Solar System Exploration
Probe Landing on Titan
December 8, 2004
Probe Landing on Titan
+ 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)
+ Viewing options Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this movie captured shortly after Satu...
Ring Shadows on Janus
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Azacca Crater (31 miles, 50 kilometers wide) at top left, with its prominent set of north-south trending fractures. Dawn took this image on Oct. 1...
Dawn XMO2 Image 2
Presented here is a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution atlas of Saturn's moon Mimas. The atlas is a product of the imaging team working with NASA's Cassini spacecraft. ...
The Mimas Atlas -- Accolon
These images are located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's south pole. NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained the apparent brightness image with its framing camera on Oct. 22, 2011.
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Severina Crater
A variety of surface ages is revealed in this 16-image mosaic taken during Cassini's first close flyby of Enceladus, on Feb. 17, 2005. This mosaic shows the trailing hemisphere of Enceladus -- the...
Enceladus: Trailing Hemisphere
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the rim of Occator crater, just east of the area containing the brightest spots on Ceres. The crater rim has collapsed, leaving structures geologists re...
Dawn LAMO Image 87
Legendary space scientist James van Allen is seen smoking a pipe alongside physicist Edward Smith at a Pioneer 11 press conference in 1974.
Pioneer 11 Press Conference
This colorized image from the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows temperature variations at Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta.
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the crater named Sekhet on Ceres. Prominent shadows within the crater highlight Sekhet's central peak and mounds of material that have slumped do...
Dawn LAMO Image 36
Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta's high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
A small moon appears from behind giant Saturn, accompanied by a warped view of the rings. Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across) is seen here between the A and F rings. Close to the plan...
This image of Occator Crater's northern wall was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 21 miles (33 kilometers).
Occator's Northern Wall
A particularly strong jet stream churns through Saturn's northern hemisphere in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Clouds associated with the jet stream can be seen in the upper...
Strong Jet in False Colors
The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013.
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Aelia crater, located in Vesta's Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Aelia Crater
NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this picture on its way to a new orbit, at an altitude of about 30,000 miles (48,300 kilometers), as part of a series of images intended to help the navigation of the sp...
Navigation Image of Ceres
Titan's Polar Streak November 1, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06510 This image shows Titan, Saturn's largest moon (5,150 kilometers, or 3...
Titan's Polar Streak
As Cassini approached the intriguing ice world of Enceladus for its extremely close flyby on July 14, 2005, the spacecraft obtained images in several wavelengths that were used to create this false...
Enceladus in False Color
This false-color image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater on the giant asteroid Vesta. The reddish coloring below the crater points to material that was hurled from Vesta's interior ...
False-Color Image Shows Proof of an Impact
Saturn's ring-embedded moons, Pan and Daphnis, are captured in a single Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle frame in an alignment they repeat with the regularity of a precise cosmic clock. Pan is close...
The Gap Moons
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by a double crater which may have been formed by the simultaneous impact of a binary asteroid. Binary asteroids are asteroids that orbit their mu...
Vesta's Cratered Landscape: Double Crater and Craters with Bright Ejecta
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, was take...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 23
These enhanced-color views from NASA's Dawn mission show an unusual 'pitted terrain' on the floors of the craters named Marcia (left) and Cornelia (right) on the giant asteroid Vesta.
Pitted Terrain in Color
This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Tethys illustrates the regions that will be imaged by Cassini during the spacecraft's close flyby of the moon on Sept. 24, 2005. At closest approach, the sp...
Cassini's Close Look at Tethys
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