Solar System Exploration
May 27, 2008 CHARM Telecon
May 27, 2008
History of Saturn's Rings
This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot.
Hubble's New Portrait of Jupiter
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
A scaled down version of our popular series of exploration posters.
Solar System and Beyond Trading Cards (Complete Set)
A full-sized, 363-foot Saturn V rocket is projected onto the east face of the Washington Monument.
Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket Projected On The Washington Monument
The Moon sets behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington 50 years to the day after astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin launched on Apollo 11, the first mission to land astr...
Moonset on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Launch
Winds around Jupiter's Great Red Spot are simulated in this JunoCam view that has been animated using a model of the winds there.
Great Red Spot Rotation (Animation)
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, is photographed during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface.
Aldrin on the Moon
As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, here are five things to know about the Moon that you can share with others.
What's Up Video: July 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA
Comparing Jupiter’s moons Io and Europa with Saturn’s moons Enceladus and Titan.
Moons: Active Worlds
The Apollo 11 landing site as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
Apollo 11 Landing Site
July 1994: For the first time in history, human beings watch a major impact between a comet and a planet.
Scientists Watch Comet Impact Jupiter (1994)
Fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 approaching Jupiter in 1994.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragments (1994)
This visualziation shows the major fragments of comet Showmaker-Levy 9 colliding with Jupiter in 1994.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Jupiter Impact (Visualization)
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments left Jupiter with a "bruised" appearance in July 1994.
Jupiter "Bruised" by Comet Impact (1994)
This expanding dark spot on Jupiter appears to be the aftermath of a collision with a comet or asteroid.
Comet or Asteroid Impact on Jupiter (2009)
Impact sites of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments "D" and "G" on Jupiter.
Two Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Sites on Jupiter (1994)
An ultraviolet view reveals comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's multiple impacts on Jupiter.
Multiple Comet Impacts on Jupiter (1994)
Four images of Jupiter show the luminous night-side impact of fragment W of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment W Impacts Jupiter (1994)
The Aristarchus crater (about 25 miles or 40 kilometers in diameter) and plateau is one of the most geologically complex areas on the Moon. In this amazing picture, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbi...
The nearly full Moon rises over the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City.
Lone Peak Moon
The central peaks of Plaskett crater on the Moon.
Shadowy Mountains on the Moon
The near side of Earth's Moon.
Lunar Near Side
The far side of Earth's Moon.
Lunar Far Side
A raw image from NASA's Cassini mission showing Saturn's small moon Paaliaq.
A raw image from Cassini of Saturn's small moon Ymir.
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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.
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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
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