What happened this week @NASA? Warmest year on record, remembering Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, and more! [ Youtu.be Link ]
This week on the International Space Station, the crew studied liquids to improve water and fuel systems in space. They also sent six tiny satellites to perform a range of science. Watch for more: [ Youtu.be Link ] Have questions? Use #SpaceToGround
Jupiter Pearl and Swirling Cloud Tops: This amateur-processed image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016, at 12:27 p.m. EST, as NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 15,200 miles (24,400 kilometers) from the gas giant planet.

The citizen scientist (Eric Jorgensen) cropped the JunoCam image and...
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This new, detailed global mosaic color map of Pluto is based on a series of three color filter images obtained by our New Horizons spacecraft’s close flyby of Pluto in July 2015 and shows how the planet’s large-scale color patterns extend beyond the hemisphere facing the spacecraft at closest approach. Learn more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Where should our Juno spacecraft aim its camera during its next close pass of Jupiter on Feb. 2? Vote now! Learn how: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
What would it be like to actually land on Pluto? This video offers a trip down to the surface of the dwarf planet, based on images taken during the flyby of our New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Join New Horizons experts behind-the-scenes at Mission Operations Center as they answer your questions about the spacecraft that performed the historic Pluto flyby, the science it’s discovered and where it’s off to next!
TODAY at 4 p.m. EST: Join our Facebook Live event on our New Horizons mission! We'll answer your questions about Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next science target. Learn more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
3, 2, 1…Aurora! Our research rocket campaign will help us better understand the space that surrounds Earth. Three missions, including five separate launches, will explore the Earth’s magnetic environment and its impact on Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Find out more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
We’re using scientific balloons to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test technologies that would allow them to detect future spacecraft entering the national airspace. Get the details: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Could geometry help explain puzzling differences in behavior shown by some rapidly rotating stars, also known as pulsars? Data from our Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests yes: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Our NASA New Horizons spacecraft completed its historic #PlutoFlyby in July 2015, and since then we’ve learned so much about the planet. Join our Facebook Live TOMORROW at 4 p.m. EST as mission experts take your questions about the spacecraft, Pluto and what’s next! Details: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Solar System This Week: Help us find the most interesting spots to image on Jupiter, learn how Hubble is helping the Voyager craft find their way and more! Get the details:
Ride along with us for a robot’s-eye-view of the 'Mars Yard,' a terrain simulation area at our Jet Propulsion Laboratory where rover hardware and software are tested before being sent to the Red Planet. Video: [ Youtu.be Link ]
For the third year in a row, 2016 set a new record for Earth's global average surface temperatures. It was the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. Get the facts: [ Tumblr.com Link ]
Our Mars Curiosity rover examines possible signs of drying mud cracks that's more than 3 billion years old in Martian rock. Learn more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
We just experienced the hottest year on record. How do we know? By analyzing data from land, sea and Antarctic observations. Get the details: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
2016 was the hottest year on record, continuing a decades-long warming trend. Surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. Learn more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Climate experts from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are discussing global temperature data and 2016 climate trends during a teleconference at 11 a.m. EST. Details: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
“He would not like to be, forever, the last man to walk on the moon”. –NASA Administrator Charles Bolden as he shares his thoughts of the life and legacy of Gene Cernan.

Cernan, a Gemini and Apollo astronaut, and the last man to walk on the moon, passed away Jan. 16: [ Youtu.be Link ]