Solar System Exploration
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JPL's lucky peanuts are an unofficial tradition at big mission events.
What Are JPL's Lucky Peanuts?
The next full Moon is the Hunter's Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Lucy Moon.
Full Moon Guide: October - November 2021
A new paper details how the hydrological cycle of the now-dry lake at Jezero Crater is more complicated than originally thought.
NASA's Perseverance Sheds More Light on Jezero Crater's Watery Past
Winds in the outermost "lane" of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are accelerating – a discovery made possible by Hubble.
Hubble Shows Winds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Speeding Up
This year, the minimum extent of Arctic sea ice dropped to 1.82 million square miles (4.72 million square kilometers).
NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record
Researchers will use Webb to observe 17 actively forming planetary systems.
NASA's Webb to Explore Forming Planetary Systems
The lander cleared enough dust from one solar panel to keep its seismometer on through the summer, allowing scientists to study three big quakes.
NASA's InSight Finds Three Big Marsquakes, Thanks to Solar-Panel Dusting
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
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
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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
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
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
Juno used its infrared instrument during recent flybys of Ganymede to create this map a decade after Juno’s launch.
NASA's Juno Celebrates 10 Years With New Infrared View of Moon Ganymede
This week in 2011, the Juno mission to Jupiter launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard an Atlas V-551 rocket.
This Week in NASA History: Juno Mission to Jupiter Launches
For the first time, astronomers have uncovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
Hubble Finds First Evidence of Water Vapor at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter's moon Europa.
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Europa Clipper Mission
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
Scientists are studying the effects of small impacts on Europa’s surface as they prepare to explore the distant moon with the Europa Clipper.
Surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa Churned by Small Impacts