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Based on observations from several NASA missions, the map details the path of the Moon’s shadow as it crosses the contiguous U.S. during eclipses in 2023 and 2024.
New NASA Map Details 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses in the US
Why does the Moon look so big when it's rising or setting? The Moon illusion is the name for this trick our brains play on us.
The Moon Illusion: Why Does the Moon Look So Big Sometimes?
The next full Moon will be Friday evening, Jan. 6, 2023, at 6:08 PM EST. The Moon will appear full from Thursday evening through Sunday morning.
January 2023: The Next Full Moon is the Wolf or Ice Moon
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about ocean worlds.
Ocean Worlds Resources
Movies from NASA’s NEOWISE space telescope are revealing motion and change across the sky.
NASA Telescope Takes 12-Year Time-Lapse Movie of Entire Sky
A rigorous testing program is the best way to ensure that every part of the SWOT mission will work smoothly in orbit.
Testing, Testing: Space-Bound US-European Water Mission Passes Finals
Six of these small satellites will work together to create the largest radio telescope ever launched.
First of NASA's SunRISE SmallSats Rolls Off Production Line
The ECOSTRESS instrument is helping scientists learn why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.
NASA Data on Plant ‘Sweating' Could Help Predict Wildfire Severity
The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface.
Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere
EMIT will help answer questions about how mineral dust from Earth’s arid regions affects climate.
NASA's Mineral Dust Detector Starts Gathering Data
To most of us, dust is an annoyance. But these tiny particles that float about and settle on surfaces play an important role across the solar system.
10 Things: Dust in the Wind (on Mars and Well Beyond)
From deep below the soil at Earth’s polar regions to Pluto’s frozen heart, ice exists all over the solar system...and beyond.
Frozen: Ice on Earth and Well Beyond
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.
US-European Satellite Will Make World's First Global Freshwater Survey
A SpaceX Dragon carrying supplies and experiments - including the EMIT mission - launched on July 14, 2022.
NASA, SpaceX Launch Climate Science Research, More to Space Station
An instrument on the space station documented how built and natural surfaces responded to record heat in Las Vegas.
NASA's ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the Heat
EMIT will analyze dust carried through the atmosphere from dry regions to see what effects it has on the planet.
5 Things to Know About NASA's New Mineral Dust Detector
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
NASA’s GEDI mission has reached a major milestone with the release of its newest data product.
NASA Releases Breakthrough Forest Biomass-Carbon Product
Scientists have produced a new method that may improve groundwater management.
NASA Finds New Way to Monitor Underground Water Loss
A new study finds the speed of sound is slower on Mars and that, mostly, a deep silence prevails.
What Sounds Captured by NASA's Perseverance Rover Reveal About Mars
The Sun emitted a mid-level solar flare on March 31, 2022, peaking at 2:35 p.m. EST.
Mid-Level Solar Flare Erupts From Sun
The number of confirmed exoplanets has crossed the 5,000 mark.
Cosmic Milestone: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets
The rover’s self-driving capabilities will be put to the test as it begins a record-breaking series of sprints to its next sampling location.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Hightails It to Martian Delta
Asteroid 2022 EB5's discovery marks the fifth time an asteroid has been observed before hitting Earth's atmosphere.
NASA System Predicts Impact of Small Asteroid
Scientists are using data from the air, land, and space to get a better idea of how climate change is affecting Earth’s frozen regions.
Thawing Permafrost Could Leach Microbes, Chemicals Into Environment