• The moon, in all her glory

    New: 2013 Phases of the Moon Animation Released

    11.20.12 - A new animation highlighting the phases of the Moon has been released by the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • large and shiny instrument

    Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

    11.16.12 - A remote sensing instrument that will peer into the ultraviolet to offer clues to how Mars might have lost its atmosphere arrived at Lockheed Martin for integration into NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.

  • The Sun erupted with two prominence eruptions, one after the other over a four-hour period (Nov. 16, 2012).

    Double Trouble

    11.16.12 - The Sun erupted with two prominence eruptions, one after the other over a four-hour period on Nov. 16, 2012, between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m. EST.

  • Camilla, the rubber chicken and SDO mascot, poses in front of the KSC's Vehicle Assembly Building.

    NASA's Cure for a Common Phobia

    11.15.12 - NASA has found a cure for a common phobia--the fear of asking 'stupid' questions. The cure is a rubber chicken named Camilla.

  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used a mechanism on its robotic arm to dig up five scoopfuls of material from a patch of dusty sand called 'Rocknest,' producing the five bite-mark pits visible in this image from the rover's left Navigation Camera (Navcam).

    NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data

    11.15.12 - Observations of wind patterns and natural radiation patterns on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover are helping scientists better understand the environment on the Red Planet's surface.

  • The Nov. 13, 2012 solar eclipse as seen by Hinode - second pass, partial eclipse.

    Hinode Views Two Solar Eclipses

    11.14.12 - The orbit of Hinode resulted in two eclipses on Nov. 13, 2012, near the time that a total eclipse was visible in Australia.

  • M101 galaxy as seen by Hubble

    Astrophysicist Set to Launch Rocket Experiment  →

    10.25.12 - The IMAGER’s observing target is the distant “Pinwheel Galaxy” located about 25 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

  • A total solar eclipse was visible from the Northern tip of Australia on Nov. 13, 2012 at 3:35 EST.

    Total Solar Eclipse Viewed from Australia

    11.14.12 - On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse.

  • The sun emitted an M6 solar flare on Nov. 13, 2012.

    Sun Emits a Mid-level Flare

    11.13.12 - On Nov. 12, 2012, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, an M6-class, peaking at 9:04 p.m. EST.

  • Projected path of the Nov. 13, 2012 total solar eclipse.

    Total Eclipse of the Sun

    11.13.12 - On the morning of Nov. 14, 2012 (Australia time), about an hour after sunrise, the Moon will pass directly in front of the sun. Scientists and sky watchers are converging on the northeast coast of Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef, for a total eclipse of the sun.