Solar System Exploration
Flight across Titan
December 8, 2004
Flight across Titan
+ Annotated Version The northern and southern hemispheres of Saturn's moon Mimas are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini and Voyager images. Each map...
Mimas Polar Maps - June 2012 -- Unannotated
+ Annotated version The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini and Voyager images. Six Voyager images fill...
Rhea Polar Maps - North - March 2012 - Unnanotated
A pair of Saturn's moons accompany the planet and its rings in this image taken shortly after the planet's August 2009 equinox. Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across) is in top left of the ...
Saturnscape After Equinox
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows a part of the surface in Vesta's northern hemisphere, which is scoured by many grooves with different orientations.
A small crescent of the moon Rhea is dwarfed by the larger crescent of Saturn. Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) can be seen in the upper right of the image. This view looks toward the ...
Crescents Large and Small
Saturn's main rings, along with its moons, are much brighter than most stars. As a result, much shorter exposure times (10 milliseconds, in this case) are required to produce an image and not satur...
Not Really Starless at Saturn
+ View Full-Res This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on Oct. 9,2006. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 980 kilometers 609 miles) during ...
Titan Radar Swath (T-19 Flyby - Oct. 9, 2006)
Multiple faint, streamer-like objects can be seen in this high resolution Cassini spacecraft view of the F ring's bright core. The regular spacing of some of the features extending from the core i...
A Compelling Case
The Cassini spacecraft gazes down through the dark side of Saturn's rings toward the softly glowing planet. The night side southern hemisphere is lit by sunlight reflecting off the opposite side of...
Through the Blinds
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere; the fine-scale of streaks of bright and dark material can be seen...
HAMO and LAMO Images of Publicia Crater
Shadow of the Rings November 2, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06511 The inner edges of Saturn's rings arc gracefully across the top of this image...
Shadow of the Rings
A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere of Iapetus (914 miles, or 1,471 kilometers across), a ...
Big Crater Down South
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 22
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
Just as Saturn's famous hexagonal shaped jet stream encircles the planet's north pole, the rings encircle the planet, as seen from Cassini's position high above.
Round and Round
Cassini's cameras were retargeted to capture the tiny Keeler Gap moon S/2005 S1, visible at the center and first discovered by Cassini a few months ago. Waves raised in the gap edges by the Keele...
Keeler Moon and Waves
This animation shows the Cassini spacecraft approaching Titan. The strips of data on the globe represent areas observed with the Cassini radar instrument. The pink swatch is the area observed by ...
Cassini Radar Titan Movie
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This orthographic projection shows dwarf planet Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
High Resolution Ceres View
This view of the asteroid 243 Ida is a mosaic of five image frames acquired by the Galileo spacecraft's solid-state imaging system at ranges of 3,057 to 3,821 kilometers (1,900 to 2,375 miles) on A...
Asteroid Ida - Five Frame Mosaic
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 was taken on August 22, 2015, and has a resolution o...
Dawn HAMO Image 27
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Possible variations in chemical composition from one part of Saturn's ring system to another are visible in this Voyager 2 picture as subtle color variations that can be recorded with special compu...
Ring Color Variations
The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Dione skims along just above Saturn's ringplane as storms churn in the planet's atmosphere below. Dione is 1,118 kilometers (695 miles) across. The spectral f...
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