Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
The history-making Viking 1 mission launched 35 years ago.
Viking, Mars Trailblazer
Ceres' lack of giant impact basins presents a puzzle to scientists.
Ceres' Missing Large Craters
Unedited version of the stellar occultation video.
Stellar Occultation Video
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
Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.
Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater
This animation glides along the shoreline of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Flying Over Ontario Lacus
What might a wet Mars have looked like? This artist's concept attempts to fill in the blanks.
Mars: Wet to Dry Animation
This movie presents a series of animations showing NASA's Dawn spacecraft traveling to and operating at the giant asteroid Vesta.
Animation of Dawn's Visit to Vesta
A shortened, 54-second version of Cassini's Grand Finale animation showing the spacecraft's final moments.
Cassini's Final Moments
This animation based on data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows how the “explosions” of hot plasma on the night side (orange and white) periodically inflate Saturn’s magnetic field (white ...
Saturn's Hot Plasma Explosions
Here is a rover's eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity's first year on Mars, August 2012 through July 2013.
Twelve Months in Two Minutes; Curiosity's First Year on Mars
Bob Anderson describes his work as a geologist who helps design and uses robots to collect data about Mars.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Bob Anderson
This movie from Cassini, made possible only as Saturn's north pole emerged from winter darkness, shows new details of a jet stream that follows a hexagon-shaped path and has long puzzled scientists.
Spring Reveals Saturn's Hexagon Jet Stream
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
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989.
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
This short movie shows the view of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Dec. 7, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019. During the approach, Ultima Thu...
Approach to Ultima Thule
NASA scientists pioneered new techniques to effectively peer beneath Greenland's thick ice sheet and into the crust itself.
Earth: Greenland's Geologic Past
This animated movie shows the simulated solar wind velocity from March 21 to May 10, 2013.
Animation of Spaceweather Predictors 2
My name is Mana. Europa is my favorite It is that it is one of the very few places in our solar system that could potentially have life.
Scientist for a Day Option 3: Europa
This movie, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's southern aurora shimmering over approximately 20 hours as the planet rotates.
Dancing Southern Lights of Saturn
This time-lapse video captures a portion of the path that tiny Phobos takes around Mars.
Hubble Sees Phobos Orbiting Mars
Vesta and Ceres reside in the boundary area of the asteroid belt, where the composition of bodies changes from being almost dry to showing the effects of hydration.
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Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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