Solar System Exploration
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
By the Numbers
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet this summer.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket
A proposed mission called VERITAS seeks to transform our understanding of Venus.
VERITAS: Exploring the Deep Truths of Venus
What drives Perseverance's mission and what will it do at the Red Planet? Here are seven things to know.
7 Things to Know About the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission
NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars.
NASA's InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause
The competition will help advance the design of a mechanical rover to explore the surface of Venus.
NASA's Venus Rover Challenge Winners Announced
A device called SHERLOC will help the next Mars rover detect chemicals linked to the existence of life.
Device to Help Mars Perseverance Rover Search for Signs of Life
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has started a road trip that will continue through the summer across roughly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of terrain.
Curiosity Mars Rover's Summer Road Trip Has Begun
This image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures several storms in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere.
"Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter
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
You may be able to help Curiosity rover drivers better navigate Mars using the online tool AI4Mars to label terrain features.
NASA's Mars Rover Drivers Need Your Help
Unbeknownst to scientists, 34 years ago Voyager 2 flew through a plasmoid, a giant magnetic bubble that may have been whisking Uranus’s atmosphere out to space.
Revisiting Decades-Old Voyager 2 Data, Scientists Find One More Secret
The Voyager imaging team asked for the photo to show Earth’s vulnerability — to illustrate how small, fragile and irreplaceable it is on a cosmic scale.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Voyager's Famous 'Pale Blue Dot' Photo
Our solar system is a stormy place. Join us on a tour of storms.
10+ Things: Tour of Storms Across the Solar System
The next-generation radiometer is being developed to study the atmospheres of Uranus or Neptune, but could be used to study any atmosphere.
Next-Generation NASA Instrument Advanced to Study the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune
This site is among seven NASA sites nominated this year for a Webby. People's Voice voting is underway.
NASA Garners 7 Webby Award Nominations
Meet the women leading two of humankind's two most distant space missions.
Women at the Helm
Hubble uncovered a new dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm on Uranus.
Hubble Reveals Dynamic Atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune
Hydrogen sulfide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor, has been verified as one of the key components of clouds at Uranus.
What Uranus Cloud Tops Have in Common With Rotten Eggs
We're talking about the ice giants. These are two enormous planets in our outer solar system: Uranus and Neptune.
Gravity Assist: Ice Giants (Uranus & Neptune) with Amy Simon
Ten things to know about Voyager 2 on the 40th anniversary of its launch.
10 Things: August 14
The exploration of the solar system is uniquely poised to bring planetary scientists, worldwide, together under the common theme of understanding the origin, evolution and bodies of our solar neighborhood.
International Mission Opportunities and Participation
Astrophysics Division assets have been used in the past to support planetary science research activities and planetary missions.
How Astrophysics Division Assets Are Helping Planetary Science
Dr. Jim Green, director of NASA Planetary Science, speaks to attendees of the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in April 2013.
Message to Attendees of the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference
Exploration Stories: Favorite Historical Moments - Voyager 2 Mission Team interviews
1986: Voyager at Uranus
Juno, the second mission in NASA's New Frontiers Program, launched flawlessly on Friday, August 5th, on a journey to Jupiter.
Juno to Jupiter: On Its Way!