Solar System Exploration
Io Color Eclipse
September 17, 2004
Io Color Eclipse
Project Scientist Linda Spilker and Mission Planner Molly Bittner answer questions about Cassini's Ring-Grazing orbits during this Jan. 30, 2017 Facebook Live event.
Cassini Facebook Q&A
This time-lapse video captures a portion of the path that tiny Phobos takes around Mars.
Hubble Sees Phobos Orbiting Mars
NASA's Dawn spacecraft flys over dwarf planet Ceres which Dawn has been orbiting for mre than a year, providing us with fascinating views of an alien world.
Unveiling Ceres (Animation)
The most prominent jets of vapor and icy particles emerging from the south polar terrain of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are shown here in graphical form in a movie clip of a “rotating” Enceladus.
Reconstructing the Past on Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain this movie showing just over four Saturn days.
Staring at Saturn
NASA's Cassini scientists waited years for the right conditions to produce the first movie that shows lightning on another planet - Saturn.
This movie shows what it was like for NASA's Stardust spacecraft to fly by comet Tempel 1.
Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1
This movie shows Mercury's globe as it rotates.
Mercury False Color Rotation Movie
Sir Arthur C. Clarke's video greeting to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for Cassini's first close Iapetus flyby in 2007.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke's 2007 Iapetus Flyby Greeting
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
We know what the Red Planet looks like from the outside – but what's going on under the surface of Mars?
Mars in a Minute: What's Inside Mars?
As Titan Turns
As Titan Turns
Cassini's mission planners created this animation to showcase the mission's final orbits, known as the Grand Finale.
Grand Finale Orbits Begin and End with Titan
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, awaited the final transmission from the Cassini spacecraft as it plunged into Saturn's atmosphere ending its 20-year voyage of...
Final Moments in Cassini Mission Control
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
Cassini stares deep into the swirling hurricane-like vortex at Saturn's south pole, where the vertical structure of the clouds is highlighted by shadows.
Looking Saturn in the Eye
After decades of exploration, Voyager 1 reaches a historic milestone for mankind, interstellar space.
Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space
Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan in this movie made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Titan's Northern Polar Clouds
: This mosaic combines views captured by Cassini as it made the first dive of the mission's Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere.
Cassini Noodle Mosaic of Saturn
Recent findings have led scientists to believe Saturn's moon Titan may have a volcano.
Possible Titan Volcano
Scientists working with NASA's Dawn spacecraft have created a new video showing the giant asteroid Vesta as the spacecraft approaches this unexplored world in the main asteroid belt.
Vesta's Surface Comes into View
Great Red Spot
Great Red Spot
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
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