Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
The Cassini spacecraft surveys the south polar region of icy Rhea. This is a similar view to Above Rhea's South Pole. This view is a bit farther south and has slightly different solar illumination...
South on Rhea
Saturn's moon Dione dwarfs the moon Telesto in this Cassini spacecraft image. Dione (1123 kilometers, 698 miles across) is the fourth largest of Saturn's moons, and it dominates this view. Tiny Te...
Don't Forget Telesto
It is no Great Red Spot, but these two side-by-side views show the longest-lived electrical storm yet observed on Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's Long-lived Storm
Although solid-looking in many images, Saturn's rings are actually translucent. In this picture, we can glimpse the shadow of the rings on the planet through (and below) the A and C rings themselve...
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 15
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
This Cassini spacecraft image holds an unseen treasure orbiting within the bright arc of Saturn's G ring: the tiny moonlet Aegaeon. The moonlet itself is too small to be seen within the arc pictur...
In the Arc
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of bright and dark materials on Vesta's surface on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft.
Bright and Dark Material on Vesta's Surface
Cassini Enters Saturn's Orbit July 1, 2004 After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn'...
Cassini Enters Saturn's Orbit
The rings are awash in subtle tones of gold and cream in this view which shows the outer B ring, the Cassini Division and the inner part of the A ring. In this viewing geometry, the brightest feat...
This view is part of a montage of images from the NASA Cassini and Voyager missions shown in D Ring Revelations. The inset image from the montage is presented here by itself and in its original ori...
D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
Enhanced color image of the region surrounding the young impact crater Pwyll on Jupiter's moon Europa.
Pwyll Crater on Europa
This computer-generated image shows the structure of the cyclonic pattern observed over Jupiter’s North pole: a central cyclone surrounded by eight circumpolar cyclones with diameters ranging from ...
A New View on Jupiter's North Pole
This geological map covers a portion of Pluto's surface that measures 1,290 miles (2,070 kilometers) from top to bottom, and includes the vast nitrogen-ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum and...
Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
This global digital map of Saturn's moon Rhea was created using data taken during Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 667 meters (2,188 fe...
Map of Rhea - December 2005
This image captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft features the shadowy rim of an unnamed crater on Ceres. The crater on the left appears relatively old, as its flanks are rugged and the crater density ...
Dawn LAMO Image 89
These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's moon Dione were taken on Dec. 12, 2011, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Although Cassini obtained more detailed images on previous flybys of Dione, this was ...
Dione Rev 158 Raw Preview -- Image 2
On May 28, the Cassini spacecraft will fly by Saturn's moon Titan in its last flyby of the original four-year tour, but Cassini’s exploration of Saturn will continue for two more years. This flyby ...
Cassini Flies By Titan, Readies for Extended Tour
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of the ejecta blanket from Vesta's 'Snowman' craters in the northern hemisphere. The ejecta blanket fills the whole image and is identified by its...
Topography and Albedo Image of Hummocky-mantled Terrain on Vesta
+ See unannotated version 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 ...
Baghdad Sulcus in Context -- Annotated
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, features a crater at lower right with a sharp rim and bright material on its walls. The image, with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, w...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 51
+ Annotated version These images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show one of the large seas and a bounty of smaller lakes on Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists saw these small lakes in data obtained b...
Titan Lake Country (Unannotated)
Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist, and Jeff Cuzzi, Saturn ring specialist, stand in front of a section of the mural showing the ring particles with Saturn looming in the background.
The Cassini orbiter continues its observations of Saturn¿s mysterious moon Titan, stealing another early peek at the haze-enshrouded surface. Cassini's view of Titan now surpasses Earth-based obser...
Peering Closer at Titan
Saturn's moon Hyperion's crater, Meri, blooms in this extreme color-enhanced view. Meri is overprinted by a couple of smaller craters and displays dark material on its floor that is characteristic ...
Color Variation on Hyperion
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