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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft 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.
PIA06190:
Cassini Views Enceladus Up-Close
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This spectacular view is a mosaic of four high resolution images taken by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on Feb. 16, 2005, during its close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA06191:
Enceladus Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows one of the closest views of Xanadu Regio, a large bright region on Titan's surface.
PIA06192:
Zoomed in Xanadu
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas, a little moon of Saturn with a big crater, is the star of this movie. This movie consists of 37 individual frames taken over 20 minutes, while NASA's Cassini spacecraft remained sharply pointed at the icy worldlet.
PIA06198:
Mimas On the Move Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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For this movie, NASA's Cassini spacecraft pointed its cameras toward Saturn's moon Dione to witness its distant sibling moon Rhea briefly pass behind in a series of 32 individual frames taken over 17 minutes.
PIA06199:
Cassini's Private Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The complex history of Enceladus' surface is revealed in great detail in this mosaic of images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during its closest encounter with this intriguing icy moon.
PIA06206:
Moon with a Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a false-color mosaic of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA06207:
Old and New Again
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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During its very close flyby on March 9, 2005, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this false-color view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, which shows the wide variety of this icy moon's geology.
PIA06208:
Blue Clues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a close-up look at Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA06209:
Deep Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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During its closest flyby of Saturn's wrinkled, icy moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained multi-spectral images of its cratered terrain that have been put together to create this false-color view.
PIA06210:
Painting on the Walls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The finest details on the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus are revealed in this 30-meter per-pixel, enhanced-color image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft closest-ever encounter with Enceladus on March 9, 2005.
PIA06211:
Cracked Face of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-21 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's icy, impact-riddled moon Mimas slips briefly in front of Saturn's moon Janus in this movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06221:
Mimas Occults Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows a region of craters softened by time and torn apart by tectonic stresses.
PIA06213:
Stressed-out Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's moon Enceladus captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an area that has undergone a very intriguing and in places puzzling sequence of events.
PIA06215:
Transition on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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During its very close flyby of Enceladus on March 9, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft took high resolution images of the icy moon that are helping scientists interpret the complex topography of this intriguing little world.
PIA06217:
Sliced-up Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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During a close flyby of Titan on March 31, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras got their best view to date of the region east of the bright Xanadu Regio.
PIA06222:
Titan Mosaic -- East of Xanadu
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's high haze layers are amazing. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this detailed view of the relatively faint haze in Titan's upper atmosphere as it receded from its close encounter on March 31, 2005.
PIA06224:
Titan's High Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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With this false-color view, NASA's Cassini spacecraft presents the closest look yet at Saturn's small moon Epimetheus (epp-ee-MEE-thee-uss).
PIA06226:
Epimetheus: Up-Close and Colorful
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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High-resolution images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close encounter with Titan on April 16, 2005, provide still more examples of the complicated relationships between the dark and bright materials on Titan's surface.
PIA06231:
Jumbled Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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It's hard not to speculate about the origins of the narrow, dark features seen in new images of Titan's surface captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06232:
Channels on Titan?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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A new image of Titan taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides a closer, clearer view of an interesting bright feature surrounded by darker material.
PIA06233:
Angular Bright Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan reveals more complex patterns of bright and dark regions on the surface, including a small, dark, circular feature, completely surrounded by brighter material.
PIA06234:
Dark Spots on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Images of Titan's surface taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 16, 2005 flyby continue to reveal the incredibly intricate nature of the boundaries between dark and bright material.
PIA06235:
Bright-Dark Boundary Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This natural color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Titan's upper atmosphere -- an active place where methane molecules are being broken apart by solar ultraviolet light and the byproducts combine to form compounds like ethane and acetylene.
PIA06236:
Titan: Complex 'Anti-greenhouse'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Confirmation that a small moon orbits within the Keeler gap in Saturn's rings is made all the more exciting by this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in which the disk of the 7 kilometer-wide body is resolved for the first time.
PIA06237:
Wavemaker Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with this time-lapse series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap of Saturn's rings.
PIA06238:
Discovery of the Wavemaker (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with a series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap within Saturn's rings.
PIA06239:
Discovery of the Wavemaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Titan’s south pole from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals the intriguing dark feature named Ontario Lacus and a host of smaller features dotting the south polar region.
PIA06240:
Land of Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Although it is far too cold for blossoming flowers, summer does bring storm clouds and presumably rain to Titan's south polar region, as shown in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06241:
Clouds in the Distance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Although it is far too cold for blossoming flowers, summer does bring storm clouds and presumably rain to Titan's south polar region, as shown in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06242:
Clouds in the Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Hyperion pops into view in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06245:
Pop-Up Moon (non-stereo version)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This movie sequence provides the record of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first close brush with Hyperion, Saturn's chaotically tumbling moon.
PIA06243:
Encountering Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This map of the surface of Enceladus illustrates the regions that will be imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its planned very close flyby on July 14, 2005.
