Solar System Exploration
Io in Eclipse
September 17, 2004
Io in Eclipse
A simplified model of Jupiter's massive magnetic field, known as a magnetosphere.
Jupiter's Magnetic Field Visualization
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
On Jan. 22, 2012, the Sun erupted with a solar flare, a coronal mass ejection, and a burst of highly energetic protons known as solar energetic particles.
This video shows the James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors during their long string of tests, from individual segments to the final tests of the assembled mirror.
Webb Mirror Beauty
In this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the gravitational pull of Saturn's moon Prometheus creates patterns in Saturn's F ring.
F Ring Patterns
On March 6, the Dawn spacecraft will slip into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the main asteroid belt.
Destination Ceres - Breakfast at Dawn
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
Cassini mission leads Earl Maize and Linda Spilker talked about the spacecraft's epic journey and science - and the exciting two-part grand finale.
Revealing Saturn: Cassini's Grand Finale (Video)
This video describes Cassini measurements of high speed streams of tiny dust particles emanating from the vicinity of Saturn.
Cosmic Messengers From Saturn
The Cassini mission’s epic 13-year exploration of Saturn is coming to a close. On Sept. 15, the spacecraft will make a planned plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn in order to protect pristine icy ...
A Journey's End
Join the journey as NASA’s Psyche mission team launches in 2022 to explore a unique metallic asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.
NASA's Psyche Mission to an Asteroid: Official NASA Trailer
Unveiling Rogue Planets
Unveiling Rogue Planets
NASA's Dawn is the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial targets.
Using Ion Propulsion to Explore New Worlds
When depicting an eclipse path, data visualizers have usually chosen to represent the moon's shadow as an oval. By bringing in a variety of NASA data sets, visualizer Ernie Wright has created a new...
Tracing the 2017 Solar Eclipse
A mission concept to explore Jupiter's intriguing moon system.
The Europa Jupiter System Mission
Cassini mission planners created this animation to showcase Cassini's final 22 orbits - the mission's Grand Finale.
Grand Finale Orbits - Side View
This computer-generated view shows the view from the perspective of the Cassini spacecraft as it dives between the rings and Saturn's cloud tops.
Cassini Dive Ride Along
Could Venus once have been like Earth – a habitable world with liquid water oceans? This is one of the many mysteries of our sister world.
Ten Mysteries of Venus
This data visualization represents twenty years' worth of data showing the abundance of life both on land and in the sea.
Earth: Our Living Planet
This animation demonstrates how deformation in the icy surface of Europa could transport subsurface ocean water to the moon’s surface.
Europa's Ocean Ascending
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
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
On unexplored worlds, the sound of science is a harmonious melody of chimes, clicks and mechanical whirrs.
Musical Descent to Titan
This rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu is composed of 40 images captured by the PolyCam imager onboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft over a four-hour period on Dec. 2, 2018.
Asteroid 101955 Bennu Rotating
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NASA has announced that the Psyche asteroid mission will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt.
NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission
Hubble captured this massive galaxy cluster, called Abell 1351, with its Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Hubble Captures a Galactic Menagerie
Astronomers discovered the rocket body heading toward a lunar collision late last year. Impact occurred on March 4. LRO spotted the crater.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Rocket Impact Site on Moon
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NASA Mars Orbiter Releasing One of Its Last Rainbow-Colored Maps
Striking rock formations documented by the rover provide evidence of a drying climate in the Red Planet’s ancient past.
NASA's Curiosity Captures Stunning Views of a Changing Mars Landscape