Solar System Exploration
Our Galactic Neighborhood
Arrival at Saturn
September 17, 2004
Arrival at Saturn
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
Six years of exploration through the 'eyes' of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
Spirit of Mars
Classic video explaining the history, debate and continuing discussion of the definition of a planet.
What is a Planet?
The sequence of seven images in this animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from June 27 to July 8, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of...
Tracking Sunspots from Mars, Summer 2015
Take a virtual ride with Voyager 1 and 2 past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Voyage of Discovery
Striking 3-D detail highlights a towering mountain, the brightest spots and other features on dwarf planet Ceres in a new video from NASA's Dawn mission.
Tour Weird Ceres: Bright Spots and a Pyramid-Shaped Mountain
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
Celebrate Women's History Month with us as we pay tribute to scientists, engineers, astronauts, and leaders who continue to pave the way for future generations of explorers.
Pioneers to New Frontiers: NASA Women Through the Decades
The Sun emitted a significant solar flare on Dec. 19, 2014.
Holiday Lights on the Sun: Imagery of a Solar Flare
Four short videos (<4 minutes) examine the challenges of NASA's Parker Solar Probe Mission to touch the Sun. The spacecraft will enter the Sun's atmosphere, the corona, and make its closest appr...
Parker Solar Probe
What has Perseverance accomplished since landing on Mars in February 2021? Surface Operations Mission Manager Jessica Samuels reflects on a year filled with groundbreaking discoveries.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Milestones - 2021 Year in Review
This movie, built with data collected during the European Space Agency's Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and ...
Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles
This guided tour of Mars' Jezero Crater from NASA’s Perseverance rover provides a glimpse of the Martian landscape from the rover's highest vantage point yet in the “Séítah” region.
Explore Mars' Jezero Crater with NASA's Perseverance Rover
~2 minute video explaining how life can survive on Earth.
What is the habitable zone?
One of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most iconic images is the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, which unveiled myriad galaxies across the universe, stretching back to within a few hundred million years of t...
One Image, One Million Galaxies
What astronomy highlights can you see in the sky in May 2020? Venus, Sirius and the Milky Way.
What's Up Video: May 2020 Skywatching Tips from NASA
Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.
Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater
NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain this movie showing just over four Saturn days.
Staring at 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
OSIRIS-REx has imaged Bennu in higher resolution than we have Earth and our own Moon. Since its arrival at the asteroid on Dec. 3, 2018, the spacecraft has discovered boulders the size of buildings...
Imaging Asteroid Bennu
Studying Venus not only teaches us about our own planet, but also about many planets beyond our solar system.
Venus: The Mysterious Planet
This animated sequence of images, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows changes in the brightness of the Enceladus plume during a 6.5-hour observation.
Changing View of the Enceladus Plume
This animation takes the viewer on a simulated journey into Jupiter’s exotic high-altitude electrical storms. Get an up-close view of Mission Juno’s newly discovered “shallow lighting” flashes and ...
Shallow Lightning on Jupiter
This video highlights Dawn's top accomplishments during its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.
Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta
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In a first, scientists have seen direct evidence of active volcanism on Earth’s twin, setting the stage for the agency’s VERITAS mission to investigate.
Magellan Data Reveals Volcanic Activity on Venus
New Horizons continues to shed light on the mysterious planets and smaller bodies of the outer solar system.
New Horizons Team Discusses Discoveries from the Kuiper Belt
Research reveals a new explanation for how the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior.
Ocean Currents May Affect Rotation of Europa's Icy Crust
Based on observations from several NASA missions, the map details the path of the Moon’s shadow as it crosses the contiguous U.S. during eclipses in 2023 and 2024.
New NASA Map Details 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses in the US
Venus may be losing heat from geologic activity in regions called coronae, possibly like early tectonic activity on Earth.
Venus' ‘Squishy' Outer Shell May Be Resurfacing the Planet
Dr. Nicola Fox will serve as the associate administrator for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.
NASA Administrator Selects New Head of Science