Latest Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

PREVIOUS | NEXT 1 of 58 NASA’s Next Mars Probe Takes Aim at Red Planet Credit: NASA. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a powerful spacecraft that launched in 2005 and arrived in orbit around the Red Planet a year later. See amazing…Read More » photos from the MRO mission here in this gallery.   Less « […]

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How Lunar Eclipses Work (Infographic)

Editor’s note:  The next lunar eclipse will be a total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015. It will occur while the moon is at perigee, making it a rare Supermoon Blood Moon lunar eclipse . Such an event won’t happen again until 2033. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely beneath Earth’s […]

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Perseids From the Sky

Top 10 Perseid Meteor Shower Facts

<div class=”multiPageItem slideContainer” data-cycle-pager-template=” Intro ” readability=”38.191640378549″> Perseids From the Sky Credit: NASA/MSFC/D. Moser, NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office Every August, the night sky is peppered with little bits of comet debris in what we call the annual Perseid meteor shower . In 2016, the Perseids will peak on Aug. 12 and 13, with up to […]

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Solar System Facts: A Guide to Things Orbiting Our Sun

Our solar system is a vast place, with lots of mostly empty space between planets. But out there are comets, asteroids and more rocky, frozen objects (including dwarf planets) yet to be discovered in the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud.Credit: NASA The solar system is made up of the sun and everything that orbits around […]

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