Solar System Exploration
Flight across Titan
December 8, 2004
Flight across Titan
Cassini's "eyes" -- its powerful imaging cameras -- bear witness to the majestic and spectacular sights of the Saturn system, as this views attests. Here, the probe gazes upon Titan (5,150 kilomete...
A Sight to Behold
Related QuickTime Movie As the moon Enceladus eclipses its neighbor Mimas, Cassini records a scene possible only around the time of Saturn's approaching equinox. Seven images, each taken about 30...
Three moons have bunched themselves together in this image of Saturn's rings. Janus (179 kilometers, or 111 miles across) sits bright and overexposed outside the faint F ring. Prometheus (86 kilom...
Moons by the Bunch
The huge Odysseus Crater is clearly illuminated by the sun on the western limb of Tethys, but Saturn shining from the right makes the smaller craters on the eastern part of the moon also visible. ...
Not-So-Dark Side of Tethys
A propeller-shaped structure, created by an unseen moon, can be seen in Saturn's A ring. The propeller, which looks like a small, dark line interrupting the bright surrounding ring material, is in...
These natural color views (and corresponding animated movie sequences) from NASA's Cassini spacecraft compare the appearance of Saturn’s north-polar region in June 2013 and April 2017.
Saturn's Hexagon as Summer Solstice Approaches
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixe...
Dawn HAMO Image 23
Cassini surveys a bright landscape coated by dark material on Iapetus. This image shows terrain in the transition region between the moon's dark leading hemisphere and its bright trailing hemispher...
This global view of the surface of Venus is centered at 180 degrees east longitude. Magellan synthetic aperture radar mosaics from the first cycle of Magellan mapping are mapped onto a computer-sim...
Computer Simulated Global View of Venus
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
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta's south polar scarp with its framing camera on August 12, 2011. The image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter. The image...
South Polar Scarp
+ Unannotated version Five images of Saturn's rings, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2009 and 2012, show clouds of material ejected from impacts of small objects into the rings. Clockwi...
Meteors Meet Saturn's Rings
On the top right of this Cassini spacecraft image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was act...
The night sides of Saturn and Tethys are dark places indeed.
From the Night Side
Heavily-shadowed craters in the northernmost latitudes of Ceres are seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on Jan. 25, 2016.
Dawn LAMO Image 41
Earth in the evening sky of Mars, Mars rising in the sky on Earth.
Earth From Mars, Mars From Earth
Oxo Crater and its surroundings are featured in this image of Ceres' surface from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 18, 2016.
Dawn XMO2 Image 5
This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope color image of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt.
Color View of Ceres
NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw image of Saturn's moon Titan on Oct. 14, 2010, kicking off an action-packed long weekend that took the spacecraft by eight other moons. The camera was pointi...
Titan -- Oct. 14, 2010 (raw)
The European Space Agency's Huygens Probe appears shining as it coasts away from Cassini in this close-up of an image taken on Dec. 26, 2004, just two days after it successfully detached from the C...
Close-Up of Huygens Probe
The presence of the tiny ring moon Daphnis is betrayed by the edge waves it creates in the Keeler gap. The gap is a narrow lane, about 42 kilometers (26 miles) wide, in Saturn's outer A ring. Daph...
This natural color composite was taken during the Cassini spacecraft's April 16, 2005, flyby of Titan. It is a combination of images taken through three filters that are sensitive to red, green ...
Cassini's View of Titan: Natural Color Composite
This image mosaic from NASA's Dawn mission shows a slice of the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. This mosaic, which covers one quarter of Vesta's surface, shows the pronounced difference betwee...
Slice of Vesta
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. Ikapati crater (top) appears with several flat plains filled by flows, smooth material and ejecta ...
Dawn HAMO Image 64
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. There are fine-scale streaks of dark and bright material originating fr...
HAMO and LAMO Images of Licinia Crater
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