Solar System Exploration
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The rover will be delivered to the Moon's surface in late 2023. VIPER is the first resource-mapping mission on the surface of another celestial body.
NASA to Announce Landing Site for Artemis Lunar Robotic Rover
Scientists found evidence that an area on Mars called Arabia Terra had thousands of "super eruptions" over a 500-million-year period.
NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars
The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, the Fruit Moon, the Barley Moon, and the Corn Moon.
Full Moon Guide: September - October 2021
One of the CubeSats launching with Landsat 9 is the Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector, or CuPID.
CuPID CubeSat Will Get New Perspective on Sun-Earth Boundary
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about ocean worlds.
Ocean Worlds Resources
Perseverance successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars' History
Data received late Sept. 1, 2021, from NASA’s Perseverance rover indicate the team has achieved its goal of successfully coring a Mars rock.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Successfully Cores Its First Rock
Hurricane Ida is seen in this image taken aboard the International Space Station. The hurricane made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021.
International Space Station's View of Hurricane Ida
The rover will abrade a rock this week, allowing scientists and engineers to decide whether that target would withstand its powerful drill.
NASA's Perseverance Plans Next Sample Attempt
Drought is a complicated problem that requires lots of data. Satellites from NASA and its partners help collect that data.
Drought Makes its Home on the Range
Gene Roddenberry would have been 100 years old on Aug. 19, 2021, and we at NASA celebrate his legacy.
Star Trek and NASA: Celebrating the Connection
The Next Full Moon is a Blue Moon, and is also known as the Hungry Ghost Moon.
Full Moon Guide: August - September 2021
NASA scientists study the global methane budget to identify the sources of methane emissions and how they contribute to climate change.
NASA at Your Table: Where Food Meets Methane
The facility that houses the world’s most powerful space simulation chambers has now been named for the world’s most famous astronaut.
NASA Dedicates Facility to Honor Neil Armstrong's Legacy
The images show Venus approaching from the left while the Sun is off-camera to the upper right.
During Close Pass, Solar Orbiter Captures Venus' Glare
NASA researchers used OSIRIS-REx spacecraft data to better understand movements of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu through 2300.
NASA Spacecraft Provides Insight into Asteroid Bennu's Future Orbit
Would you like to help NASA scientists advance their understanding of Earth’s atmosphere and climate from the comfort of your own home?
Become an Armchair Cloud Expert and Help NASA Scientists Along the Way
A new online visualization tool will enable anyone to see what sea levels will look like anywhere in the world in the decades to come.
NASA, International Panel Provide a New Window on Rising Seas
Fragments from deep within the Moon may provide a better understanding of how the Moon, the Earth, and other worlds evolved.
NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon's Deep Secrets
The Perseids are already showing up in our night skies, and they peak in mid-August.
The Perseids are on the Rise!
The instrument on the International Space Station is uniquely positioned to provide wildfire responders with a high-resolution look at fire progression.
ECOSTRESS Data Incorporated Into New Wildfire Response Tool
A new index shows that the world’s rainforests are responding differently to threats like a warming climate and deforestation.
Index Ranks Rainforests' Vulnerability to Climate and Human Impacts
The next full Moon goes by many names including the Buck Moon.
Full Moon Guide: July – August 2021
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