Solar System Exploration
Great Red Spot
December 7, 2004
Great Red Spot
This poster shows a stereographic (fish-eye) view of Titan's surface from six different altitudes. The images taken by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer s...
Stereographic View of Titan's Surface
A selfie taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Jan. 15, 2019 at the "Rock Hall" drill site, located on Vera Rubin Ridge.
Curiosity's Selfie at "Rock Hall"
Huygens probe jettison In this artist's rendition, the Huygens probe is finally ejected by the Cassini spacecraft and begins its 22-day coast phase toward Titan. Equipped with six scientific inst...
Huygens probe jettison
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 2)
This view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the rim of Sintana Crater (36 miles, 58 kilometers wide) was taken on May 27, 2016.
Dawn LAMO Image 152
The shadow of the moon Mimas strikes the F ring at a different angle than the angle at which it is cast on the A ring, illustrating differences in the vertical heights of the rings in this image ta...
Titan's smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn's rings.
Titan Shines Through
These two montages of images of Saturn's moon Phoebe, taken by Cassini in June 2004, show the names provisionally assigned to 24 craters on this Saturnian satellite by the International Astronomica...
Phoebian Explorers 1
Looking down toward the north pole of the moon Dione, the Cassini spacecraft sights wispy features. These linea cover the trailing hemisphere of the moon. Cassini high resolution images revealed t...
Down Dione Way
Bright icy fractures, or linea, cover the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon, Dione. The Cassini spacecraft imaged the fractured terrain at high resolution in October 2005 (See At Carthage Line...
Lanes of Air October 5, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06491 This Cassini image shows mesmerizing detail in the swirls and ribbons of air in Satur...
Lanes of Air
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
The Cassini spacecraft peers at the smooth globe of Titan, wrapped in its photochemical haze. The moon's thin, detached, high-altitude haze layer is best viewed at shorter wavelengths of light, as...
Although Mimas and Pandora, shown here, both orbit Saturn, they are very different moons.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that marks the presence of an electrical circuit that connects Saturn with its moon Enceladus.
Enceladus 'Footprint' on Saturn
Shown here are two images of the expected landing site of Cassini's Huygens probe (latitude 10.6 S, longitude 191 W). At right is a wide-angle image showing most of Titan's disc, with a scale of 1...
Hugyens' Landing Site
This image of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The radar i...
Streamers, swirls and vortices roll across the dynamic face of Saturn. Unlike Earth, where most of the weather is driven by the Sun, Saturn's storms and circulation are driven in part by internal ...
To make sure that the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment (LADEE) spacecraft is perfectly balanced for flight, engineers mount it onto a spin table and rotate it at high speeds, approximately one...
LADEE Balance Test
Although it appears empty from a distance, the Encke gap in Saturn's A ring has three ringlets threaded through it, two of which are visible here.
A network of river channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. This radar image was captured by the Cassini Radar Mapper on April 30, 2006. These winding, ...
Xanadu's Meandering Rivers
NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on June 6, 2015, which includes an intriguing pyramid-shaped mountain protruding from a relatively smooth area in the upper right.
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 6
A string of icy moons stretches across the Saturn system in this view from nearly edge-on with the ringplane. Nearest to the Cassini spacecraft is Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) belo...
Pan coasts down its private highway within the Encke Gap. The process by which Pan (28 kilometers, or 17 miles across) maintains the gap, clearing the neighborhood around its orbit, is believed to...
Pan in the Driver's Seat
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