Solar System Exploration
Io Color Eclipse
September 17, 2004
Io Color Eclipse
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 video from NASA's Dawn mission shows that the gravity field of Vesta closely matches the surface topography of the giant asteroid Vesta.
Vesta's Shape and Gravity
The animation archived on this page shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2017, at hourly intervals.
Moon Phase and Libration, 2017
This animation glides along the shoreline of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Flying Over Ontario Lacus
View this beautiful visualization of the Dawn spacecraft on its journey to the main asteroid belt to Asteroid Vesta and Dwarf Planet Ceres.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its final approach to Saturn and dove into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 but the science provided by this enduring spacecraft will live on.
Cassini: Mission of Exploration
This is an animated artist interpretation of the area surrounding the Huygens landing site, based on images and data returned Jan. 14, 2005.
Huygens Landing Site Revisited
Phillip Chamberlin expresses his enthusiasm for science and describes how he became a research astrophysicist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Phillip Chamberlin
The shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings, demonstrating variations in the density of particles across the rings.
Shadow from the Dark Side
Big water news from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus.
Enceladus: Cold Faithful
As millions of people observed the total lunar eclipse on October 8, 2014, MESSENGER was also watching from Mercury.
Lunar Eclipse From Mercury
This movie shows what it was like for NASA's Stardust spacecraft to fly by comet Tempel 1.
Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1
In this Voyager Update from the night of the Neptune encounter (25 August 1989), now Voyager Project Manager, Suzy Dodd speaks with such guests as Jay Holberg and Bill Kurth concerning the Voyager ...
Voyager 2 Neptune Encounter with Suzy Dodd
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)
This is a compilation of the Saturn hexagon movies released on Dec. 5, 2013.
Saturn's Unique Hexagon Movies
Striking 3-D detail highlights a towering mountain, the brightest spots and other features on dwarf planet Ceres in a new video from NASA's Dawn mission.
Tour Weird Ceres: Bright Spots and a Pyramid-Shaped Mountain
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.
Ben Holt tells how he fell in love with the ocean as a teenager and how that lead to a career as a research scientist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Ben Holt
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
NASA's Cassini has found salt in Saturn's E ring, hinting that the moon Enceladus could have an underground liquid reservoir, perhaps even an ocean.
Briny Breath of Enceladus
A mission concept to explore Jupiter's intriguing moon system.
The Europa Jupiter System Mission
With fingers crossed and eyes wide open, sci-fi fans and scientists savor the joys of discovery...at Iapetus.
Backstage Pass to Iapetus (2007)
For hundreds of years, this gaseous giant planet appeared shrouded in colorful bands of clouds extending from dusk to dawn, referred to as zones and belts.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Reveals the Depth of Jupiter's Colored Bands
This new animation shows us that Saturn's moon Titan has more in common with Earth than we thought.
Titan Canyon Country
This short animation created by Cassini's mission planning team shows how a Titan flyby will be used to move the spacecraft's course from orbiting Cassini's outer ring (F ring) to an orbit that tak...
Entering Final Orbits: Cassini's Grand Finale
You Might Also Like
In commemoration of NASA’s 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and in celebration of September’s National Literacy Month, McDonald’s and Peanuts partnered to create space-themed toys and STEM-focused books.
Peanuts Toys and Books Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Apollo
NASA is asking industry to respond to a Request for Proposals to deliver cargo, science experiments and supplies to the Gateway to support Artemis missions to the lunar surface.
NASA Asks American Companies to Deliver Supplies for Artemis Moon Missions
Europa Clipper will explore Jupiter's icy moon in-depth during multiple flybys, studying whether Europa could harbor conditions suitable for life.
Europa Clipper's Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed
If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That’s how NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for the past decade.
Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in Images From NASA's Fermi
NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft.
NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space
The bit carousel, which lies at the heart of the rover's Sample Caching System, is now aboard NASA's newest rover.
Robotic Toolkit Added to NASA's Mars 2020 Rover