NASA's Eyes

Experience Earth, our solar system, nearby asteroids, the universe, and the spacecraft exploring them with immersive real-time 3D web-based apps. Start exploring your solar system now!

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Eyes on the Solar System banner displaying Juno spacecraft in the bottom right, Mars 2020 EDL on the left, Mars in the bottom left and Jupiter in the top right. We can see The Earth in the distance.

Real-Time 3D Data Visualization - Past, Present, Future

Eyes on Asteroids banner displaying an asteroid field in space with the Sun in the top right corner casting light on the asteroids and debris

Tracking near-Earth objects in real-time 3D

Eyes on the Earth banner displaying Jason 3 spacecraft orbiting around Earth. We can see the spacecraft instrument frustum looking at the Earth surface with colored data where the frustum interesects with Earth.

See the latest Earth Data in 3D

Eyes on the Exoplanets banner displaying an hypothetical exoplanet with its moon and a star in the distance,

Explore alien worlds in 3D

DSN Now banner showing a dish with star background emitting a signal to space

See which missions are communicating with Earth right now

Mars Relay Network app banner displaying a Mars orbiter overflight over a Mars rover. The overflight window of communication is represented by a blue wedge.

Track real-time communications on Mars

Mars 2020 Entry Descent Landing app banner. It displays the Perseverance rover in the middle of the process of separating from the descent stage. In the background the orange Mars atmosphere.

Experience the Entry Descent Landing phases of Perseverance on Mars

NASA's Eyes is a suite of 3D visualization applications that allows everyone to explore and understand real NASA data and imagery in a fun and interactive way. The apps are all run inside a regular web browser, so any device with an internet connection and a browser can run them.

Ready to explore hundreds of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and NASA missions from start to finish? Explore now by clicking on the "Start Exploring" buttons below, each of which launch a separate window in your browser.

5 cool things to do in Eyes

  1. 01

    Land a Rover

    Land the Perseverance rover on Mars, step by step.

    View in Mars 2020 EDL

  2. 02

    Track Asteroids

    See the next 5 asteroids approaching Earth.

    View in Eyes on Asteroids

  3. 03

    Pluto First Pic

    See the first flyby of Pluto in 2015.

    View in Eyes on the Solar System

  4. 04

    Grand Finale

    See the Cassini mission fly between the rings of Saturn and the planet itself, in the famous Grand Finale.

    View in Eyes on the Solar System

  5. 05

    Phone Home

    Check out all of the missions transmitting data to Earth, live.

    View in DSN Now

Featured apps

  • Eyes on the Solar System banner displaying Juno spacecraft in the bottom right, Mars 2020 EDL on the left, Mars in the bottom left and Jupiter in the top right. We can see The Earth in the distance.

    Eyes on the Solar System

    This simulated live view of the solar system allows you to explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft interacting with them in 3D. You can also fast-forward or rewind time, and explore the solar system as it looked from 1950 to 2050, complete with past and future NASA missions.

    You can follow over 150 NASA missions from start to finish with this browser-based 3D simulation that uses the most accurate data and imagery possible. Watch the Voyager spacecraft from launch in 1977 until today, see the Cassini mission fly through the ice plumes of Enceladus, ride along as OSIRIS-REx lands on an asteroid to scoop up material, see the New Horizons mission take the first close pictures of Pluto, witness the first Artemis mission circle the moon, or preview the Europa Clipper mission. You are free to roam and discover.

    Explore the Solar System

  • Eyes on Asteroids banner displaying an asteroid field in space with the Sun in the top right corner casting light on the asteroids and debris

    Eyes on Asteroids

    Track over 30,000 asteroids that are near Earth’s orbit, see the next 5 closest approaches to Earth, and learn about current and historic NASA asteroid and comet missions in this real-time 3D simulation of the solar system. 

