Solar System Exploration
Great Dark Spot
December 17, 2004
Great Dark Spot
Saturn’s moon Dione drifts before the planet’s rings, seen here almost edge on.
Dione on the Edge
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 12
Two moons on opposite sides of the rings slide past each other in this stately portrait of Saturn. Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across), on the far side of Saturn, appears above the rings...
Children of Saturn
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
Wispy streaks curl over the horizon on Saturn's moon Dione, caught here in a distant view from Cassini. The streaks were first revealed by NASA's Voyager spacecraft and subsequently were shown by C...
+ 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 81,580 miles (131,290 kilometers) away. ...
Tethys in View (Raw Image)
This image, taken on June 6, 2015 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a mountain on Ceres at center-left that is 4 miles (6 kilometers) high, from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) with a ...
Dawn Survey Orbit Image 46
Night Side Ringplane December 1, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06533 The usually bright B ring (at center) appea...
Night Side Ringplane
Dark Storms, Bright Clouds September 8, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06472 Flecks of bright cloud and several dark storms dominate Saturn's sout...
Dark Storms, Bright Clouds
This image depicts the dwarf planet Ceres, as seen from the Dawn spacecraft. It was taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on January 25, 2015, is part of a series of views representin...
Ceres Sharper Than Ever (Zoomed Out View)
These images are located in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole. These images are centered on the large Tarpeia crater.
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Tarpeia Crater
This image, created using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows craters (blue markings) called 'cold traps'. These shadowed craters may have been collecting ice for billions of years because they...
Shadowed Craters on Ceres
This image combines two separate views of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The fresh impact craters in this view are located in the south polar region, which has been pa...
Fresh Impact Craters on Asteroid Vesta
Craters appear well defined on icy Rhea in front of the hazy orb of the much larger moon Titan in this Cassini spacecraft view of these two Saturn moons. See Haze Layers on Titan and Orange and Bl...
Rhea Before Titan
This image of a fracture network on the floor of Occator Crater was obtained by NASAs Dawn spacecraft on July 26, 2018 from an altitude of about 94 miles (152 kilometers).
Fracture Network on the Floor of Occator Crater
This global digital map of Titan was created using data taken by the Cassini spacecraft Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS). The data here consist of images taken using a filter centered at 938 nanomet...
Map of Titan - December 2006
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Tarpeia crater, located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's south pole. Tarpeia has a sharp, fresh rim surrounding it.
The clumpy disturbed appearance of the brilliant F ring constantly changes. The irregular structure of the ring is due, in large part, to the gravitational perturbations on the ring material by one...
Disturbances by Prometheus
+ View Full Res This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on May 12, 2007. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 960 kilometers 597 miles) duri...
Titan Radar Swath (T-30 Flyby - May 12, 2007)
This mosaic of a prominent mound located on the western side of Cerealia Facula was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 22, 2018 from an altitude of about 21 miles (34 kilometers).
Prominent Mound in Ceres' Cerealia Facula Region
This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
Geyser Basin in 3-D
Images recorded by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer between 11 and 5 miles (17 and 8 kilometers) were assembled to produce this panoramic mosaic. The pro...
Saturn's dynamic F ring contains many different types of features to keep scientists perplexed.
Gored Clump in Saturn's F Ring
The Cassini spacecraft spies Enceladus and Epimetheus near the limb of Saturn. Geologically active Enceladus is 505 kilometers (314 miles) across; smaller, more irregularly shaped Epimetheus is 11...
Off Saturn's Shoulder
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
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