Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
This movie shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemi...
Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds
Six years of exploration through the 'eyes' of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
Spirit of Mars
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, movie from Cassini.
Enceladus Transits Rhea
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
Recent findings have led scientists to believe Saturn's moon Titan may have a volcano.
Possible Titan Volcano
A short film from 1969 showing Ranger 9 images as it approached the Moon.
Ranger 9 Impact
What can you see in the December sky? Beautiful pairings of planets and the crescent Moon throughout the month, at sunrise and sunset.
What's Up: December 2019 [Video]
Annette and Alden Tombaugh, the children of Clyde Tombaugh, remember their father and his discovery of Pluto.
Video: Reflections on Clyde Tombaugh
At the end of the last Apollo 15 moon walk, Commander David Scott (pictured above) performed a live demonstration for the television cameras.
The Apollo 15 Hammer-Feather Drop
How can you communicate with Mars spacecraft when the Sun is in the way? Learn more about 'solar conjunction' in this 60-second video.
Mars in a Minute: What Happens When the Sun Blocks our Signal?
Big water news from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus.
Enceladus: Cold Faithful
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
The beauty and spectacle of celestial motion is captured in this short movie of a moon shadow darting across Saturn's rings.
Moon Shadow in Motion
Dawn spacecraft successfully launched September 27th, 2007.
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Launches September 27, 2007
This artist's concept shows "tides" on Titan raised by Saturn's gravity, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Squeezing and Stretching Titan
Soar over the giant asteroid Vesta in 3-D. Put on your 3-D glasses for this ride over asteroid Vesta.
Soar Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D
Great Dark Spot
Great Dark Spot
On Nov. 30, 2016, NASA's Cassini mission begins a daring set of ring-grazing orbits, skimming past the outside edge of Saturn's main rings.
Cassini's High-Flying, Ring-Grazing Orbits
This video drops in on mission control for NASA's Voyager spacecraft as Voyager 1 sends back data from the far reaches of our solar system.
Voyager 35 Years Later
The Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid 4 Vesta for the time period May 3, 2011 to Sept. 5, 2012.
Dawn's Approach to Vesta
Welcome to the Scientist for a Day 2018-2019 essay contest.
Scientist for a Day - Introduction
The most prominent jets of vapor and icy particles emerging from the south polar terrain of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are shown here in graphical form in a movie clip of a “rotating” Enceladus.
Reconstructing the Past on Enceladus
This artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent sequence.
Huygens Descent Sequence
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