Photo of the asteroid Vesta
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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

09.30.2013

As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

  • SDO image of solar flare

    Two Solar Flares Say Goodbye 2013 and Welcome 2014

    01.02.2014

    Several wavelengths of light are combined in this solar flare image. Each wavelength represents material at a different temperatures, helping scientists understand how it is moved and heated.

  • HST images in montage

    Hubble Celebrates 24th Anniversary with Infrared Image of Nearby Star Factory

    03.17.2014

    The images demonstrate Hubble's powerful infrared vision and reveal a shadowy, dense knot of gas and dust sharply contrasted against a backdrop of brilliant glowing gas in the Monkey Head Nebula.

  • Astronaut photograph of Korean peninsulat at night taken by Expedition 38 crew

    The Koreas at Night

    02.24.2014

    Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took this night image of the Korean Peninsula.

What's happening now

  • 21-22 Apr 2014 Earth Day at Union Station (DC) NASA’s Hyperwall and Science Gallery exhibits will be on display, hands-on demonstrations and activities, science stories.

  • 22 Apr 2014 Earth Day NASA invites you to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

  • 23 May 2014 Operation IceBridge Find out what Operation IceBridge - an airborne mission for Earth's polar ice - is doing... on their blog. Now 'til May 23.

ICESat-2 Mission Penguin Naming Contest

The ICESat-2 Mission needs your help! Our penguin friend, who happens to be part of our mission logo, needs a name.

MESSENGER Activities, Animations and Movies

A variety of animations, simulations, movies, and activities related to the MESSENGER mission, Mercury, and comparing Mercury to other planets in the Solar System.

Know Your Earth 1.0

The “Know Your Earth” project is a venture between NASA’s Earth-Observing missions and National CineMedia. Know Your Earth is a fun, engaging, and educational three-minute segment of “Did You Know” questions that all have a message that focuses on global climate change and literacy throughout the Lobby Entertainment Network in 291 national movie theaters.

Know Your Earth 2.0, Chicago

"Know Your Earth 3.0, Local Connections" is a partnership among 22 of NASA's Earth-observing missions. This educational project focuses on educating students, teachers and the public about cutting-edge NASA Earth science research
                                                                                                                                                                                         
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