Solar System Exploration
April 3, 2019
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Great Dark Spot
Great Dark Spot
This short animation created by Cassini's mission planning team shows how a Titan flyby will be used to move the spacecraft's course from orbiting Cassini's outer ring (F ring) to an orbit that tak...
Entering Final Orbits: Cassini's Grand Finale
On October 15, 1997, the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft was launched on an almost 7-year journey to the Saturn system.
This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows dwarf planet Ceres in false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.
Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater (Video)
The flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma.
Flyover: Pluto Moon Charon
An update on findings from Cassini's latest flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Cassini at Saturn Sept. 22, 2006
A scientist's interpretation and visualization of the January 2005 descent and landing of the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe on Titan.
Descent to Titan
Hidden details of our home galaxy — the Milky Way — are revealed in different wavelengths.
Milky Way in Multiple Wavelengths
This animation illustrates the path the Cassini spacecraft will take during its four year mission at Saturn.
Cassini Tour Petal Plot
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Where is the edge of the solar system? The answer is not so simple.
Where is the Edge of the Solar System?
The moon Tethys is joined by two smaller moons in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Moons in Motion
Keeping a close watch on the outer portion of Saturn's B ring, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records the complex inward and outward movement of the edge of the ring.
Galactic Behavior for the Outer B Ring
Ranger 9 was the last of the Ranger series of spacecraft launched in the 1960s to explore the moon and was designed to image and impact the moon's crater Alphonsus. This video from 1965 includes im...
JPL's Dawn mission is en route to rendezvous with the main-belt asteroids Vesta and Ceres, and is using ion propulsion to get there.
Advanced Propulsion for JPL Deep Space Missions
Part of the shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas appears as if it has been woven through the planet's rings in this unusual series of images from Cassini.
Weaving a Shadow
This movie shows what it was like for NASA's Stardust spacecraft to fly by comet Tempel 1.
Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1
This animation, from Cassini's navigation team, shows the spacecraft's final orbits in 2016 and 2017.
Final Orbits: Cassini Grand Finale (Animation)
This movie, comprised of several detailed images taken by Cassini's radar instrument, shows bodies of liquid near Titan's north pole.
Radar Shows Evidence of Seas
For hundreds of years, this gaseous giant planet appeared shrouded in colorful bands of clouds extending from dusk to dawn, referred to as zones and belts.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Reveals the Depth of Jupiter's Colored Bands
This animation illustrates Jupiter's magnetic field.
Jupiter's Magnetic Field
On March 6, the Dawn spacecraft will slip into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the main asteroid belt.
Destination Ceres - Breakfast at Dawn
This animation shows the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft being captured in orbit at Saturn in 2004.
Cassini Tour Beginning
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