Solar System Exploration
December 7, 2004
Rhea's surface gains some depth in this stereo image, or anaglyph, which features the bright and geologically young-looking rayed crater on the moon's leading hemisphere. The view was created from ...
Rhea's Pop-up Crater
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
HAMO and LAMO Images of Aquilia Crater
Similar to many of the small, inner moons of Saturn, Prometheus points its long axis at Saturn as if giving us directions to the planet.
Pointing Toward Saturn
Speeding toward pale, icy Dione, Cassini's view is enriched by the tranquil gold and blue hues of Saturn in the distance. The horizontal stripes near the bottom of the image are Saturn's rings. Th...
Ringside with Dione
The Mars Color Imager (MARCI) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) acquires a global view of the Red Planet and its weather patterns every day. During the week of March 5, 2018, water ice c...
Clouds and Dust Storms on Mars
This image from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on the Cassini spacecraft shows the radar-bright region Xanadu and two circular features interpreted to be degraded impact craters. In radar ...
Impact craters on Xanadu
Outside the soft edge of Cassini's F ring, Epimetheus and Janus negotiate their nearly-shared orbit. The two moons' orbits are typically about 50 kilometers (30 miles) apart, and the moons actually...
The outer edge of Saturn's B ring exhibits an unexpected feature in this movie made from images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The images were obtained early in the planet's equinox "season...
Strange Things Afoot in the B Ring
Cassini Captures Merging Storms
Cassini Captures Merging Storms
This image shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of Ceres, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Cozobi Crater is the sharply defined impact feature at top left. At far right is Victa Crater. Abe...
Dawn XMO2 Image 11
A supermoon rises behind the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Washington.
2013 Supermoon Over the Washington Monument
This movie created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings. The moon, likely ab...
Propeller Churns the A Ring
Comparing Jupiter’s moons Io and Europa with Saturn’s moons Enceladus and Titan.
Moons: Active Worlds
This topographic map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the two large impact basins in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
South Polar Impacts
Four images from NASA's New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this global view of Pluto.
Pluto in True Color
The brightly reflective moon Enceladus appears before Saturn's rings while the larger moon Titan looms in the distance.
The Tale Continues...
In this 30 second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower Friday, August 12, 2016 in Spruce Knob, West Virginia.
Perseid Meteor Over West Virginia
A crescent of Tethys displays two of the moon's large craters. Penelope Crater can be seen at the top left. Antinous Crater is in the bottom left, in the far southern latitudes. Features on Tethys...
The Cassini spacecraft looks down onto middle northern latitudes on Rhea. The large Tirawa basin is seen on the terminator at right. Lit terrain seen here is primarily on the trailing side of Rhea...
North on Rhea
+ Titanic Deluge -- Annotated This series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows changes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, as the transition to northern spring brings methane rains to...
Titanic Deluge -- Unannotated
The head of Saturn's huge northern storm is well established in this view captured early in the storm's development by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in late 2010. Saturn's atmosphere and its rings are...
Storm Head in False Color
+ View Annotated version The dark hot spot in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a window deep into Jupiter's atmosphere. All around it are layers of higher clouds, with co...
Peering Deep into Jupiter's Atmosphere
Turbulent swirls churn in Saturn's atmosphere while the planet's rings form a dazzling backdrop. The rings' complex structure is clearly evident in this view. The image was taken with the Cassini ...
Beyond the Limb
The Cassini spacecraft looks down over high northern latitudes on Dione. The view captures terrain stretching from about 30 degrees south latitude to about 65 degrees north latitude on the moon's...
This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tail of Saturn's huge northern storm. See Chronicling Saturn’s Northern Storm to learn more about this storm and watch its develop...
Storm Tail in False Color
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