Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
This view, taken on Oct. 22, 2016, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the craters Kondos and Jarimba on Ceres. Jarimba is the largest crater, located at left. Above Jarimba, on the left-hand edge of...
Dawn XMO2 Image 26
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of the rim of asteroid Vesta's south polar basin, which is dominated by a large scarp (cliff) that runs vertically across the center of the images.
Topography of a Scarp and Hummocky Terrain
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a sinuous canyon in the southern hemisphere of Ceres, south of Yalode Crater.
Dawn LAMO Image 56
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has recently resumed the kind of orbits that allow for spectacular views of Saturn's rings. This view, from Cassini's imaging camera, shows the outer A ring and the F ring...
Return to the Rings
This radar image, obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a near-polar flyby on Sept. 23, 2006, is the second scene that shows clear shorelines reminiscent of terrestrial lakes. With Titan'...
Titan (T18) Viewed by Cassini's Radar -- Sept. 23, 2006
The ice jets of Enceladus send particles streaming into space hundreds of kilometers above the south pole of this spectacularly active moon. Some of the particles escape to form the diffuse E ring ...
Boosting the Signal
+ View Image without Labels The Cassini spacecraft captures eight new propeller-like features within Saturn's A ring in what may be the propeller "hot zone" of Saturn's rings. Propeller features ...
This colorful composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta.
Flowing in, Flowing out of Aelia
This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Enceladus was taken during Cassini's Nov. 6, 2011, flyby which passed within about 300 miles (500 kilometers) of the moon's surface. This encounter wa...
Enceladus Flyby E-16 (Raw Image #2)
Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, we see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body wit...
This narrow angle image taken by Cassini's camera system of Earth's moon is one of the best of a sequence of narrow angle frames taken as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest...
Cassini Flyby: Earth's Moon
A sliver of "ringshine" pierces the darkness of Saturn's night side. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 58 degrees above the ringplane. The ring shadows fall in...
Splinter of Light
+ View Full Res This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on June 22, 2009. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 955 kilometers (593 miles) duri...
Titan Radar Swath (T-57 Flyby - June 22, 2009)
Revealing Titan's Surface October 26, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06125 These three pictures were created from a sequence of images acquired by...
Revealing Titan's Surface
Voyager 2 obtained this high-resolution picture of Saturn's rings on August 22, 1981 when the spacecraft was 4 million kilometers (2.5 million miles) away. Evident here are the numerous "spoke" fea...
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 Rings, Cold and Colder September 2, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06425 The varying temperatures of Saturn's rings are depicted here in ...
Saturn's Rings, Cold and Colder
NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of Ceres' south polar region on May 17, 2017. Ceres appears as a crescent as Dawn is on the night side of the dwarf planet.
Dawn Navigating Ceres
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon near a leg of the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA).
Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin
Tethys' Great Rift December 17, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06558 This dazzling view of Tethys shows the tremendous rift called Ithaca Chasm...
Tethys' Great Rift
NASA's Dawn spacecraft spied Achita Crater on Ceres in this view captured on June 3, 2016, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface. Achita is named for a Nigerian god of...
Dawn LAMO Image 185
Artist's rendition of the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Lab...
Cassini and Saturn
Rippling Rings July 1, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06094 This is one of the first images taken by the Cas...
Flowing Along November 18, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06523 This Cassini image shows details in the swirling clouds of Saturn's southern hemis...
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Canuleia Crater
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