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Earth's Moon Hit by Surprising Number of Meteoroids

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

Public Invited to Goddard to Celebrate Annual International Moon Event

Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Oct. 8.

NASA's LRO Mission Presents 'The Moon and More'

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center collaborated with singer/songwriter Matt Cusson and Javier Colon -- season one winner of NBC’s “The Voice” -- on a song inspired by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal.

Decades of Discovery: NASA’s Exploration of Jupiter

Launched five years ago on Aug. 5, 2011, NASA’s Juno mission maneuvered into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, joining a long tradition of discovery at the gas giant.

Dawn Scientists Map Craters on Ceres Where Ice Can Accumulate

Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have identified permanently shadowed regions on the dwarf planet Ceres where ice deposits could exist now.

Now 40, NASA's LAGEOS Set the Bar for Studies of Earth

Still going strong after 40 years, LAGEOS was NASA's first orbiter dedicated to satellite laser ranging. The satellite transformed studies of Earth’s shape, rotation and gravity field.

Industry, Government, Academia Seek to Sustain Women in STEM

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Lockheed Martin hosted a roundtable event March 29 at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, Virginia.

Goddard Pioneers: Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering

NASA began empowering female scientists and engineers more than 20 years before Women’s History Month became an official national celebration.

New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars

A detailed map of Mars' gravity confirmed that Mars has an outer core of molten rock and inferred that trillion of tons of carbon dioxide freeze out of the atmosphere onto the polar ice cap in winter.

NASA Station Leads Way for Improved Measurements of Earth Orientation, Shape

NASA demonstrated advanced technology for making precise measurements of Earth's orientation and rotation - information needed for navigation of all space missions and geophysical studies of Earth.

NASA Contributes to Global Standard for Navigation, Studies of Earth

Just as trail landmarks aid hikers, the International Terrestrial Reference Frame is a key standard in science and daily life. NASA has key roles in helping to maintain and update it.

NASA Invites Media to 54th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Media are invited to hear leaders in the science and engineering world speak at the 54th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium at the Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 9

We’re Hosting a ‘State of NASA’ Event at an Agency Location Nearest You

NASA is opening its doors and inviting its social media followers and news media to an in-person ‘State of NASA’ event on Feb. 9, 2016, at one of the agency’s 10 field centers.

Goddard Year in Review - 2015

As the year draws to a close, many of us send out cards to friends and loved ones. Gathered here are just a few of the shining moments from the Goddard "household" in 2015.

NASA Releases New High-Resolution Earthrise Image

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter provided this composite image of Earth appearing to rise over the lunar horizon – a combination of high-resolution detail and color data from the spacecraft’s cameras.

Rare Full Moon on Christmas Day

This year, a bright full moon will dawn in the skies on Christmas – an added gift for the holidays. The peak will occur at 6:11 a.m. EST. The last full moon on Christmas occurred in 1977.

NASA Visualizations Show Phases of the Moon for 2016

NASA's LRO released high-definition 4K visualizations of the moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals in 2016 (click here for the southern hemisphere).

Explore@NASAGoddard 2015 Concludes

Gates opened to the public Sept. 26, 2015, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the first time in four years in celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary.

Open House Sneak Peek: Explore Goddard’s Latest Science

Since it last opened its gates to the public in 2011, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has seen rapid growth and discovery in its four science disciplines...

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Dance with Eclipses

For the LRO spacecraft orbiting the moon, the Sept. 27, 2015, lunar eclipse brings an opportunity to conduct some rare science while in Earth’s shadow.

NASA Goddard Opens Doors to Public to Explore@NASA Goddard, Free Event

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is opening its doors for the first time in four years to give the public a chance to explore what happens behind the gates of the campus.

NASA's LRO Discovers Earth is 'Massaging' the Shrinking Moon

Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA Scientist Sheds Light on Rare Sept. 27 Supermoon Eclipse

For the first time in more than 30 years, much of the world will soon be able to see a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse, which will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face for more than an hour.

Underground Magma Ocean Could Explain Io's 'Misplaced' Volcanoes

Tides flowing in a subsurface magma ocean may explain why volcanoes on Io are in the "wrong" place. Such oceans may be more common on tidally stressed moons and last longer than expected.
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