Solar System Exploration
Our Galactic Neighborhood
July 10, 2020
Meet NASA's new Mars rover – Perseverance
On unexplored worlds, the sound of science is a harmonious melody of chimes, clicks and mechanical whirrs.
Musical Descent to Titan
This movie sequence shows highlights of the Cassini spacecraft's Sept. 26, 2005, flyby of the odd, icy moon Hyperion.
Flight to Hyperion
The volcanic peak Idunn Mons (at 46°S, 214.5°E) in Imdr Regio.
Venus is Alive - Geologically Speaking
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
Spacecraft at JPL
Spacecraft at JPL
Spacecraft Full Stack
Spacecraft Full Stack
What are some skywatching highlights in June 2021? Catch Saturn and Jupiter in the morning, and the constellation Scorpius after dark! Plus skywatchers in the Northeast U.S., Eastern Canada, and No...
What's Up: June 2021 [Video]
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
Whoa! It’s the middle of the day—so why is the sky getting dark? It’s a solar eclipse! A solar eclipse happens when, at just the right moment, the moon passes between the sun and Earth.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
On June 7, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades. Less than a day later, Juno made its 34th flyby of Jupiter. This animati...
Juno Flies Past the Moon Ganymede and Jupiter, With Music by Vangelis
Everyone likes to check the weather in a far away destination before they travel there. This is especially true for spaceflight, where the destination may be where no one has gone before.
Space Weather to the Edge of the Solar System
What's Up for March? Planet-palooza in the morning, a "Sirius" look at the Dog Star, and an evening trio at the end of the month.
What's Up: March 2020 [Video]
Eleven years in the life of the Sun, spanning most of solar cycle 23.
Learn more about the best-known black hole systems in our galaxy and its neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
NASA Visualization Rounds Up the Best-Known Black Hole Systems
The Moon occults Mars, and slips past Jupiter twice, while winged stallion Pegasus looks on.
What's Up: December 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA
This computer-generated view shows the view from the perspective of the Cassini spacecraft as it dives between the rings and Saturn's cloud tops.
Cassini Dive Ride Along
WE. ARE. NASA. And after 60 years, we're just getting started.
We Are NASA
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
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
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
Big water news from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus.
Enceladus: Cold Faithful
View this beautiful visualization of the Dawn spacecraft on its journey to the main asteroid belt to Asteroid Vesta and Dwarf Planet Ceres.
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
This animation shows the last 30 seconds of Cassini's X- and S-band radio signals as they disappeared from mission control on Sept. 15, 2017.
Cassini's last X- and S-band radio signals
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The solar-powered lander has run out of energy after more than four years of science on the Red Planet.
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Scientists have completed the longest-ever study tracking temperatures in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere where its signature colorful striped clouds form.
40-Year Study Finds Mysterious Patterns in Temperatures at Jupiter
After revealing a trove of details about the moons Ganymede and Europa, the mission to Jupiter is setting its sights on sister moon Io.
Juno Explores Jovian Moons During Extended Mission
2022 is one for the history books as NASA caps off another astronomical year.
NASA's Big 2022: Historic Moon Mission, Webb Telescope Images, More
NASA approves development of NEO Surveyor for a launch no later than June 2028.
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