Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
This image of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The radar i...
Saturn's moon Mimas shines in reflected ultraviolet light from the Sun in this Cassini image. Ultraviolet images of Saturn's moons often reveal the walls of their myriad craters in greater contrast...
Moon Wears a Scar
Three impact craters of different sizes, arranged in the shape of a snowman, make up one of the most striking features on Vesta, as seen in this view from NASA's Dawn mission.
Near-True Color Image of Snowman
This time-lapse video captures a portion of the path that tiny Phobos takes around Mars.
Hubble Sees Phobos Orbiting Mars
Wispy terrain reflects sunlight brightly in the lower left of this Cassini image of the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione. These "wisps" are actually fractures on the trailing hemisphere of...
Wide View of Saturn's F Ring July 1, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06098 This is one of the first images ta...
Wide View of Saturn's F Ring
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
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 4
As the Cassini spacecraft studies the rings, an icy interloper happens past. At the top of the image, between the spacecraft and the rings, is Epimetheus. The darker region extending from center r...
Epimetheus in the Way
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Cassini's best image of the propeller feature known informally as Bleriot. The propeller is named after Louis Bleriot, the French engineer and aviator...
Bleriot Propeller Close-up
Several sets of shadows are cast onto the A ring in this image taken about a week after Saturn's August 2009 equinox. Near the middle of the image, shadows are cast by vertically extended clumps i...
Shadows and More Shadows
This fascinating movie from Cassini shows the changing shapes of features in the outer haze layers of Titan's atmosphere. The original movie was created from 36 images taken over the course of thr...
Titan's Shifting Hazes
This perspective view of Damascus Sulcus was generated using high resolution images of Enceladus acquired in August 2008 at 12 to 30 meters (40 to 100 feet) resolution, together with a new topograp...
Perspective view of Damascus Sulcus, Enceladus
Saturn's icy moon Rhea passes in front of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2009.
Iapetus: Light and Dark August 31, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06466 The dark material that coats one hemisphere of Saturn's moon Iapetus is...
Iapetus: Light and Dark
Just before Rhea slipped behind Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft captured the moon in its disappearing act. Along with the partly obscured Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) are Tethys (1,...
This map of Titan's surface brightness was assembled from images taken by the Cassini spacecraft over the past year, both as it approached the Saturn system and during three closer flybys in July, ...
Titan's Variety (with Grid)
Part of Ezinu Crater on Ceres is seen at top left in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 20, 2016. The crater features a network of canyon-like features.
Dawn XMO2 Image 19
The highest resolution images of Pan and Atlas reveal distinctive "flying saucer" shapes created by prominent equatorial ridges not seen on the other small moons of Saturn. From left to right: a v...
Saturn's Saucer Moons
Saturn appears serene and majestic in the first color composite made of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its approach to the ringed planet, with arrival still 20 months away. The plane...
This splendid view offers a detailed look at the faint rings within the Cassini Division as well as a rare glimpse of the Keeler gap moon, Daphnis. The small, ring embedded moon is a bright unresol...
Is That a Moon?
All of NASA’s science missions are driven by powerful questions to help us better understand our planet, our solar system, and beyond. What vibrant colors will you bring to these scenes of explorat...
Color Your Universe Week 4
This set of images shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s view of Bennu during the final phase of its journey to the asteroid.
Final Approach to Asteroid Bennu
This colorful image from NASA's Dawn mission shows material northwest of the crater Sextilia on the giant asteroid Vesta. Sextilia, located around 30 degrees south latitude, is at the bottom right ...
Vesta's Many Colors at Sextilia
This excellent grouping of three moons --Dione, Tethys and Pandora-- near the rings provides a sampling of the diversity of worlds that exists in Saturn's realm. A 330-kilometer-wide (205 mile) im...
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