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.

  • Photo of GPM launch from distance

    GPM Launches

    02.27.2014

    The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 1:37 p.m. EST 2/27.

  • White light image of sun showing many sunspots

    Spots Galore

    07.21.2014

    The Sun sported a whole slew of substantial sunspots over the period July 1-10, 2014.

  • Composite image of Flame nebula using Chandra and Spitzer data

    Flame Nebula: Chandra Delivers New Insight into Formation of Star Clusters

    05.07.2014

    A study of NGC 2024 and the Orion Nebula Cluster suggest that the stars on the outskirts of these clusters are older than those in the central regions, contrary to previous ideas about star formation.

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!)

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 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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