Solar System Exploration
Great Dark Spot
December 17, 2004
Great Dark Spot
This global map of Saturn's moon Mimas was created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys.
Mimas Global Map - June 2017
The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. A portion of the ''wispy'' terrain of Dione's trailing hemisphere can be seen on the right (see Wispy ...
Dione and Ghostly Titan
The transition region from Saturn's moon Iapetus' dark leading hemisphere to its bright trailing hemisphere is a complicated patchwork of craters and highlands, with low elevations filled in by dar...
A Complex Transition
It is no Great Red Spot, but these two side-by-side views show the longest-lived electrical storm yet observed on Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's Long-lived Storm
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this 3-D image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 23 and 28, 2011 at a distance of 1,700 miles (2,740 kilometers). You will need 3D glasses to view th...
3-D Image of Grooves and Wrinkles in the South Polar Region
This image was made from observations on 2 November 2013, and combines pictures of comet ISON taken through blue and red filters.
ISON in November by Hubble
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft obtained this raw image of the moon Mimas on Oct. 16, 2010, just before Mimas went into shadow behind Saturn. The camera was approximately 101,552 kilometers (63,1010 mil...
Mimas -- Oct. 16, 2010 (raw)
This complex area of hilly terrain and erosional channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. The image was captured by the Cassini Titan Radar Mapper on Apri...
The view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an unnamed crater that lies in the northeast part of the larger impact feature Gaue. The area is dominated by small craters and is relatively smooth in ge...
Dawn LAMO Image 35
MarCO, which is a separate mission launched on the same rocket as NASA’s InSight mission to Mars, will test new miniaturized deep space communication equipment.
MarCo Pre-Launch Briefing
This high-resolution view shows incredible detail within a spiral density wave within Saturn's A ring. A spiral density wave is a spiral-shaped massing of particles that tightly winds many times a...
Structure in the Spiral
This mosaic of Cassini images, part of a larger mosaic of images captured just hours before exact equinox at Saturn, shows that the spiral corrugation in the planet's inner rings continues right up...
Inner B Ring Terminus
The Cassini composite infrared spectrometer obtained temperature maps of Saturn's main rings (A, B and C) that showed ring temperatures decreasing with increasing solar phase angle (the change of t...
Slower Spinning Rings #1
This color-coded topography map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the giant asteroid Vesta in an equirectangular projection at 32 pixels per degree, relative to an ellipsoid of 177 miles by 177 miles ...
Vesta Topography Map
This montage of images of the Saturnian System was prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980. This artist's arrangement ...
The Saturn System
This anaglyph shows the topography of Vesta's "Snowman" craters on asteroid Vesta. The bottom crater is named Marcia, the middle crater, Calpurnia, and the top crater, Minucia. You need 3-D glasses...
3-D Image of Vesta's 'Snowman' Craters
This composite image NASA's Dawn spacecraft is a simulated true color image of part of asteroid Vesta's south polar region.
Vesta's South Polar Region in Simulated True Color
Saturn, more bland in appearance than Jupiter to the naked eye, puts on a dramatic display in this contrast-enhanced image taken with the Cassini spacecraft. This view shows a giant oval in the rin...
Nope, Not Jupiter!
The Galilean satellite Io floats above the cloudtops of Jupiter in this image captured on the dawn of the new millennium, January 1, 2001 10:00 UTC (spacecraft time), two days after Cassini's close...
A New Year for Jupiter and Io
This bizarre scene shows the cloud-streaked limb of Saturn in front of the planet's B ring. The ring's image is warped near the limb by the diffuse gas in Saturn's upper atmosphere. For additional...
Artist's rendition, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
Three of Saturn's moons appear almost like a string of pearls in this Cassini image, but looks are deceiving. Moons visible in this image: Mimas (398 kilometers, or 247 miles across) at right, P...
String of Moons?
Moon under Saturn July 14, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05416 Saturn's captivating cloud bands display a number of interesting features in th...
Moon under Saturn
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an area in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. At upper left, material from the rim of a fresher crater appears to have slumped into its neighbor.
Dawn LAMO Image 105
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas ...
Revealing Shadows 3
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