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The next full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon and it’s a marginal supermoon.
Full Moon Guide: August - September 2022
The ECOSTRESS instrument is helping scientists learn why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.
NASA Data on Plant ‘Sweating' Could Help Predict Wildfire Severity
When NASA’s Orion spacecraft travels beyond the Moon during Artemis I, the spacecraft will carry a host of mementos.
Artemis I Becomes Cultural, Educational Time Capsule for Trip Around Moon
Following Lucy's launch on Oct. 16, 2021, an unexpected challenge surfaced for the first-ever Trojan asteroids mission.
NASA Team Troubleshoots Asteroid-Bound Lucy Across Millions of Miles
The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface.
Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere
Webb has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole.
Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy
EMIT will help answer questions about how mineral dust from Earth’s arid regions affects climate.
NASA's Mineral Dust Detector Starts Gathering Data
When NASA put a lander and the first rover on Mars a quarter century ago, they changed how we explore other worlds.
NASA Marks 25 Years Since Pathfinder Touched Down on Mars
NASA has finished the system requirements review for its Mars Sample Return Program.
NASA Will Inspire World When It Returns Mars Samples to Earth in 2033
NASA-funded scientists have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 F.
NASA's LRO Finds Lunar Pits Harbor Comfortable Temperatures
Zeta Ophiuchi is a star with a complicated past, having likely been ejected from its birthplace by a powerful stellar explosion.
Embracing a Rejected Star
Gravitational lensing has resulted in a mirror image of the galaxy near the center of this image, creating a captivating centerpiece.
Hubble Captures a Mirrored Galaxy