Solar System Exploration
Moving Cassini for Testing
December 17, 2004
Moving Cassini for Testing
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
Copernicus is 93 km wide and is located within the Mare Imbrium Basin, northern nearside of the Moon (10 degrees N. 20 degrees W.).
Young Moon Rocks
Although traveling at great speed, the Cassini spacecraft managed to capture this close view of Saturn's small moon Helene during a flyby on March 3, 2010.
Cassini zooms in, for the first time, on the patchy, bright and dark mountains originally identified in images from the NASA Voyager spacecraft taken more than 25 years earlier. The image was acqui...
The 'Voyager' Mountains
Active Atmosphere August 13, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05434 Saturn's atmosphere displays elegant structural detail in this image of the sout...
NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this moody scene on Ceres, located within Zadeni Crater, named for the ancient Georgian god of bountiful harvest. Dawn saw Zadeni at approximately 76 miles (120 kilomete...
Dawn LAMO Image 130
The International Space Station transits the Moon in January 2018.
International Space Station Transits the Moon (2018)
This graphic shows in a series of three images how Saturn's rings, after they became tilted relative to Saturn's equatorial plane, would have transformed into a corrugated ring. Images taken after...
Tilting Saturn's Rings
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft includes Haulani, a relatively fresh crater 19 miles (31 kilometers) in diameter. The interior of Haulani shows landslides from its crater rim, along with smoo...
Dawn HAMO Image 83
High in the Titan Atmosphere October 25, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06120 High-altitude haze and perhaps cloud layers are visible in t...
High in the Titan Atmosphere
Zadeni Crater on Ceres is featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This large southern-hemisphere crater is 79.5 miles (128 kilometers) in diameter and is named for an ancient Georgian g...
Dawn XMO2 Image 9
A small icy world plies the space between Saturn's A and F rings. Atlas (32 kilometers, or 20 miles across) is seen here, along with clumps of material in the F ring. This view looks toward the u...
Related QuickTime Movie As the moon Enceladus eclipses its neighbor Mimas, Cassini records a scene possible only around the time of Saturn's approaching equinox. Seven images, each taken about 30...
A lone moon hurtles past as the Cassini spacecraft stares into the clouds of Saturn. Cassini monitored clouds near Saturn's equator for nearly 20 hours during an important series of observations d...
Mimas in Transit
This view of the topography of asteroid Vesta's surface is composed of several images obtained with the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. The image mosaic is shown superim...
Topography of Vesta's Surface
Saturn's moon Mimas appears near Saturn, dwarfed by its parent planet in this image. Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) appears tiny compared to the storms clearly visible in far northern...
Dwarfed by Saturn
Pan prepares to be engulfed by the darkness of Saturn's shadow, visible here as it stretches across the rings. When the Cassini spacecraft took a follow-up image of this same location about 50 sec...
Taking the Plunge
This mosaic of images from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft shows the impact crater Hokusai on Mercury.
The Impressive Rays of Hokusai
Rhea displays a prominent scar in this view from Cassini. A large and ancient impact basin can be seen at upper right. The giant feature occurs within a terrain that appears rugged and which likel...
Reminder of Ages Past
Terrain seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. A sharp cliff separates Dada Crater, the smaller crater at top center, from Roskva Crater, the larger c...
Dawn LAMO Image 70
Enceladus is seen here, across the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings. A hint of the moon's active south polar region can be seen as a just slightly dark area at bottom. This view was obtained f...
+ 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)
The far left image shows the bright-dark boundary region on Saturn's moon Iapetus at far-ultraviolet wavelengths, viewed by Cassini's ultraviolet imaging spectrograph on Sept. 10, 2007. These wa...
Two Ultraviolet Views of Iapetus
The Cassini spacecraft examines old and new terrain on Saturn's fascinating Enceladus, a moon where jets of water ice particles and vapor spew from the south pole. Newly created terrain is at the ...
Differently Aged Terrain
These views, taken two hours apart, demonstrate the dramatic variability in the structure of Saturn's intriguing F ring. In the image at the left, ringlets in the F ring and Encke Gap display dist...
Two F Ring Views
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