Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
NASA’s SnowEx teams are packing up the snowshoes, skis, and scientific instruments they’ve used all winter to study snow in mountains and prairies.
NASA Snow Campaign Wraps for 2021
This long exposure photograph taken from the International Space Station shows Earth's atmospheric glow and star trails.
Earth's Atmospheric Glow and Star Trails
A partial solar eclipse over the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2021, as seen from Arlington, Virginia.
Partial Solar Eclipse over the U.S. Capitol
When lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic cut local nitrogen oxide emissions, the effect on ozone pollution was global and unexpectedly rapid.
Local Lockdowns Brought Fast Global Ozone Reductions, NASA Finds
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about ocean worlds.
Ocean Worlds Resources
New research confirms how particles from space can be sent careening down into Earth’s atmosphere to create the aurora.
Lab Experiments Shed New Light on NASA Satellite Observations
The Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the mystery of what causes its powerful and unpredictable eruptions.
Rosetta Stone Eruption on the Sun Could Help Explain Solar Explosions
Fixing just the worst leaks in the Permian Basin oilfield’s infrastructure could cut methane emissions by 55 tons an hour, according to a new study.
Study Identifies Methane ‘Super-Emitters' in Largest US Oilfield
NASA is developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.
NASA and Hurricanes: Five Fast Facts
The rate at which plants and the land surface release moisture into the air has increased on a global scale between 2003 and 2019.
Satellites Show How Earth's Water Cycle Is Ramping Up as Climate Warms
NASA will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change.
New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address, Mitigate Climate Change
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 is the Super Flower Blood Moon. There will also be a lunar eclipse.
The Next Full Moon is the Super Flower Blood Moon and an Eclipse
After glimpsing faint but widespread super-heated material in the Sun’s outer atmosphere, a NASA sounding rocket is going back for more.
NASA Rocket Chasing the Source of the Sun's Hot Atmosphere
Terrain-relative navigation helped Perseverance land – and Ingenuity fly – on Mars. Now it’s time to test a similar system while exploring another frontier.
Robotic Navigation Tech Will Explore the Deep Ocean
Scientists have figured out what triggers large-scale volcanic eruptions and what conditions likely lead to them.
Caldera Collapse Increases the Size and Duration of Volcanic Eruptions
How much water is in Earth’s lakes, rivers, and oceans? The new Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission plans to find out.
International Cutting-Edge SWOT Satellite to Survey the World's Water
This NASA concept could see robots hang wire mesh in a crater on the Moon’s far side, creating a radio telescope to probe the dawn of the universe.
Lunar Crater Radio Telescope: Illuminating the Cosmic Dark Ages
This May, NASA celebrates the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees – past and present.
NASA Celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Windy regions high in the atmosphere can transport pollutants like dust or soot thousands of miles around the world and disrupt everyday life.
In a First, Scientists Map Particle-Laden Rivers in the Sky
A suite of scientific balloons is about to lift off carrying instruments that will help scientists understand the connection between the Sun and Earth.
Lofted by NASA Balloons, New Experiments Will Study Sun-Earth System
The Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying Crew-2 lifted off early Friday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA, SpaceX Officials Thrilled With Crew-2 Launch Success
Members of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” to simulate an asteroid impact scenario.
NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact
Above us, multiple Earth-observing instruments are mounted on the exterior of several of the International Space Station’s modules.
How Scientists Are Using the Space Station to Study Earth's Climate
The next full Moon will be the Pink Supermoon, on Monday night April 26, 2021. It will appear full from Sunday night through Wednesday morning.
The Next Full Moon Is a "Supermoon" Pink Moon