Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by the approximately 8 km diameter bright ray crater named Tuccia on asteroid Vesta.
Recent Impact on the Rim of Tuccia Crater
NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn was awarded the 2012 National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Current Achievement on March 21 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C. Pictured (from left ...
National Air and Space Museum Award for Cassini-Huygens
Saturn's shadow passes over its rings as the Cassini spacecraft looks on in this artist's concept. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech + High Resolution (.jpg, 738 KB) + Highest Resolution (.tif, 14.6 MB)
Cassini at Saturn View 1
This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 1, 2000, shows details of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other features that were not visible in images taken earlier, when Cassini was farther f...
Jupiter Eye to Io
This color image of the Sun, Earth and Venus was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft Feb. 14, 1990, when it was approximately from a distance of about 4 billion miles.
Solar System Portrait – View of the Sun, Earth and Venus
The battered moon Epimetheus is dwarfed by Saturn in this image which shows a fraction of the planet's northern hemisphere. This view looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Epimetheus (113 kilome...
OSIRIS-REx's first pass over Bennu’s north pole.
Bennu North Pole Flyover
The Cassini spacecraft gazes down through the dark side of Saturn's rings toward the softly glowing planet. The night side southern hemisphere is lit by sunlight reflecting off the opposite side of...
Through the Blinds
The enormous impact basin Odysseus sits on the eastern limb of icy Tethys. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Tethys (1,062 kilometers, or 660 miles across). North is toward the top of ...
Impact on the Ice
This image of Lepida AV-L-14, 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.
As summer approaches in Titan's northern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been monitoring Titan, anticipating an increase in cloud activity at high northern latitudes.
Titan's Northern Summer Clouds
Saturn's Atmosphere and Rings June 26, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05413 In this image, ...
Saturn's Atmosphere and Rings
Distant Rhea (right) poses here for the Cassini spacecraft, as Pandora hovers against Saturn's dark shadow on the rings. This image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-an...
Moons Near and Far
These two views of Ceres were acquired by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Feb. 12, 2015, from a distance of about 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers) as the dwarf planet rotated. The images have been magnif...
Dawn Approaches: Two Faces of Ceres
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on July 24, 2011. Dawn entered orbit around Vesta on July 15, and will spend a year orbiting the body.
Full-Frame Image of Vesta
Engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., prepare NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Observatory for acoustic environmental testing.
A pair of Saturn's small, icy satellites accompany the planet's rings in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot. Janus (179 kilometers, or 111 miles across) is farthest from Cassini here and occupies th...
Chunks of Ice
A large sunspot was the source of a powerful solar flare and a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 6, 2017). The flare was the largest solar flare of the last decade. For one thing, it created a strong sh...
Major Solar Flare
This image (N00156648.jpg) was taken on July 05, 2010 and received on Earth July 06, 2010. The camera was pointing toward DAPHNIS, and the image was taken using the BL1 and CL2 filters. This image ...
Daphnis Raw Image No. 1
The Cassini spacecraft looks upward from beneath the ringplane to spy the moon Mimas floating above the shadowed cloudtops of the Saturnian north. This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rin...
While the curtain-like auroras we see at Earth are green at the bottom and red at the top, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shown us similar curtain-like auroras at Saturn that are red at the bottom a...
Saturn's Colorful Aurora (annotated)
Titan¿s Murky Skies June 10, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05404 Titan¿s featureless atmosphere as seen in visible light glares back at the v...
Titan's Murky Skies
+ Annotated Version This global digital map of Rhea was created using data taken during Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 417 meters (...
Map of Rhea - March 2012 -- Unannotated
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
+ View labeled version of the image Using images like the one presented here, Cassini imaging scientists have made a major finding about the mechanism powering the general circulation of Saturn. ...
Powering Saturn's Jets (without labels)
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