Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
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.
What's Up for July 2011?
Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, move aside. Saturn's moons give Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, "The Nutcracker," a graceful new spin in this video compiled from some 61 images taken by the Cassini spacecra...
Saturn Moon Ballet
Io Color Eclipse
Io Color Eclipse
Episode 1: What is a dwarf planet?
Space Shorts: What is a Dwarf Planet?
The moon Tethys is joined by two smaller moons in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Moons in Motion
A simplified model of Jupiter's massive magnetic field, known as a magnetosphere.
Jupiter's Magnetic Field Visualization
Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with these images of Earth from afar.
Earth from Afar
Hear about what we know about Titan topics that were investigated early in Cassini’s mission. Learn what questions have baffled and perplexed Cassini scientists for a long while (cough cough cryovo...
CHARM October 2016 - Titan:Cold Case Files
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Take a virtual ride with Voyager 1 and 2 past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Voyage of Discovery
A mission concept to explore Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus.
Titan Saturn System Mission
The Usual Suspects: Science research is like detective work. One scientist takes his case to California's Death Valley, to search for clues surrounding a Titan lake.
The Usual Suspects
An overview video of the OSIRIS-REx mission.
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
Mating of LVA
Mating of LVA
This movie is based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and shows a flyover of an area of Saturn's moon Titan known as Sotra Facula
Flyover of Sotra Facula, Titan
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
Go, Atlas. Go, Centaur. Go, InSight! NASA's InSight mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base for Mars on May 5, 2018—the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast.
InSight Mission to Mars Launch
This video shows the intriguing Occator Crater on Ceres, home to the dwarf planet's brightest area.
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Flight Over Occator Crater
A meteor shower produced by debris from Halley's Comet, asteroids named after dinosaurs, and a "blue moon" on May 18th.
What's Up: May 2019 Skywatching from NASA
Surrounding Earth is a giant magnetic field called the magnetosphere. Its shape is defined not only by the planet's north and south magnetic poles, but also by a steady stream of particles coming i...
Modeling Earth's Magnetism
This animated movie shows the simulated solar wind velocity from March 21 to May 10, 2013.
Animation of Spaceweather Predictors 2
This animation, derived from data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, shows how plasma swirling around Saturn is correlated to bursts of radio waves emanating from the planet.
Saturn Plasma and Radio Waves, as Seen by Cassini
As Titan Turns
As Titan Turns
The Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in June 2004 and is now halfway through its mission. A new photo essay showcases some stunning images returned by the mission.
Photo Essay: Two Years at Saturn
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While past rovers have dug inches into the rusty soils of the Red Planet, NASA is testing out a drill that can go feet deep and operate autonomously with minimal human guidance.
NASA is Testing a Drill to Search for Life on Mars – On Its Own
NASA's efforts to engage a broader audience in exploration through the use of social media and online features was recognized with two Emmy Awards for interactive programming.
NASA Wins Two Emmy Awards for Interactive Mission Coverage
NASA has awarded a contract to Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, to develop and operate a CubeSat mission to the same lunar orbit targeted for Gateway.
NASA Funds CubeSat Pathfinder Mission to Unique Lunar Orbit
Two relatively medium-sized asteroids will fly safely past Earth overnight Sept. 13-14 (Eastern U.S. time).
Two Asteroids to Safely Fly by Earth
Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) has excited the astronomical community because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system.
Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth.
Saturn's Rings Shine in Hubble's Latest Portrait