Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
A partial view of the deck of NASA's InSight lander, where it stands on the Martian plains Elysium Planitia. The image was received on Dec. 4, 2018 (Sol 8).
Partial View of Insight's Robotic Arm and Deck
This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft around the time it went into orbit around Saturn in 2004 shows a short trail of icy particles dragged out from Saturn's F ring. While scientists did...
Small Trail at Saturn Orbit Insertion
Giant pits cover the impact-eroded face of Hyperion, giving it a spongy appearance. The chaotically tumbling moon is extremely porous, like the moons orbiting in and near Saturn's rings. Hyperion ...
From Los Angeles (and western states) wave at Saturn low on the eastern horizon from 2:27 to 2:42 p.m PDT on July 19, 2013. Saturn’s approximate location is shown, but it will not be not visible in...
July 19, 2013: View From Los Angeles
Presented here is a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Enceladus atlas, a project of the Cassini Imaging Team. The map sheets form a 15-quadrangle series covering the...
The Enceladus Atlas (2008)
+ Annotated version The tiny wavemaker moon Daphnis is dwarfed by the very waves it creates on the edge of the Keeler gap. Daphnis (5 miles, or 8 kilometers across), a tiny dot in the Keeler gap, ...
A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA's LADEE spacecraft lifts off from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
LADEE Frog Photobomb
The moons Dione and Tethys face each other across the gulf of Saturn's rings. Here, the Cassini spacecraft looks on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Tethys below and the anti-Saturn side of Dione ab...
Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)
This view obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its Survey orbit illustrates the diversity and complexity of Ceres' geology.
Complex Relationships in the Occator-Kirnis Region
+ Unnnotated Version This mosaic shows an updated global map of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys. The map incorporates new images taken du...
Map of Enceladus - December 2011 -- Annotated
Two of Saturn's ring moons are captured in this Cassini spacecraft view, along with the signature of another. This image was taken not long after Prometheus passed, leaving a trail of dark gores in...
Pan in the Fast Lane
Two companion moons share the sky before the Cassini spacecraft. Tethys is seen here with one of its two Trojan moons. Calypso, which trails the larger moon in its orbit by 60 degrees, is a couple ...
Tethys and Calypso
The Cassini spacecraft spies Titan's south polar vortex from below the moon in this image. Imaging scientists are monitoring the vortex to study its seasonal development. For a color image of the...
Spying on Titan
A line of vortices rolls through the turbulent region on Saturn nicknamed "Storm Alley" by Cassini scientists. This latitude band, centered around 35 degrees south, has displayed persistent, intens...
Keep It Rolling
Saturn's entire main ring system spreads out below Cassini in this night side view, which shows the rings disappearing into the planet's shadow. This view looks toward the unlit side of the rings ...
The Vanishing Rings
Saturn's B and C rings disappear behind the immense planet. Where they meet the limb, the rings appear to bend slightly owing to upper-atmospheric refraction. Crenulations -- irregularly wavy or s...
Saturn Hides the Rings
The Cassini spacecraft captured this image of a small object in the outer portion of Saturn's B ring casting a shadow on the rings as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox. This new moonlet, s...
A Small Find Near Equinox
The rings are awash in subtle tones of gold and cream in this view which shows the outer B ring, the Cassini Division and the inner part of the A ring. In this viewing geometry, the brightest feat...
In back-to-back fly-bys, the Cassini spacecraft will visit Dione on Dec. 12, and then Titan on Dec. 13, 2011. The image here is a close-up of one released originally on Oct. 24, 2011. The full ima...
Double Flyby in December 2011
The Cassini spacecraft catches Janus joining other Saturnian moons in the equinox shadow-casting party. As Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox, the planet's moons cast shadows onto the rings...
Janus' Ring Shadow Premiere
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Pattern of Cassini spacecraft's well-controlled up-and-down nodding movements
This image is a portion of the swath acquired by the Cassini Titan radar mapper on Feb. 15, 2005, on the mission's second opportunity to image the surface with radar. The frame, measuring about ...
These images, from Dawn's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR), highlight two regions on Ceres containing bright spots. The top images show a region scientists have labeled '1' while the...
Dawn VIR Images of Ceres
This image, taken on June 17, 2015 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel. A b...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 21
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