Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from the Cassini spacecraft in this movie taken during a distant encounter in Dec. 2005.
Rough and Tumble Hyperion
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
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)
One of the glittering trails caused by small objects punching through Saturn's F ring is highlighted in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Glittering Trail in Saturn's F Ring (Narrated)
This view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon."
In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon (black and white)
This audio clip was created from radio signals received by the radio and plasma wave science instrument on the Cassini spacecraft.
Lightning Sounds from Saturn
These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
Encircling a Giant
This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
Geyser Basin in 3-D (video)
August 2021 skywatching highlights: August is prime time for the Perseids, and perhaps the best time this year to enjoy viewing Jupiter and Saturn.
What's Up: August 2021
After decades of exploration, Voyager 1 reaches a historic milestone for mankind, interstellar space.
Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space
This graphic shows in a series of three images how Saturn's rings, after they became tilted relative to Saturn's equatorial plane, would have transformed into a corrugated ring.
Tilting Saturn's Rings
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Arrival at Saturn
Arrival at Saturn
This video describes Cassini measurements of high speed streams of tiny dust particles emanating from the vicinity of Saturn.
Cosmic Messengers From Saturn
NASA's Cassini scientists waited years for the right conditions to produce the first movie that shows lightning on another planet - Saturn.
Unveiling Rogue Planets
Unveiling Rogue Planets
NASA scientists pioneered new techniques to effectively peer beneath Greenland's thick ice sheet and into the crust itself.
Earth: Greenland's Geologic Past
A new video from NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
Vesta False Color Shape Model
Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest, Mercury and Mars appear ultra-close after sunset for two nights and how you can observe the Moon's tilted orbit.
What's Up: June 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA
Ranger 9 was the last of the Ranger series of spacecraft launched in the 1960s to explore the moon and was designed to image and impact the moon's crater Alphonsus. This video from 1965 includes im...
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
NASA’s Psyche team will measure the asteroid’s magnetic field using a magnetometer. This instrument is composed of two identical high-sensitivity magnetic field sensors located at the middle and ou...
Meet NASA's Psyche Team Who Will Measure the Asteroid's Magnetic Field
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)
This rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu is composed of 40 images captured by the PolyCam imager onboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft over a four-hour period on Dec. 2, 2018.
Asteroid 101955 Bennu Rotating
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