Solar System Exploration
RTG fit and test
December 16, 2004
RTG fit and test
The Cassini spacecraft captured this natural color view of Saturn almost a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The shadow cast on the planet by the rings remains narrow. Spokes are visib...
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015.
The Rich Color Variations of Pluto
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of Vesta's northern hemisphere, which is mostly in darkness. Since Dawn's arrival at asteroid Vesta the sun has not illuminated Vesta's most nort...
Islands in the Darkness
+ Read Feature NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 26,019 miles (41,873 kilomet...
Portrait of Rhea (Raw Image #1)
+ View Infrared + View Infrared (false color) This infrared image taken by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Hotei Arcus, a region on Saturn's moon T...
Hotei Arcus in Infrared (with labels)
This composite image shows a mosaic of the European Space Agency's Huygens probe landing site, as seen by the descent imager/spectral radiometer on the Huygens probe. The mosaic is overlaid on a C...
Huygens Landing Site
Bright clumps of ring material and a fan-like structure appear near the core of Saturn's tenuous F ring in this mosaic of images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Such features suggest the existence ...
F Ring's Bright Core Clumps
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks small here, pictured to the right of the gas giant in this Cassini spacecraft view. Titan (3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers across) is in the upper right. Satur...
Beside a Giant
This image, taken on June 25, 2015 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers), with a resolution ...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 33
Images of Titan's surface from Cassini's April 16, 2005 flyby continue to reveal the incredibly intricate nature of the boundaries between dark and bright material. During the two most recent fly...
Bright-Dark Boundary Close-up
This Voyager 2 photograph of Titan, taken August 23, 1981 from a range of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles), shows some detail in the cloud systems on this Saturnian moon. The southern hem...
This Voyager 2 photograph of Titan, taken Aug. 23, 1981, from a range of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles), shows some detail in the cloud systems on this Saturnian moon. The southern hemi...
Titan's Cloud Systems
This collage, consisting of two Cassini images of long, sinuous, tendril-like features from Saturn's moon Enceladus and two corresponding computer simulations of the same features, illustrates how ...
Simulations of the Tendrils (annotated)
The first ever "portrait" of our solar system as seen from the outside.
First-Ever Solar System Family Portrait (1990)
As Titan Turns
As Titan Turns
Artist's rendition of Earth flyby. Credit:NASA
Cassini Flies By Earth
This is a color map of the composition of a portion of Saturn's moon Hyperion's surface about 75 kilometers (45 miles) on a side. In this map, blue shows the maximum exposure of frozen water, red ...
Hyperion's Kaleidoscope of Color
Twice as far from the Sun as Jupiter, Saturn's colder temperatures mean that clouds form lower in its atmosphere. As a result, the visible cloud patterns - so striking on Jupiter - occur deeper ins...
This image of a detached large block from Urvara Craters rim was obtained by NASAs Dawn spacecraft on July 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 35 miles (56 kilometers).
Large Block Detached from Urvara Crater's Rim
This image was taken on 2007-05-28 19:02 (PDT) and received on Earth 2007-05-29 11:47 (PDT).
Image of Titan
This enhanced-color mosaic of Saturn's icy moon Tethys shows a range of features on the moon's trailing hemisphere.
The Colors of Tethys I
Whiffs of cloud dance in Saturn's atmosphere, while the dim crescent of Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) hangs in the distance. The dark ringplane cuts a diagonal across the top left c...
Serenity Above, Tempests Below
Download the free RealPlayer 8 Basic Inner Radiation Belts of Jupiter February 27, 2002 Details in radiation belts close to Jupiter are mapped from measurements that NASA's Cass...
Inner Radiation Belts
Seen from a viewpoint nearly coincident with the ringplane, the bright arc within the G ring appears even brighter with its ring material concentrated in the center of this image. This partial arc...
This dramatic view of the crescents of Neptune and Triton was acquired by Voyager 2 approximately 3 days, 6 and one-half hours after its closest approach to Neptune (north is to the right).
Crescents of Neptune and Triton
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