mosaic of lunar north pole
Close Me!

First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

03.18.2014

An interactive mosaic from LRO covers the north pole of the moon from 60 to 90 degrees latitude at a resolution of 2 meters per pixel. Close-ups of Thales crater (right side) zoom in to reveal detail.

  • evolutionary sequence of massive elliptical galaxies

    Hubble Helps Solve Mystery of Ultra-Compact, Burned-Out Galaxies

    01.29.2014

    This graphic shows the evolutionary sequence in the growth of massive elliptical galaxies over 13 billion years. The growth is quickly driven by rapid star formation and mergers with other galaxies.

  • Image of the limb of the sun with turbulent loops reaching into space

    Graceful Turbulence

    04.01.2014

    Powerful magnetic forces above an active region on the Sun twisted and pulled at a blob of plasma until it lost its connections and blew out into space.

  • Astronaut photo of Kavir Desert

    Kavir Desert, Iran

    03.31.2014

    As the astronauts on the International Space Station passed over the deserts of central Iran recently, they were greeted by this striking pattern of parallel lines and sweeping curves.

What's happening now

  • 3 Aug 2014 Model Rocket Launches Like to build model rockets, but don't have a launch pad? Now you do! Come to Goddard — no fees to participate!

  • 18 Aug 2014 Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter occurs 5:00 UT, with the two just 15’ apart. (That's just half the diameter of the moon!)

  • 6 Sep 2014 International Observe the Moon Night InOMN is an annual event that encourages people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. Find events!

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.

Precipitation Education Website

This website, presented by NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, provides students and educators with resources to learn about Earth’s water cycle, weather and climate, and the technology and societal applications of studying them.

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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