Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
This image of fractures across Occator Crater's floor on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 4, 2018 from an altitude of about 30 miles (48 kilometers).
Fractures Across Occator Crater's Floor
As Cassini sped away from its close encounter with Saturn's moon Hyperion on Sept. 26, 2005, it took this parting shot of the battered moon's shadowy limb. The image was taken in visible light wit...
Hyperion: Parting Glance
This close-up view of the icy surface of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, was obtained on December 20, 1996, by the Solid State Imaging system on board the Galileo spacecraft during its fourth orbit arou...
Close-up of Europa's Surface
The Cassini spacecraft examines the dark region of Senkyo on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Senkyo is in the center of the image, and it lies just south of the moon's equator. For an earlier view o...
Centered on Senkyo
This geological map covers a portion of Pluto's surface that measures 1,290 miles (2,070 kilometers) from top to bottom, and includes the vast nitrogen-ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum and...
Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
This image was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on March 2, 2010 during its flyby of the moon Rhea. This image was received on Earth March 03, 2010. The camera was pointing toward RHEA at approxim...
Rhea (March 2, 2010 flyby)
Titan emerges from behind Saturn, while Tethys streaks into view, in this colorful scene. Saturn's shadow darkens the far arm of the rings near the planet's limb. Titan is 5,150 kilometers (3,200 ...
Moons on the Move
2007-2012 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
Dawn 2007-2012 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar
+ 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 ...
Artist's concept of LADEE spacecraft approaching the moon.
LADEE Approaches the Moon
During its approach to Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera obtained multi-spectral views of the moon from a range of 228,000 kilometers (142,500 miles). This image...
Up Close to Mimas
A pair of Saturn's moons accompany the planet and its rings in this image taken shortly after the planet's August 2009 equinox. Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across) is in top left of the ...
Saturnscape After Equinox
At Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Station, with the Mobile Service Tower retracted away, the Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini spacecraft stands ready for launch. The launch vehic...
Ready for Launch
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 7, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 20
Musical Rings September 27, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06485 Looking something like the fibrous bow of a viol...
In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, ripples in the sand indicate which way the wind is moving.
Wind Flow on Mars
This color-coded topography map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the giant asteroid Vesta in an equirectangular projection at 32 pixels per degree, relative to an ellipsoid of 177 miles by 177 miles ...
Vesta Topography Map
These images of dwarf planet Ceres, processed to enhance clarity, were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of about 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers), by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn observed Ce...
Views of Ceres on Approach
Merging Saturnian Storms
Merging Saturnian Storms
This image of Eutropia AV-L-10, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
From high above Titan's northern hemisphere, the Cassini spacecraft takes an oblique view toward the mid-latitude dark regions that gird the giant moon. The view looks toward terrain centered at ...
The image shown here was acquired at 24 m/pixel, the highest resolution that has been obtained for any of Mercury's shadowed polar craters.
A Shot in the Dark
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. Rubria, with dark and bright material is above Divalia Fossa, and Occia, ...
Divalia Fossa and Rubria and Occia Craters, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
The Cassini spacecraft looked toward the darkened night side of Saturn to capture the eerie glow of the rings, which, not being blocked by the planet's bulk, remained brilliant in full sunlight. T...
Rings Against a Dark Planet
A swing high above Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed this stately view of the golden-hued planet and its main rings.
Jewel of the Solar System
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