Solar System Exploration
Spacecraft Full Stack
September 17, 2004
Spacecraft Full Stack
Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan in this movie made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Titan's Northern Polar Clouds
Lloyd French talks about the adventures that await in science and in life.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Lloyd French
NASA's Dawn spacecraft flys over dwarf planet Ceres which Dawn has been orbiting for mre than a year, providing us with fascinating views of an alien world.
Unveiling Ceres (Animation)
Actual images of the July 4, 2005 impact of the Deep Impact probe into comet Tempel 1.
Deep Impact: Approach and Impact
This animation, made using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the topography of Occator crater on Ceres.
Circling Occator Crater on Ceres
A simulated flyover of the most intriguing landmarks on giant asteroid Vesta, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
Dawn Spacecraft's Farewell Portrait of Giant Asteroid Vesta
A simplified visualization of Saturn's magnetic field, or magnetosphere.
Saturn's Magnetic Field (Magnetosphere)
Ion propulsion isn’t something found only in science fiction. JPL engineer Mike Meacham looks at how ion engines are being used to drive NASA's Dawn spacecraft through the solar system.
Crazy Engineering: Ion Propulsion for the Dawn Mission
This infrared movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows the churning of the curious six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon."
Hexagon in Silhouette
Great Red Spot
Great Red Spot
Orange and white stripes slide against each other, and huge oval storms gyrate in the NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first color movie clip of Jupiter.
Cassini's First Color Movie of Jupiter
Sir Arthur C. Clarke's video greeting to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for Cassini's first close Iapetus flyby in 2007.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke's 2007 Iapetus Flyby Greeting
Learn why NASA studies volcanoes and how volcanoes on Earth can teach us about volcanoes on other worlds in our solar system.
Erupting Volcano Demonstration
Sending the first Artemis mission to the Moon in preparation for human missions, landing a new rover on Mars, and launching the James Webb Space Telescope into space, expanding our ability to see d...
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The shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings, demonstrating variations in the density of particles across the rings.
Shadow from the Dark Side
December 2, 2020, marked the 25th anniversary of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO – a joint mission of the European Space Agency and NASA. Since its launch on that date, the mission ...
Decades of Sun from SOHO
NASA’s Cassini mission will come to a spectacular close on September 15, 2017 after almost two decades in space since its launch in 1997.
Science@NASA: Cassini's Finale
In this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the gravitational pull of Saturn's moon Prometheus creates patterns in Saturn's F ring.
F Ring Patterns
NASA's Cassini has found salt in Saturn's E ring, hinting that the moon Enceladus could have an underground liquid reservoir, perhaps even an ocean.
Briny Breath of Enceladus
An overview video of the OSIRIS-REx mission.
Thomas Valdez tells how his early penchant for tinkering with things followed a path that led him to a career as a research engineer
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Thomas Valdez
This movie shows Mercury's globe as it rotates.
Mercury False Color Rotation Movie
NASA's Director of Planetary Science, Jim Green, discusses the Jan. 20 Astronomical Journal science paper that points to the possibility of a new "Planet 9" in our solar system beyond Pluto.
A New Planet in our Solar System? NASA Takes a Look
This movie was built with data collected during the 147-minute plunge through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to a soft sandy riverbed by the European Space Agency's Huygens Descent Imager/Sp...
A View from Huygens
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