Solar System Exploration
Vesta's Surface Comes into View
June 13, 2011
The heavens often seem vast and unchanging as seen from Earth, but movement in the skies is the norm. The relative motions of both Cassini and Enceladus over a 15-minute period create the movement ...
Nevertheless, It Moves
Sending the first Artemis mission to the Moon in preparation for human missions, landing a new rover on Mars, and launching the James Webb Space Telescope into space, expanding our ability to see d...
NASA in 2021
An update on findings from Cassini's latest flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Cassini at Saturn Sept. 22, 2006
The volcanic peak Idunn Mons (at 46°S, 214.5°E) in Imdr Regio.
Venus is Alive - Geologically Speaking
A harvest moon and a blue moon, Mars is up all night, and a journey beyond the galaxy.
What's Up - October 2020 [VIDEO]
Known as the "Mother of Hubble," Dr. Nancy Grace Roman was instrumental in taking the Hubble Space Telescope from an idea to reality.
NASA's First Chief Astronomer, the Mother of Hubble
We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how.
We Are Going
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
This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2021, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour.
Moon Phases 2021 – Northern Hemisphere
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
Explore. Create. Share. How has Cassini inspired you?
Witness a planetary breakup, spot the globular cluster M13, and meet the harp constellation, Lyra.
What's Up: June 2022
Spacecraft at JPL
Spacecraft at JPL
Radar Mapping Titan
Radar Mapping Titan
NASA's Dawn mission will be the first to explore a dwarf planet on March 6, 2015. This video details the spacecraft's approach and orbit insertion.
Destination Dwarf Planet: Dawn Approaches Ceres
Find Mars all month after sunset, especially on the night of NASA's planned rover landing, Feb. 18.
What's Up: February 2021 [Video]
This animation, made using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the topography of Occator crater on Ceres.
Circling Occator Crater on Ceres
Beginning April 2021, the window opens for the first flight of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. It will be history’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Mars Helicopter Prepares for Takeoff
The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, movie from Cassini.
Enceladus Transits Rhea
Join the journey as NASA’s Psyche mission team launches in 2022 to explore a unique metallic asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.
NASA's Psyche Mission to an Asteroid: Official NASA Trailer
Edward Stone describes how he was always interested in what was new as a young man and how space physics got his attention.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Edward Stone
This video demonstrates the hiss-like radio noise generated by electrons moving along magnetic field lines from the Saturnian moon Enceladus to a glowing patch of ultraviolet light on Saturn.
Hiss from Aurora Caused by Enceladus
Sungrazing comets are a special class of comets that come very close to the sun at their nearest approach, a point called perihelion.
What is a Sun-Grazing Comet?
Bright morning and evening planets, the Moon steals the show from the Perseid meteors, and Cygnus the swan soars overhead.
What's Up: August 2022
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)
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The next full moon is called the Sturgeon Moon and it’s a marginal supermoon.
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The ECOSTRESS instrument is helping scientists learn why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.
NASA Data on Plant ‘Sweating' Could Help Predict Wildfire Severity
When NASA’s Orion spacecraft travels beyond the Moon during Artemis I, the spacecraft will carry a host of mementos.
Artemis I Becomes Cultural, Educational Time Capsule for Trip Around Moon
Following Lucy's launch on Oct. 16, 2021, an unexpected challenge surfaced for the first-ever Trojan asteroids mission.
NASA Team Troubleshoots Asteroid-Bound Lucy Across Millions of Miles
The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface.
Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere