Photo of the asteroid Vesta
Close Me!

Full View of Asteroid Vesta


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.

  • Landsat 8 satellite image of the glacier on August 13, 2013

    Retreat of Yakutat Glacier


    Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.

  • HST image of irregular galaxy NGC 4485

    Hubble Sees Starbursts in the Wake of a Fleeting Romance


    This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy NGC 4485 in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). The galaxy is irregular in shape, but it hasn’t always been so.

  • image of the sun with multiple active regions

    Interactions of Active Regions


    Observations in two wavelengths of extreme UV light reveal the magnetic connections between a pair of large and dynamic active regions.

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Build an LRO

Create your own models of lunar orbiters out of edible or nonedible materials.

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.


Celebrate the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission by hosting a GPM Rain EnGAUGE Event – a family science night at your school, outdoor education center, library or museum.

LRO Educator Resource Kit

Resource book for educators and students.
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