Solar System Exploration
Arrival at Saturn
September 17, 2004
Arrival at Saturn
This visualziation shows the major fragments of comet Showmaker-Levy 9 colliding with Jupiter in 1994.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Jupiter Impact (Visualization)
In this movie, strung together from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, we see a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
Vesta Full Rotation Movie
Since the 1960’s, scientists have suspected that frozen water could survive in cold, dark craters at the Moon’s poles.
Water on the Moon
Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken with Cassini's wide-angle camera.
'Tis the Season for Spokes
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?
Unedited version of the stellar occultation video.
Stellar Occultation Video
This movie shows Mercury's globe as it rotates.
Mercury False Color Rotation Movie
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft launched toward Pluto in 2006, but the mission can trace its start back to 1930, when Clyde Tombaugh discovered the small planet and opened the door to a new, mysteri...
The Year of Pluto
This colorful spectrogram represents data collected by Cassini's Radio and Plasma Wave Science instrument as it crossed through Saturn's D ring on May 28, 2017.
Cassini's First D-Ring 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
As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, here are five things to know about the Moon that you can share with others.
What's Up Video: July 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA
Project Scientist Linda Spilker and Mission Planner Molly Bittner answer questions about Cassini's Ring-Grazing orbits during this Jan. 30, 2017 Facebook Live event.
Cassini Facebook Q&A
Cassini stares deep into the swirling hurricane-like vortex at Saturn's south pole, where the vertical structure of the clouds is highlighted by shadows.
Looking Saturn in the Eye
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
Io in Eclipse
Io in Eclipse
Annette and Alden Tombaugh, the children of Clyde Tombaugh, remember their father and his discovery of Pluto.
Video: Reflections on Clyde Tombaugh
Explore the process that Johannes Kepler undertook when he formulated his three laws of planetary motion.
Orbits and Kepler's Laws
Two crescent moons dance around Saturn as far-off Dione slips behind its sibling moon Rhea.
Rhea Eclipses Dione
Recent findings have led scientists to believe Saturn's moon Titan may have a volcano.
Possible Titan Volcano
A mission concept to explore Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus.
Titan Saturn System Mission
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