Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
Nature is an artist, and this time she seems to have let her paints swirl together a bit.
This southern hemisphere scene from dwarf planet Ceres encompasses parts of the craters Mondamin and Darzamat. Mondamin is large crater located in the top half of image, Darzamat is at bottom-right...
Dawn XMO2 Image 15
This high-resolution geological map of Vesta is derived from NASA's Dawn spacecraft data.
Geological Map of Vesta
Vertical structures in the variable outer edge of Saturn's B ring cast shadows in these two images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shortly after the planet's August 2009 northern vernal equin...
Long Spiky Shadows
Six of Saturn's moons orbiting within and beyond the planet's rings are collected in this Cassini spacecraft image. Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across) is the largest moon in this imag...
Sextet of Moons
This image shows a high-resolution heat intensity map of part of the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Tiger Stripe Split Ends
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft April 24 to 26, 2015, from a distance of 8,500 miles (13,500 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 7
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on June 6, 2016, shows Piuku Crater (19 miles, 31 kilometers wide), bottom, on Ceres.
Dawn LAMO Image 190
The Cassini spacecraft looks through Titan's thick atmosphere to reveal bright and dark terrains on the Saturn-facing side of the planet's largest moon. North is up. The image was taken with the ...
Saturn's View of Titan
An Atlas-Centaur launches Mariner 9 toward Mars from Cape Kennedy's Launch Complex 36B.
Mariner 9 Launch
Although Epimetheus appears to be orbiting between the A and F rings in this image, it's just an illusion! Epimetheus, which orbits Saturn well outside of the F ring's orbit, is actually on the nea...
This image of Juling and Kupalo Craters was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 25, 2018 from an altitude of about 855 miles (1380 kilometers).
This map of the surface of Enceladus illustrates the regions that will be imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its planned very close flyby on July 14, 2005. At closest approach, the spacecra...
Closer to Enceladus
This view of Saturn's A ring features a lone "propeller" -- one of many such features created by small moonlets embedded in the rings as they attempt, unsuccessfully, to open gaps in the ring mater...
Family Portrait September 13, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06475 A stately Saturn poses for a portrait with five of its moons in this Cassini sp...
Northern craters line the crescent of Enceladus. This image is part of an observation designed to view the moon's plume of icy particles at a moderately high phase angle. Phase angle is the angle ...
Just a Phase
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted the final resting place of Israel's Beresheet Moon lander.
Beresheet Moon Impact Site
This anaglyph of Ceres is part of a sequence of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft April 24 to 26, 2015, from a distance of 8,500 miles (13,500 kilometers). 3-D glasses are needed to view this ...
Dawn RC3 Image 1 Anaglyph
A dynamical interplay between Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and its rings is captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The Synchronicity of Rhythms
NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn was awarded the 2012 National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Current Achievement on March 21 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C. Pictured (from left ...
National Air and Space Museum Award for Cassini-Huygens
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of craters with bright features on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 18, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
Craters with Bright Features
This side-by-side view shows a newly discovered impact crater (at left) compared with a previously discovered crater (at right). The new crater was just discovered by the Cassini spacecraft's rada...
Polar Stratosphere August 16, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06470 This narrow angle ultraviolet image probes the high atmosphere above Saturn's s...
The map is a Mercator projection and has a resolution of 460 feet (140 meters) per pixel. The images used to make this map were taken from Dawn's high-altitude mapping orbit (HAMO), at a distance o...
Colorized Map of Ceres (Mercator Projection)
+ Unannotated version The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Mimas is seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini and Voyager images. Each map is centered ...
Mimas Polar Maps - February 2010
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