PIA06246:
Closer to Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's moon Enceladus captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, looks toward the moon's terminator and shows a distinctive pattern of continuous, ridged, slightly curved and roughly parallel faults within the moon's southern polar latitudes.
PIA06247:
Tiger Stripes Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This dramatic scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft illustrates an array of processes on Saturn's moon Enceladus, a once geologically active world.
PIA06248:
Craters and Cracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft approached the intriguing ice world of Enceladus for its extremely close flyby on July 14, 2005, the spacecraft obtained images in several wavelengths that were used to create this false-color composite view.
PIA06249:
Enceladus In False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The tortured southern polar terrain of Enceladus appears strewn with great boulders of ice in this fantastic view, one of the highest resolution images obtained so far by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of any world.
PIA06252:
Boulder-Strewn Surface -- Narrow Angle Camera View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus on July 14, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired increasingly high-resolution views of this puzzling ice world.
PIA06253:
Zooming In On Enceladus (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus on July 14, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired high resolution views of this puzzling ice world.
PIA06254:
Zooming In On Enceladus (Mosaic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Mimas illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby of the moon on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA06255:
Mimas: Closer Than Ever Before
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The most detailed images ever taken of Saturn's moon Mimas by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, show it to be one of the most heavily cratered Saturnian moons, with little if any evidence for internal activity.
PIA06256:
A World of Hurt
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During its approach to Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera obtained multi-spectral views of the moon from a range of 228,000 kilometers (142,500 miles).
PIA06258:
Up Close to Mimas
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During its close flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of Mimas against the broad expanse of Saturn's rings.
PIA06412:
Mimas Against the Rings
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This false color image of Saturn's moon Mimas from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals variation in either the composition or texture across its surface.
PIA06259:
Mimas Showing False Colors #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
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D Ring Revelations
PIA07714:
D Ring Revelations
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Voyager
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D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
PIA07715:
D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Hyperion's Unusual Craters
PIA07741:
Hyperion's Unusual Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The wispy fractured terrain on Dione is illuminated here by 'Saturnshine' -- dim reflected light from the planet
PIA08174:
Bright Fractures in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea and Enceladus shared the sky just before the smaller moon passed behind its larger, cratered sibling.This image is part of a 'mutual event' series in which one moon passes close to or in front of another
PIA08229:
Enceladus Approaches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright ringlets and dark gaps at the inner edge of the C ring sweep across this scene. The C ring contains numerous 'plateaus' -- broad ring regions that are bright and surrounded by fainter material
PIA08245:
Inner C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus shows off its tortured south polar terrain, which is crosscut by the roughly parallel furrows and ridges called sulci, or informally, 'tiger stripes.'
PIA08835:
Arabian Sulci
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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These two moons are locked in a gravitational tango that causes them to swap positions about every four years, with one becoming the innermost of the pair and the other becoming the outermost
PIA08348:
Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The Cassini spacecraft looks down under at the tortured south polar region of Enceladus, crossed by its 'tiger stripes,' or sulci, as the long, nearly parallel fractures are officially known.
PIA08881:
Icy Outpost?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Appearing like the swirls of marble, the wispy terrain of Saturn's moon Dione is captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in a dramatic display of light and dark. These wispy features are a system of braided canyons with bright walls.
PIA12553:
Wispy Marble
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Dione appears small and far off in this Cassini view, which nonetheless manages to capture a detailed look at the moon's beautiful bright streaks, or 'linea.' The linea are a system of braided canyons that cut across the moon's face.
PIA08978:
Dione's Good Side
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus passes in front of Janus in this 'mutual event' (one moon passing close to or in front of another) chronicled by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These three images were each taken a little more than a minute apart.
PIA12602:
Cruising Past Janus
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Saturn's moon Rhea looms 'over' a smaller and more distant Epimetheus against a striking background of planet and rings. The two moons aren't actually close to each other.
PIA12638:
Big and Small Before Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. A portion of the 'wispy' terrain of Dione's trailing hemisphere can be seen on the right in this captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12659:
Dione and Ghostly Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is from a set of mosaic images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing three fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Such 'fans' suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12784:
Multiple F-Ring "Fans"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Like a giant eye for the giant planet, Saturn's great vortex at its north pole appears to stare back at Cassini as NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares at it.
PIA18273:
The Eye of Saturn
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Although we are used to seeing Saturn's moons lit directly by the Sun, sometimes we can catch them illuminated by 'Saturnshine.' Here, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see Mimas (upper right) lit by light reflected off of Saturn.
PIA18312:
Mimas by Saturnshine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Pandora, Prometheus, and Pan, seen here, from right to left, also appear to be holding some sort of convention in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18306:
Moon Convention
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The sunlit edge of Titan's south polar vortex stands out distinctly against the darkness of the moon's unilluminated hazy atmosphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17139:
Bright Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini scientists continue their quest to understand the origin and evolution of the newly discovered features observed in Saturn's A ring which have become known as 'propellers' as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17125:
Earhart in the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14944:
The Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Enceladus passes behind the larger moon Tethys, as seen in this pair of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image on the left was taken a little more than a minute before the image on the right.
