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The next full moon is the Hunter's Moon; the Travel, Dying Grass, Sanguine, or Blood Moon.
Full Moon Guide: October - November 2022
LICIACube rode along with DART until days before impact. Then, the small satellite separated, and photographed DART’s impact with Dimorphos.
First Images from Italian Space Agency's LICIACube Satellite
DART successfully impacted its asteroid target on Sept. 26, 2022, in NASA's first attempt to move an asteroid in space.
NASA's DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test
Webb has captured the clearest view of this distant planet’s rings in more than 30 years, and its cameras reveal the ice giant in a whole new light.
New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune's Rings in Decades
The Mars lander’s seismometer has picked up vibrations from four separate impacts in the past two years.
NASA's InSight ‘Hears' Its First Meteoroid Impacts on Mars
NASA’s Perseverance rover is well into its second science campaign, collecting rock-core samples.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars Terrain
NASA will host a briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 15, to provide highlights from the first year and a half of the Perseverance rover’s mission.
NASA to Host Briefing on Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Operations
DART recently got its first look at Didymos, the double-asteroid system that includes its target, Dimorphos.
DART Sets Sights on Asteroid Target
The Next Full moon is the Harvest Moon
Full Moon Guide: September - October 2022
The agency’s newly upgraded “Eyes on the Solar System” visualization tool includes a host of new features.
Explore the Solar System With NASA's New-and-Improved 3D ‘Eyes'
A critical system aboard the probe was sending garbled data about its status. Engineers have fixed the issue but are still seeking the root cause.
Engineers Solve Data Glitch on NASA's Voyager 1
The rover found that Jezero Crater’s floor is made up of volcanic rocks that have interacted with water.
NASA's Perseverance Makes New Discoveries in Mars' Jezero Crater