    Try out the interactive "scrolly-telling" that lets you learn about how we define a close approach or how we determine if an asteroid or comet is categorized as a "Potentially Hazardous Object." Or ride along with NASA missions as we make historical discoveries about asteroids and comets, such as the first time we landed on an asteroid, or impacted a comet. See the DART mission impact with a binary asteroid system, and much more. Eyes on Asteroids lets you track all the latest discoveries.

    Track the closest Asteroids

  • Eyes on the Earth banner displaying Jason 3 spacecraft orbiting around Earth. We can see the spacecraft instrument frustum looking at the Earth surface with colored data where the frustum intersects with Earth.

    Eyes on the Earth

    Fly along with NASA's Earth science missions in real-time, monitor Earth's vital signs like Carbon Dioxide, Ozone and Sea Level, and see satellite imagery of the latest major weather events, all in an immersive, 3D environment. Ride along with the International Space Station, and watch the sun rise and set 16 times a day. Check out the latest Carbon Monoxide data to see if there are fires around the globe, or see the latest Precipitation and Soil Moisture data. Track dozens of NASA satellites as they take data above Earth. Watch videos and animations explaining the latest data trends, or go back in time to see past data. You can select a date range and play back global imagery and data going back twenty years, including major weather events. With Eyes on the Earth, you can track Earth's vital signs, live.

    View Earth's vital signs

  • Eyes on the Exoplanets banner displaying an hypothetical exoplanet with its moon and a star in the distance,

    Eyes on Exoplanets

    An exoplanet is a planet that is not in our solar system. It is estimated that there is at least one planet for every star in the galaxy, so there are a huge number to discover. Explore over 5,500 confirmed exoplanet systems in this 3D interactive simulation.  You can visit every exoplanet ever discovered and ride along with the spacecraft that found them. The app is constantly updated for the latest discoveries, and you can visit any system, compare it to our solar system, and see if any of the planets reside in the "habitable zone", indicating a possibility of life.

    Browse by planet type, detection method, or observatory, or see just the discoveries made by the Kepler and TESS missions. You can land on Earth and see a map of all the known exoplanets from your hometown.

     

    Explore Exoplanets

  • DSN Now (Deep Space Network)

    See which spacecraft is “phoning home” with DSN Now. Every five seconds, DSN Now updates with real-time data from the ground stations of the Deep Space Network. Click on a dish to learn more about the live connection between the spacecraft and the ground.

    Monitor space communications 24/7 to see the live communications from space.

    Explore DSN Now

Visualize Past Earth events

An image from space of wildfires in Utah.

July 7th, 2024. Persistent hot, dry, and windy weather has set the stage for wildfires in Utah. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of plumes of smoke coming from the Silver King Fire and the Little Twist Fire.

An infrared image of Hurrican Beryl taken from space.

July 1st, 2024. On July 1, 2024, NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this infrared image of Hurricane Beryl. The Category 4 hurricane had winds of about 130 mph (215 kph).

An image of Huricane Alberto from space.

On June 19, 2024, NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this infrared image of Tropical Storm Alberto. It is the first named storm of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season.

An image from space showing fires burning in Mexico.

June 4th, 2024. Numerous smoke plumes are seen in the Chiapas region of Mexico as wildfires actively burn.

An image from space shows Tropical Cyclone Ialy

On May 21, 2024, NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Ialy located about 246 miles (396 kilometers) northeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The storm had winds of around 70 mph (110 kph).

List of interactive visualizations

Experience Earth, our solar system, nearby asteroids, the universe, and the spacecraft exploring them with immersive real-time 3D apps for Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Eyes on the Solar System banner displaying Juno spacecraft in the bottom right, Mars 2020 EDL on the left, Mars in the bottom left and Jupiter in the top right. We can see The Earth in the distance.

Eyes on the Solar System

This simulated view of the solar system allows you to explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them. You can also fast-forward or rewind time, and explore the solar system as it looked from 1950 to 2050.

