Solar System Exploration
As Titan Turns
December 17, 2004
As Titan Turns
The heavens often seem vast and unchanging as seen from Earth, but movement in the skies is the norm. The relative motions of both Cassini and Enceladus over a 15-minute period create the movement ...
Nevertheless, It Moves
Eight days after its final encounter with the Earth, the Galileo spacecraft looked back and captured this remarkable view of the Earth and Moon.
The Earth-Moon System
Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot that also features a couple of the planet's moons large and small. Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across) can be seen...
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features the sharp rim of a steep-walled crater on Ceres.
Dawn LAMO Image 110
This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an old, very degraded crater that is almost completely filled with regolith. Regolith is the fine-grained material that covers most of...
An Old Crater Almost Completely Filled with Regolith
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a vast river system on Saturn's moon Titan. It is the first time images from space have revealed a river system so vast and in such high resolution a...
Titan's Nile-Like River Valley
This Cassini image shows the cratered surface of Saturn's moon Rhea, with impact craters near the terminator thrown into sharp relief. Rhea is Saturn's second-largest moon, at 1,528 kilometers (9...
These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan were created using 13 years of data acquired by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer instrument on board NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Seeing Titan with Infrared Eyes
Accompanied by their teacher, Kathy Cooper, a group of students from Shirley Avenue Elementary School in Reseda, California, pose in front of a half-scale model of the Cassini spacecraft at JPL. T...
Cassini and Students
Approach to Saturn February 27, 2004 Full-Res: PIA05380 The narrow angle camera onboard the Cassini spacecraft took a series of e...
Approach to Saturn
Cassini took this image of the ropy, taffy-like topography on Saturn's moon Enceladus as it soared above the icy moon on Feb. 17, 2005. This view, about 60 kilometers across (37 miles), shows seve...
Cassini Views Enceladus Up-Close
This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2012. For more information on raw images check out our Freque...
Enceladus (Raw Image 7)
This figure shows a possible history of the south polar terrain on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The top figure is a digital map that shows the four major "tiger stripe" fractures and the ropey terrai...
Ancient Terrain on Enceladus
The approximate sizes of Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra compared to Denver, Colorado.
Nix and Hydra Compared to Denver
Artist's concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft in orbit above the moon as dust scatters light during the lunar sunset.
LADEE Above Lunar Sunset Artist's Concept
In this dramatic Cassini mural, the mythological Roman god Saturn is represented as the symbol of Time, drawing back a veil to allow the Cassini spacecraft to reveal the mysteries of the vast Satur...
This sequence of images shows a faint arc of material in Saturn's G ring, a tenuous ring outside the main ring system. These images were each taken about 45 minutes apart. During this time, the arc...
Arc in the Tenuous G Ring
The Cassini-Huygens mission was recognized with an award in the space category at the 2005 World Technology Awards in San Francisco on Nov. 15. From left to right: Enrico Flamini, Italian Space Ag...
Cassini-Huygens Wins Space Award
This dramatic close-up of Tethys shows the large crater Penelope lying near center, overprinted by many smaller, younger impact sites. Three smaller impact features of roughly similar size make ...
This is NASA InSight's first full selfie on Mars. It displays the lander's solar panels and deck.
InSight's First Selfie
In a rare moment, the Cassini spacecraft captured this enduring portrait of a near-alignment of four of Saturn's restless moons. Timing is critical when trying to capture a view of multiple bodies,...
When Moons Align
The European Space Agency has set up a special gallery for the more than 350 raw images snapped by the Huygens probe as it descended to Titan on Jan. 14, 2005. Visit the gallery at: http://esamulti...
ESA Huygens Raw Image Gallery
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a portion of Homshuk Crater, left, on Ceres. This crater was named for a corn spirit originating with the Popoluca people of southern Mexico.
Dawn LAMO Image 129
The presence of the tiny ring moon Daphnis is betrayed by the edge waves it creates in the Keeler gap. The gap is a narrow lane, about 42 kilometers (26 miles) wide, in Saturn's outer A ring. Daph...
False-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the development of a hood of high-altitude haze - which appears orange in this image -- forming over the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan. T...
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