Solar System Exploration
Io in Eclipse
September 17, 2004
Io in Eclipse
My name is Mana. Europa is my favorite It is that it is one of the very few places in our solar system that could potentially have life.
Scientist for a Day Option 3: Europa
Ranger 9 was the last of the Ranger series of spacecraft launched in the 1960s to explore the moon and was designed to image and impact the moon's crater Alphonsus. This video from 1965 includes im...
Take a virtual ride with Voyager 1 and 2 past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Voyage of Discovery
MESSENGER captured this departure sequence of Venus after a close flyby of the planet in 2007.
MESSENGER Bids Farewell to Venus
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
This simulated voyage over the surface of Neptune's large moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 ...
Flight Over Triton
On June 30, 2004 (PDT), as mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory held their collective breath, the international Cassini-Huygens mission successfully arrived in orbit around Saturn.
Flashback: Cassini Arrival at Saturn
Seeking August 2020 skywatching highlights? The Moon poses with the planets, and the Perseid meteors peak!
What's Up: August 2020 [Video]
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
Episode 1: Launch. Meet Lucy as she prepares for the first-ever journey to the Trojan asteroids, a population of primitive small bodies orbiting in tandem with Jupiter.
Lucy's Journey: Episode 1
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter takes off and lands in this video captured on April 25, 2021, by Mastcam-Z, an imager aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover.
Perseverance Rover's Mastcam-Z Captures Ingenuity's Third Flight
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 visualization of the Apollo 17 landing site uses real lunar orbiter data to retrace the paths of the astronauts during their three days of exploration.
Apollo 17 Moon Flyover Visualization
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet on April 19, 2021.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Successfully Completes First Flight
This movie, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's southern aurora shimmering over approximately 20 hours as the planet rotates.
Dancing Southern Lights of Saturn
This movie from Cassini, made possible only as Saturn's north pole emerged from winter darkness, shows new details of a jet stream that follows a hexagon-shaped path and has long puzzled scientists.
Spring Reveals Saturn's Hexagon Jet Stream
This computer-generated animation shows all of Cassini's orbits - affectionaly called the "ball of yarn" by mission planners.
The Ball of Yarn: Cassini's Orbits
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
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
Eleven years in the life of the Sun, spanning most of solar cycle 23.
Astronomy highlights for February 2020: it's the best time of the year to view Mercury; Mars disappears behind the Moon; and the bright red star on Orion’s shoulder, Betelgeuse, has been acting wei...
What's Up: February 2020 [Video]
This animated graphic shows how Saturn and its moon Enceladus are electrically linked.
Saturn and Enceladus Electrical Link
NASA Chemist Sabah Bux describes the second potential target for Scientist for a Day contestants: Neptune's moon Triton.
NASA Scientist for a Day 2019-2020: Target No. 2 - Triton
NASA's Dawn is the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial targets.
Using Ion Propulsion to Explore New Worlds
A curated just-for-kids NASA video playlist.
NASA at Home: Videos for Kids
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The Perseids are already showing up in our night skies, and they peak in mid-August.
The Perseids are on the Rise!
Seventy-five years ago, Lyman Spitzer envisioned a future for space exploration that deepened our curiosity about the cosmos.
Lyman Spitzer: Making Space For Hubble
A dramatic triplet of galaxies takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Spots Squabbling Galactic Siblings
The instrument on the International Space Station is uniquely positioned to provide wildfire responders with a high-resolution look at fire progression.
ECOSTRESS Data Incorporated Into New Wildfire Response Tool
Three studies have cast doubt on the premise of subsurface lakes below the Martian south pole.
Clays, Not Water, Are Likely Source of Mars ‘Lakes'
A new index shows that the world’s rainforests are responding differently to threats like a warming climate and deforestation.
Index Ranks Rainforests' Vulnerability to Climate and Human Impacts