Solar System Exploration
Probe Landing on Titan
December 8, 2004
Probe Landing on Titan
A variety of craters and other geological features can be found on dwarf planet Ceres. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) on June 5, ...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 9
This image of a fracture network in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 47 miles (76 kilometers).
Fracture Network in Occator Crater
Left to Right: Benjamin Morales, Michelle Juarez Taylor, Mateo N. Zavala, Saira G. Soto, Maria Kane Front: Maya Martinez
Kinky, discontinuous ringlets occupy the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in the middle of this Cassini spacecraft image. During the planet's August 2009 equinox, parts of these thin ringlets cast sha...
Encke Gap Ringlet
The visible and infrared mapping spectrometer aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft acquired this set of images during the high-altitude mapping orbit phase at about 420 miles (680 kilometers) above the su...
A Global View of Vesta
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Aricia Tholus, a dark hill located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle. Tholus is a word used to describe a small dome-like mountain or hill. Aricia w...
+ See annotated version In this unique mosaic image combining high-resolution data from the imaging science subsystem and composite infrared spectrometer aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, pockets ...
Enceladus' Warm Baghdad Sulcus -- Unannotated
This image was taken on 2016-11-21 08:49 (PST) and received on Earth 2016-11-22 15:06 (PST).
Image of Sky
+ View Full Res This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on June 6, 2009. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 965 kilometers (599 miles) durin...
Titan Radar Swath (T-56 Flyby - June 6, 2009)
This anaglyph of Ceres is part of a sequence of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft April 24 to 26, 2015, from a distance of 8,500 miles (13,500 kilometers). 3-D glasses are needed to view this ...
Dawn RC3 Image 1 Anaglyph
Prometheus glides across the scene from left to right, sculpting and perturbing particles in Saturn's F ring. The bright core of the F ring is visible near the ring's ansa, or outer edge. Promethe...
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Urvara crater, named for the Indian a...
Dawn HAMO Image 50
The interior of Urvara Crater (101 miles, 163 kilometers wide) is featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on June 2, 2016 at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above th...
Dawn LAMO Image 181
This artist's impression shows the 'light curve' produced by a star passing behind Titan, Saturn's biggest moon. When such occultation events take place, the light from the star is blocked out. B...
Light Curve During Titan Occultation Event
This unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Atlas was taken on April 12, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Atlas Up Close
The "flying saucer" in this image is the small moon Atlas (20 kilometers, 12 miles across), whose shadowy profile reveals its flattened shape. This image looks down onto the outer A ring, and throu...
A Shadowy Figure
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 20, 2015, and has a resolutio...
Dawn HAMO Image 36
Saturn's moon Janus obscures part of the planet's A ring as the Cassini spacecraft looks toward the main rings and the thin F ring. Janus (179 kilometers, or 111 miles across) appears as a dark ov...
Janus in the Way
Titan's seasonal hemispheric dichotomy is chronicled in black and white, with the moon's northern half appearing slightly lighter than the dark southern half. See Two Halves of Titan to learn mo...
This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows parallel mountain chains on Saturn's moon Titan, near an equatorial region known as Adiri. This mosaic focuses on an...
Mountains near Adiri on Titan
From about three times the distance from Earth to the moon, NASA's Dawn spacecraft spies its final destination -- the dwarf planet Ceres.
Dawn's Gateway View of Ceres
Tethys' dark equatorial band is seen in natural color on the moon's leading hemisphere. The largest impact basin on Tethys, Odysseus (400 kilometers, or 250 miles, across), appears on the left. I...
Tethys' Subtle Hues
The searing arc of light seen here is Saturn's icy F ring, seen nearly edge-on. In the background, Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is lit by reflected light from Saturn and the rings, ...
Bright Arc of Ice
Scientist Dr. Jason W. Barnes of NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., on a recent radar team field trip to Death Valley.
Jason W. Barnes
Rounding the Rings October 13, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06497 Cassini spied two members of Saturn's family rounding the rings in this image f...
Rounding the Rings
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