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Great Dark Spot
December 17, 2004
Great Dark Spot
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up of part of the rim around the crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta. Canuleia, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter, is the large ...
Canuleia, Up Close
Cassini Enters Saturn's Orbit July 1, 2004 After becoming the first spacecraft to enter Saturn'...
Cassini Enters Saturn's Orbit
Ceres' surface shows evidence for different types of flows that indicate the presence of ice in the regolith (as described in PIA21471).
Flow Around a Crater on Ceres
This piece entitled "Cassini Tracking Saturn I" was painted by Florida artist Cecil Herring, who absolutely loves everything about space exploration. As part of her "Spacescapes" series, she uses a...
Cassini Saturn Art
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the surface of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 11, 2011. It was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of...
Equatorial Grooves Imaged at the Limb of Vesta
This raw image of Saturn's moon Dione taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the fractured region known as "wispy terrain." The image was obtained on Dec. 20, 2010, from a distance of about 107,0...
+ 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
“On July 19, 2013, you waved at Saturn. The Cassini spacecraft was there to snap a photo of not only us, but the Saturn system. Here’s Cassini’s view of Enceladus within Saturn’s E ring on that day...
Enceladus in the E Ring by Val Klavans
Two of Saturn's moons make appearances in this view in very different ways. Janus (181 kilometers, or 113 miles across) glides past at bottom, near the edge-on ringplane. Above are the arcing shad...
Ernutet Crater is featured in this image from Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Ernutet was named for the Egyptian cobra-headed goddess of the harvest. The crater measures about 32 miles (52 ...
Dawn LAMO Image 75
Tethys' trailing side shows two terrains that tell a story of a rough past.
The soft, bright-and-dark bands displayed by Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the signature of methane in the planet's atmosphere.
Two moons orbit serenely before Saturn while large storms churn through the planet's southern hemisphere. The moon Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles across) is on the right. Dione (1,123 kilomet...
This processed image from Cassini's Aug. 22, 2005, flyby of Titan reveals mid-latitudes on the moon's Saturn-facing side. This region has been imaged previously by Cassini, although the recent appr...
Titan's Sideways Cipher
These two pictures of Uranus were compiled from images recorded by Voyager 2 on Jan. 10, 1986, when the NASA spacecraft was 18 million kilometers (11 million miles) from the planet.
Uranus, Toward the Planet's Pole of Rotation
NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the central area of the south polar basin. This view is rotated by approximately 60°.
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region III
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a portion of Ceres known as Erntedank Planum, a broad plateau 345 miles (555 kilometers) wide. The terrain seen here lies just to the southeast of Occat...
Dawn LAMO Image 106
This clear-filter view of Saturn's moon Titan reveals a region of cloud activity at high southern latitudes. Titan is 5,150 kilometers (3,200 miles) across. Cassini observations have generally be...
Faint Southern Clouds
Daphnis and its entourage of edge waves are captured here by the Cassini spacecraft. The wave pattern caused by Daphnis in the edges of the Keeler Gap can be likened to a standing ripple in a flow...
Among the Waves
This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows Ceres' tallest mountain, Ahuna Mons. A significant amount of sodium carbonate has been found, shown in green and red colors in the lower right image.
This poster shows a composite view from the descent imager/spectral radiometer taken while the European Space Agency's Huygens probe was setting on Titan's surface, juxtaposed with a similarly scal...
An image of Phobos by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft on January 22, 2007.
Phobos Just Below Mars Limb
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Urvara crater, named for the Indian a...
Dawn HAMO Image 50
The Cassini spacecraft examines Titan's north polar hood, the part of the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon appearing dark at the top of this image. See Titan's Hazes and Haze Layers on Titan to...
Above Titan's North
Moon and its Flock September 30, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06488 In its own way, the shepherd moon Prometheu...
Moon and its Flock
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