Solar System Exploration
Io Color Eclipse
December 16, 2004
Io Color Eclipse
Eight days after its final encounter with the Earth, the Galileo spacecraft looked back and captured this remarkable view of the Earth and Moon.
The Earth-Moon System
+ Unannotated version The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini and Voyager images. Six Voyager images fi...
Rhea Polar Maps - South - March 2012
Cassini scientists continue their quest to understand the origin and evolution of the newly discovered features observed in Saturn's A ring which have become known as "propellers." In this image, t...
Earhart in the A Ring
The terminator between shadow and light cuts across a large crater in the high southern latitudes of the moon Tethys. Also visible near the terminator on the left of the image is a portion of the ...
Crater Chasm Combo
The moon Dione is eclipsed here by the narrow band of Saturn's rings, which in this image display one of the interesting ways that they transmit light. Dione is 1,118 kilometers (695 miles) across...
F Ring Edges
The Cassini spacecraft spies a ''fan'' in Saturn's tenuous F ring. This fan-like structure appears as dark lines spreading outward from the left of the bright clump of ring material near the cente...
This artist's concept shows a simulated view from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Europa's potentially rough, icy surface, tinged with reddish areas that scientists hope to learn more about, ...
Simulated View from Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)
Icy fractures on Saturn's moon Rhea reflect sunlight brightly in this high-resolution mosaic created from images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its March 2, 2010, flyby. This flyby wa...
Rhea's Western Wisps
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of bright and dark materials on Vesta's surface on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft.
Bright and Dark Material on Vesta's Surface
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an ejecta blanket mantling the surface and obscuring older caters. The bright crater rim, seen in the middle right edge, is one of a group of craters wh...
Ejecta Blanket on Vesta
Sunlight scatters through Titan's atmosphere, illuminating high hazes and bathing the entire moon in a soft glow. This high phase angle view of Titan was acquired from 21 degrees below the smoggy ...
Frigid Titan continues to prove itself a remarkably complex and dynamic world. Here, bright clouds are seen encircling the moon's north polar region. The Cassini spacecraft has revealed the prese...
Polar Clouds on Titan
This close-up image of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The mapping of this region in this orbit is almost complete.
Mosaic of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater
Dust plumes from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan blow southward over the Arabian Sea, Dec. 28, 2012.
The Mysteries of Clouds and Aerosols
This 2013 animation shows multiple-planet systems discovered by Kepler.
Kepler Orrery III
Clouds near the boundary of day and night on Saturn show unusual three-dimensional structure in this Cassini view. At this location on the planet, the Sun is at a very low angle, causing vertical r...
This movie sequence of images is from the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Last Enceladus Plume Observation
+ Lightning in Blue -- Annotated These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft capture lightning striking within the huge storm that encircled Saturn's northern hemisphere for much of 2...
Lightning in Blue -- Unannotated
This global map of Saturn's moon Tethys was created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant (simple cylindrical) projection and has a scale of 293 meters (96...
Map of Tethys - June 2012
+ View Full Res These images were obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on Dec. 21, 2008. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 970 kilometers (684 miles) d...
Titan Radar Swath (T-49 Flyby - Dec. 21, 2008)
This is the original Voyager "Blue Movie" (so named because it was built from blue filter images). It records the approach of Voyager 1 in 1979 during a period of over 60 Jupiter days taking images...
Voyager 'Blue Movie'
ORIGINAL CAPTION: Technicians from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) lower the upper equipment module over a propellant tank in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at KSC in July prior to in...
UEM over tank
The thin shadow of the moon Pandora cuts across Saturn's narrow F ring. As Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox, the planet's moons cast shadows onto the rings. To learn more about this speci...
Slender Slice of Shadow
This image of Urvara Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 20, 2018 from an altitude of about 920 miles (1480 kilometers).
Urvara Crater's Complex Floor
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained these images with its framing camera on Aug.17 and Sept.17, 2011. The left hand image shows scarps, mostly near the bottom. The right hand image is a close up, highe...
Two Different Resolution Images of Vesta's South Polar Region
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