Solar System Exploration
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Great Dark Spot
December 17, 2004
Great Dark Spot
Merging Saturnian Storms
Merging Saturnian Storms
+ Unannotated Version The northern and southern hemispheres of Enceladus are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini clear-filter images. Each map is...
Enceladus Polar Maps - December 2011 -- North -- Annotated
This animated graphic shows how Saturn and its moon Enceladus are electrically linked. Magnetic field lines, invisible to the human eye but detectable by the fields and particles instruments on NAS...
Saturn and Enceladus Electrical Link
This 1981 Voyager 2 image shows the vast Saturn ring system, as well as three small icy satellites and the shadow of a fourth. Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System. It has a vol...
Saturn, Rings, Moons
This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft April 24 to 26, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).
Dawn RC3 Image 3
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft obtained this image of Saturn’s moon Dione on Sept. 3, 2010. The camera was pointing toward Dione at approximately 44,173 kilometers (27,448 miles) away. This image has ...
Dione Raw Image I, Sept. 3, 2010
This image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows hummocky terrain -- a surface covered in low, rounded hills -- with numerous impact craters of varying sizes.
Dawn HAMO Image 63
NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Hyperion on Aug. 25, 2011. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Full View of Hyperion
+ View high res + View unannotated version + View contrast enhanced version On July 19, 2013, in an event celebrated the world over, NASA's Cassini spacecraft slipped into Saturn's shadow ...
The Day the Earth Smiled (annotated)
Appearing like eyes on a potato, craters cover the dimly lit surface of the moon Prometheus in this high-resolution image from the Cassini spacecraft's early 2010 flyby. The Jan. 27 encounter repr...
+ View Full Res This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on Feb. 22, 2007. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) ...
Titan Radar Swath (T-25 Flyby - Feb. 22, 2007)
Saturn's northern hemisphere is visible through its disc of icy particles. This view looks toward the sunlit side of the A ring from about 21 degrees below the ringplane. The image was taken in vi...
Behind the Veil
The Cassini spacecraft looks past the night side of Saturn, dimly lit on the left of this image by ringshine, for a subtly distorted view of the planet's rings. Light passing through the upper rea...
Saturn's two ring-embedded moons are pictured here, along with clearly visible signs of their perturbing effects on the ring edges that border the gaps they inhabit. These ripples along the ring e...
Daphnis and Pan
These side-by-side natural color and false-color views show cratered terrain on the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Tethys -- the side that always faces away from Saturn. The rim of the immense impact b...
Odysseus on the Edge
This still from an animation showcases a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf pl...
Animation of Ceres
This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Images from NASA's Voyager mission fill the gaps in Cassini's coverage. An extensi...
Map of Dione - October 2010
Dione's beautiful wispy terrain is brightly lit alongside Saturn's elegant rings.
Wisps Under the Rings
This giant mosaic reveals Saturn's icy moon Rhea in her full, crater-scarred glory. This view consists of 21 clear-filter images and is centered at 0.4 degrees south latitude, 171 degrees west lon...
Rhea: Full Moon
Several spiral density waves in Saturn's A ring are seen in this detailed view. There is a grainy texture visible between the brightness peaks in the most prominent wave. Scientists think the grain...
Spiral Density Waves
New insights into the nature of Saturn’s rings are revealed in this panoramic mosaic of 15 images taken during the planet’s August 2009 equinox.
Ring Scan Spilling Secrets
The F ring shows off a rich variety of phenomena in this image from the Cassini spacecraft.
F Ring Zoo
This nighttime view of Saturn's north pole by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini orbiter clearly shows a bizarre six-sided hexagon feature encircling the entire nor...
Saturn's Strange Hexagon
These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Publicia Crater
Sunlight makes visible the faint band called the E ring as two moons meet in the sky. Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles across) and Tethys (1,071 kilometers, or 665 miles across) appear clo...
Moons in the Night
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