Solar System Exploration
Radar Mapping Titan
September 17, 2004
Radar Mapping Titan
Amateur video: Follow the Cassini spacecraft during its journey to and near Saturn.
The Cassini Journey
The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, movie from Cassini.
Enceladus Transits Rhea
This movie created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings.
Propeller Churns the A Ring
Orange and white stripes slide against each other, and huge oval storms gyrate in the NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first color movie clip of Jupiter.
Cassini's First Color Movie of Jupiter
Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for Cassini in this mesmerizing movie sequence of images acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
Iapetus Spins and Tilts
This video shows the scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like.
Thomas Valdez tells how his early penchant for tinkering with things followed a path that led him to a career as a research engineer
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Thomas Valdez
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
With Cassini’s exploration of Saturn coming to a dashing end in a few months, the mission team scheduled an “All Cassini Plus Alumni” group photo on Wednesday, June 21,2017 to commemorate the event.
Behind the Scenes: Cassini Group Photo
The volcanic peak Idunn Mons (at 46°S, 214.5°E) in Imdr Regio.
Venus is Alive - Geologically Speaking
What's Up for November? Mercury transits across the Sun, and the dimming of the "Demon star," Algol.
What's Up: November 2019 [Video]
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
Six years of exploration through the 'eyes' of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
Spirit of Mars
Hidden details of our home galaxy — the Milky Way — are revealed in different wavelengths.
Milky Way in Multiple Wavelengths
Scientists have discovered that water is being released from the Moon during meteor showers.
Water Released from Moon: Director's Cut
Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with these images of Earth from afar.
Earth from Afar
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
Filters, pixels and math star in this narrated cartoon.
How Does a Spacecraft Take a Picture?
NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft have new names, thanks to some enthusiastic 4th graders from Montana, who reveal the names in dramatic fashion.
Students Choose Spacecraft Names
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
Studying Venus not only teaches us about our own planet, but also about many planets beyond our solar system.
Venus: The Mysterious Planet
Everyone likes to check the weather in a far away destination before they travel there. This is especially true for spaceflight, where the destination may be where no one has gone before.
Space Weather to the Edge of the Solar System
The inside story of Apollo 8's iconic "Earthise" photo.
The Story Behind Apollo 8's Famous Earthrise Photo
The animation archived on this page shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2017, at hourly intervals.
Moon Phase and Libration, 2017
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
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Explains Bennu's Mysterious Particle Events
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx in the Midst of Site Selection
The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail thanks to NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
First NASA Parker Solar Probe Results Reveal Surprising Details About Our Sun
Four new papers in the journal Nature describe what scientists have learned so far from NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Sheds New Light on the Sun
Using data from NASA’s TESS, astronomers have captured an image of an explosive emission of dust, ice and gases from comet 46P/Wirtanen in late 2018.
NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Mission Catches a Natural Comet Outburst in Unprecedented Detail
This image shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field.
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