Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
The northern and southern hemispheres of Tethys are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini images. Each map is centered on one of the poles, and surface ...
Tethys Polar Maps - February 2010
This image, taken on June 6, 2015 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a mountain on Ceres at center-left that is 4 miles (6 kilometers) high, from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) with a ...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 46
Impact-battered Mimas steps in front of Saturn's rings, showing off its giant 130-kilometer (80-mile) wide crater Herschel. The illuminated terrain seen here is on the moon's leading hemisphere. N...
Herschel Sees the Sun
Part of the southern hemisphere on dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This left side of the image shows the eastern rim of Urvara crater.
Dawn HAMO Image 81
As Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox, a shadow is cast by a narrow, vertically extended feature in the F ring. Scientists are working to understand the origin of structures such as this on...
Punching through the F Ring
This frame is from a simulated flight of NASA's Dawn over Ceres which emphasizes the most prominent craters, as well as the mountain Ahuna Mons.
Flight Over Ceres
A close-up view of an astronaut's bootprint in the lunar soil, photographed with a 70mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the moon.
Close-up View of Astronaut's Footprint in Lunar Soil
This mosaic of two Cassini images shows Pan and Prometheus creating features in nearby rings. Pan (28 kilometers, or 17 miles across), in the Encke Gap at left, is trailed by a series of edge wave...
This image of the northern polar region of Saturn shows both the aurora and underlying atmosphere, seen at two different wavelengths of infrared light as captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's Polar Aurora
NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this view of mid-latitudes on Ceres on Oct. 18, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
Dawn HAMO Image 78
Cassini captured this revealing view, which shows that Saturn's hydrogen- and helium-rich atmosphere is a dynamic place, filled with spots, ovals and swirling vortices and filaments of gas. The im...
Spotting the Storms
Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a shadow on the narrow F ring in this image captured weeks after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 mile...
Shadow on a Thin Ring
The moon Pan casts a shadow on Saturn's outer A ring in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. Pan (28 kilometers, or 17 miles across) orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ...
Round the Outside
This high-resolution infrared image was taken during the Cassini spacecraft's closest approach to Titan on Oct. 26, 2004. These images were obtained by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectro...
Infrared Image of Titan Volcano
This anaglyph image shows the topography of part of Vesta's equatorial region. These craters are classed as ruin eroded craters and are most clear in the center of the image, above the troughs. You...
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's Equatorial Region (I)
Titan's Atmosphere This graphic illustrates the differences in Titan's and Earth's atmospheres. Titan's atmosphere extends 10 times further into space than Earth's.
This artist’s concept shows the OSIRIS-REx mission returning a sample from Bennu to Earth.
Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this Cassini spacecraft image taken about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equino...
Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow
This false-color, visible-light image of comet ISON was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3.
Compass and Scale Image for Comet ISON
This color-enhanced image of Jupiter and two of its largest moons—Io and Europa—was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet.
Juno Observes Jupiter, Io and Europa
Saturn's moon Atlas, shown at the center of this image, orbits within the Roche Division separating the A ring from the tenuous F ring. To learn more about the small moon Atlas (30 kilometers, 19 ...
Plying a Division
This map is part of a group release of cylindrical and polar stereographic projections of Jupiter. For the other maps see PIA07783 and PIA07784.(Related thumbnail images available here.) These ...
Cassini's Best Maps of Jupiter (Cylindrical Map)
Like an ancient mariner charting the coastline of an unexplored wilderness, Cassini's repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place. During a Titan flyby...
Naming New Lands -- October Flyby with Labels
A quartet of false-color, composite images show the dance of Saturn's southern lights in data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Four Aurora Snapshots
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere; distinct sinuous grooves are visible around the rim of the crater.
HAMO and LAMO Images of Floronia Crater
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