Solar System Exploration
December 17, 2004
The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the cratered plains of the trailing hemisphere of Rhea. Some of the moon's fractures, appearing like wispy bright lines, can be seen on the left of the image. R...
Well Lit Rhea
The very faint shadow of the moon Atlas stretches across the top left of this image while a wave undulates across the A ring in the lower right of this image, which was taken around the time of Sat...
Shadow and a Wave
The Cassini spacecraft peers closely at the layers of organic haze in Titan's upper atmosphere during a recent flyby. Planet-sized Titan is 5,150 kilometers (3,200 miles) across. The image was ta...
Technicians Susan Ung and Andy Anderson cut and stitch the gold-colored thermal blankets for NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Cassini's Space Suit
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain typical of Ceres, with a small bright crater highlighting the scene at lower right.
Dawn LAMO Image 61
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures a portion of Ceres near the equator, including a crater surrounded by bright material. The image is centered at approximately 2.5 degrees south latitu...
Dawn LAMO Image 15
Stormy Weather November 12, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06519 This Cassini view shows a bright storm that appeared in Saturn's southern hemisphe...
Stunning details in Saturn's clouds suggest movement within bands of atmosphere. This false color enhancement makes visible an exciting level of detail in the bright and dark bands that is more eas...
Terraced hills in Arabia Terra, Mars, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an escarpment located in asteroid Vesta's near Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole.
Escarpment on Vesta
+ Viewing options The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea, which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings, in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Observations of mutual m...
Before a Veiled Rhea
Mawrth Vallis is one of the oldest valleys on Mars, formed in and subsequently covered by layered rocks, from beneath which it is now being exhumed.
Layered Rocks near Mawrth Vallis
The moon Tethys stands out as a tiny crescent of light in front of the dark of Saturn's night side. Tethys (1,062 kilometers, or 660 miles across) can be seen above the ringplane on the far right ...
The shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas is elongated across the planet in this Cassini spacecraft image. The moon itself is not shown, but the shadow appears just above the ringplane on the right of the...
Mimas' Stretched Shadow
+ View Full Res This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Enceladus was taken on Oct. 19, 2011. As the spacecraft passed Enceladus, its infrared instruments, cameras and other instruments moni...
Enceladus Flyby E-15 (Raw Image #8)
The Herschel crater dominates this view of Saturn's moon Mimas. The 130-kilometer, or 80-mile, wide crater is located in the middle latitudes of Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles across). The m...
Southern Atmosphere Detail August 9, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05430 Details in Saturn's southern polar region highlight the often turbulent ...
Southern Atmosphere Detail
Saturn's moons Prometheus and Pandora are captured here in a single image taken from less than a degree above the dark side of Saturn's rings. Pandora is on the right, and Prometheus is on the lef...
F Ring Shepherds
These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Here Cassini captures ...
Encircling a Giant
The wrinkled border of Enceladus' south polar region snakes across this view, separating fresher, younger terrain from more ancient, cratered provinces. This is the region of Enceladus (505 kilome...
A Folded Surface
During its very close flyby of Enceladus on March 9, 2005, Cassini took images of parts of the icy moon from different viewing angles, allowing the construction of stereo views. These "3-D" views, ...
Sliced-up Craters (3-D)
This pair of craters is located in the northern hemisphere of Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The wall of the older crater (lower of the two) has partially collapsed where it adjoins the r...
Dawn LAMO Image 107
The Cassini spacecraft snapped this exquisite, close-up view of Saturn's moon Janus, looking toward the south polar region, on Feb. 20, 2008. Janus is 181 kilometers (113 miles) across. The image...
Janus: Down South
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
The lower panel is a mass spectrum that shows the chemical constituents sampled in Enceladus' plume by Cassini's Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer during its fly-through of the plume on Mar. 12, 20...
Enceladus Plume Neutral Mass Spectrum Description
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