Thirty years ago, we saw the planet Neptune up close for the first time. Swipe to see some of what our Voyager 2 mission revealed about the eighth planet in 1989. Neptune, a gas giant planet, is a world of storms, with winds that can be three times
One step closer to Europa! Europa Clipper, our upcoming mission to Jupiter’s intriguing ocean moon, is ready to move into the next phase. Coming up is the final design, followed by construction and testing of the spacecraft and science payload. The
What lies beneath: on the Moon, impact craters offer geologists a peek at materials found beneath the lunar surface. This spectacular view of Jackson Crater on the Moon’s far side comes from our Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Jackson Crater is about
This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years. The c
Enjoy the Moon this week — it will be full on Thursday. Learn more and get skywatching tips at solarsystem.nasa.gov/news (link in bio). Image: The Trona Pinnacles near California’s NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Credit: NASA/Lauren Hughes.
August 5th is a red-letter day in space exploration. In 2011, our Juno spacecraft set sail for Jupiter on a mission to study the giant planet’s mysterious interior. In 2012, the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars. Both missions succeeded — and both