Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
This enhanced-color mosaic of Saturn's icy moon Tethys shows a range of features on the moon's trailing hemisphere.
The Colors of Tethys I
This global map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the topography of the giant asteroid Vesta, with the seven most prominent impact basins highlighted.
Global Topography of Vesta
The Cassini spacecraft takes in a southern view of the scarred face of icy Tethys.
This Magellan image mosaic shows one of the largest impact craters known to exist on Venus.
Margaret Mead Crater on Venus
This Viking 1 image is one of first images of a sunset as seen from the surface of Mars.
Sunset on Mars (Viking 1)
Titan Mosaic: December 2004 December 16, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06159 This mosaic of images taken at 28 footprints shows the regional covera...
Titan Mosaic: December 2004
ORIGINAL CAPTION: Workers begin unloading the Cassini orbiter from a U.S. Air Force C-17 air cargo plane after its arrival at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility from Edwards Air Force Base, California.
This series of images taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft shows asteroid Bennu in one full rotation from about 50 miles (80 km).
Asteroid Benn Full Rotation (50 Miles)
This radar image of Titan's well-known dunes is distinctive because it may show an age relationship between different classes of features on the surface of this frigid world. Taken by Cassini's ...
Titan Dunes over Possible Craters (T23)
Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft using three different filters reveal cloud structures and movements at different depths in the atmosphere around Jupiter's south pole.
Jupiter Clouds in Depth
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features a lobe-shaped flow feature in Ghanan Crater on Ceres. The flow feature is a place where a crater rim has collapse and material has flowed across the s...
Dawn XMO2 Image 4
Janus peeks out from beneath the ringplane, partially lit here by reflected light from Saturn. A couple of craters can be seen on the moon's surface. To the right, two faint clumps of material can ...
Janus on the Far Side
Phoebe Temperature Maps June 23, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06403 A montage of maps of Saturn's moon Phoebe shows surface temperatures at ...
Phoebe Temperature Maps
This view, like PIA08303, shows Prometheus with a streamer it has created in the inner edge of the F ring.
Toying with Gravity
NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close swing by Saturn's spongy-looking moon Hyperion is providing breathtaking views of the tumbling moon. Raw images from the Sept. 26 flyby are now available.
Saturn's Spongy Hyperion Tumbles Into View
This view, taken on June 17, 2016 from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the rim of Ernutet Crater (32 miles, 52 kilometers in diameter) on Ceres.
Dawn LAMO Image 142
Seen here inside one half of its 62.7-foot tall fairing, the Parker Solar Probe was encapsulated on July 16, 2018, in preparation for the move from Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida...
Prepping to Launch for the Sun
This portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings was created from images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.
High Above Saturn
Saturn looms large before the Cassini spacecraft, its blustery cloud bands in restless motion. This view looks toward Saturn's mid-northern latitudes from about 37 degrees above the ringplane. Rin...
Mosaic view of Odysseus crater on Saturn's moon Tethys.
Odysseus Crater on Tethys: Moon of Saturn
This mosaic from the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera on the European Space Agency's Huygens probe combines 17 image triplets, projected from an altitude of 800 meters (2,625 feet). The ar...
Huygens Titan Mosaic #2
Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen above the Doll House in this National Park Service photo from Canyonlands National Park.
Milky Way Galaxy Over Canyonlands National Park
In late 2016, the Cassini spacecraft will begin a completely new type of mission at Saturn.
Naming Contest 2014
Cassini's prying infrared vision allows details of Saturn's storm-ridden hydrogen atmosphere to be revealed as never before. North of the dark south polar region is what may be a "polygonal wave" ...
Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione, appears like a solitary ornament suspended above the rings in this Cassini spacecraft view. Lit terrain seen here is on the leading hemisphere of Dione (1,123 ...
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