Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
NASA's Cassini captures a still and partially sunlit Enceladus. The Saturnian moon is covered in ice that reflects sunlight similar to freshly fallen snow, making Enceladus one of the most reflecti...
Frozen in Time
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft obtained this image of Saturn’s moon Dione on Sept. 3, 2010. The camera was pointing toward Dione at approximately 49,969 kilometers (31,049 miles) away. This image has...
Dione Raw Image II, Sept. 3, 2010
This map-projected view of Ceres was created from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its initial approach to the dwarf planet, prior to being captured into orbit in March 2015.
Dawn's First Color Map of Ceres
This fortunate view sights along Saturn's ringplane to capture three moons aligned in a row: Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across) at left, Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across) a...
Clinging to the Rings
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the largest crater on Ceres, called Kerwan. Kerwan is very relaxed and looks like a pancake especially when viewed near Ceres' limb.
Kerwan in Full
This image, taken on June 22, 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 o...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 20
The surface of Ceres is covered with craters of many shapes and sizes, as seen in this new mosaic of the dwarf planet comprised of images taken by NASA's Dawn mission on Feb. 19, 2015 from a distan...
Cratered Surface of Ceres
This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's "T-114" flyby on Nov. 13, 2015.
Peering Through Titan's Haze
This wide-angle image shows the south polar region of Saturn’s moon Enceladus and outlines the area covered by the high-resolution mosaic combining data from the imaging science subsystem and compo...
Baghdad Sulcus in Context -- Unannotated
View annotated version. This sequence of three images, obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft over the course of about 10 minutes, shows the path of a newly found moonlet in a bright arc of Saturn'...
Tiny Moonlet Within G Ring Arc
[Note: Re-issued and updated July 8, 2010] An unusually large propeller feature is detected just beyond the Encke Gap in this Cassini image of Saturn's outer A ring taken a couple days after the p...
Giant Propeller in A Ring
The candles are lit; the champagne is on ice. All you need now are flowers and a ring. This Valentine's Day, NASA's Spitzer and Cassini spacecraft provide you with both, in two intriguing new image...
NASA and the Universe Send a Celestial Valentine
The Cassini spacecraft looks down toward Janus, which hugs the outer edges of Saturn's rings. Janus (181 kilometers, or 113 miles across) orbits Saturn about 11,250 kilometers (6,990 miles) beyond ...
This nearly equatorial view shows cratered regions on Enceladus in the central part of its leading hemisphere and high northern latitudes. Much of the rest of the geologically active moon is relati...
Scars on an Active World
Saturn, more bland in appearance than Jupiter to the naked eye, puts on a dramatic display in this contrast-enhanced image taken with the Cassini spacecraft. This view shows a giant oval in the rin...
Nope, Not Jupiter!
Stormy Weather November 12, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06519 This Cassini view shows a bright storm that appeared in Saturn's southern hemisph...
Titan's smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn's rings. At this slight angle above the ringplane, the thin F ring shines brightl...
Titan Shines Through
This set of four images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows some of the more bizarre trails that were dragged out from Saturn's F ring by objects about a half mile (1 kilometer) in diameter...
Exotic Trails or Mini-Jets
A fleet of small moons patrols the outskirts of Saturn's icy rings. The shepherd moons Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across) and Pandora (84 kilometers, or 52 miles across) are seen resp...
The Orbiting Fleet
The huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-color view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
Catching Its Tail
This almost surreal view of Iapetus was acquired by Cassini about 10 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach to the icy moon during a close flyby on New Year's Eve 2004. The image shows Ia...
Iapetus by Saturn Shine
New radar images were release today at a press conference at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Washington, D.C. The radar images were taken during Cassini's ...
New Titan Radar Images from Cassini
The shadow of the moon Mimas extends elegantly across Saturn's A and F rings. As Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox, the planet's moons cast shadows onto the rings. To learn more about this...
This evening when you are out visiting friends and family, look up. Saturn will be there to remind you of some of the winter season and holiday celebration beginnings. One can only imagine the se...
Solstice Season With Saturn
Bright fractures adorn the trailing side of Saturn's moon Dione. This view looks toward the northern hemisphere of Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across). North is toward the top of the im...
Dione's Bright Streaks
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