Solar System Exploration
Probe Landing on Titan
December 8, 2004
Probe Landing on Titan
This global digital map of Saturn's moon Enceladus was created using data taken by the Cassini spacecraft, with gaps in coverage filled in by NASA Voyager spacecraft data. The map is an equidistant...
Map of Enceladus - December 2006
Saturn's Ring Shadow, Then and Now August 5, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06415 The image on the left was taken on Nov. 1, 1980, by NASA's V...
Saturn's Ring Shadow, Then and Now
During its closest flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on April 16, the Cassini spacecraft came within 1,025 kilometers (637 miles) of the moon's surface and found that the outer layer of the thick, hazy ...
Titan's Upper Atmosphere: A
Ultracold hydrocarbon lakes and seas (dark shapes) near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan can be seen embedded in some kind of bright surface material in this infrared mosaic from NASA's Cassin...
Dark Lakes on a Bright Landscape -- Unannotated
A perigee full Moon rises above Central Park in New York City in 2015.
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse (2015)
The Cassini spacecraft records Titan's seasonal hemispheric dichotomy, with the moon's northern half appearing slightly lighter than the southern half in this image. See Two Halves of Titan to l...
Titan's Changing Seasons
A pair of Saturn's small, icy satellites accompany the planet's rings in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot. Janus (179 kilometers, or 111 miles across) is farthest from Cassini here and occupies th...
Chunks of Ice
This image from the Cassini spacecraft shows a ghostly white streak, called a spoke, in Saturn's B ring. This is the first sighting of a spoke in nearly a year, and the first spoke seen by Cassini ...
Spokes Sighted Again!
This view of the northern portion of Yalode is one of many images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has taken. The large impact that formed the crater likely involved a lot of heat, explaining the relatively ...
Yalode Crater on Ceres
This illustration shows an inside view of the NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
Illustration of Dawn Spacecraft Inside View
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
This magnified view shows tiny Polydeuces, a moon that was discovered by the Cassini spacecraft and is a mere 3 kilometers (2 miles) across. Along with much larger Helene (32 kilometers, or 20 mile...
Comet ISON photographed by the crew aboard the International Space Station.
ISON from the ISS
Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring June 7, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05402 Saturn's mo...
Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring
Seasonal changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon are captured in this natural color image, which shows Titan with a slightly darker top half and a slightly lighter bottom half. Titan's ...
Two Halves of Titan
NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be getting an up-close look at the dwarf planet Ceres starting in late March or the beginning of April 2015. This graphic shows the science-gathering orbits planned for ...
Closing in on Ceres
The Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's largest moon and maps the dark Belet region on Titan. Lit terrain seen here is in the area between the trailing hemisphere and Saturn-facing side of Ti...
A Look at Belet
The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Titan as a circle of light is produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. A detached, hig...
Lit Through the Haze
This visual and infrared mapping spectrometer image of Saturn's moon Enceladus (in the 2 micron-wavelength) shows the dark cracks at the south pole dubbed "tiger stripes" for their distinct stripe-...
Tiger Stripes are Cubs
Voyager 2 took this picture of Neptune's largest satellite,Triton, from less than 80,000 km (50,000 miles).
Three of Saturn's closest-orbiting moons are captured here, rounding the rings. From innermost to outermost are Atlas (32 kilometers, or 20 miles across), Pandora (84 kilometers, or 52 miles acros...
Cluster of Moons
Houdini, Jennie the elephant, and the planet Saturn Credit:Credit: NASA/LOC Special Collections
Houdini, Jennie the elephant, and the planet Saturn
Myriad shadows cover the pitted surface of Saturn's small moon Hyperion in this Cassini spacecraft image. See Chiseled Away to learn how these pits are created on low-density Hyperion (270 kilomet...
This set of six images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows trails that were dragged out from Saturn's F ring by objects about a half mile (1 kilometer) in diameter.
Classic Trails or Mini-Jets
Each image on this High Resolution Stereo Camera Image Composite (HRSC) mosaic is of the same location observed by Dawn's Framing Camera when it flew by Mars to complete the spacecraft's gravity as...
Dawn's Framing Camera Flys by Mars
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