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A flagship mission to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune — will forever change our understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system.
Space exploration is at its core an optimistic, peaceful and cooperative endeavor. This week we look at some reminders of that spirit of exploration.
NASA’s Voyager missions provided an unprecedented glimpse into the outer solar system.
Space is even more spectacular when you can see beyond what the eye can behold.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has some intriguing features: snow, ice, geysers, stripes and much more, all waiting to be further explored.
Earth isn't the only planet with snow. From Io to Enceladus, here's where snow can be found in our solar system.
New research says methane levels detected in the plumes of one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, might point to a habitable world.
NASA's Dragonfly dual-quadcopter will carry a suite of instruments designed to analyze the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan.
When we look at our planet, look for life, or direct a rover to look at itself, we see ourselves in new ways.
Here are some of our favorite pictures of Saturn's iconic rings, featuring images from Cassini, Voyager 1 and 2 and more.
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?
Take a look at space image processing, and try it yourself. Plus, catch up on the week’s space news.
There's still time to get outside and see Jupiter and Saturn together in the evening sky.
With 3 spacecraft en route to Mars, we’re sharing mission news, Martian maps, and a chance to meet Bill Nye.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.
The leader of the Cassini spacecraft imaging team discusses pale blue dots, life on Enceladus, terraforming Mars, Pluto, Carl Sagan, and more.
Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter in 1979.
A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.
One of the Cassini mission's goals was to figure out how long a day on Saturn is. We still don't know. A new paper reports a measurement of the rotation period of Saturn that is different from past measurements.
On March 29, vigilant astronomer Maciel Bassani Sparrenberger discovered that a new bright spot had broken out in Saturn's high northern latitudes.