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This section features videos and motion imagery.

Why is curiosity looking for organics? Mars in a Minute: Why is Curiosity Looking For Organics?

What are organic molecules, and what can they tell us about the history of Mars? Learn more in this 60-second video.
the stars wheel above the cities streak below in this from from the time-lapse video 'Making the Invisible Visible' -- the ISS Image Frontier

This short film features a compilation of four time-lapses (general, startrails, fisheye and aurorae). These images were captured from aboard the International Space Station (ISS), compiled by Christoph Malin.
time-lapse of Discovery mission getting ready for launch Air & Space Smithsonian: Go For Launch!

This video was created from thousands of individual frames by photographers Scott Andrews, Stan Jirman and Philip Scott Andrews, condensing six weeks of work into just under four minutes. The film begins at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where Discovery was outfitted for its STS-131 mission, and ends with the mission's astronauts coming in for a landing 15 days later.
A screenshot of JPL's video that depicted the 7 minute of terror during the Mars Curiosity rover landing 7 Minutes of Terror

Team members share the challenges of Curiosity's final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. NASA's Curiosity rover is a 1-ton robot that made an unprecedented Mars landing on August 5th, 2012. See how the risky maneuver kept the rover team waiting for 7 suspenseful minutes.
Yukon Delta Best of "Earth As Art" -- Top Five

A count down of the top five Eart as Art images, as voted on by the public. Landsat has been collecting data from Earth's surface since 1972. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Landsat, the US Geological Survey and NASA asked for your help in selecting the top five Earth as Art images. These are the best.
Where were you when Curiosity landed? August 5th, 2012 Where Were You When Curiosity Landed?

Relive the worldwide sensation of the Curiosity rover's historic landing on Mars with audiences across the country who watched the live events unfold.