Solar System Exploration
December 16, 2004
A propeller-shaped structure, created by an unseen moon, can be seen in Saturn's A ring. The propeller, which looks like a small, dark line interrupting the bright surrounding ring material, is in...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been on an epic road trip, as this graphic of its orbits around the Saturn system shows. This picture traces Cassini's orbits from Saturn orbit insertion, on June 30, ...
Round and Round Saturn
Liber Crater is featured at lower left in this image from Ceres. Named for the Roman god of agriculture, Liber is 14 miles (23 kilometers). NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on June 16, 2016.
Dawn LAMO Image 134
A false color look reveals subtle details on Enceladus that are not visible in natural color views. The now-familiar bluish appearance (in false color views) of the southern "tiger stripe" feature...
Fresh Features on Enceladus (False color)
South Polar Turbulence August 30, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06465 Structures in the turbulent cloud bands near Saturn's south pole are visibl...
South Polar Turbulence
+ Annotated Version This mosaic shows an updated global map of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys. The map incorporates new images taken durin...
Map of Enceladus - December 2011 -- Unannotated
Dark Desolation June 14, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06069 On June 11, 2004, during its closest approach to Phoebe, Cassini obtained this ex...
This color image of Jupiter was taken by the camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft when it was 81.3 million kilometers (50.5 million miles) from the planet. It is composed of images taken in t...
First Color Image
Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan's colorful visage in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Obscured by Rings
This artist’s concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Tita...
+ View Full Res This raw, unprocessed image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 20, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Tethys at approximately 37,196 miles (59,861 kilometers) away. T...
Tethys Surface (Raw Image)
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sped away from Titan following a relatively close flyby, its cameras monitored the moon's northern polar region, capturing signs of renewed cloud activity.
Northern Clouds Return to Titan
The central peaks of Plaskett crater on the Moon.
Shadowy Mountains on the Moon
Streaming F Ring July 2, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06351 This image taken by the narrow angle camera on...
Streaming F Ring
Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings.
Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
Sossia Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
Swirling cloud bands, delicate ring shadows and icy moons make the Saturn system a place of supreme natural beauty. Even Cassini's remarkable images can only provide the slightest sense of the expe...
In this view, Saturn's moon Mimas is a mere pinprick of light, while the nearly edge-on rings and the ghostly globe of Saturn steal the scene. Some of the light reflected from the rings bounces ont...
Bright Rings for Southern Skies
Ceres' Haulani Crater, with a diameter of 21 miles (34 kilometers), shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim.
Haulani Crater in Enhanced Color
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows terrain on Ceres centered at approximately 34 degrees south latitude, 266 degrees east longitude -- between the large basins named Urvara and Yalode.
Dawn LAMO Image 159
The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the sunlit face of Saturn's rings, whose shadows continue to slide southward on the planet toward their temporary disappearance during equinox in August 2009. T...
Eyes on the Rings
The dark Cassini Division, within Saturn's rings, contains a great deal of structure, as seen in this color image. The sharp inner boundary of the division (left of center) is the outer edge of the...
Graceful Lanes of Ice
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
Moving Cassini for Testing
Moving Cassini for Testing
Saturn and two of its moons, Tethys (above) and Dione, were photographed by Voyager 1 on November 3, 1980, from 13 million kilometers (8 million miles). The shadows of Saturn's three bright rings a...
Saturn With Tethys and Dione
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