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The Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon, Ice Moon, the Moon after Yule, and the Old Moon.
Full Moon Guide: January - February 2022
The lander has taken measures to conserve energy; engineers aim to return to normal operations next week.
NASA's InSight Enters Safe Mode During Regional Mars Dust Storm
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about Mars.
Deploying a new space telescope; deflecting an asteroid with a spacecraft; and visiting a metal-rich asteroid. NASA has a busy 2022 calendar.
10 Things to Watch for in Planetary Science for 2022
Our 2021 round-up of NASA planetary science is packed with the year’s most spectacular images, ground-breaking discoveries, and incredible mission events.
NASA Planetary Science Highlights: 2021
With its recent 17th flight, the Red Planet rotorcraft reaches an airborne milestone the team never considered achievable.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Reaches a Total of 30 Minutes Aloft
The findings highlight the diversity of samples scientists associated with the Mars Sample Return program will have to study.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Makes Surprising Discoveries
Engineers are developing the crucial hardware needed for a series of daring space missions that will be carried out in the coming decade.
NASA Begins Testing Robotics to Bring First Samples Back From Mars
Middle schoolers who have pushed past obstacles will be celebrated with a personal message from Perseverance.
NASA's Newest Mars Rover to Honor Persevering Students
An artistic interpretation of Curiosity’s view high up on a Martian mountain was created by mission team members.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Sends a Picture Postcard From Mars
The camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft imaged Saturn on Oct. 13, 2021.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Saturn
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has completed this year's grand tour of the outer solar system.
Hubble's Grand Tour of the Outer Solar System
Recently downlinked imagery of a September flight has allowed the rover imaging team to put together a video of the helicopter.
NASA's Perseverance Captures Challenging Flight by Mars Helicopter
OPTIMISM, the full-scale engineering model of Perseverance, begins a series of tests to assess the risk of driving hazards on Mars.
Twin of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Begins Terrain Tests
A radiation sensor aboard the spacecraft is providing new data on the health risks humans would face on the surface.
How NASA's Curiosity Rover Is Making Mars Safer for Astronauts
The next full Moon is the Beaver Moon, and there will be a near-total lunar eclipse.
Full Moon Guide: November - December 2021
New Juno findings provide a fuller picture of Jupiter’s colorful atmospheric features, and offer clues about what's below the clouds.
NASA's Juno: Science Results Offer First 3D View of Jupiter Atmosphere
NASA scientists are calling for a framework that provides context for findings related to the search for life.
Are We Alone in the Universe? NASA Calls for New Framework
The public can help teach an artificial intelligence algorithm to recognize scientific features in images taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover.
You Can Help Train NASA's Rovers to Better Explore Mars
Catch Mars mania as an exhibit visits more than a dozen towns across the U.S. with lifelike models of Perseverance and Ingenuity.
‘Roving With Perseverance': NASA Mars Rover and Helicopter Models on Tour
Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the Red Planet.
Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA's Perseverance Rover
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson met with elected officials about Earth science and visited mission control for the Perseverance Mars rover.
NASA Leadership Visits JPL, Discusses Climate Change and Mars
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
NASA, along with the European Space Agency, is developing a campaign to return the Martian samples to Earth.
With First Martian Samples Packed, Perseverance Initiates Remarkable Sample Return Mission