Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
This time-lapse video captures a portion of the path that tiny Phobos takes around Mars.
Hubble Sees Phobos Orbiting Mars
On October 15, 1997, the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft was launched on an almost 7-year journey to the Saturn system.
NASA JPL Software Engineer Melissa Soriano describes the third potential target for Scientist for a Day contestants: Pluto's moon Charon.
NASA Scientist for a Day 2019-2020: Target No. 3 - Charon
An aurora, shining high above the northern part of Saturn, moves from the night side to the day side of the planet in this movie recorded by Cassini.
Northern Aurora in Motion
A quick look at how a Bistatic Observation works.
Bouncing Waves Off Titan
A mission concept to explore Jupiter's intriguing moon system.
The Europa Jupiter System Mission
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
This video highlights Dawn's top accomplishments during its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.
Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta
On Sept. 25, 2135, an asteroid called Bennu will make a close flyby of Earth. Our planet’s gravity will tweak Bennu’s path, making it a challenge to calculate its future trajectory. During the flyb...
OSIRIS-REx Sheds Light on Asteroid Bennu
Where is the edge of the solar system? The answer is not so simple.
Where is the Edge of the Solar System?
We know what the Red Planet looks like from the outside – but what's going on under the surface of Mars?
Mars in a Minute: What's Inside Mars?
On March 21, 2021, Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for winter 2020-2021, tying with 2007 for the seventh-lowest maximum on record.
2021 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent Ranks 7th-Lowest on Record
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
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
Io Color Eclipse
Io Color Eclipse
This three-frame animation from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the swirling clouds in a vortex spawned by a great northern storm on Saturn. The clouds are moving in a clockwise direction.
Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan in this movie made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Titan's Northern Polar Clouds
What's Up for November? Mercury transits across the Sun, and the dimming of the "Demon star," Algol.
What's Up: November 2019 [Video]
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
This image shows that NASA's Dawn mission detected abundances of hydrogen in a wide swath around the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. The hydrogen probably exists in the form of hydroxyl or wat...
Hydrogen Hotspots on Vesta
This new animation shows us that Saturn's moon Titan has more in common with Earth than we thought.
Titan Canyon Country
See all the planets, plus mission updates from comet and asteroid missions Dawn and Rosetta.
Whats Up? February 3, 2014
Filters, pixels and math star in this narrated cartoon.
How Does a Spacecraft Take a Picture?
See highlights from the scene at JPL on April 26-27, 2017, and some of the first raw images the spacecraft sent back from its closest-ever look at Saturn’s atmosphere.
Cassini's First Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings
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)
You Might Also Like
A study shows how the chemicals in an exoplanet’s atmosphere can reveal whether the temperature on its surface is too hot for liquid water.
How to Find Hidden Oceans on Distant Worlds? Use Chemistry
The public can help teach an artificial intelligence algorithm to recognize scientific features in images taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover.
You Can Help Train NASA's Rovers to Better Explore Mars
NASA is looking into whether mixed reality technology could help with repairs and upgrades on the Cold Atom Lab aboard the space station.
Upgrading the Space Station's Cold Atom Lab With Mixed Reality
Signs of a planet transiting a star outside of the Milky Way galaxy may have been detected for the first time.
Chandra Sees Evidence for Possible Planet in Another Galaxy
Do you see a monster in this picture? Do the bright spots near the top of the image look like the piercing eyes and elongated snout of Godzilla?
A ‘Monster' Star-Forming Region Spied by NASA's Spitzer
Catch Mars mania as an exhibit visits more than a dozen towns across the U.S. with lifelike models of Perseverance and Ingenuity.
‘Roving With Perseverance': NASA Mars Rover and Helicopter Models on Tour