Solar System Exploration
As Titan Turns
December 17, 2004
As Titan Turns
Saturn's brightly sunlit moon Rhea commands the foreground in this image from Cassini. The planet's splendid rings are discernible in the background. Rhea is 1,528 kilometers (949 miles) across. ...
This is a raw, or unprocessed, image taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its close flyby of Saturn's moon Iapetus on Sept. 10, 2007.
Iapetus -- raw image
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Tiny Epimetheus is dwarfed by adjacent slivers of the A and F rings. But is it really? Looks can be deceiving!
This image from NASA's Dawn mission reveals the creeping dawn over the north pole of the giant asteroid Vesta now that sunlight is shining over that area. The mosaic shows two large impact craters.
Dawn over the North
Bands of Clouds and Lace May 13, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05391 As Cassini nears its rendezvous with Saturn, new detail in the banded cl...
Bands of Clouds and Lace
This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
This image was taken on 2006-01-24 04:35 (PST) and received on Earth 2006-01-24 20:05 (PST).
Image of Iapetus
These six narrow-angle color images were made from the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by Voyager 1, which was more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ec...
Solar System Family Portrait
This anaglyph shows the central complex in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia impact basin. The central complex about two and a half times taller than Mt. Everest. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
3-D Image of the Central Complex in Vesta's Rheasilvia Impact Basin
This close-up image of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The mapping of this region in this orbit is almost complete.
Mosaic of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater
This sweeping mosaic of Saturn's moon Enceladus provides broad regional context for the ultra-sharp, close-up views NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired minutes earlier, during its flyby on Aug. 11, ...
Great Southern Land
The moon Dione is eclipsed here by the narrow band of Saturn's rings, which in this image display one of the interesting ways that they transmit light. Dione is 1,118 kilometers (695 miles) across...
F Ring Edges
This anaglyph from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows degraded craters shows partially degraded craters and ridges in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
3-D Image of Partially Degraded Craters
Presented here is a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution atlas of Saturn's moon Mimas. The atlas is a product of the imaging team working with NASA's Cassini spacecraft. ...
The Mimas Atlas
Moon and its Flock September 30, 2004 Full-Res: PIA06488 In its own way, the shepherd moon Prometheus (102 kilometers, 63 miles acros...
Moon and its Flock
The Cassini spacecraft captures a glimpse of the moon Atlas shortly after emerging from Saturn's shadow.
Emerging from Darkness
Saturn's rings divide this scene, casting graceful shadows onto the planet. Below, bright clouds hint at the turbulent world beneath the haze. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the...
Above and Below
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows many secondary crater chains on Vesta's surface. This image is located in Vesta's Domitia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
Secondary Crater Chains
The thin shadow of the moon Pandora cuts across Saturn's narrow F ring. As Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox, the planet's moons cast shadows onto the rings. To learn more about this speci...
Slender Slice of Shadow
Plunging cliffs and towering mountains characterize the gigantic impact structure called Odysseus on Saturn's moon Tethys. The great impact basin lies before the Cassini spacecraft in one of the be...
The Great Basin
Chaotically tumbling and seriously eroded by impacts, Hyperion is one of Saturn's more unusual satellites. Scientists believe the moon to be quite porous, with a great deal of its volume being empt...
Saturn's C ring is home to a surprisingly rich array of structures and textures. In this image, a bright and narrow ringlet located toward the outer edge of the C ring is flanked by two broader fea...
So Long, C Ring
This unprocessed image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its Nov. 21, 2009 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It shows the moon's south polar region, where jets of water vapor and oth...
Enceladus Flyby E-8 (Image 1)
The Cassini spacecraft captures Janus in the foreground, with Dione in the distance beyond. The image was taken two hours after Hiding Dione, in which Cassini imaged Dione beyond the rings. Janus...
Stepping Stone to Dione
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