Solar System Exploration
As Titan Turns
September 17, 2004
As Titan Turns
Six years of exploration through the 'eyes' of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
Spirit of Mars
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
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?
See all the planets, plus mission updates from comet and asteroid missions Dawn and Rosetta.
Whats Up? February 3, 2014
Big water news from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus.
Enceladus: Cold Faithful
Episode 1: What is a dwarf planet?
Space Shorts: What is a Dwarf Planet?
Lloyd French talks about the adventures that await in science and in life.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Lloyd French
Trouble pronouncing Rosetta and Philae's target comet? We called in some expert help.
They called it CG
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
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
This sequence of images shows the Sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere and in order of temperature from the first one at 6,000 degrees C on the surface out to about 10 million degrees C.
From Hot to Hottest
The six Apollo landing sites are revealed chronologically as the phase and libration of the Moon is shown throughout the Apollo era.
Video: Apollo Landing Sites
This video shows the scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like.
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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
This movie is made up of over 600 consecutive images taken on March 16 to March 18, 2007, with the Cassini Magnetopsheric Imaging Instrument's ion and neutral camera.
Movie of Saturn's "Ring Current"
New science, mined from the archives. Data from NASA's Galileo orbiter launched a generation ago yields new evidence of plumes, eruptions of water vapor, from Jupiter's moon Europa.
Re-analyzing Old Data Reveals New Evidence at Europa
This movie sequence shows highlights of the Cassini spacecraft's Sept. 26, 2005, flyby of the odd, icy moon Hyperion.
Flight to Hyperion
Team members reflect on what has made the NASA/ESA Cassini mission such an epic journey—the extraordinary spacecraft, tremendous science and historic international collaboration.
Cassini: A Saturn Odyssey
In this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the gravitational pull of Saturn's moon Prometheus creates patterns in Saturn's F ring.
F Ring Patterns
Spacecraft Full Stack
Spacecraft Full Stack
Mark Hofstadter describes the lure of science -- of discovering something new -- and his path to becoming a planetary scientist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Mark Hofstadter
The geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2020.
Moon Phase and Libration, 2020
What's Up for August? This month our main focus is the Perseid meteor shower.
What's Up Video: August 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA
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NASA has finalized the first 16 science experiments and technology demonstrations, ranging from chemistry to communications, to be delivered to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program.
First Commercial Moon Delivery Assignments to Advance Artemis
Launched in 2003, Spitzer revealed previously hidden features of known cosmic objects and led to discoveries and insights spanning from our own solar system to nearly the edge of the universe.
NASA Celebrates the Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope
NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well.
Could Future Homes on the Moon and Mars Be Made of Fungi?
Recently, A NASA scientist analyzed the age of the Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia and found it to be 2.229 billion years old, making it now the oldest crater currently known.
Australian Meteor Crater is the Oldest Known
Members of the public have an opportunity to vote for their favorite name for NASA's next Mars rover. More than 28,000 essays were submitted after the contest began on Aug. 28 last year.
Nine Finalists Chosen in NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Naming Contest
Engineers did not have exoplanet science in mind when they designed the Spitzer Space Telescope in the 1990s, but thanks solid engineering, Spitzer’s observational powers were used far beyond original expectations.
10 Things Spitzer Taught Us About Exoplanets