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With its mirror segments aligned and its scientific instruments undergoing calibration, Webb is just weeks from full operation.
Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds
NASA's Lucy spacecraft observed the May 15-16, 2022, total lunar eclipse from 64 million miles from the Earth.
NASA's Lucy Mission Observes a Lunar Eclipse
Completing a nearly 30-year marathon, Hubble has calibrated more than 40 "milepost markers" of space and time.
Hubble Reaches New Milestone in Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate
Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year.
NASA's InSight Still Hunting Marsquakes as Power Levels Diminish
While the spacecraft continues to otherwise operate as normal, the mission team is searching for the source of a system data issue.
Engineers Investigating NASA's Voyager 1 Telemetry Data
The next full moon is the Flower Moon and there will be a total lunar eclipse.
Full Moon Guide: May - June 2022
NASA has extended the planetary science missions of eight of its spacecraft due to their scientific productivity and potential to deepen our knowledge.
Exploration Extended for 8 Planetary Science Missions
On April 30, 2022, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Southern Oceans.
Partial Solar Eclipse on April 30, 2022
The average global temperature on Neptune unexpectedly fluctuated during a recent 17-year period, according to a new study.
New Study Finds Unexpected Temperature Changes on Neptune
Webb will see the first galaxies to form after the big bang but to do that its instruments first need to get cold – really cold.
Webb Telescope's Coldest Instrument Reaches Operating Temperature
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has determined the size of the largest icy comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers.
Hubble Confirms Largest Comet Nucleus Ever Seen
On Feb. 14, 2022, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft took a series of calibration images with its four visible-light cameras.
Checking in on the Cameras on NASA's Lucy Spacecraft