Solar System Exploration
December 9, 2004
Faint filaments in Saturn's atmosphere spiral around two oval-shaped storms in a direction opposite to the winds which rotate around Southern Hemisphere hurricanes on Earth. One storm is seen near...
Filaments and Vortices
This image of Canuleia AV-L-28, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
The Cassini spacecraft looks down on the north pole of Titan, showing night and day in the northern hemisphere of Saturn's largest moon. This view is centered on terrain at 49 degrees north latitu...
Colorful Northern Crescent
This close-up of Dione's icy surface shows deeply shadowed craters near the terminator, as well as a group of roughly linear faults above center. The terrain shown here is on the moon's leading he...
Dione: Magnified View
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, was take...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 12
+ View False Color Version Ligeia Mare, shown here in a false-color image from NASA's Cassini mission, is the second largest known body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan. It is filled with liquid ...
Vast Ligeia Mare (black and white mosaic)
This image of Ceres' limb was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 30, 2018 from an altitude of about 280 miles (450 kilometers).
Limb View of Ceres
The Cassini spacecraft looks toward Rhea's cratered, icy landscape with the dark line of Saturn's ringplane and the planet's murky atmosphere as a background. Rhea is Saturn's second-largest moon,...
Artist Rendition: The Huygens Probe en route to Titan This artist's rendition depicts the Huygens Probe, after deploying from the Cassini Orbiter, en route into the murky atmosphere of Saturn's...
The Huygens Probe en route to Titan
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers).
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 49
A great vortex, ringed by bright clouds, rolls through the southern skies of Saturn in this Cassini spacecraft view. The image was taken using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrare...
The Stuff of Rings July 2, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06349 Evidence from the visual and infrared mappin...
The Stuff of Rings
This Voyager 2 photograph of Titan, taken August 23, 1981 from a range of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles), shows some detail in the cloud systems on this Saturnian moon. The southern hem...
Saturn's ring-embedded moons, Pan and Daphnis, are captured in a single Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle frame in an alignment they repeat with the regularity of a precise cosmic clock. Pan is close...
The Gap Moons
Atmospheric Detail in the Near Infrared June 2, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05400 Saturn shows white feathery clouds near 45 degrees south ...
Atmospheric Detail in the Near Infrared
The shepherd moons Prometheus and Pandora drive the quirky F ring in its circuit of Saturn, while Mimas lurks in the distance. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about...
Mimas and the Shepherds
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
This map is part of a group release of cylindrical and polar stereographic projections of Jupiter. For the other maps see PIA07783 and PIA07784.(Related thumbnail images available here.) These ...
Cassini's Best Maps of Jupiter (Cylindrical Map)
The Cassini spacecraft looks toward giant Saturn and its moon Tethys, while a large and powerful storm rages in the planet's southern hemisphere. The storm was observed by the Cassini spacecraft be...
The Storm Continues
Enceladus hangs like a single bright pearl against the golden-brown canvas of Saturn and its icy rings. Visible on Saturn is the region where daylight gives way to dusk. Above, the rings throw thin...
A Pearl at Dusk
Presented here is a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution atlas of Saturn's moon Rhea, made from data obtained by the imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The map...
The Rhea Atlas
Craters within craters cover the scarred face of Saturn's moon Rhea in this oblique, high-resolution view of terrain on the moon's western hemisphere. A large, degraded crater lies at the center, ...
Craters, Craters Everywhere
Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe.
Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the Universe
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a raised mound material overlying the brighter material that makes up the floor of the south polar depression of asteroid Vesta. Many small scale crater...
Small Scale Features at Vesta's South Pole
Light from the star Beta Crucis (Mimosa) breaks through the plane of the A ring in the center of this image of a stellar occultation. Several of Cassini's remote-sensing instruments use occultatio...
A Star Shines Through
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