Solar System Exploration
Flight across Titan
December 8, 2004
Flight across Titan
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 22
The familiar banded appearance of Jupiter at low and middle latitudes gradually gives way to a more mottled appearance at high latitudes in this striking true color image taken Dec. 13, 2000, by ...
To the Cassini spacecraft's infrared eyes, Saturn's graceful clouds sometimes take on the appearance of an impressionist's painting of the giant planet.
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 14, 2015, shows an intriguing mountain on dwarf planet Ceres protruding from a relatively smooth area.
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 10
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows high southern latitudes on Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). Zadeni crater, measuring about 80 miles (130 kilometers) acro...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 54
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims. The most obvious is the large crater in the bottom left of the image.
Unusual Craters on Vesta II
Shadows cast by Saturn's rings darken the southern hemisphere of the planet and give a truncated appearance to the bottom of this Cassini spacecraft image. Saturn's moon Tethys (1,062 kilometers, ...
Cut Off by Shadows
+ Viewing options A gaggle of moons parades around Saturn's rings in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, featuring Rhea and three other moons. This sight may at first appear confusing, wit...
Two icy moons meet on the sky in a "mutual event" recorded by the Cassini spacecraft. The great brightness of Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles across) is rather obvious in comparison to Dio...
Enceladus and Dione
These drawings depict explanations for the source of intense heat that has been measured coming from Enceladus' south polar region. These models predict that water could exist in a deep layer as a...
Saturn's shadow passes over its rings as the Cassini spacecraft looks on in this artist's concept. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech + High Resolution (.jpg, 216 KB) + Highest Resolution (.tif, 3.8 MB)
Cassini at Saturn View 4
Saturn's moon Dione hangs in front of Saturn's rings in this view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the inbound leg of its last close flyby of the icy moon.
Dione: Craters and Rings
Cratered terrain in the northern hemisphere of Ceres is seen in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The scene is dotted with small impacts among larger, more ancient craters.
Dawn LAMO Image 121
Titan's swirling south-polar vortex stands out brightly against the other clouds of the south pole (seen at the lower right of the image). The Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the development of t...
Piercing the ubiquitous layer of smog enshrouding Titan, these images from the Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer reveals an exotic surface covered with a variety of materials in the ...
Titan's surface revealed
This image 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 4
This image was taken on Aug. 13, 2010, by the Cassini spacecraft and received on Earth Aug. 14, 2010. The camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately 348,913 kilometers (216,805 miles) a...
Raw Image from Aug. 13, 2010, Enceladus Flyby
This spectrogram and video show a changing pattern of radio waves from Saturn known as Saturn Kilometric Radiation, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's Radio Period Crossover
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Jarovit crater, named for the Slavic ...
Dawn HAMO Image 47
Saturn and its moon Titan as seen by Pioneer 11 in 1973.
Pioneer 11 at Saturn
During its approach to Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera obtained multi-spectral views of the moon from a range of 228,000 kilometers (142,500 miles). This image...
Up Close to Mimas
This high-resolution stereo anaglyph of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows a region of craters softened by time and torn apart by tectonic stresses. Fractures 100 to 400 meters (330 to 1,300 feet) in wi...
Stressed-out Enceladus (3-D)
The northern and southern hemispheres of Tethys are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini images. Each map is centered on one of the poles, and surface ...
Tethys Polar Maps - June 2012
These are two raw, or unprocessed, images taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its close flyby of Saturn's moon Iapetus on September 10. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission vi...
Iapetus flyby -- two raw images
This low-phase Cassini image shows bright areas between dark spokes in Saturn's B ring. The dark spokes are not as conspicuous here as the bright regions separating them. The view was acquired at ...
Between the Spokes
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