Solar System Exploration
Arrival at Saturn
December 16, 2004
Arrival at Saturn
Saturn and Dione regard Enceladus -- the object their gravitational tug-of-war. Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across) is seen next to Saturn here. Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles ac...
The rim of the crater blocks sunlight coming from the right, creating a moody scene on Ceres. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on June 16, 2016.
Dawn LAMO Image 132
Intricate C Ring Details December 7, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06537 Saturn's inner C ring spreads across th...
Intricate C Ring Details
Epimetheus (116 kilometers, or 72 miles across, at right) and Janus (181 kilometers, or 113 miles across, at left) are lit here by reflected "greylight" from Saturn. The Sun brightens only thin sli...
A Dark Duo
Cassini took this image of Enceladus on Dec. 23, 201 from approximately 303,344 miles (488,185 kilometers) away. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will ...
Enceladus (Raw Image)
The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. A portion of the ''wispy'' terrain of Dione's trailing hemisphere can be seen on the right (see Wispy ...
Dione and Ghostly Titan
Saturn's ring-embedded moons, Pan and Daphnis, are captured in a single Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle frame in an alignment they repeat with the regularity of a precise cosmic clock. Pan is close...
The Gap Moons
This Cassini image shows an assortment of vortices and wavy interfaces where air masses moving at different speeds intersect. Bright, narrow and linear cloud features of the north appear to be movi...
Where Clouds Meet
Night Side Ringplane December 1, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06533 The usually bright B ring (at center) appea...
Night Side Ringplane
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 September 20, 2015, and has a resolutio...
Dawn HAMO Image 36
The view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an unnamed crater that lies in the northeast part of the larger impact feature Gaue. The area is dominated by small craters and is relatively smooth in ge...
Dawn LAMO Image 35
The Cassini spacecraft captures Janus in the foreground, with Dione in the distance beyond. The image was taken two hours after Hiding Dione, in which Cassini imaged Dione beyond the rings. Janus...
Stepping Stone to Dione
Cassini prepared for its rendezvous with Dione on Oct. 11, 2005, capturing the brilliant, cratered iceball in front of its shadow-draped planet. The terrain seen here becomes notably darker toward...
On Approach to Dione
This view of Tethys displays three of the moon's most notable surface features. At upper left is the giant Odysseus impact basin. At lower right is the great scar of Ithaca Chasma. Extending from e...
The Triad of Tethys
The most detailed images of Ultima Thule — obtained just minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1, 2019 — have a resolution of about 110 feet (33 meters) per pix...
Highest Resolution Image of 2014 MU69 "Ultima Thule"
Ever-changing kinks and wiggles define Saturn's dynamic F ring. The evolution of F-ring features like those seen here are of interest to ring scientists because they reveal a great deal about the p...
F Ring Informants
This artist's rendition shows the Huygens probe as it reaches the surface of Titan. The Cassini spacecraft (top left corner of the image) flies over with its High Gain Antenna pointed at the probe....
Landing on Titan's surface
This graphic illustrates the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It shows warm, low-density material rising to the surface from within, in its icy shell (yellow) and/or its rocky core (red). A NA...
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon near a leg of the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA).
Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin
N00164313.jpg was taken on October 16, 2010 and received on Earth October 17, 2010. The camera was pointing toward PALLENE, and the image was taken using the RED and CL2 filters. This image has no...
Pallene -- Oct. 16, 2010 (raw)
On May 12, 2007, Cassini completed its 31st flyby of Saturn's moon Titan, which the team calls T30. The radar instrument obtained this image showing the coastline and numerous island groups of a p...
Coasts and Drowned Mountains
Evoking the haunting beauty of Earth's Moon, a crescent Enceladus appears in the skies around Saturn. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is u...
This Cassini radar image shows two lakes "kissing" each other on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The image from a flyby on Sept. 23, 2006, covers an area about 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide ...
Titan's 'Kissing Lakes'
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
Portrait of the prime crew of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission.
Apollo 12 Crew
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