Eyes on Asteroids banner displaying an asteroid field in space with the Sun in the top right corner casting light on the asteroids and debris

Eyes on Asteroids

Explore over 30,000 asteroids that are near Earth’s orbit, see the next 5 closest approaches to Earth, and learn about current and historic NASA asteroid and comet missions in this real-time 3D simulation of the solar system. 

Eyes on the Earth banner displaying Jason 3 spacecraft orbiting around Earth. We can see the spacecraft instrument frustum looking at the Earth surface with colored data where the frustum interesects with Earth.

Eyes on the Earth

Fly along with NASA's Earth science missions in real-time, monitor Earth's vital signs like Carbon Dioxide, Ozone and Sea Level, and see satellite imagery of the latest major weather events, all in an immersive, 3D environment.

Eyes on the Exoplanets banner displaying an hypothetical exoplanet with its moon and a star in the distance,

Eyes on Exoplanets

Explore over 5,500 exoplanet systems in this 3D interactive simulation.  You can visit every exoplanet ever discovered and ride along with the spacecraft that found them. 

Mars Relay Network app banner displaying a Mars orbiter overflight over a Mars rover. The overflight window of communication is represented by a blue wedge.

Mars Relay Network

See the current, past, and future communication between Mars orbiters, Mars landers and rovers, using real data from the Mars missions themselves.  Land on the surface of Mars with the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers to see the orbiters fly overhead, or see the communication "wedges" visually from orbit.

Mars 2020 Entry Descent Landing app banner. It displays the Perseverance rover in the middle of the process of separating from the descent stage. In the background the orange Mars atmosphere.

Mars 2020 Entry Descent Landing

Experience the famous “Seven Minutes of Terror” for yourself in this step-by-step interactive 3D story simulation of the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) of the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. Starting from orbit, follow the spacecraft as it enters the Martian atmosphere, watch the parachute deploy, and see the sky crane lower the rover gently to the ground.

Experience Curiosity app banner displaying the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity on Mars. The rover is facing the point of view of the user. It has 6 metal wheels and a white body. On top of the body. The Mars background shows a sandy and rocky landscape with brown and orange colors.

Experience Curiosity

This web interactive re-creates specific days of the Curiosity rover’s mission, including drilling on Sol 908, and the creation of the famous “selfie” from Sol 868. You can also click and drag on the robotic arm, antenna, and mast to make them move, or learn about each instrument on the rover.

Experience InSight app banner displaying the InSight lander on Mars. The lander has 2 round and flat solar panel wings and 3 feet. It has an instrument deployment arm and two instruments deployed in front of it.

Experience InSight

This web interactive simulates the deployment and science operations of the Mars Insight mission.  Bring the mission to life by controlling its robotic arm and learn about the many instruments on board.

DSN Now banner showing a dish with star background emitting a signal to space

DSN Now

See which spacecraft is “phoning home” with DSN Now. Every five seconds, DSN Now updates with real-time data from the ground stations of the Deep Space Network. Click on a dish to learn more about the live connection between the spacecraft and the ground.

Earth Now

NASA's Earth Now mobile app shows the latest data from the agency's Earth-observing satellite fleet on your phone or tablet. Track storms and weather with the "Visible Earth" vital sign, use "Carbon Monoxide" to hunt for forest fires and volcanic eruptions, and more. Tap a satellite to view its 3D model and access its related data. Learn more with the "Details" button or see trends by playing an animated data sequence.

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Spacecraft AR

Spacecraft AR is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you place many different spacecraft in your immediate surroundings. Find a flat space and generate interactive 3D models right in front of you, in small or true-to-life proportions. Take pics in your favorite locations, then keep exploring with in-depth information about the spacecraft and missions.

Eyes Eclipse 2017 app banner

Eclipse 2017

In this interactive, web-based 3D simulation, you can click anywhere on the Earth to view the August 21st, 2017 total eclipse.

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