-Year Mystery Solved: Source of Jupiter's X-Ray Flares Uncovered
Some places on Earth are so extreme that NASA uses them as stand-ins for other worlds. These locations are called planetary analogs.
10 Things to Know About Planetary Analogs
On April 17 New Horizons will reach a rare milepost – 50 astronomical units from the Sun or 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth is.
NASA's New Horizons Reaches a Rare Space Milestone
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
JPL's lucky peanuts are an unofficial tradition at big mission events.
What Are NASA's Lucky Peanuts?
What to expect when the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover arrives at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021.
NASA's Next Mars Rover Is Ready for the Most Precise Landing Yet
A planet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery closer to home: the hypothesized "Planet Nine."
Hubble Pins Down Weird Exoplanet with Far-Flung Orbit
New research reveals that Pluto's ice caps are created through an entirely different process than ice caps on Earth.
Pluto's Ice Caps Made of Methane, Turns Earth's Process Upside Down
Five years ago, for the first time ever, we saw the surface Pluto in spectacular, colored detail.
Five Years after New Horizons' Flyby, Here Are 10 Cool Things We Learned About Pluto
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet this summer.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket
What drives Perseverance's mission and what will it do at the Red Planet? Here are seven things to know.
7 Things to Know About the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission
A proposed mission called VERITAS seeks to transform our understanding of Venus.
VERITAS: Exploring the Deep Truths of Venus
NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars.
NASA's InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause
The competition will help advance the design of a mechanical rover to explore the surface of Venus.
NASA's Venus Rover Challenge Winners Announced
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has started a road trip that will continue through the summer across roughly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of terrain.
Curiosity Mars Rover's Summer Road Trip Has Begun
A device called SHERLOC will help the next Mars rover detect chemicals linked to the existence of life.
Device to Help Mars Perseverance Rover Search for Signs of Life
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
You may be able to help Curiosity rover drivers better navigate Mars using the online tool AI4Mars to label terrain features.
NASA's Mars Rover Drivers Need Your Help
New data helps explain how Pluto’s haze is formed from the faint light of the Sun.
SOFIA Finds Clues Hidden in Pluto's Haze
Scientists have solved the mystery of how Ceres’ gigantic volcanic dome, Ahuna Mons, was formed.
Scientists Solve Mystery of Ceres' Lonely Mountain
This site is among seven NASA sites nominated this year for a Webby. People's Voice voting is underway.
NASA Garners 7 Webby Award Nominations
Using insights from the Dawn mission, scientists pursue clues to Ceres’ secrets by simulating its conditions on Earth.
Do-It-Yourself Dwarf Planet: Exploring Ceres in Labs