Solar System Exploration
April 3, 2019
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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]
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
Thomas Valdez tells how his early penchant for tinkering with things followed a path that led him to a career as a research engineer
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Thomas Valdez
SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event—the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2012.
Venus Transit Across the Sun (2014)
This visualization shows the orbits of NASA-related near-Earth science missions that are considered operational as of March 2017.
NASA's Earth Science Mission Fleet: March 2017
MESSENGER captured this departure sequence of Venus after a close flyby of the planet in 2007.
MESSENGER Bids Farewell to Venus
In August 2012, a long filament of solar material coalesced in the Sun's atmosphere.
Solar Filament Coalesces in Sun's Atmosphere
Soar over the giant asteroid Vesta in 3-D. Put on your 3-D glasses for this ride over asteroid Vesta.
Soar Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D
This colorized flyover movie from NASA's Cassini mission takes viewers over the two largest seas on Saturn's moon Titan and nearby lakes.
Flying over an Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes
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
Io Color Eclipse
Io Color Eclipse
This spectrogram and video show a changing pattern of radio waves from Saturn known as Saturn Kilometric Radiation, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's Radio Period Crossover
After decades of exploration, Voyager 1 reaches a historic milestone for mankind, interstellar space.
Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space
For 13 years the spacecraft’s incredible, truly otherworldly images have revealed the wonder of Saturn in surprising, often awe-inspiring ways.
Cassini: The Wonder of Saturn (Video)
On unexplored worlds, the sound of science is a harmonious melody of chimes, clicks and mechanical whirrs.
Musical Descent to Titan
See highlights from the scene at JPL on April 26-27, 2017, and some of the first raw images the spacecraft sent back from its closest-ever look at Saturn’s atmosphere.
Cassini's First Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings
NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain this movie showing just over four Saturn days.
Staring at Saturn
This movie was built with data collected during the 147-minute plunge through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to a soft sandy riverbed by the European Space Agency's Huygens Descent Imager/Sp...
A View from Huygens
This animation, made using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the topography of Occator crater on Ceres.
Circling Occator Crater on Ceres
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for nearly 13 years, is beginning its Grand Finale — and it's thanks to some Crazy Engineering! A team of engineers called astrodynamicists use ma...
Crazy Engineering: Astrodynamics
This audio clip was created from radio signals received by the radio and plasma wave science instrument on the Cassini spacecraft.
Lightning Sounds from Saturn
Take a virtual ride with Voyager 1 and 2 past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Voyage of Discovery
This animation shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2019, at hourly intervals. The imagery is based on actual dat...
Moon Phase and Libration, 2019
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