PIA12523:
Enceladus Behind Tethys
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Not-Quite-Empty Gap
PIA10554:
Not-Quite-Empty Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Propeller Swarm
PIA10505:
Propeller Swarm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows of Janus
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Shadows of Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Stars trail across the background during this exposure, timed to capture the faint light from these D ring features
PIA08900:
Rings in Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As ring particles emerge from the darkness of Saturn's shadow, they pass through a region of twilight. The Sun's light, refracted by the planet's atmosphere, peeks around the limb, followed shortly by the Sun itself
PIA08297:
Into the Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Seeing Double
PIA07649:
Seeing Double
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Bright Equator
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Bright Equator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-28 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Hyperion From Afar
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Hyperion From Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared toward Saturn's two-toned moon Iapetus for about a week in early 2015, in a campaign motivated in part to investigate subtle color differences within the moon's bright terrain.
PIA19062:
Investigating Subtle Colors on Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's oblateness, the varying opacity of its rings and the shadows cast by those rings, sometimes creates elaborate and complicated patterns from NASA's Cassini's perspective.
PIA18303:
Cubist Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Many color images are taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in red light so scientists can study the often subtle color variations of Saturn's rings. These variations may reveal clues about the chemical composition and physical nature of the rings.
PIA18301:
Study in Scarlet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Nature is an artist, and this time she seems to have let her paints swirl together a bit. What the viewer might perceive to be Saturn's surface captured by NASA's Cassini orbiter is really just the tops of its uppermost cloud layers.
PIA18290:
Mixing Paints
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-01 Uranus Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft features a blue planet, Uranus, imaged by Cassini for the first time. Uranus is a pale blue in this natural color image because its visible atmosphere contains methane gas and few aerosols or clouds.
PIA17178:
Blue Orb on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-26 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17165:
Evander Half in Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-19 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys' trailing side shows two terrains that tell a story of a rough past. To the north (up, in image) is older, rougher terrain, while to the south is new material dubbed 'smooth plains' by scientists. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17164:
Tethys' Terrains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's atmosphere puts on a display with the detached haze to the north (top of image) and the polar vortex to the south as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17151:
Titan's Polar Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's tiny irregular moon Janus surrounded by the vast, dark expanse of the outer solar system.
PIA17146:
Janus from Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17174:
Fire and Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The vortex at Saturn's north pole, seen here in the infrared by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, takes on the menacing look.
PIA17145:
The Maelstrom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Tethys, telling the story of a violent history marked by impacts. Seen here are the craters Melanthius (near the center), Dolius (above Melanthius), and Penelope (upper left almost over the limb).
PIA17138:
Melanthius at Dusk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's A ring is decorated with several kinds of waves. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a host of density waves, a bending wave, and the edge waves on the edge of the Keeler gap caused by the small moon Daphnis.
PIA17130:
Rings and Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus's unusual plume is only easily visible when NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the Sun are on opposite sides of Enceladus. So what's lighting up the moon then? It's light reflected off Saturn.
PIA17129:
By the Pale Saturn-light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows A beautiful 'mini-jet' appearing in the dynamic F ring of Saturn. Saturn's A ring (including the Keeler gap and just a hint of the Encke gap at the upper-right) also appears.
PIA17128:
Marvelous Mini-Jet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-02 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.
PIA17126:
Dione From a Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Epimetheus, which orbits Saturn well outside of the F ring's orbit.
PIA17123:
Going Rogue?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14668:
Pan and Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-01 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of Janus, an irregularly shaped moon. Lacking sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape, Janus has had its lumpy primordial shape only slightly modified by impacts since its formation.
PIA14667:
Lumpy Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been monitoring propeller features such as Bleriot since their discovery. The bright dash-like features are regions where a small moonlet has caused ring particles to cluster together more densely than normal.
PIA14666:
Propeller, Light and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.
PIA14665:
Dusk on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured some of the structure of the tenuous D ring, appearing here as light/dark banding in the upper-right of the image.
PIA14664:
A Long, Hard Stare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Although hidden from human eyes, NASA's Cassini spacecraft can spot these dark features on the surface of Titan dubbed 'Fensal' and 'Aztlan.' The dark features are believed to be vast dunes of particles that precipitated out of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14663:
Fenzal and Aztlan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Forever changing, the F ring takes on a ladder-like appearance in this recent image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists believe that interactions between the F ring and the moons Prometheus and Pandora cause the dynamic structure of the ring.
PIA14662:
Ladder-like Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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On its fourth and final targeted flyby of Rhea, NASA's Cassini spacecraft provided this stunning view of the ancient and heavily cratered surface. Billions of years of impacts have sculpted Rhea's surface into the form we see today.
PIA14660:
Goodbye to Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Like a proud peacock displaying its tail, Enceladus shows off its beautiful plume to NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras. Enceladus (313 miles, or 504 kilometers across) is seen here illuminated by light reflected off Saturn.
PIA14658:
Beautiful Plumage
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