Solar System Exploration
December 9, 2004
The Encke gap displays gentle waves in its inner and outer edges that are caused by gravitational tugs from the small moon Pan. These scalloped edges were captured in a dramatic image taken by Cass...
Rhea displays a marked color contrast from north to south that is particularly easy to see in the extreme color-enhanced Cassini spacecraft view presented here. A clear filter image is also presen...
Drawing Out Details
Three different false-color views of Saturn's moon Iapetus show the boundary of the global "color dichotomy" on the hemisphere of this moon facing away from Saturn. The "color dichotomy," which has...
Color Dichotomy on Iapetus
Cassini kicked off the year with a successful flyby of Titan on Jan. 15. Cassini will add to the wealth of data with new vistas during 13 Titan flybys planned for this year. Raw images from the mos...
Cassini's 'Titanic' Year Begins
This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the turbulent power of a monster Saturn storm.
Two Looks at the Turbulent Saturn Storm
This figure examines a particularly strong jet stream and the eddies that drive it through the atmosphere of Saturn's northern hemisphere. Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft were used to create th...
Eddy-Powered Jet stream
This image shows the northern and southern hemispheres of Titan, showing the disparity between the abundance of lakes in the north and their paucity in the South. The hypothesis presented favors lo...
Lake Asymmetry on Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Hyperion on Aug. 25, 2011. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Hyperion -- Raw Image 2
The Cassini spacecraft observes a gathering of three moons near the rings of Saturn. Largest in the scene, Mimas (397 kilometers, or 247 miles across) sits on the side of the rings nearer to Cassi...
From hundreds of thousands of kilometers away, the Cassini spacecraft spies craters on the surface of the moon Janus. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing side of Janus (179 kilometers, or 111...
Craters on Janus
This view, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, features a tall conical mountain on Ceres. Elevations span a range of about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the lowest places in this regio...
Topographic View of Ceres Mountain
Pandora orbits near a kink in the F ring. Whether it was Prometheus or Pandora that created the kink is not obvious in this instance. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecra...
Pandora Gets Kinky
NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed toward the northern hemisphere of Saturn to spy subtle, multi-hued bands in the clouds there.
Dreamy Swirls on Saturn
This anaglyph shows a 3-D model of the protoplanet Vesta, using scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet might look like. It was created as part of an exercise for NASA...
Anaglyph of Vesta Model
NASA's Dawn spacecraft used its Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument to produce these three different composite images of the same region of asteroid Vesta's surface.
Craters and Ejecta in Visible and Infrared Wavelengths
The smaller moon Mimas upstages the larger moon Dione as the dramatic Herschel Crater is spotlighted on Mimas in this Cassini spacecraft view. Herschel Crater is about 130 kilometers, or 81 miles,...
This raw image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken on June 16, 2015 and received on Earth June 17, 2015.
Dione (raw image)
Titan's Mottled Surface July 3, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06109 Shown here is a mosaic of Titan's south polar region acquired as Cassini ...
Titan's Mottled Surface
The Cassini spacecraft captured this high-resolution view of the cratered surface of Saturn's moon Rhea as the spacecraft flew by the moon on Oct. 17, 2010. For closer views of Rhea's surface from...
Rhea's Northern Craters
This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky.
Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
Huygens probe jettison In this artist's rendition, the Huygens probe is finally ejected by the Cassini spacecraft and begins its 22-day coast phase toward Titan. Equipped with six scientific inst...
Huygens probe jettison
This area east of Mercury's giant Caloris Basin is thought to be related to ejecta from the basin impact event.
This anaglyph image shows the topography of asteroid Vesta's southwestern region. The large, heavily degraded subdued rimmed crater in the top right becomes clearer in this anaglyph image. You need...
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's Southwestern Latitudes
Saturn's moon Prometheus chases Pandora in this Cassini view, but the outcome of their race has already been decided by gravity. Prometheus orbits closer to Saturn and thus moves faster than does P...
Saturn in Full View August 2, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05425 Two weeks after orbit insertion, Cassini glanced back at Saturn, taking in ...
Saturn in Full View
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