Solar System Exploration
Flight across Titan
September 17, 2004
Flight across Titan
Seeking July 2020 skywatching highlights? Check out giant planets and their moons, Mars rising after midnight and ponder stargazing on the Red Planet.
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Final Assembly at the Cape
Final Assembly at the Cape
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)
This movie created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings.
Propeller Churns the A Ring
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission launched Aug. 12, 2018, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Parker Solar Probe Launch
This is a computer simulation of the final stage of the growth of a "clump" in Saturn's rings.
Seeking September 2020 skywatching highlights? Catch Venus and Mars with the Moon, and spot the flickering star Fomalhaut.
What's Up: September 2020 [Video]
Perseverance has a twin: Meet OPTIMISM
This is an animated artist interpretation of the area surrounding the Huygens landing site, based on images and data returned Jan. 14, 2005.
Huygens Landing Site Revisited
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
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
The volcanic peak Idunn Mons (at 46°S, 214.5°E) in Imdr Regio.
Venus is Alive - Geologically Speaking
Video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021, as the spacecraft pl...
Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Land
Big water news from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus.
Enceladus: Cold Faithful
A simplified model of Jupiter's massive magnetic field, known as a magnetosphere.
Jupiter's Magnetic Field Visualization
After a 15-year wait, equinox arrived at Saturn and Cassini was there to witness the spectacle of light and shadow.
Equinox at Saturn
This sequence of images shows the Sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere and in order of temperature from the first one at 6,000 degrees C on the surface out to about 10 million degrees C.
From Hot to Hottest
A meteor shower produced by debris from Halley's Comet, asteroids named after dinosaurs, and a "blue moon" on May 18th.
What's Up: May 2019 Skywatching from NASA
Meet NASA's new Mars rover – Perseverance
The most prominent jets of vapor and icy particles emerging from the south polar terrain of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are shown here in graphical form in a movie clip of a “rotating” Enceladus.
For 13 years the spacecraft’s incredible, truly otherworldly images have revealed the wonder of Saturn in surprising, often awe-inspiring ways.
Cassini: The Wonder of Saturn (Video)
This animated movie shows the simulated solar wind velocity from March 21 to May 10, 2013.
Animation of Spaceweather Predictors 2
This animation of Vesta is made from images taken with Dawn's framing camera.
Vesta's Coat of Many Colors
The U.S.-European oceanographic satellite Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launched to Earth's orbit on Nov. 21, 2020, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. During a five-and-a-half-year prime mission, it wi...
Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989.
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Testing teams successfully completed two important milestones that move Webb closer to being ready to launch in October.
Webb Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for Launch
This Hubble image features NGC 4826 – a spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
Hubble Looks at a ‘Black Eye' Galaxy
Three sounding rocket missions to test a supersonic parachute proved their worth with the successful landing of Perseverance.
Testing Proves Its Worth with Successful Mars Parachute Deployment
A wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way.
Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.
Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus
Perseverance got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site