Solar System

Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS): 50th Annual Meeting

, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DPS 50th Annual Meeting

Spacefest IX: The Event for Space Enthusiasts

, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturn's Rings  credit: NASA

New Film, "In Saturn’s Rings", is a Unique Tour of the Universe

In Saturn’s Rings is a trip through space. Narrated by LeVar Burton, Stephen van Vuuren’s new documentary film uses millions of images of Earth, the Milky Way, and the Moon that were captured by Hubble, Cassini, and other NASA space telescopes to offer a grand tour of the universe.
Mars surface

New Studies of Clay Formation Provide Clues about Early Martian Climate

Monday, February 05 2018 - 10:00 am, PST February 5, 2018, Mountain View, CA -- New research published in Nature Astronomy seeks to understand how surface clay was formed on Mars despite its cold climate.
Pluto Features

Why is it so cold on Pluto?

It’s cold on Pluto. Very cold. During the New Horizons flyby of Pluto in 2015 we learned that the temperature is colder than previously thought, -203 ºC.

Do You Have the Perfect Nickname for New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target?

Mountain View, CA – Today NASA announced a new naming campaign for the next flyby target of the New Horizons spacecraft. At the moment, the target is officially known as “(486958) 2014 MU69”, or “MU69” for short.
Pluto Features

Pluto features given first official names

It’s official: Pluto’s “heart” now bears the name of pioneering American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930.
2017 American Eclipse  Credit: Barbara Vance

Eclipse Memories

The SETI Institute team fanned across the country to take in the solar eclipse last month. The images and memories will remain with all of us and we wanted to share some of what we experienced. Some of us were in the path of totality, in Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming.
Juno spacecraft

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a continuous area of high pressure, such as a storm or a hurricane, but even bigger. Winds can be as high as 270 miles an hour. The Great Red Spot has been tracked since 1830, but it’s possible that it has existed for as long 350 years, or even longer.
El Tatio

Searching for Life on Mars in Chile

El Tatio is a geyser field in the Andes in Chile.