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Great Red Spot
September 17, 2004
Great Red Spot
Go, Atlas. Go, Centaur. Go, InSight! NASA's InSight mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base for Mars on May 5, 2018—the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast.
InSight Mission to Mars Launch
As Titan Turns
As Titan Turns
This video demonstrates the hiss-like radio noise generated by electrons moving along magnetic field lines from the Saturnian moon Enceladus to a glowing patch of ultraviolet light on Saturn.
Hiss from Aurora Caused by Enceladus
The flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma.
Flyover: Pluto Moon Charon
It’s time to #UnfoldTheUniverse. Watch as the mission team reveals the long-awaited first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
It's Time to Unfold the Universe
This Digi Kit is a vetted collection of resources, including a core lesson plan, videos, simulations, tutorials, readings, etc., focused on the kinematics of coronal mass ejections.
Coronal Mass Ejection Science Digi Kit
This animation, derived from data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, shows how plasma swirling around Saturn is correlated to bursts of radio waves emanating from the planet.
Saturn Plasma and Radio Waves, as Seen by Cassini
A scientist's interpretation and visualization of the January 2005 descent and landing of the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe on Titan.
Descent to Titan
September 2021 skywatching highlights: Planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus are easy to spot in the evening sky, and if you're far enough south, you might spot Mercury. Plus, speedy stars Altair and ...
What's Up: September 2021
What are some skywatching highlights in June 2021? Catch Saturn and Jupiter in the morning, and the constellation Scorpius after dark! Plus skywatchers in the Northeast U.S., Eastern Canada, and No...
What's Up: June 2021 [Video]
A mission concept to explore Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus.
Titan Saturn System Mission
Glowing like a neon lasso, Saturn’s aurora is seen spinning above Saturn’s north pole over the course of most of a Saturn day in this movie made from multiple images taken by the ultraviolet imagin...
Ultraviolet Aurora Movie
What's Up for November? Mercury transits across the Sun, and the dimming of the "Demon star," Algol.
What's Up: November 2019 [Video]
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
An audio interview with Dr. Thomas J. Bogdaa, a solar-terrestrial physicist, talking about his research on sunspots on the Space Weather Living History podcast.
Space Weather Living History Podcast Featuring Solar-Terrestrial Physicist Dr. Thomas J. Bogdan
Sound waves from the nascent universe, called baryon acoustic oscillations (BAOs), left their imprint on the cosmos by influencing galaxy distribution. Researchers have explored this imprint back t...
Echoes of the Universe's Creation
A recreation of Huygen's historic descent to Saturn's giant moon Titan in January 2005.
Approaching Titan a Billion Times Closer
Learn more about plasma, the fourth state of matter, in this SVS animation.
What is Plasma?
Ka’iu Kimura speaks about the importance of place and of growing up in a Native Hawaiian family and discusses the creation of the `Imiloa Astronomy Center on the University of Hawai’i campus in Hil...
Sense of Place Series: Indigenous Perspectives on Earth and Sky: Ka'iu Kimura
View this beautiful visualization of the Dawn spacecraft on its journey to the main asteroid belt to Asteroid Vesta and Dwarf Planet Ceres.
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
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
What’s the latest news from Mars? NASA’s InSight lander and MarCO CubeSats are on their way to the Red Planet, a tiny helicopter will hitch a ride with the Mars 2020 rover mission, and Curiosity’s ...
Mars Report: May 2018
This animation demonstrates how deformation in the icy surface of Europa could transport subsurface ocean water to the moon’s surface.
Europa's Ocean Ascending
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