Solar System Exploration
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Scientists have completed the longest-ever study tracking temperatures in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere where its signature colorful striped clouds form.
40-Year Study Finds Mysterious Patterns in Temperatures at Jupiter
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about Saturn and Titan.
Saturn and Titan Resources
The Cassini spacecraft has been gone for a year now, but the science continues. Here are 10 reasons why Cassini mattered...
10 Things: Why Cassini Mattered
To most of us, dust is an annoyance. But these tiny particles that float about and settle on surfaces play an important role across the solar system.
10 Things: Dust in the Wind (on Mars and Well Beyond)
From deep below the soil at Earth’s polar regions to Pluto’s frozen heart, ice exists all over the solar system...and beyond.
Frozen: Ice on Earth and Well Beyond
The Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon, Ice Moon, the Moon after Yule, and the Old Moon.
January 2022: The Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon, or Ice Moon
Our 2021 round-up of NASA planetary science is packed with the year’s most spectacular images, ground-breaking discoveries, and incredible mission events.
NASA Planetary Science Highlights: 2021
The camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft imaged Saturn on Oct. 13, 2021.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Saturn
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has completed this year's grand tour of the outer solar system.
Hubble's Grand Tour of the Outer Solar System
At Thanksgiving gatherings, food is shared, leftovers are coveted, and different people have different specialties. Interplanetary missions are similar, but with spaceship parts instead of potatoes or pie.
Giving and Receiving: A Mission Tradition
JPL's lucky peanuts are an unofficial tradition at big mission events.
What Are JPL's Lucky Peanuts?
The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, the Fruit Moon, the Barley Moon, and the Corn Moon.
September 2021: The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon; the Fruit or Barley Moon
Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn on Aug. 25, 1981. The mission revealed a planet so phenomenal scientists had to go back.
40 Years On, Remembering Voyager's Legacy at Saturn
The next full Moon goes by many names including the Buck Moon.
July 2021: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Mead Moon
Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland have imagined a new, early-stage concept for a lander to Saturn’s moon Titan.
Glenn Researchers Study New, Futuristic Concept to Explore Titan
Hubble is giving astronomers a view of changes in Saturn’s vast and turbulent atmosphere as the planet’s northern hemisphere summer transitions to fall.
Hubble Sees Changing Seasons on Saturn
They focus on our star, but three of NASA’s Sun-watching spacecraft have also captured unique views of the planets.
Unique Solar System Views from Sun-Watching Spacecraft
Jupiter, left, and Saturn, right, above Chapel Hill, North Carolina, during the “great conjunction.”
Saturn and Jupiter's Great Conjunction
Skywatchers are in for a treat soon as Jupiter and Saturn appear to merge into what's become popularly known as the "Christmas Star."
The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
Tips for photographing the sky during December's conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter
How to Photograph the Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter
New research on nine craters on Saturn's largest moon Titan provides details about how weathering affects the surface – and what lies beneath.
Impact Craters Reveal Details of Titan's Dynamic Surface Weathering
NASA scientists have identified a molecule in Titan’s atmosphere that has never been detected in any other atmosphere.
NASA Scientists Discover ‘Weird' Molecule in Titan's Atmosphere
The next full Moon will be on the morning of Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, The Moon will appear full for about three days, making this a full Moon weekend.
October 2020 - Part II: The Next Full Moon is a Halloween Hunter's Moon and "Micro" Moon
Dragonfly is a NASA mission to deliver a rotorcraft to Saturn’s moon Titan to advance our search for the building blocks of life
Dragonfly Launch Moved to 2027
Cassini mission data provides strong evidence that the northern hemisphere of the moon has been resurfaced with ice from its interior.
Infrared Eyes on Enceladus: Hints of Fresh Ice in Northern Hemisphere