Solar System Exploration
Probe Landing on Titan
December 8, 2004
Probe Landing on Titan
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 24, 2015, shows dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel.
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 40
Swirls and Eddies September 10, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06474 Saturn puts on a mesmerizing display in this image from August 7, 2004. Turbu...
Swirls and Eddies
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the Cerean terrain. The crater in the upper left corner displays smooth, relatively crater-free walls and small spurs of compacted material.
Dawn LAMO Image 34
The exquisitely formed shadow of the moon Mimas graces Saturn's A ring in this Cassini portrait. Saturn's moons cast shadows onto the rings as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox. To lea...
Moon Shadow Adornment
Gazing Upon Mimas September 9, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06473 On its first orbit of the ringed planet, the Cassini spacecraft gazed into ...
Gazing Upon Mimas
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's north pole on April 26, 2017 -- the day it began its Grand Finale -- as it approached the planet for its first daring dive through the gap b...
Top of the World
Saturn's clouds and hazes at three different levels in the atmosphere are depicted in the image on the right, as observed by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on the Cassini spacecraft. In ...
A 3-D View of Saturn's Clouds and Hazes
Saturn's innermost moon Pan orbits the giant planet seemingly alone in a ring gap its own gravity creates.
Pan Alone in the Gap
This image, taken on June 25, 2015 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers), with a resolution ...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 33
“I processed two images captured by Cassini on March 21, 2006 to create an anaglyph [a stereoscopic image that requires 3-D glasses to see]."
Rhea Saturn Anaglyph by Marco Faccin
The Cassini spacecraft focuses on a streamer-channel feature in Saturn's F ring.
Polarized Light from Jupiter's Poles January 23, 2001 These frames taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show that infrared light from Jupiter's north and south poles is polarized, which in...
Cassini Approaches Saturn The above image is an artists' rendition of the Cassini spacecraft approaching the planet Saturn and its magnificent rings. The glint of light behind the magnetometer ...
Cassini Approaches Saturn
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of the surface of asteroid Vesta, which is mantled (covered) by an ejecta blanket, evident as smoothly textured surface visible across the image.
Mantled Surface of Vesta with Secondaries
Monster storms, or vortices, swirl in the roiling atmosphere of giant Saturn. Popcorn-like clouds appear throughout the field of view. Hints of the organized jets are apparent. This view looks to...
This view of the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea shows the region's bright wispy markings, but also shows off the moon's craters in great detail. Of particular interest to imaging scienti...
This anaglyph of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft April 24 to 26, 2015, from a distance of 8,500 miles (13,500 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 6 Anaglyph
Bright sunlight on Rhea shows off the cratered surface of Saturn's second largest moon. See Ancient Plains of Rhea and Bright Rays to learn more about this moon. Lit terrain seen here is on the ...
Reflecting on Icy Rhea
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
As the Dawn spacecraft flies through space toward the dwarf planet Ceres, the unexplored world appears to its camera as a bright light in the distance, full of possibility for scientific discovery.
Enhanced Early View of Ceres from Dawn
Saturn's rings appear curved in this Cassini spacecraft view, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance.
Beyond Curved Rings
Synthetic aperture radar images obtained in February 2005 show that Titan's surface is modified by fluid flows and wind-driven deposits. Previous synthetic aperture radar images have shown featur...
Titan, a Geologically Dynamic World
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Rubria crater, with dark and bright material, offset from the center of the image. Rubria crater is located in Vesta's Gegania quadran...
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
This close-up view of Hakumyi crater, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides insight into the origin of the small crater and lobe-shaped flow next to its southern rim.
Hakumyi Crater from LAMO
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