Solar System Exploration
Great Red Spot
September 17, 2004
Great Red Spot
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
This life-like movie sequence captures Saturn's rings during a ring plane crossing--which Cassini makes twice per orbit--from the spacecraft's point of view.
The Great Crossing
This animation shows "beacons" of hot air seen in the infrared that appeared during a great springtime storm on Saturn from January 2011 to March 2012.
Infrared Hotspots in a Monster Saturn Storm
As Huygens descends Titan's atmosphere, Cassini will record the data from 72,000 kilometers (about 44,700 miles).
Tracking Huygens Animation
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Whats Up? February 3, 2014
This movie, made from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft of the outer edge of Saturn’s B ring, reveals the combined effects of a tugging moon and oscillations that can naturally occur in ...
Oscillations at B Ring Edge
The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea, which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings, in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Before a Veiled Rhea
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We Are NASA
This animation shows a color-coded map from NASA's Dawn mission revealing the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.
Ceres Topographic Globe Animation
NASA's Cassini scientists waited years for the right conditions to produce the first movie that shows lightning on another planet - Saturn.
NASA's Dawn mission will be the first to explore a dwarf planet on March 6, 2015. This video details the spacecraft's approach and orbit insertion.
Destination Dwarf Planet: Dawn Approaches Ceres
A curated just-for-kids NASA video playlist.
NASA at Home: Videos for Kids
NASA/JPL Science Writer Jay Thompson outlines the challenges in the latest Scientist for a Day essay content.
NASA Scientist for a Day 2019-2020: Introduction
After decades of exploration, Voyager 1 reaches a historic milestone for mankind, interstellar space.
Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space
This animation shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2019, at hourly intervals. The imagery is based on actual dat...
Moon Phase and Libration, 2019
Rosaly Lopes shares how she was inspired to help the exploration of space and how that lead to her role as a planetary scientist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Rosaly Lopes
What's Up for March? Planet-palooza in the morning, a "Sirius" look at the Dog Star, and an evening trio at the end of the month.
What's Up: March 2020 [Video]
The four changes of the seasons, related to the position of sunlight on the planet, are captured in this view from geosynchronous Earth orbit by EUMETSAT's Meteosat-9 satellite.
Seeing Equinoxes and Solstices from Space
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, awaited the final transmission from the Cassini spacecraft as it plunged into Saturn's atmosphere ending its 20-year voyage of...
Final Moments in Cassini Mission Control
This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon.
Spacecraft Pass Each Other at the Moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that marks the presence of an electrical circuit that connects Saturn with its moon Enceladus.
Movie of Enceladus 'Footprint' on Saturn
What can you see in the April sky? The Moon visits Mars in the evening, and later joins Saturn and Jupiter for a spot of tea. Also, how to find Polaris, the North Star.
What's Up: April 2019 Skywatching from NASA
The inside story of Apollo 8's iconic "Earthise" photo.
The Story Behind Apollo 8's Famous Earthrise Photo
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For the first time, NASA astronauts launched from U.S. soil in a commercially built and operated spacecraft.
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Swirling galaxy NGC 3895 would not look out of place on a coffee made by a starry-eyed barista.
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Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory spotted a black hole hurling hot material into space at close to the speed of light.
Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding planets have a tough time forming in the crowded Westerlund 2 star cluster.
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Ice-blue clouds are drifting over the Arctic and that means noctilucent cloud season is here.
NASA's AIM Spots First Arctic Noctilucent Clouds of the Season