Solar System Exploration
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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
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about Venus.
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
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
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
ESA has announced the EnVision mission to Venus as its newest medium-class science mission, and NASA has just announced two missions to Venus.
Then There Were 3: NASA to Collaborate on ESA's New Venus Mission
NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor.
NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable' World of Venus
NASA’s DAVINCI+ mission will explore Venus to determine if it was ever habitable.
NASA to Explore Divergent Fate of Earth's Mysterious Twin with DAVINCI+
This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years — and it looks quite different from Venus past.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus' Atmosphere
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has given scientists the first complete look at Venus’ orbital dust ring.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring in 1st Complete View
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.
Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus
JPL's lucky peanuts are an unofficial tradition at big mission events.
What Are NASA's Lucky Peanuts?
The next full Moon will be early Saturday morning, Feb. 27 at 3:17 AM EST. The Moon will appear full from Thursday night through Sunday morning.
The Next Full Moon is the Snow, Storm, and Hunger Moon
What to expect when the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover arrives at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021.
NASA's Next Mars Rover Is Ready for the Most Precise Landing Yet
They focus on our star, but three of NASA’s Sun-watching spacecraft have also captured unique views of the planets.
Unique Solar System Views from Sun-Watching Spacecraft