Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, the Fruit Moon, the Barley Moon, and the Corn Moon.
Full Moon Guide: September - October 2021
One of the CubeSats launching with Landsat 9 is the Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector, or CuPID.
CuPID CubeSat Will Get New Perspective on Sun-Earth Boundary
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory's Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE, uses sounding rockets for calibration.
Rocket Flight to Sharpen NASA's Study of the Sun
Models and lab tests suggest the asteroid could be venting sodium vapor as it orbits close to the Sun, explaining its increase in brightness.
Fizzing Sodium Could Explain Asteroid Phaethon's Cometlike Activity
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
New research led by NASA provides a closer look at a nearby star thought to resemble our Sun when it was much younger.
NASA Model Describes Nearby Star which Resembles Ours in its Youth
Artificial intelligence is being used to calibrate NASA’s images of the Sun, helping improve the data scientists use for research.
Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve NASA's Eyes on the Sun
Scientists have discovered slowly oscillating swells in the Sun’s surface, with periods comparable to the Sun’s 27-day rotation.
Huge Waves in the Sun Discovered with NASA Mission
For its efforts to untangle the long-standing mysteries of the Sun, the Parker Solar Probe team has earned a major award.
Parker Solar Probe Team Earns Aerospace Award from the National Space Club and Foundation
This composite image made from seven frames shows the space station in silhouette as it transits the Sun on June 25, 2021.
Space Station Transits the Sun
Scientists have used total solar eclipses for over a century to learn more about our universe, including deciphering the Sun’s structure.
Total Solar Eclipses Shine a Light on the Solar Wind with Help from ACE
A partial solar eclipse over the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2021, as seen from Arlington, Virginia.
Partial Solar Eclipse over the U.S. Capitol
The Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the mystery of what causes its powerful and unpredictable eruptions.
Rosetta Stone Eruption on the Sun Could Help Explain Solar Explosions
New research confirms how particles from space can be sent careening down into Earth’s atmosphere to create the aurora.
Lab Experiments Shed New Light on NASA Satellite Observations
After glimpsing faint but widespread super-heated material in the Sun’s outer atmosphere, a NASA sounding rocket is going back for more.
NASA Rocket Chasing the Source of the Sun's Hot Atmosphere
On Feb. 12, 2021, the European Space Agency, and NASA’s Solar Orbiter imaged this coronal mass ejection.
A New Space Instrument Captures Its First Solar Eruption
In 2012 Voyager 1 became the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space. Now, it's yielding new insights into what that frontier is like.
As NASA's Voyager 1 Surveys Interstellar Space, Its Density Measurements Are Making Waves
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
A suite of scientific balloons is about to lift off carrying instruments that will help scientists understand the connection between the Sun and Earth.
Lofted by NASA Balloons, New Experiments Will Study Sun-Earth System
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
Zipping through space at close to the speed of light, Solar Energetic Particles, or SEPs, are one of the main challenges for future human spaceflight.
In First, Scientists Trace Fastest Solar Particles to Their Roots on the Sun
Zodiacal light is sunlight reflected toward Earth by dust orbiting the Sun. Juno scientists now think Mars may be the source of the dust.
Detections by Juno Spacecraft Shatter Ideas About Origin of Zodiacal Light
Scientists think piecing together the story of switchbacks – rapid flips in the Sun’s magnetic field – is an important part of understanding the solar wind.
Switchbacks Science: Explaining Parker Solar Probe's Magnetic Puzzle
Whether you're doing it for the nerd cred or the pie, this week on #10Things, we've got all the ways you can celebrate #PiDay with NASA.
10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with NASA on March 14
During Parker Solar Probe’s seventh swing by the Sun, celestial geometry posed a special opportunity for other observatories.
Observations Around Solar System During Parker Solar Probe's 7th Solar Encounter