Solar System Exploration
Vesta's Surface Comes into View
June 13, 2011
Have you ever seen a meteorite streaking across the sky? If so, you may very well have seen part of the asteroid, Vesta!
Dawn, Mission to the Asteroid Belt
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The Sun emitted a significant solar flare on Dec. 19, 2014.
Holiday Lights on the Sun: Imagery of a Solar Flare
Since the 1960’s, scientists have suspected that frozen water could survive in cold, dark craters at the Moon’s poles.
Water on the Moon
An aurora, shining high above the northern part of Saturn, moves from the night side to the day side of the planet in this movie recorded by Cassini.
Northern Aurora in Motion
Arrival at Saturn
Arrival at Saturn
Amateur video: Follow the Cassini spacecraft during its journey to and near Saturn.
The Cassini Journey
This animation shows a color-coded map from NASA's Dawn mission revealing the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.
Ceres Topographic Globe Animation
This visualization of the Apollo 17 landing site uses real lunar orbiter data to retrace the paths of the astronauts during their three days of exploration.
Apollo 17 Moon Flyover Visualization
Hidden details of our home galaxy — the Milky Way — are revealed in different wavelengths.
Milky Way in Multiple Wavelengths
These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
Encircling a Giant
In August 2012, a long filament of solar material coalesced in the Sun's atmosphere.
Solar Filament Coalesces in Sun's Atmosphere
NASA scientists pioneered new techniques to effectively peer beneath Greenland's thick ice sheet and into the crust itself.
Earth: Greenland's Geologic Past
Io in Eclipse
Io in Eclipse
What can you see in the March sky? Jupiter and other planets in the morning, the start of spring with the spring equinox and viewing an open star cluster called the Beehive.
What's Up: March 2019 Skywatching from NASA
NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus. The discovery means the small, icy moon — which has a global ocean under i...
Ingredients for Life at Enceladus
The Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid 4 Vesta for the time period May 3, 2011 to Sept. 5, 2012.
Dawn's Approach to Vesta
What incredible things will the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn see and do over the next few years?
Cassini: Coming Attractions at Saturn
This time-lapse video captures a portion of the path that tiny Phobos takes around Mars.
Hubble Sees Phobos Orbiting Mars
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Scientist for a Day Option 2: Titan
The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from the Cassini spacecraft in this movie taken during a distant encounter in Dec. 2005.
Rough and Tumble Hyperion
At the end of the last Apollo 15 moon walk, Commander David Scott (pictured above) performed a live demonstration for the television cameras.
The Apollo 15 Hammer-Feather Drop
On unexplored worlds, the sound of science is a harmonious melody of chimes, clicks and mechanical whirrs.
Musical Descent to Titan
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