Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
“This is an adaption of the Cassini Raw Image W00086402."
Saturn's Polar Storm by Roseann Arabia
Saturn's moons Janus and Prometheus look close enough to touch in this stunningly detailed view. From just beneath the ringplane, Cassini stares at Janus (181 kilometers, or 113 miles across) on t...
So Close . . .
+ View labeled version of the image Using images like the one presented here, Cassini imaging scientists have made a major finding about the mechanism powering the general circulation of Saturn. ...
Powering Saturn's Jets (without labels)
As Cassini soared above high northern latitudes on Saturn's moon Dione, the spacecraft looked down at a region near the day-night boundary.
Cassini's Closest Views of Dione II (A)
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
On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event—the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.
2012 Venus Transit
This is one of the first raw images returned by the ESA Huygens probe during its successful descent. It was taken from an altitude of 16.2 kilometres with a resolution of approximately 40 metres pe...
Huygens at Titan 2
A darkly defined Rhea passes before the fuzzy orb of Titan in this Cassini view of Saturn's two largest moons. Rhea is closer to the spacecraft in this view. See Ancient Plains of Rhea to learn mo...
Biggest Saturnian Moons
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft April 24 to 26, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 3
Recent images of features in Saturn's C ring called "plateaus" reveal a streaky texture that is very different from the textures of the regions around them.
More Textures in the C Ring
Lakes on Saturn's moon Titan reflect radio waves in varying ways in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists think the variations in reflectivity, or brightness, have to do with the sm...
Different Looks for Titan Lake
The faint G ring surrounding Saturn offers up a glimpse of its newfound tiny moonlet. The moonlet is near the center of this image. A long exposure of 46 seconds was required to capture the light ...
Encircled in purple stratospheric haze, Titan appears as a softly glowing sphere in this colorized image taken one day after Cassini's first flyby of the moon on July 2, 2004. This image shows a t...
Dark straw-like patterns dot the bright outer B ring just left of the Huygens Gap in the center of this image from the Cassini spacecraft.
B Ring's Straw-like Clumps
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. Around Publicia's rim are many alternating streaks of bright and dark material tumbli...
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Jarovit crater, named for the Slavic ...
Dawn HAMO Image 47
NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed in on a portion of Saturn's Cassini Division, between the A and B rings, revealing narrow, detailed structures that get even finer as the cameras' resolution increa...
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, appears deceptively small paired here with Dione, Saturn's fourth-largest moon, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan (3,200 miles or 5,150 kilometers ac...
True Colors, Deceptive Sizes
This image shows Saturn, its ring structure and satellites to relative scale unless otherwise noted. By David Seal (P-46507BC). For a high resolution jpeg image, click here.
Saturn Satellites, Rings
NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows densely cratered terrain near Vesta's terminator on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft. North is point...
Densely Cratered Terrain Near the Terminator
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...
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Ve...
Revealing Shadows 1
Colorful Saturn, Getting Closer June 3, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06060 As Cassini coasts into the final month of its nearly seven-year t...
Colorful Saturn, Getting Closer
This false-color image of Saturn's main rings was made by combining data from multiple star occultations using the Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph.
Mapping Clumps in Saturn's Rings
Thin lineaments cross back and forth on the surface of Saturn's moon Rhea in this equatorial view. These lines can be seen intersecting craters on Rhea (1528 kilometers, 949 miles across). This vi...
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