Mars Gallery

This multimedia gallery assembles and organizes the Mars content on the Scientific Visualization Studio website. All of Goddard Space Flight Center's animations, visualizations, videos, and still images relating to GSFC Mars science and missions can be found here!

You can find mission- and instrument-specific content under "Mars Instruments." Science information and results can be found under "Mars Science." All video clips are in at least 1280x720 HD unless otherwise noted.

Mars Missions


The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission, scheduled for launch in late 2013, will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere.

Targeting Mars

MAVEN: Science Orbit

MAVEN: Insertion Orbit

MAVEN: Cruise Phase

Investigating the Martian Atmosphere

MAVEN Launch and Deployment Animations

MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion

Interviews with MAVEN Principal Investigator and Project Manager

Voices of MAVEN

Goddard Goes to Mars

Nov. 13, 2013 Live Shots

Mission Overview

Mars Transition

MAVEN Beauty Passes and Orbit Animations

Mars Climate History

MAVEN Science Videos

The How-To Guide to Satellites

MAVEN Instrument Profiles

MAVEN Employee Profiles



The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of instruments in the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) rover is designed to study the present and past habitability of Marsby exploring molecular and elemental chemistry relevant to life.

SAM Organics and Methane Findings

SAM Sings Happy Birthday

SAM Edited Resource Collection

SAM B-Roll

SAM Interviews

SAM Overview

SAM Employee Profiles

SAM Teaser Trailer

The Mars Chamber

Mass Spectrometry 101

Mars Science

These pages contain animations, visualizations, videos, and still images related to Mars science.

Mars' Ancient Ocean

Comet Siding Spring and Mars Fleet

Comet Siding Spring Narrated Video

Comet Siding Spring Beauty Shots

The Mystery of Martian Methane

Methane Plume on Mars

Biological Creation of Methane

Geochemical Creation of Methane

Radiolytic Production of Methane by Microbial Life

Mars Methane Spectroscopy

Mars - Standard Definition Materials