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10 Things: Movie Night

Bennu's Journey is a 6-minute animated movie about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, Asteroid Bennu, and the formation of our solar system.

Summer’s only a few weeks away. Hang a sheet from the clothesline in the backyard and fire up the projector for a NASA movie night.

Illustration of Mars Lander

1. Mars in a Minute

Back in the day, movies started with a cartoon. Learn the secrets of the Red Planet in these animated 60 second chunks.

Illustration of Galaxies Colliding

2. Crash of the Titans

Watch two galaxies collide billions of years from now in this high-definition visualization.

Enhanced Color image of the Moon

3. Tour the Moon in 4K

Wait for the dark of the waning Moon next weekend to take in this 4K tour of our constant celestial companion.

Atmosphere of the Sun

4. Seven Years of the Sun

Watch graceful dances in the Sun’s atmosphere in this series of videos created by NASA’s 24/7 Sun-sentinel, the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO).

Illustration of Black Hole

5. Light ‘Em Up

Crank up the volume and learn about NASA science for this short video about some of NASA’s science missions, featuring a track by Fall Out Boy.

Illustration of asteroid

6. Bennu’s Journey

Follow an asteroid from its humble origins to its upcoming encounter with a NASA spacecraft in this stunning visualization.

This video, featuring comments from the late Apollo 11 astronaut and research pilot Neil Armstrong, explores the contributions of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) development and flight-testing.

7. Lunar Landing Practice

Join Apollo mission pilots as they fly—and even crash—during daring practice runs for landing on the Moon.

Illustration of Apollo 8 at the Moon

8. Earthrise

Surface of Titan from above

9. Musical Descent to Titan

Men looking at giant screen
A dedication of the Data Visualization Theater to Piers Sellers

10. More Movies

NASA’s Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio provides a steady stream of fresh videos for your summer viewing pleasure. Come back often and enjoy.