image of Hayn Crater from LRO
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Hayn Crater


The floor of Hayn crater contains spectacular remnants of the impact event: impact melt, slump blocks, and complex debris. In some areas, rocks have cracked and eroded into fields of boulders.

  • Image of Jupiter and insets showing the shrinking size of the red spot

    Hubble Shows Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is Smaller than Ever Measured


    Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope over a span of 20 years, shows how the planet's trademark spot has decreased in size over the years.

  • View of Earth rising from LRO

    LRO View of Earth


    This image shows a colorized view of Earth from the moon-based perspective of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

  • Hubble views of Saturn

    Hubble Sees Flickering Light Display on Saturn


    Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured new images of the dancing auroral lights at Saturn’s north pole.

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  • 20 Jul 2014 Model Rocket Contest Goddard's hosts a model rocket contest in honor of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing 45th anniversary.

  • 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!)

New Horizons Educators Guide

A variety of animations, simulations, movies, and activities related to the New Horizons mission, Pluto, and comparing Pluto to other planets in the Solar System

Moonbase Alpha

Step into the role of an explorer in a futuristic lunar settlement... Your mission is to restore critical systems after a meteor strike cripples life support equipment.

Visualization Explorer

This is the NASA Visualization Explorer—the coolest way to get stories about NASA's exploration of the Earth, sun, moon, planets and universe delivered right to your iPad.

Goddard Internship Video

Goddard Senior Intern Grace Montalvo produced this video about internships at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., during her time at the center in summer 2012.
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