Hubble composite image of star forming region
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Hubble Probes Interior of Tarantula Nebula

01.09.2014

This huge Hubble Space Telescope mosaic, spanning a width of 600 light-years, shows a star factory of more the 800,000 stars being born. The stars are embedded inside the Tarantula Nebula.

  • SDO image of large sunspots

    SDO Sees Giant January Sunspots

    01.07.2014

    One of the largest sunspots in the last nine years, labeled AR1944, was seen in early January 2014, as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. An image of Earth has been added for scale.

  • false-color image of possible supervolcano on Mars

    Mars Crater May Actually Be Ancient Supervolcano

    10.22.2013

    Scientists from NASA and the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Ariz., have identified what could be a supervolcano on Mars—the first discovery of its kind.

  • Natural color Aqua satellite image of frozen Lake Erie

    Frozen Lake Erie

    01.15.2014

    The intense cold snap that gripped much of central Canada and the United States in early January 2014 brought thick and widespread ice to the Great Lakes.

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.

DiskDetective

Help comb our galaxy for stars with planet-forming disks! This is the first NASA led and funded crowdsourcing project whose main goal is to produce publishable scientific results.

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.

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

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.
                                                                                                                                                                                         
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