Solar System Exploration
December 9, 2004
This image shows a crater, approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) in diameter, on the very eastern end of the radar image strip taken by the Cassini orbiter on its third close flyby of Titan on Feb...
Impact Crater with Ejecta Blanket
This Cassini spacecraft view shows how the bright and dark regions on Iapetus fit together like the seams of a baseball. Some of the material that covers the moon's dark, leading side spills over i...
World of Contrast
Saturn and its satellites Tethys (outer left), Enceladus (inner left) and Mimas (right of rings) are seen in this mosaic of images taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Oct. 30, 1980, from a distance of 1...
Saturn with Moons
The objectives of the Cassini mission can be divided into five scientific categories. Titan, at the upper right, is the target for the Huygens probe, which will descend to the surface of Saturn's...
Ithaca Chasma is one of the two most prominent features on Saturn's moon Tethys; the other is the gigantic crater Odysseus. Ithaca Chasma is visible near the moon's lower right limb in this image, ...
The Great Rift
The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft. This map is an up...
Rhea North Polar Map - November 2009
Bright fractures adorn the trailing side of Saturn's moon Dione. This view looks toward the northern hemisphere of Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across). North is toward the top of the im...
Dione's Bright Streaks
This frame from an animation from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows intriguing bright spots on Ceres lie in a crater named Occator, which is about 60 miles (90 kilometers) across and 2 miles (4 kilomete...
Occator Crater: Enhanced View
These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Here Cassini captures ...
Encircling a Giant
Hazy All Over July 28, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06089 Following its first flyby of Titan, Cassini gazed back at the smog-enshrouded moon...
Hazy All Over
Towards the bottom of image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, slightly offset from the image center, is a small, young, fresh crater within a rectangular, older, heavily eroded crater.
Fresh Crater Inside a Rectangular Crater
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the edge of Ikapati crater on Ceres, at upper right. Dawn took this image on June 12, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about ...
Dawn LAMO Image 204
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, a little south of Vesta's equator; boulders can be seen on the bottom side of the crater.
HAMO and LAMO Images of Rubria Crater
The F ring shepherd moon Prometheus touches the face of Saturn once more before moving off into blackness and continuing in its orbit.
Prometheus Makes Contact
This very deep combined image shows the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua at the center of the image.
Telescope Image of 'Oumuamua
The globe of Saturn, seen here in natural color, is reminiscent of a holiday ornament in this wide-angle view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Painted Lines on an Ornament
Saturn's moon Daphnis creates waves of disturbance in the Keeler Gap in this image of the wide A ring and narrow F ring. Daphnis (8 kilometers, or 5 miles across) is a small point of light in the ...
This image (N00156648.jpg) was taken on July 05, 2010 and received on Earth July 06, 2010. The camera was pointing toward DAPHNIS, and the image was taken using the BL1 and CL2 filters. This image ...
Daphnis Raw Image No. 1
The craters in the image, taken Oct. 1, 2015 from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, are characterized by different degrees of freshness, reflecting different ages. The sharply defined crater to right of cent...
Dawn HAMO Image 54
This classic photograph of the Earth was taken on December 7, 1972. The original caption is reprinted below: View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translu...
The Blue Marble
Cassini peers through the icy particles that comprise Saturn's rings as Prometheus sits perched on the planet's limb (edge). The rings cast shadows on the planet, with darker regions corresponding ...
Prometheus On the Edge
With the icy rings between them, Dione and Tethys each show off the prominent features for which they are known. Dione, beyond the rings, displays wispy fractures that adorn its trailing side. Teth...
Children of Saturn
Comet ISON shines in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on 8 Nov. at 5:40 a.m. EST.
Comet ISON Passes Through Virgo
Seven images capture the 2015 supermoon lunar eclipse.
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Sequence (2015)
The Cassini spacecraft returns a grand and unique vista of Saturn's horizon, reminiscent of the views of our own planet from Earth orbit. Similar to the view from Swirling With Shadows, the high ...
View Out the Window
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