The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) brings us unforgettable images of space. Especially exciting are the pictures taken by spacecraft orbiting distant planets or flying across the solar system, such as missions to Mars and the Cassini–Huygens mission to Saturn and its large moon Titan.
Deep Space Network
This long-distance photography involves three steps — taking the picture, getting the picture, and making the picture. The long-distance photography described here is a complicated process that depends on our ability, here on Earth, to communicate with spacecraft across the solar system.
This communication is the responsibility of the Deep Space Network, a global system of powerful antennas managed
by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology, is dedicated
to robotic space exploration and to the scientific study of Earth as a planet.
Images from Space | Taking the Picture | Getting the Picture
Making the Picture | Deep Space Network