Solar System Exploration
Flight across Titan
September 17, 2004
Flight across Titan
JPL's Dawn mission is en route to rendezvous with the main-belt asteroids Vesta and Ceres, and is using ion propulsion to get there.
Advanced Propulsion for JPL Deep Space Missions
Keeping a close watch on the outer portion of Saturn's B ring, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records the complex inward and outward movement of the edge of the ring.
Galactic Behavior for the Outer B Ring
The volcanic peak Idunn Mons (at 46°S, 214.5°E) in Imdr Regio.
Venus is Alive - Geologically Speaking
A new video from NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
NASA's Journey Above Vesta
We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how.
We Are Going
Winds around Jupiter's Great Red Spot are simulated in this JunoCam view that has been animated using a model of the winds there.
Great Red Spot Rotation (Animation)
A simplified model of Jupiter's massive magnetic field, known as a magnetosphere.
Jupiter's Magnetic Field Visualization
Io in Eclipse
Io in Eclipse
A mission concept to explore Jupiter's intriguing moon system.
The Europa Jupiter System Mission
This colorized flyover movie from NASA's Cassini mission takes viewers over the two largest seas on Saturn's moon Titan and nearby lakes.
Flying over an Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes
This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows dwarf planet Ceres in false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.
Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater (Video)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for nearly 13 years, is beginning its Grand Finale — and it's thanks to some Crazy Engineering! A team of engineers called astrodynamicists use ma...
Crazy Engineering: Astrodynamics
: This mosaic combines views captured by Cassini as it made the first dive of the mission's Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere.
Cassini Noodle Mosaic of Saturn
Cassini mission leads Earl Maize and Linda Spilker talked about the spacecraft's epic journey and science - and the exciting two-part grand finale.
Revealing Saturn: Cassini's Grand Finale (Video)
The interaction of the solar wind with the Martian moon Phobos creates a complex electrical environment that could impact future exploration.
Electric Charging on Martian Moon Phobos
Trouble pronouncing Rosetta and Philae's target comet? We called in some expert help.
They called it CG
Bands of eastward and westward winds on Jupiter appear as concentric rotating circles in a movie composed of Cassini images which have been reprojected to appear as if the viewer were floating over...
Jupiter Polar Winds Movie
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
The Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI) aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory takes a series of images every 45 seconds in a very narrow range of wavelengths in visible light of the solar photospher...
The Active Sun from SDO: HMI Dopplergram
A simplified visualization of Saturn's magnetic field, or magnetosphere.
Saturn's Magnetic Field (Magnetosphere)
Watch the NASA-JPL press briefing announcing Cassini's final orbits recorded at JPL on April 4, 2017.
Grand Finale Preview Press Conference (April 4, 2017)
The Sun emitted a significant solar flare on Dec. 19, 2014.
Holiday Lights on the Sun: Imagery of a Solar Flare
Lloyd French talks about the adventures that await in science and in life.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Lloyd French
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