Solar System Exploration
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By the Numbers
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.
July 2021: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about ocean worlds.
Ocean Worlds Resources
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
The science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the northwestern U.S. and western Canada in late June.
NASA's AIRS Tracks Record-Breaking Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest
In the mid-2030s, every U.S. coast will have rapidly increasing high tide floods, when a lunar cycle will amplify rising sea levels.
Study Projects a Surge in Coastal Flooding, Starting in 2030s
Designed to improve navigation for robotic explorers and the operation of GPS satellites, the technology demonstration reports a significant milestone.
Deep Space Atomic Clock Moves Toward Increased Spacecraft Autonomy
The sky isn’t falling, but scientists have found that parts of the upper atmosphere are changing in response to greenhouse gas emissions.
Satellites See Upper Atmosphere Cooling and Contracting Due to Climate Change
Set for launch in 2022, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will help scientists monitor Earth’s ocean, and fresh water in its lakes and rivers.
Assembly of Satellite to Track World's Water Shifts From US to France
Scientists have developed an innovative way to use NASA satellite data to track the movement of tiny pieces of plastic in the ocean.
Scientists Use NASA Satellite Data to Track Ocean Microplastics From Space
Are we alone in the universe? So far, the only life we know of is right here on Earth. But here at NASA, we’re looking.
NASA's Search for Life: Astrobiology in the Solar System and Beyond
The next full Moon is the Strawberry Moon and a marginal Supermoon.
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon and a Marginal Supermoon
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the latest spacecraft to monitor sea surface height, releases its first science measurements to users.
Major Ocean-Observing Satellite Starts Providing Science Data
The balloons are being developed to detect venusquakes. In 2019, they made the first balloon-borne detection of a quake much closer to home.
NASA Balloon Detects California Earthquake – Next Stop, Venus?
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
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
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