Solar System Exploration
April 3, 2019
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The little moon Daphnis and its entourage of waves on the edge of the Keeler gap in Saturn's rings cast long shadows in this movie created from images taken as the planet approaches its mid-August ...
Wave Shadows in Motion
Unveiling Rogue Planets
Unveiling Rogue Planets
This animation shows "beacons" of hot air seen in the infrared that appeared during a great springtime storm on Saturn from January 2011 to March 2012.
Infrared Hotspots in a Monster Saturn Storm
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)
Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with these images of Earth from afar.
Earth from Afar
NASA’s Cassini mission will come to a spectacular close on September 15, 2017 after almost two decades in space since its launch in 1997.
Science@NASA: Cassini's Finale
NASA/JPL Science Writer Jay Thompson outlines the challenges in the latest Scientist for a Day essay content.
NASA Scientist for a Day 2019-2020: Introduction
This movie sequence shows highlights of the Cassini spacecraft's Sept. 26, 2005, flyby of the odd, icy moon Hyperion.
Flight to Hyperion
It’s time to #UnfoldTheUniverse. Watch as the mission team reveals the long-awaited first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
It's Time to Unfold the Universe
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter made a record-breaking 25th flight on April 18, 2022.
NASA"s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Captures Record Flight
Seeking September 2020 skywatching highlights? Catch Venus and Mars with the Moon, and spot the flickering star Fomalhaut.
What's Up: September 2020 [Video]
NASA scientists pioneered new techniques to effectively peer beneath Greenland's thick ice sheet and into the crust itself.
Earth: Greenland's Geologic Past
During its first operating cycle, the James Webb Space Telescope will set its sights on the TRAPPIST-1 system.
Exploring Alien Worlds with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: TRAPPIST-1 System
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collected a sample of asteroid Bennu and discovered surprising details about its surface.
Asteroid Bennu's Surprising Surface Revealed by NASA Spacecraft
This graphic shows in a series of three images how Saturn's rings, after they became tilted relative to Saturn's equatorial plane, would have transformed into a corrugated ring.
Tilting Saturn's Rings
This short movie shows the view of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Dec. 7, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019. During the approach, Ultima Thu...
Approach to Ultima Thule
In this movie, strung together from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, we see a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
Vesta Full Rotation Movie
A team of three scientists have two minutes to complete an experiment during the 2017 total solar eclipse.
2 Minutes, 6 Hands, 1 Chance
What can you see in the December sky? Beautiful pairings of planets and the crescent Moon throughout the month, at sunrise and sunset.
What's Up: December 2019 [Video]
Flight across Titan
Flight across Titan
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
Astronomy highlights for February 2020: it's the best time of the year to view Mercury; Mars disappears behind the Moon; and the bright red star on Orion’s shoulder, Betelgeuse, has been acting wei...
What's Up: February 2020 [Video]
This is a computer simulation of the final stage of the growth of a "clump" in Saturn's rings.
On March 21, 2021, Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for winter 2020-2021, tying with 2007 for the seventh-lowest maximum on record.
2021 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent Ranks 7th-Lowest on Record
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