Landsat photo of snow-covered island
Close Me!

A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

02.26.2014

There is perhaps no better place to get away from it all than Norway’s Bouvet Island. The nearest large land mass is the Princess Astrid Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica—1,100 miles to the south.

  • Image from STEREO mission of Coment ISON

    STEREO Shows Comet ISON Approaching the Sun

    11.26.2013

    NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, is monitoring Comet ISON as it approaches the sun.

  • image of quasar RXJ1131

    Distant Quasar RX J1131

    03.06.2014

    Multiple images of a distant quasar are visible in this combined view from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • images of flare shown in several wavelenth bends

    SDO Shows Images of Significant Solar Flare

    02.25.2014

    These SDO images show the first moments of an X-class flare in different wavelengths of light -- seen as the bright spot that appears on the left limb of the sun.

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!

MESSENGER Activities, Animations and Movies

A variety of animations, simulations, movies, and activities related to the MESSENGER mission, Mercury, and comparing Mercury to other planets in the Solar System.

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.

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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