Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
This image is the fourth skeet-shoot footprint taken during Cassini's very close flyby of Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008. Cairo Sulcus is shown crossing the upper left portion of the image. An unname...
Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #4
The Cassini spacecraft monitors the myriad cloud forms that drift in Saturn's atmosphere, helping scientists gain a better understanding of how energy is transported around, and from within, the pl...
Following the Clouds
In this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas, making the moon look like the Death Star in the movie "St...
Flying by the 'Death Star' Moon
This set of enhanced-color maps made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Saturn's moons Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea. The global maps show the colorful splotches and ba...
Enhanced-Color Maps of Saturn Inner Moons
An aurora, shining high above the northern part of Saturn, moves from the night side to the day side of the planet in this movie recorded by Cassini.
Northern Aurora in Motion
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows terrain in the northern hemisphere of Ceres, near Jarovit Crater. This image was taken on June 2, 2016, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers)...
Dawn LAMO Image 177
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 34
The stars of the Pleiades cluster, also known by the names "M45" and "the Seven Sisters," shine brightly in this view from the Cassini spacecraft. The cluster is comprised of hundreds of stars, a f...
The Seven Sisters
This mosaic of Cerealia Facula in Occator Crater on Ceres is based on images obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Intimate details about the relationships between bright and dark materials across th...
Mosaic of Cerealia Facula in Occator Crater
Great Dark Spot
Great Dark Spot
The first and last image taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft while in orbit at Mercury.
From the First to the Last
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on August 22, 2015, and has a resolution o...
Dawn HAMO Image 27
Bright fractures creep across the surface of icy Dione. This extensive canyon system is centered on a region of terrain that is significantly darker than the rest of the moon. Part of the darker te...
Dione's Creeping Canyons
This raw image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken on June 16, 2015 and received on Earth June 17, 2015.
Dione (raw image)
Smoke plume from California's Rim Fire, Aug. 23, 2013.
Smoke Plumes From Space
+ Annotated version The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini and Voyager images. Six Voyager images fill...
Rhea Polar Maps - North - March 2012 - Unnanotated
Surface Streaks October 28, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06991 This medium-resolution view shows some of the surface streaks of Titan's equatorial t...
This atlas of Ceres was created using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in June 2015. Researchers used 12,000 points on Ceres to construct a terrain model, which served as the basis for other ...
Ceres Survey Atlas
This map from NASA's Dawn mission shows locations of bright material on dwarf planet Ceres. There are more than 300 bright areas, called 'faculae,' on Ceres.
Map of Ceres' Bright Spots
The Cassini spacecraft looks to the cratered surface of Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea. Rhea is 1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles, across. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Rhea. Nor...
This stereographic projection of Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer images from the European Space Agency's Huygens probe combines 60 images in 31 triplets, projected from a height of 3,000 meters ...
Huygens Titan Mosaic #1
Titan's First Close-Up October 26, 2004 This image is one of the closest ever taken of Saturn's hazy moon Titan. It was captured by Cassini's imaging scien...
Titan's First Close-Up
Long shadows stretch away from the towering edge waves created by the gravity of the moon Daphnis in this image taken a little more than a week before Saturn's August 2009 equinox. Tiny Daphnis (8...
Is Dione (698 miles or 1123 kilometers across) suddenly larger than Rhea (949 miles or 1527 kilometers across)?
Dione Dwarfing Rhea
The oblate shape of the moon Iapetus is particularly noticeable in this portrait. The two-toned surface of the moon Iapetus also stands out against the darkness of space in this image. See Global ...
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