Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
Mating of LVA
Mating of LVA
In August 2012, a long filament of solar material coalesced in the Sun's atmosphere.
Solar Filament Coalesces in Sun's Atmosphere
Learn more about black holes, how to find them and how to stay safe should you ever get a chance to visit one.
Guide To Black Hole Safety
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for nearly 13 years, is beginning its Grand Finale — and it's thanks to some Crazy Engineering! A team of engineers called astrodynamicists use ma...
Crazy Engineering: Astrodynamics
Mark Hofstadter describes the lure of science -- of discovering something new -- and his path to becoming a planetary scientist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Mark Hofstadter
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
As Titan Turns
As Titan Turns
With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet'...
Io in Eclipse
Io in Eclipse
This movie is made up of over 600 consecutive images taken on March 16 to March 18, 2007, with the Cassini Magnetopsheric Imaging Instrument's ion and neutral camera.
Movie of Saturn's "Ring Current"
This animation based on data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows how the “explosions” of hot plasma on the night side (orange and white) periodically inflate Saturn’s magnetic field (white ...
Saturn's Hot Plasma Explosions
This video describes Cassini measurements of high speed streams of tiny dust particles emanating from the vicinity of Saturn.
Cosmic Messengers From Saturn
Glowing like a neon lasso, Saturn’s aurora is seen spinning above Saturn’s north pole over the course of most of a Saturn day in this movie made from multiple images taken by the ultraviolet imagin...
Ultraviolet Aurora Movie
What's Up for November? Mercury transits across the Sun, and the dimming of the "Demon star," Algol.
What's Up: November 2019 [Video]
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.
This time-lapse video captures a portion of the path that tiny Phobos takes around Mars.
Hubble Sees Phobos Orbiting Mars
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
This movie, made from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft of the outer edge of Saturn’s B ring, reveals the combined effects of a tugging moon and oscillations that can naturally occur in ...
Oscillations at B Ring Edge
This spectrogram and video show a changing pattern of radio waves from Saturn known as Saturn Kilometric Radiation, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's Radio Period Crossover
The Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid 4 Vesta for the time period May 3, 2011 to Sept. 5, 2012.
Dawn's Approach to Vesta
A large sunspot was the source of a powerful solar flare and a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 6, 2017). The flare was the largest solar flare of the last decade. For one thing, it created a strong sh...
Major Solar Flare
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NASA at Home: Videos for Kids
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Space Station Instrument Helps Researchers to Understand Lightning
NASA has assigned astronaut Kate Rubins to a six-month mission to the International Space Station as a flight engineer.
NASA Assigns Astronaut Kate Rubins to Expedition 63/64 Space Station Crew
New results from Hubble suggest the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early universe took place sooner than previously thought.
Hubble Makes Surprising Find in Early Universe
This view is a mosaic of sample site Osprey on asteroid Bennu created from images collected by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
OSIRIS-REx Swoops Over Sample Site Osprey
Less than a week into their stay, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are stepping up their advanced science activities.
Science Stepping Up on the International Space Station
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will collect the first samples from another planet.
The Extraordinary Sample-Gathering System of Perseverance Rover