Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
This image 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
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on May 29, 206, shows part of the floor and eastern rim on Consus Crater (40 miles or 64 kilometers wide) on Ceres.
Dawn LAMO Image 163
These views of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, 2015, shows an area in the southern mid-latitudes of the dwarf planet. They are located around a crater chain called Gerber Cat...
Dawn LAMO View Around Gerber Catena, Ceres
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Io Color Eclipse
Io Color Eclipse
The moon Tethys occupies the right foreground of this Saturnian scene. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Tethys (1,062 kilometers, or 660 miles across) and toward the northern, sunlit...
Tethys in the Fore
The small dot moving slightly off to the left of center in this image is newly-discovered Kuiper Belt object 2004 DW.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured on Nov. 1, 2009. The entire scene is backlit by the Sun, providing str...
A Song of Ice and Light
The Cassini spacecraft looks between Saturn's A and B rings to spy structure in the Cassini Division. The Cassini Division, occupying the middle and left of the image, contains five dim bands of r...
Detailing the Division
A star field in the constellation Cepheus is a composite of two 600-second exposures by the Framing Camera acquired during tests on December 3, 2007.
Star Field in the Constellation Cepheus
The projection of Saturn's shadow on the rings grows shorter as Saturn’s season advances toward northern summer, thanks to the planet's permanent tilt as it orbits the sun.
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims. The most obvious is the large crater in the bottom left of the image.
Unusual Craters on Vesta II
This close-up view of Saturn's moon Enceladus looks toward the moon's terminator (the transition from day to night) and shows a distinctive pattern of continuous, ridged, slightly curved and roughl...
Tiger Stripes Up Close
These views show surface features and color variation on the Trojan moon Telesto. The smooth surface of this moon suggests that, like Pandora, it is covered with a mantle of fine, dust-sized icy ma...
A Closer Look at Telesto (Monochrome)
This anaglyph from NASA's Dawn spacecraft image shows the topography of asteroid Vesta's southeastern region. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's Southeastern Latitudes
This natural color image shows Titan's upper atmosphere -- an active place where methane molecules are being broken apart by solar ultraviolet light and the byproducts combine to form compounds lik...
Titan: Complex 'Anti-greenhouse'
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Friday Morning Breakfast Tradition
The inset perspective view from NASA's Dawn space of Ceres' bright spot Occator Crator is overlaid with data concerning the composition. Red signifies a high abundance of carbonates, while gray ind...
Occator Crater and Carbonates
This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2012. For more information on raw images check out our Freque...
Enceladus (Raw Image 4)
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up of part of the rim around the crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta. Canuleia, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter, is the large ...
Canuleia, Up Close
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on April 29, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 13
Saturn’s rings are perhaps the most recognized feature of any world in our solar system. Cassini spent more than a decade examining them more closely than any spacecraft before it.
Saturn's moon Mimas joins the planet's rings which appear truncated by the planet's shadow in this Cassini spacecraft image. Saturn is off to the left, out of view here. The inner rings are just v...
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by bright rayed craters of different sizes. The most prominent bright rayed crater is named Tuccia.
Bright Rayed Craters in Tuccia Quadrangle
Piercing the ubiquitous layer of smog enshrouding Titan, these images from the Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer reveals an exotic surface covered with a variety of materials in the ...
Titan's surface revealed
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