Solar System Exploration
July 10, 2020
Meet NASA's new Mars rover – Perseverance
Unedited version of the stellar occultation video.
Stellar Occultation Video
This movie sequence shows highlights of the Cassini spacecraft's Sept. 26, 2005, flyby of the odd, icy moon Hyperion.
Flight to Hyperion
My name is Mana. Europa is my favorite It is that it is one of the very few places in our solar system that could potentially have life.
Scientist for a Day Option 3: Europa
Scientists have discovered that water is being released from the Moon during meteor showers.
Water Released from Moon: Director's Cut
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A new video from NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
NASA's Journey Above Vesta
View this beautiful visualization of the Dawn spacecraft on its journey to the main asteroid belt to Asteroid Vesta and Dwarf Planet Ceres.
In this Voyager Update from the night of the Neptune encounter (25 August 1989), now Voyager Project Manager, Suzy Dodd speaks with such guests as Jay Holberg and Bill Kurth concerning the Voyager ...
Voyager 2 Neptune Encounter with Suzy Dodd
Have you ever seen a meteorite streaking across the sky? If so, you may very well have seen part of the asteroid, Vesta!
Dawn, Mission to the Asteroid Belt
On October 15, 1997, the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft was launched on an almost 7-year journey to the Saturn system.
This movie is made up of over 600 consecutive images taken on March 16 to March 18, 2007, with the Cassini Magnetopsheric Imaging Instrument's ion and neutral camera.
Movie of Saturn's "Ring Current"
The sequence of seven images in this animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from June 27 to July 8, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of...
Tracking Sunspots from Mars, Summer 2015
This movie shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemi...
Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds
This animation shows a color-coded map from NASA's Dawn mission revealing the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.
Ceres Topographic Globe 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
Team members reflect on Spirit's six-years of roving Mars.
Spirit's Triumphs on Mars
An update on findings from Cassini's latest flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Cassini at Saturn Sept. 22, 2006
NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft have new names, thanks to some enthusiastic 4th graders from Montana, who reveal the names in dramatic fashion.
Students Choose Spacecraft Names
As Titan Turns
As Titan Turns
Great Red Spot
Great Red Spot
Rosaly Lopes shares how she was inspired to help the exploration of space and how that lead to her role as a planetary scientist.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Rosaly Lopes
The Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in June 2004 and is now halfway through its mission. A new photo essay showcases some stunning images returned by the mission.
Photo Essay: Two Years at Saturn
This animation based on data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows how the “explosions” of hot plasma on the night side (orange and white) periodically inflate Saturn’s magnetic field (white ...
Saturn's Hot Plasma Explosions
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