Solar System Exploration
Io Color Eclipse
September 17, 2004
Io Color Eclipse
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
Here is a rover's eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity's first year on Mars, August 2012 through July 2013.
Twelve Months in Two Minutes; Curiosity's First Year on Mars
SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event—the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2012.
Venus Transit Across the Sun (2014)
This animation shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2019, at hourly intervals. The imagery is based on actual dat...
Moon Phase and Libration, 2019
This movie shows a quick succession of multiple products of Titan's surface from the Cassini orbiter and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe.
Huygens Landing Site Movie
The sequence of seven images in this animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from June 27 to July 8, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of...
Tracking Sunspots from Mars, Summer 2015
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that marks the presence of an electrical circuit that connects Saturn with its moon Enceladus.
Movie of Enceladus 'Footprint' on Saturn
On unexplored worlds, the sound of science is a harmonious melody of chimes, clicks and mechanical whirrs.
Musical Descent to Titan
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
This animation shows the last 30 seconds of Cassini's X- and S-band radio signals as they disappeared from mission control on Sept. 15, 2017.
Cassini's last X- and S-band radio signals
Sunsets in July come with an added bonus: a brilliant gem low in the western sky, calling to us to come and explore its many mysteries. This is Venus – our nearest planetary neighbor.
What's Up: July 2021 [Video]
Scientists have discovered that water is being released from the Moon during meteor showers.
Water Released from Moon: Director's Cut
Dr. Bonnie Buratti describes her background as well as her role as a senior research scientist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Bonnie Buratti
JPL's Dawn mission is en route to rendezvous with the main-belt asteroids Vesta and Ceres, and is using ion propulsion to get there.
Advanced Propulsion for JPL Deep Space Missions
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
Hi, Everyone! My name's Morgan. My favorite topic is Enceladus.
Scientist for a Day Option 1: Enceladus
Hello, my name is Janelle. I think the best topic is number 2, Titan.
Scientist for a Day Option 2: Titan
The Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI) aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory takes a series of images every 45 seconds in a very narrow range of wavelengths in visible light of the solar photospher...
The Active Sun from SDO: HMI Dopplergram
Mating of LVA
Mating of LVA
Rotating asteroids have a tough time sticking to their orbits. Their surfaces heat up during the day and cool down at night, giving off radiation that can act as a sort of mini-thruster.
How Sunlight Pushes Asteroids
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
A new video from NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
Vesta False Color Shape Model
Join us in our search for life beyond Earth.
This video highlights Dawn's top accomplishments during its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.
Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta
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Full Moon Guide: May - June 2022
NASA has extended the planetary science missions of eight of its spacecraft due to their scientific productivity and potential to deepen our knowledge.
Exploration Extended for 8 Planetary Science Missions
On April 30, 2022, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Southern Oceans.
Partial Solar Eclipse on April 30, 2022
The average global temperature on Neptune unexpectedly fluctuated during a recent 17-year period, according to a new study.
New Study Finds Unexpected Temperature Changes on Neptune
Webb will see the first galaxies to form after the big bang but to do that its instruments first need to get cold – really cold.
Webb Telescope's Coldest Instrument Reaches Operating Temperature
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has determined the size of the largest icy comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers.
Hubble Confirms Largest Comet Nucleus Ever Seen