Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
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
NASA’s VIPER will be the first off-world rover to have its brains split in two as it explores the Moon’s surface in search of water ice.
VIPER's Many Brains are Better than One
For Artemis astronauts traveling to the Moon, two space weather instrument suites, NASA’s HERMES and ESA’s ERSA, will provide an early forecast.
Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Forecasting for Artemis Astronauts
Plumes of water vapor that may be venting into space from Jupiter's moon Europa could come from within the icy crust itself, according to new research.
Potential Plumes on Europa Could Come From Water in the Crust
New experiments re-create the environment of Europa and find that the icy moon shines, even on its nightside. The effect is more than just a cool visual.
Europa Glows: Radiation Does a Bright Number on Jupiter's Moon
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
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
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
Made of a pair of two-wheeled vehicles, DuAxel is designed to descend craters and near-vertical cliffs on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
This Transforming Rover Can Explore the Toughest Terrain
This page showcases our resources for those interested in learning more about Saturn and Titan.
Saturn and Titan Resources
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
The next full Moon will peak after midnight on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2020, The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Monday evening through Thursday morning.
September 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Corn, Fruit, Barley, and Hungry Ghost Moon
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has captured these six infrared views of the Martian moon Phobos.
The next full Moon will be midday on Monday, August 3, 2020.
August 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon
This image of Saturn was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on July 4, 2020, when the planet was 839 million miles from Earth.
Hubble Sees Summertime on Saturn
Infrared images from NASA's Juno spacecraft are providing the first glimpse of Ganymede's icy north pole.
Juno Takes First Images of Jovian Moon Ganymede's North Pole
NASA's next giant leap may be aided by tiny lunar robots that would help scout the lunar surface.
NASA Announces Mini Payload Challenge Winners
Technicians recently finished applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft.
Heat Shield Milestone for First Crewed Orion Mission
The next full Moon will be early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. There also will be a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
July 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters for as many as six additional flights.
NASA Plans More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions
Didymos B is getting an official name of its own: Dimorphos.
NASA's First Planetary Defense Mission Target Gets a New Name
Planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva created the sunset simulations while building a tool for a possible mission to Uranus.
NASA Scientist Simulates Sunsets on Other Worlds