Solar System Exploration
Great Dark Spot
December 17, 2004
Great Dark Spot
Dione and Saturn December 16, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06155 Cassini captured Dione against the globe of Saturn as it approached the icy...
Dione and Saturn
Clouds and vortices churn in this beautiful, close-up view of Saturn. This image is part of a series of important Cassini observations designed to provide information about winds and convection on ...
Monitoring the Maelstrom
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of the grooved terrain in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle, which is in the southern hemisphere. Large-scale grooves and depressions can be see...
Topography and Albedo Image of Grooved Terrain on Vesta
This mosaic depicts a portion of asteroid Vesta imaged by NASA's Dawn spacecraft where pockets of bright materials are visible.
Map of Bright Areas on Vesta
Flying over the unlit side of Saturn's rings, the Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's glow, represented in brilliant shades of electric blue, sapphire and mint green, while the planet's shadow cas...
This stereo view of Iapetus was created by combining two Cassini images, which were taken one day apart. The view serves mainly to show the spherical shape of Iapetus and some of the moon's topogra...
Iapetus in 3D
Achita Crater on Ceres was named for the Nigerian god of agriculture. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of the crater on January 15, 2016. Achita is located in the northern hemisphere.
Dawn LAMO Image 71
Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this Cassini spacecraft image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox. Prometheus (86 kilom...
Shadow Before Equinox
The Cassini spacecraft, with the Huygens probe seen on the right in this photo, sits atop a Titan IVB expendable launch vehicle at Launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, where it awaits place...
Cassini and Huygens on the Pad
NASA's Galileo spacecraft caught Jupiter's moon Io, the planet’s third-largest moon, undergoing a volcanic eruption.
Galileo Sees Io Erupt
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
This image combines two separate views of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The data reveal a world of many varied, well-separated layers and ingredients.
A Comparative View of Terrains on Vesta
Saturn's fourth-largest moon, Dione, can be seen through the haze of the planet's largest moon, Titan, in this view of the two posing before the planet and its rings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Titan and Dione
Surface details on Titan are just visible in this Cassini view acquired through clear spectral filters, which permit wavelengths of light from the infrared through the ultraviolet portion of the sp...
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter slewed 54 degrees to the east to snap a dramatic oblique view of the Chang'e 3 site (arrow).
Chang'e Lunar Rover Landing Site
This unprocessed image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its Nov. 21, 2009 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It shows the moon's south polar region, where jets of water vapor and oth...
Enceladus Flyby E-8 (Image 1)
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
NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its Oct. 1 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, capturing these raw, unprocessed images of the moon and its dramatic plumes of water vapor and ice. Th...
Enceladus Flyby E-14 (Raw Image #4)
A fleet of small moons patrols the outskirts of Saturn's icy rings. The shepherd moons Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across) and Pandora (84 kilometers, or 52 miles across) are seen resp...
The Orbiting Fleet
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have enabled scientists to make the highest-resolution heat intensity maps yet for the hottest part of a ''tiger stripe'' fissure on Saturn's moon Enceladus. The...
Hot and Narrow Tiger Stripe
An infrared composite image of the two hemispheres of Uranus obtained with Keck Telescope adaptive optics.
Keck Telescope Views of Uranus
This pair of images shows color-coded maps from NASA's Dawn mission, revealing the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.
Topographic Maps of Ceres' East and West Hemispheres
Saturn's clouds and hazes at three different levels in the atmosphere are depicted in the image on the right, as observed by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on the Cassini spacecraft. In ...
A 3-D View of Saturn's Clouds and Hazes
The tortured southern polar terrain of Enceladus appears strewn with great boulders of ice in this fantastic view, one of the highest resolution images obtained so far by Cassini of any world. Som...
Boulder-strewn Surface -- Narrow-angle Camera View
A huge arrow-shaped storm blows across the equatorial region of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, chronicling the seasonal weather changes on Saturn's largest moon. This storm cr...
Titan's Arrow-Shaped Storm
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