IncreaseIncrease
LATEST NEWS

NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine

A new self-portrait by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows gleaming solar arrays, thanks to recent help from dust-cleaning winds.

Read more

 

LATEST IMAGE

Dawn in the Apollo Valley

Dawn in the Apollo Valley

Beam Wave Guide antennas at Goldstone, known as the "Beam Waveguide Cluster." Each antenna is 111.5-feet (34-m) in diameter. They're located in an area at Goldstone called "Apollo Valley." This photograph was taken on Jan. 11, 2012. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Read more

Solar System Missions

Cassini-Huygens to Saturn
Studying Saturn and its rings and moons.
Mission home page

Dawn
Dawn, the first spacecraft ever planned to orbit two different bodies after leaving Earth, will orbit Vesta and Ceres, two of the largest asteroids in the solar system.
Mission home page

Epoxi
The Epoxi mission recycles the already "in flight" Deep Impact spacecraft to investigate two distinct celestial targets of opportunity.
Mission overview

Juno
The Juno spacecraft, currently making its way to Jupiter, will for the first time peer below Jupiter's dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system.
Mission overview

Mars Exploration Rovers
Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring Mars since January 2004. Clues found in some rocks indicate liquid water once covered the ground.
Mission home page

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
This orbiter has the most powerful telescopic camera ever to another planet, plus five other scientific instruments.
Mission home page

Mars Odyssey
This orbiter studies Mars' surface composition and radiation environment and has instruments to detect water and shallow buried ice.
Mission home page

Microwave Instrument on Rosetta Orbiter
This JPL instrument will study gases given off by a comet as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft orbits the comet. Rendezvous with the comet is scheduled for 2014.
Rosetta home page

Voyager
Voyager 1 and 2 flew past Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 1 is now approaching interstellar space.
Mission home page


Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014 NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte

An image taken from orbit around Mars shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at its April 11, 2014, location beside a rock layer that may become the mission's next drilling target.

Read more (Apr. 16)

Commotion at Ring's Edge May Be Effect of Small Icy Object NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon and may also provide other clues.

Read more (Apr. 14)

In its next phase, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will perform 22 loops between Saturn and its innermost ring. Join in the Cassini Name Game

The public is invited to help name a future phase of NASA's Cassini mission.

Read more (Apr. 10)

More news

LDSD: We Brake for Mars LDSD: We Brake for Mars

NASA tests a supersonic parachute under Mars-like conditions for future exploration.

Play video

What's Up - April 2014 What's Up - April 2014

Mars at opposition, a lunar eclipse and April's Lyrid meteor shower.

Play video

Cassini spacecraft at Saturn Cassini: Coming Attractions at Saturn

What incredible things will the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn see and do over the next few years? Here's a preview.

Play video

More multimedia