Photograph of a multi-layered lenticular cloud hovering near Mount Discovery
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Wonders in the Antarctic Sky


An IceBridge photo of a multi-layered lenticular cloud hovering near Mount Discovery, a volcano about 70 kilometers southwest of McMurdo Station on Antarctica’s Ross Island.

  • Landsat photo of snow-covered island

    A Thousand Miles from Nowhere


    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.

  • Astronaut photograph of Korean peninsulat at night taken by Expedition 38 crew

    The Koreas at Night


    Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took this night image of the Korean Peninsula.

  • Global Selfie mosaic of over 36,000 images

    The Making of NASA’s Global Selfie


    On Earth Day, NASA asked people all around the world a simple question – “Where are you on Earth Right Now?” This image was built using 36,422 individual photos that were posted on social media.

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!)

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.

Star Art

Read a set of different culture's constellation myths and try to match the star charts to the myths.

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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