Solar System Exploration
Tour of Asteroid Bennu
October 12, 2020
Take a Tour of Asteroid Bennu
This artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent sequence.
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Sound waves from the nascent universe, called baryon acoustic oscillations (BAOs), left their imprint on the cosmos by influencing galaxy distribution. Researchers have explored this imprint back t...
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NASA/JPL Science Writer Jay Thompson outlines the challenges in the latest Scientist for a Day essay content.
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Seeking July 2020 skywatching highlights? Check out giant planets and their moons, Mars rising after midnight and ponder stargazing on the Red Planet.
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Cassini mission planners created this animation to showcase Cassini's final 22 orbits - the mission's Grand Finale.
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This movie, made from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft of the outer edge of Saturn’s B ring, reveals the combined effects of a tugging moon and oscillations that can naturally occur in ...
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Rosaly Lopes shares how she was inspired to help the exploration of space and how that lead to her role as a planetary scientist.
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, awaited the final transmission from the Cassini spacecraft as it plunged into Saturn's atmosphere ending its 20-year voyage of...
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On Jan. 22, 2012, the Sun erupted with a solar flare, a coronal mass ejection, and a burst of highly energetic protons known as solar energetic particles.
On Earth, the ocean floor is home to hydrothermal vents that spout hot water, nourishing life in an otherwise inhospitable environment. Scientists think similar vents could exist on other worlds.
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Amateur video: Follow the Cassini spacecraft during its journey to and near Saturn.
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NASA JPL Software Engineer Melissa Soriano describes the third potential target for Scientist for a Day contestants: Pluto's moon Charon.
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Hidden details of our home galaxy — the Milky Way — are revealed in different wavelengths.
Milky Way in Multiple Wavelengths
Change is detected on Saturn’s moon Titan, in these three composite images from data taken during flybys in October 2005, January 2006 and March 2006 by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
Titan's Chilly Volcanoes?
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This data visualization represents twenty years' worth of data showing the abundance of life both on land and in the sea.
Earth: Our Living Planet
November 2020 skywatching highlights: Look for the Pleiades, the Moon with Jupiter and Saturn, and Earthshine illuminating the Moon.
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, movie from Cassini.
Enceladus Transits Rhea
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.
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View this beautiful visualization of the Dawn spacecraft on its journey to the main asteroid belt to Asteroid Vesta and Dwarf Planet Ceres.
A shortened, 54-second version of Cassini's Grand Finale animation showing the spacecraft's final moments.
Cassini's Final Moments
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