NASA Skywatching Tips for March 2024 and NASA, Intuitive Machines share images from the Moon

Last Updated on March 4, 2024 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Here are a couple of updates shared by our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller:

NASA Skywatching tips for March 2024

Jupiter plows through the Pleiades on March 14, a chance to spot Mercury at month’s end along with a subtle lunar eclipse, and a comet worth keeping an eye on!

March phases of the moon are included.

Credits: NASA/JPL, Preston Dyches

NASA Intuitive Machines Share Images from the Moon, Provide Science Updates

On Feb. 22, NASA science instruments and technology on board Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander, called Odysseus, landed on the Moon’s South Pole region, marking the United States’ first return since Apollo 17. This was also the first landing as part of the agency’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative — transmitting valuable science data of each NASA payload from the lunar surface. 

Credits: Intuitive Machines, Nilufar Ramji, Artemis/NASA, CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services), Johnson Space Center

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