Current Exploration & Research
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Learn more about this current mission to the Moon that is redefining our understanding of our nearest neighbor. Read the latest lunar science news, find educational resources, and more.
The "Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence, and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun" (ARTEMIS) mission will pursue key questions in both heliophysics and planetary science through observations from a lunar orbit.
NASA SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute) Teams
Recognizing that science and exploration go hand in hand, NASA has transitioned its successful NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) to broaden its research base to other science and exploration destinations.
Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS)
University of Central Florida
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE)
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Dynamic Response of Environments at Asteroids, the Moon, and moons of Mars (DREAM2)
NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center
Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science and Exploration (FINESSE)
NASA Ames Research Center
Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACt)
University of Colorado-Boulder
Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets (ISET): Origin, Evolution, and Discovery
Southwest Research Institute
Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E)
Stony Brook University
Volatiles, Regolith and Thermal Investigations Consortium for Exploration and Science (VORTICES)
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Learn about the latest solar system
research by NASA-sponsored scientists.