Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
With NASA's Eyes on the Earth web-based app, you can tag along with the U.S.-European satellite as it orbits the globe.
Follow Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich in Real Time As It Orbits Earth
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will enhance forecasts and provide detailed information on large-scale ocean currents.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite Launched to Monitor Global Ocean
Seasonal cues tell Arctic animals when to migrate, when to mate, and when and where to find food. A shift in these cues is already happening.
Arctic Animals Shifting Movement Patterns as Earth's Climate Changes
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the latest in a series of spacecraft designed to monitor our oceans, is ready for launch.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite Prepared for Launch
STEVE, or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, is still new to scientists, who are working to understand all its details.
Aurora-Chasing Citizen Scientists Help Discover A New Feature of STEVE
Earth has captured a tiny object from its orbit around the Sun and it's probably a Centaur upper stage rocket booster.
Earth May Have Captured a 1960s-Era Rocket Booster
With a little over two weeks to go until its California launch, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft is undergoing final preparations.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Prepared for Launch
A new study of Greenland's shrinking ice sheet reveals that many of the island's glaciers are not only retreating but are also undergoing other physical changes.
Greenland's Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft be launched Nov. 10 to monitor the height of 90% of Earth's oceans.
U.S.-European Sea Level Satellite Gears Up for Launch
New study results show that ocean heatwaves can provide enough fuel for hurricanes to gain momentum as they approach land.
Prior Weather Linked to Rapid Intensification of Hurricanes Near Landfall
A neighboring shield may have helped Earth develop habitable conditions. That shield was the Moon, says a NASA-led study.
Earth and the Moon Once Shared a Magnetic Shield
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
A new video series introduces the people behind the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite.
Meet the People Behind the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Spacecraft
Set for launch in November, the Earth-observing satellite will closely monitor sea level and provide atmospheric data.
5 Things to Know About Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
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
If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 15 inches to global sea level rise.
Emissions Could Add 15 Inches to Earth's 2100 Sea Level Rise, NASA-Led Study Finds
Experts from NASA and NOAA discuss their analysis and predictions for the new solar cycle.
Solar Cycle 25 Is Here, Scientists Explain What That Means
Surveying sunspots is the most basic of ways we study how solar activity rises and falls over time, and it’s the basis of how we track the solar cycle.
How Scientists Around the World Track the Solar Cycle
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will monitor sea level rise and improve weather forecasts, track hurricanes, and bolster climate models.
Sea Level Mission Will Also Act as a Precision Thermometer in Space
As Perseverance hurtles through space toward Mars, the six-wheeler's twin is ready to roll here on Earth.
NASA Readies Perseverance Mars Rover's Earthly Twin
Scientists were surprised to find evidence that our airless Moon has rust on it like Mars.
The Moon Is Rusting, and Researchers Want to Know Why
The next full Moon will peak after midnight on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2020, The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Monday evening through Thursday morning.
September 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Corn, Fruit, Barley, and Hungry Ghost Moon
Researchers have found the volume of glacial lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990.
NASA Data Helps Show Dramatic Growth of Glacial Lakes
The proposals are for missions to improve our understanding of the Sun and the space environment with which it interacts around Earth.
NASA Selects Proposals for New Space Environment Missions
Calculations have determined an old NASA scientific spacecraft, the Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1, is returning to Earth.
NASA's OGO-1 Spacecraft Returning Home