image of the flare in three different wavelength bands
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Mid-Level Solar Flare Seen by NASA’s SDO


SDO captures images of the sun in many wavelengths of light at the same time. Each wavelength shows different aspects of the same event, as seen in these three images of a solar flare from March 12.

  • Image of Jupiter and insets showing the shrinking size of the red spot

    Hubble Shows Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is Smaller than Ever Measured


    Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope over a span of 20 years, shows how the planet's trademark spot has decreased in size over the years.

  • Photo of Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) at launch

    OCO-2 Lifts Off


    On the foggy morning of July 2, 2014, a Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) roared off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • computer simulation still image of a pair of neutron stars colliding

    Neutron Stars Rip Each Other Apart to Form Black Hole


    This still image from a supercomputer simulation shows one of the most violent events in the universe: a pair of neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black hole.

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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.

LRO Educator Resource Kit

Resource book for educators and students.


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.
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