Solar System Exploration
Great Red Spot
December 7, 2004
Great Red Spot
Staring toward the outer edge of Saturn's main rings, the Cassini spacecraft spots Pandora and tiny Atlas. Several clumps are visible in the narrow F ring, as well as multiple dusty strands flankin...
Small Moons on the Edge
Saturn's moon Mimas, whose low density suggests that it is primarily composed of ice, has a flattened or oblate shape reminiscent of Saturn's (see Saturn in Color ). The moon's equatorial dimension...
Not Quite Round
Saturn casts a wide shadow across its rings in this Cassini spacecraft view which looks toward the darkened southern hemisphere of the night side of the planet. See Light and Dark Tricks and Activ...
Night Side Rings
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet (C/2012 S1) ISON was photographed on April 10, when the comet was slightly closer than Jupiter's orbit at a distance of 386 million miles from the Su...
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ORIGINAL CAPTION: Workers begin unloading the Cassini orbiter from a U.S. Air Force C-17 air cargo plane after its arrival at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility from Edwards Air Force Base, California.
A high-resolution version of the spectrum of our Sun.
The Solar Spectrum
This Cassini spacecraft view shows details of Saturn's outer A ring, including the Encke and Keeler gaps. The A ring brightens substantially outside the Keeler Gap. On both sides of the broad Enck...
A Ring Waves
+ Also see Titan's Lingering Clouds -- Non-annotated Lots of clouds are visible in this infrared image of Saturn's moon Titan. These clouds form and move much like those on Earth, but in a much sl...
Titan's Lingering Clouds -- Annotated
This picture captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater in the southern hemisphere of Ceres with a complex of central peaks.
Dawn LAMO Image 104
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
Images taken of Jupiter¿s day and night sides by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 1, 2001 show that storms visible on the day side are the sources of visible lightning when viewed on the night sid...
Jupiter Lightning Storms, Day and Night
Two ring moons sweep through the scene as Cassini focuses on Saturn's intriguing F ring. Daphnis (8 kilometers, or 5 miles across) is seen at right with its edge waves in the Keeler Gap. Pandora (...
F Ring in Between
This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2012. For more information on raw images check out our Freque...
Enceladus (Raw Image 3)
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 7, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 21
Vertical structures, among the tallest seen in Saturn's main rings, rise abruptly from the edge of Saturn's B ring to cast long shadows on the ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft ...
The Tallest Peaks
Across the darkened expanse of Saturn's rings, the Cassini spacecraft spies one of the F-ring shepherd moons. Pandora (84 kilometers, or 52 miles across) orbits Saturn just beyond the outer edges...
Spotting the Shepherd
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the edge of Ezinu Crater on Ceres. Dawn took this image on June 10, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kil...
Dawn LAMO Image 200
This picture of Triton is a mosaic of the highest resolution images taken by Voyager 2 on Aug. 25, 1989 from a distance of about 40,000 kilometers (24,800 miles).
This view, acquired with the sun almost directly behind Saturn, reveals a previously unknown faint ring of material coincident with the orbit of the small moon Pallene.
Titan presented this face as the Cassini spacecraft approached for its second very close flyby of the mystery moon in December 2004. Prominent in the center of the image is Xanadu, a broad bright a...
Approaching Titan Again
This is one of the first images returned from T6, the sixth Titan flyby. The image (W00010189.jpg) was taken on August 21, 2005 and received on Earth August 23, 2005. The camera was pointing toward...
Cassini's Whirlwind Tour of Titan Continues
This Ceres scene captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an ancient crater wall that has been disrupted, possibly by a landslide.
Dawn LAMO Image 100
+ View Full Res This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Enceladus was taken on Oct. 19, 2011. As the spacecraft passed Enceladus, its infrared instruments, cameras and other instruments moni...
Enceladus Flyby E-15 (Raw Image #7)
Sweeping Beauty December 6, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06536 Any doubts about the grandeur of Saturn's rings ...
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by bright rayed craters of different sizes. The most prominent bright rayed crater is name Tuccia.
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