Solar System Exploration
Flight across Titan
December 8, 2004
Flight across Titan
While on final approach for its Sept. 2007 close encounter with Saturn's moon Iapetus, Cassini spun around to take in a sweeping view of the Saturn System. Iapetus (1,468 kilometers, or 912 miles ...
The View from Iapetus
This image, taken on June 7, 2015 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The crater at the lower left is ...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 48
The complex history of Enceladus' surface is revealed in great detail in this mosaic of images taken during Cassini's closest encounter with this intriguing icy moon. Fractures are nearly ubiquit...
Moon with a Past
The International Space Station transits the Moon in January 2018.
International Space Station Transits the Moon (2018)
The ringed planet wears a broad grin in this image from Cassini, as the icy rings cast long, sweeping shadows across the northern hemisphere. Fantastic details are visible in the bright and dark of...
This view is among the closest Cassini images of Tethys' icy surface taken during the Sept. 24, 2005 flyby. This image is a clear-filter view and is the highest resolution image acquired by Cassin...
'Hi-Res' on Tethys
This Cassini narrow-angle camera image -- one of those acquired in the survey conducted by the Cassini imaging science team of the geyser basin at the south pole of Enceladus -- was taken as Cassin...
These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
Arruntia Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Image
The rising Earth is about five degrees above the lunar horizon in this telephoto view taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft near 110 degrees east longitude. The horizon, about 570 kilometers (250 st...
View of rising Earth about five degrees above the Lunar horizon
A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe. This spectacular streak shot was taken f...
Cassini's Spectacular Night Launch
This false-color composite was created with images taken during the Cassini spacecraft's closest flyby of Titan on April 16, 2005. It was created by combining two infrared images (taken at 938 a...
Cassini's View of Titan: False Color Composite
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the sharpest ever taken of belts of the features called propellers in the middle part of Saturn's A ring.
Propeller Belts of Saturn
Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer has imaged a huge cloud system covering the north pole of Titan.
Titan's Giant North Pole Cloud
This image of was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 30, 2018 from an altitude of about 420 miles (675 kilometers). Ejecta from Haulani Crater can be seen on the right side of the image.
West of Haulani Crater
Titan's smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn's rings.
Titan Shines Through
Titan in Natural Color Full-Res: PIA06081 Despite the views of the surface of Saturn's Titan moon provided by the Cassini spacecraft...
Titan in Natural Color
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
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped these images of the asteroid Vesta in preparation for the Dawn spacecraft's visit in 2011. The images show the difference in brightness and color on the astero...
The Faces of Vesta
With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. The Saturn system has been Cassini's home for 13 years, but that journey is nearing its end.
So Far from Home
Images from the magnetospheric imaging instrument and the ion and neutral camera onboard the Cassini spacecraft reveal aspects of the interactions between Saturn's dynamic population of hot energet...
Neutral Gas Cloud Around Titan
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
This mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the trail of a great northern storm on Saturn raging in full force. The contrast in the images has been enhanced to make the turbulent par...
Northern Storm in Full Force
Jets of water ice particles spew from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 13, 2010. A crescent of the moon appears dimly illuminated in front of the ...
Before Saturn's Limb
+ View Full Res This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on Feb. 22, 2007. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) ...
Titan Radar Swath (T-25 Flyby - Feb. 22, 2007)
An update on findings from Cassini's latest flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Candice Hansen, Titan discipline scientist.
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