Solar System Exploration
Our Galactic Neighborhood
December 16, 2004
The Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse as seen by the people attending the viewing event at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, Oregon.
Total Solar Eclipse Seen from Salem, Oregon
A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon. See Global View of Iapet...
Bite Out of Iapetus
Wispy fractures cut through cratered terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea in this high resolution, 3-D image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image shows a level of detail not seen previously. This 3-...
Rhea's Fractured Terrain in 3-D
This computer-generated image shows the structure of the cyclonic pattern observed over Jupiter’s south pole.
Jupiter's Southern Exposure in Infrared
This image of Phobos is one product of the first pointing at that Martian moon by the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Martian Moon Phobos Observed by NASA's Odyssey
JPL engineers share the excitement of space exploration with students at the 2003 annual JPL Open House.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers
Built at JPL, the Cassini Spacecraft was shipped by truck to Edwards Air Force Base in the Mohave Desert, where it was loaded into a Boeing C-17 aircraft to be transported for launch at Kennedy Spa...
Cassini on a Boeing C-17
Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this Cassini spacecraft view. Prometheus can be seen just above the center of the image as it orb...
Prometheus Amid Rings
+ View Dione ''D-2'' Flyby Page This close-up view of Dione was taken on April 07, 2010 and received on Earth April 07, 2010. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibra...
Dione 'D2' Flyby: Image 2
NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this view of a region in the mid-southern latitudes of Ceres. The largest crater in the scene is Fluusa. Fluusa has a densely cratered floor and therefore is interpr...
Dawn LAMO Image 33
Possible variations in chemical composition from one part of Saturn's ring system to another are visible in this Voyager 2 picture as subtle color variations that can be recorded with special compu...
Ring Color Variations
Saturn's rings sweep around the planet, throwing their dark shadows onto the northern hemisphere. The equatorial region is generally brighter than the rest of the planet in Cassini spacecraft view...
Contrast Across the Shadows
Influence of Mimas October 29, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06509 Mimas, seen here beyond Saturn's rings, is a major sculptor of Saturn's rin...
Influence of Mimas
This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like. A new model from scientists on NASA's Cassini mission suggests that ...
Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?
+ View Image Without Labels This false-color image of Saturn's main rings was made by combining data from multiple star occultations using the Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph. During occ...
Mapping Clumps in Saturn's Rings (Annotated)
From just above the plane of Saturn's rings, the Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of Saturn two months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, showing the shadow of its rings as a narrow band on th...
Why does Saturn look like it's been painted with a dark brush in this infrared image, but Dione looks untouched?
High Haze in Color October 26, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06122 A global detached haze layer and discrete cloud-like features high above Titan...
High Haze in Color
More tradition than superstition, “lucky peanuts” are a fixture at major deep space mission events since 1964.
Cassini "Lucky" Peanuts
The visible and infrared mapping spectrometer aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft acquired this set of images during the high-altitude mapping orbit phase at about 420 miles (680 kilometers) above the su...
A Global View of Vesta
This composite image shows the progression of a total solar eclipse over Madras, Oregon, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Total Solar Eclipse Over Madras, Oregon
This image is the seventh skeet-shoot image taken during Cassini's very close flyby of Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008. Damascus Sulcus is crossing the upper part of the image. (The image is upside dow...
Enceladus Rev 80 Flyby Skeet Shoot #7
Shredding a Cloud November 5, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06514 This close-up of Saturn's atmosphere shows turbulent activity on the ragged edg...
Shredding a Cloud
The "H"-shaped region Fensal-Aztlan is faintly visible on Saturn's murky moon Titan in this enhanced clear-filter view from Cassini. While most of the light passing through the clear filters is vi...
The Land Beneath the Murk
The Cassini spacecraft pictures a crescent of Saturn's moon Rhea. Although craters dominate this particular view, the trailing hemisphere of Rhea also features wispy fractures. See Rhea in Natural...
A Few Rhea Craters
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