Solar System Exploration
Mating of LVA
December 16, 2004
Mating of LVA
NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained these views of the south polar area of Saturn's moon Enceladus in visible and near-visible (ultraviolet and infrared) light and synthetic-aperture radar (SAR). Th...
Southern Enceladus in Radar View
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims. The most obvious is the large crater in the bottom left of the image.
Unusual Craters on Vesta II
Towards the bottom of image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, slightly offset from the image center, is a small, young, fresh crater within a rectangular, older, heavily eroded crater.
Fresh Crater Inside a Rectangular Crater
+ View Full Res + PIA12111 (July 2009) This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on July 8, 2009. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 965 kilo...
Titan Radar Swath (T-36 Flyby - Aug. 7, 2009)
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Drusilla Crater
A global mosaic of Titan's surface brightness in the near-infrared composed of 9,873 separate images.
Titan Mosaic: The Surface Under the Haze
Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. The process of making topographic maps from images is just gett...
Titan's 'Sand Sea' Belet
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, was take...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 26
A large crater in the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015.
Ceres' Southern Hemisphere in Survey
The latitude bands and swirling storms of Saturn, always intriguing to scientists, often are exquisitely beautiful as well. The turbulent atmosphere is dotted with storms; most are small, but some ...
The Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of Janus, an irregularly shaped moon. Lacking sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape, Janus has had its lumpy primordial shape only slightly m...
W00004705.jpg was taken on February 15, 2005 and received on Earth February 15, 2005. The camera was pointing toward TITAN, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CB3 filters. This image has not...
Ceres' mysterious mountain Ahuna Mons is seen in this mosaic of images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken in December 2015.
Ahuna Mons Seen from LAMO
Cassini Captures Merging Storms
Cassini Captures Merging Storms
Researchers from NASA's Dawn mission have composed the first comprehensive views of the north (left) and south pole regions (right) of dwarf planet Ceres, using images obtained by the Dawn spacecra...
First Complete Look at Ceres' Poles
First Flyby of Dione December 13, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06150 QuickTime This map of Saturn's moon Dione, generated from Cassini images take...
First Flyby of Dione
+ Viewing options The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea, which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings, in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Observations of mutual m...
Before a Veiled Rhea
+ View Unlabeled Version This image collage features Saturn and the moons Titan, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea and Helene, which will be studied in the extended mission. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science I...
Saturn Moon Collage -- Labeled
This movie, made from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft of the outer edge of Saturn’s B ring, reveals the combined effects of a tugging moon and oscillations that can naturally occur in ...
Oscillations at B Ring Edge
Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, is featured in this view, kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap.
The Realm of Daphnis
Sunlight illuminates a bright crescent on Saturn's moon Enceladus while Saturnshine dimly lights more of the moon. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing side of Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 31...
Shining a Second Light
The Cassini spacecraft captured this image of a dimly lit Titan as Saturn's largest moon was eclipsed by the planet. This view looks up toward the south pole of Titan which lies on the terminator ...
Titan in Eclipse
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 22, 2015, from a distance of 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers) with a resolution of 1,600 feet (480 meters) per pixel.
Dawn OpNav9 Image 1
This unusual view of Saturn's moon Hyperion (266 kilometers, or 165 miles across) shows just how strangely shaped this tumbling little moon is. Hyperion is the largest of Saturn's irregularly shape...
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