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Io Color Eclipse
September 17, 2004
Io Color Eclipse
Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken with Cassini's wide-angle camera.
'Tis the Season for Spokes
Studying Venus not only teaches us about our own planet, but also about many planets beyond our solar system.
Venus: The Mysterious Planet
This short animation created by Cassini's mission planning team shows the spacecraft's final orbits - starting with the Ring-Grazing orbits in November 2016 and transitioning to the Grand Finale or...
Cassini's Ring-Grazing and Grand Finale Orbits
This movie captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft shows a south polar vortex, or a swirling mass of gas around the pole in the atmosphere, at Saturn’s moon Titan.
Titan's South Polar Vortex in Motion
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
An audio interview with Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta, a NASA heliophysicist, talking about the science and relevance of space weather on the Space Weather Living History podcast.
Space Weather Living History Podcast Featuring Heliophysicist Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta
The inside story of Apollo 8's iconic "Earthise" photo.
The Story Behind Apollo 8's Famous Earthrise Photo
NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, will make a daring attempt to “TAG” asteroid Bennu.
NASA's Asteroid Heist: The Challenges of TAG
This video uses data gathered from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to recreate some of the stunning views of the Moon that the Apollo 13 astronauts saw on their perilous journey around ...
Apollo 13 Views of the Moon in 4K
NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus. The discovery means the small, icy moon — which has a global ocean under i...
Ingredients for Life at Enceladus
OSIRIS-REx returns to Earth in 2023 with its precious sample of asteroid Bennu.
OSIRIS-REx Return Cruise from Asteroid Bennu to Earth
The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea, which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings, in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Before a Veiled Rhea
The scientific community is incredibly excited to have these two highly complementary observatories operating together.
Hubble and Webb: A New Golden Age of Astronomy
One of the glittering trails caused by small objects punching through Saturn's F ring is highlighted in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Glittering Trail in Saturn's F Ring (Narrated)
The U.S.-European oceanographic satellite Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launched to Earth's orbit on Nov. 21, 2020, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. During a five-and-a-half-year prime mission, it wi...
Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite
It’s time to #UnfoldTheUniverse. Watch as the mission team reveals the long-awaited first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
It's Time to Unfold the Universe
This Cassini movie -- the first of its kind -- shows lightning on Saturn's night side flashing in a cloud that is illuminated by light from Saturn's rings.
Lightning Flashing on Saturn
From aboard NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center G-III aircraft, this wide angle video of the moon's umbra was captured as they flew over the coast of Oregon, near Lincoln City at 35,00 feet dur...
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center G-III Captures Eclipse Umbra
Cassini scientist Dr. Kevin Baines discusses Saturn's Cyclones.
Kevin Baines on Saturn's Cyclones
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
An audio interview with Dr. John Kappenman, a solar storm analyst, talking about his research on how space weather affects the power grid on the Space Weather Living History podcast.
Space Weather Living History Podcast Featuring Solar Storm Analyst Dr. John Kappenman
An overview video of the OSIRIS-REx mission.
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
This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2022, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere.
Moon Phases 2022
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The next full Moon will be on Friday afternoon, May 5, 2023. The Moon will appear full from early Thursday morning through early Sunday morning.
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A new study using two NASA solar observatories reveals that asteroid 3200 Phaethon’s tail is not dusty at all but is actually made of sodium gas.
Asteroid's Comet-Like Tail Is Not Made of Dust, Solar Observatories Reveal
One of six instruments aboard the agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, CRISM produced global maps of minerals on the Red Planet’s surface.
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A pair of quakes in 2021 sent seismic waves deep into the Red Planet’s core, giving scientists the best data yet on its size and composition.
InSight Study Provides Clearest Look Ever at Martian Core
On April 20, a first-of-its-kind NASA-funded experiment will fly a scientific instrument on a large kite to study a total solar eclipse. Lifting off from Australia, the experiment aims to rise above any clouds that might block the instrument's view of the Sun's outer atmosphere, the corona.
Clouds for Your Eclipse? NASA Experiment Will Fly Kite to Rise Above