Solar System Exploration
July 10, 2020
Meet NASA's new Mars rover – Perseverance
NASA Chemist Sabah Bux describes the second potential target for Scientist for a Day contestants: Neptune's moon Triton.
NASA Scientist for a Day 2019-2020: Target No. 2 - Triton
In August 2012, a long filament of solar material coalesced in the Sun's atmosphere.
Solar Filament Coalesces in Sun's Atmosphere
This is a computer simulation of the final stage of the growth of a "clump" in Saturn's rings.
A shortened, 54-second version of Cassini's Grand Finale animation showing the spacecraft's final moments.
Cassini's Final Moments
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
Animations, interviews and mission b-roll available for download.
Cassini Video Reels for Download
Dr. Bonnie Buratti describes her background as well as her role as a senior research scientist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Bonnie Buratti
The Sun emitted a significant solar flare on Dec. 19, 2014.
Holiday Lights on the Sun: Imagery of a Solar Flare
With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet'...
Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005.
Enceladus Plume Movie
WE. ARE. NASA. And after 60 years, we're just getting started.
We Are NASA
In this month's sky, look for lovely crescent Moons at the start and end of the month. The September equinox brings the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. And Mars is at solar conjunctio...
What's Up Video: September 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA
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]
Join us in our search for life beyond Earth.
The animation archived on this page shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2017, at hourly intervals.
Moon Phase and Libration, 2017
Radar Mapping Titan
Radar Mapping Titan
We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how.
We Are Going
Seeking skywatching highlights in June 2020? Look for the Summer Triangle, keep tabs on the morning planets and June 20 brings the solstice.
What's Up: June 2020 [Video]
On Feb. 18, 2021, the world watched live as NASA’s Mars 2020 mission team attempted the most daring part of its mission: landing the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. Viewers around the wo...
Perseverance Lands on Mars as the World Watches
This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon.
Spacecraft Pass Each Other at the Moon
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
On unexplored worlds, the sound of science is a harmonious melody of chimes, clicks and mechanical whirrs.
Musical Descent to Titan
Explore. Create. Share. How has Cassini inspired you?
This movie captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft shows a south polar vortex, or a swirling mass of gas around the pole in the atmosphere, at Saturn’s moon Titan.
Titan's South Polar Vortex in Motion
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Astronomers aimed Hubble at a "celebrity star," one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, surrounded by a glowing halo of gas and dust.
Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction
The Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying Crew-2 lifted off early Friday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA, SpaceX Officials Thrilled With Crew-2 Launch Success
The small rotorcraft’s horizons were expanded on its second flight.
NASA's Ingenuity Logs Second Successful Flight
Members of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” to simulate an asteroid impact scenario.
NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact
A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the MOXIE accomplished the task.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet
The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy expected to collide with the Milky Way in the distant future.
Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way's Outer Reaches