image of quasar RXJ1131
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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.

  • image of the sun with multiple active regions

    Interactions of Active Regions

    02.14.2014

    Observations in two wavelengths of extreme UV light reveal the magnetic connections between a pair of large and dynamic active regions.

  • Photo of the asteroid Vesta

    Full View of Asteroid Vesta

    09.30.2013

    As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

  • False color Landsat 8 image of Holuhraun lava field

    Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava Field (Iceland)

    09.10.2014

    Iceland's Holuhraun lava field offers spectacular views from the ground and from low-flying aircraft, and infrared imaging makes the view from space spectacular, too.

What's happening now

  • 5 Oct 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!

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 2014

The current phase of the Know Your Earth Project aligns to the larger NASA Earth Right Now Campaign through the creation of NASA Earth science quizzes. The quizzes, to be released throughout 2014, will focus on current NASA Earth science research topics and will be centered on an Earth science theme.

Rain EnGAUGE

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.

LRO Educator Resource Kit

Resource book for educators and students.
                                                                                                                                                                                         
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