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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Dione skims along just above Saturn's ringplane as storms churn in the planet's atmosphere below. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on May 5, 2005.
PIA07526:
Soft Storms
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The story of the solar system is written upon the faces of its many worlds, such as Saturn's icy moon Rhea, seen here in an image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07527:
Rhea's Memory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-24 Pan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Pan is seen here orbiting within the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in two differently processed versions of the same image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07528:
Revealing Pan's Influence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-27 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close-up look at Saturn's moon Janus reveals spots on the moon's surface which may be dark material exposed by impacts. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2005.
PIA07529:
Spots on Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is one NASA's Cassini spacecraft's closest views to date of Saturn's F ring shepherd moon Pandora. At least one crater is visible on the surface of this moon, which is thought to be an icy rubble pile, loosely bound together by gravity.
PIA07530:
Off Pandora's Shoulder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-29 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to survey the small worlds that orbit near Saturn's rings, capturing this view of Epimetheus. The moon's lumpy, irregular topography can be seen here, along with several impact craters.
PIA07531:
Brush with Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft swung in close to Saturn as it rounded the planet's night side, beginning another orbit and moving to progressively higher elevations in order to study the rings.
PIA07532:
Toward the Dayside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's Encke Gap (325 kilometers, or 200 miles wide) whose center is 133,590 kilometers (83,010 miles) from Saturn. This division in the rings is home to the small moon called Pan.
PIA07533:
Resonant Effects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2005-07-04 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Mimas, whose low density suggests that it is primarily composed of ice, has a flattened or oblate shape reminiscent of Saturn's. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2005.
PIA07534:
Not Quite Round
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-05 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's icy moon Tethys displays a very old impact basin here, just southeast of its giant canyon system, Ithaca Chasma. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2005.
PIA07535:
Icy Scars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-06 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Tethys, named for a sea goddess, shows off two of its more puzzling features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Ithaca Chasma, near lower right, stretches for more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) across the moon's surface.
PIA07536:
Tethys Mysteries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This sweeping view of Saturn's rings offers a look at how the planet's moons help shape and maintain this structure, making Saturn the jewel of the solar system. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07537:
Splendid Striations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Three of Saturn's icy moons are seen here, along with the magnificent water-ice rings and the cold gaseous envelope of the planet's atmosphere. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on June 1, 2005.
PIA07538:
Saturn's Icy Realm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Rhea displays two large impact features here, along the terminator (the boundary between day and night), plus a superb rayed crater to the east. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07539:
Diversity of Impacts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a 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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Hyperion pops into view in this stereo anaglyph created from NASA's Cassini images; differing views are helpful in interpreting the moon's irregular shape. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA06244:
Pop-Up Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-12 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Prometheus is seen here emerging from the darkness of Saturn's shadow. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, at a distance of approximately 2.1 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA07540:
Solar Eclipses…Daily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-13 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus hovers between the A and F rings as if suspended on an invisible thread, while bright clouds drift in Saturn's atmosphere approximately 130,000 kilometers beyond. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07541:
Shepherd of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During a recent pass of Saturn's moon Titan, one of more than 40 during NASA's Cassini's planned four-year mission, the spacecraft acquired this infrared view of the bright Xanadu region and the moon's south pole.
PIA07542:
Clues in the Bright and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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When NASA's Cassini gazes down at Saturn's rings with the Sun directly behind the spacecraft, an unusual phenomenon called the 'opposition effect' can be seen. The effect is visible here as a bright region, near right, toward the inner edge of the A ring.
PIA07543:
Rings At Opposition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2005-07-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2005-07-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons Prometheus and Pandora are captured here in a single image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken from less than a degree above the dark side of Saturn's rings.
PIA07544:
F Ring Shepherds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-19 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The majesty of Saturn overwhelms in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's moon Tethys glides past in its orbit, and the icy rings mask the frigid northern latitudes with their shadows.
PIA07545:
Fantasy Made Real
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-20 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is NASA's Cassini spacecraft's best look yet at the Trojan moon Telesto (24 kilometers, or 15 miles across), which orbits Saturn about 60 degrees ahead of the much larger Tethys (1,071 kilometers, or 665 miles across).
PIA07546:
Trojan Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons Helene and tiny Polydeuces (not seen here) are Trojan moons of Dione, orbiting about 60 degrees ahead of and behind, the much larger moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07547:
Helene from Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-22 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through the icy particles that comprise Saturn's rings as Prometheus sits perched on the planet's limb (edge).
PIA07548:
Prometheus On the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus reveals its elongated, irregular form to NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image. The moon's long axis points toward Saturn.
PIA07549:
Lumpy Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Eerie Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions
PIA07966:
Eerie Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Bizarre Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions
PIA07967:
Bizarre Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Wide Angle
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The tortured southern polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus appears strewn with great boulders of ice in these two fantastic views -- the highest resolution images obtained so far by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of any world.
PIA06250:
Boulder-Strewn Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This wide-angle view is one of the highest resolution images yet acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and shows what appears to be a geologically youthful, tectonically fractured terrain.
PIA06251:
Boulder-Strewn Surface -- Wide Angle Camera View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's keen vision, with its variety of spectral filters, allows for revealing views of the eastward- and westward-flowing cloud bands that encircle the ringed giant, Saturn.
PIA07550:
Bright Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the unlit side of Saturn's splendid rings made visible by sunlight filtering through the rings from the lit side.
PIA07551:
Dim on the Darkside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Turbulent swirls churn in Saturn's atmosphere while the planet's rings form a dazzling backdrop. The rings' complex structure is clearly evident in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07552:
Beyond the Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Far above the howling winds of Saturn, its icy moons circle the planet in silence. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Mimas near the upper right, while Tethys hovers at the bottom.
PIA07553:
Wind World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Magnetometer
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This artist concept shows the detection of a dynamic atmosphere on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini magnetometer instrument is designed to measure the magnitude and direction of the magnetic fields of Saturn and its moons.
PIA06430:
Enceladus Atmosphere (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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During the July 14, 2005, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph made the first direct detection of an atmosphere, first suggested by Cassini magnetometer measurements.
PIA06431:
Enceladus Atmosphere -- Star Struck
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows the surprise that startled NASA Cassini scientists on the composite infrared spectrometer team when they got their first look at the infrared (heat) radiation from the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA06432:
Enceladus Temperature Map
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Imaging Science Subsystem
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows the warmest places in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The unexpected temperatures were discovered by NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer during a close flyby on July 14, 2005.
PIA06433:
Warm Fractures on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of Saturn's moon Rhea captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tremendous bright splat that coats much of the moon's leading hemisphere.
PIA07554:
Rhea's Bright Blemish
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Believe it or not, this extreme close-up of Saturn's swirling clouds was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from more than one million kilometers (621,370 miles) from the gas giant planet.
PIA07555:
Atmospheric Illusion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The 'opposition effect' can be seen in this image of Saturn's B ring from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The bright spot occurs where the angle between the spacecraft, the Sun and the rings is near zero.
PIA07556:
Opposition View
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This richly textured look at Saturn's moon Tethys from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the huge crater Odysseus and its central mountain in relief, as well as many smaller impact sites.
PIA07557:
Texture of Tethys
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UVIS
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new images of Saturn's auroral emissions, which are similar to Earth's Northern Lights.
PIA06436:
Saturn's Auroras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken two hours apart, demonstrate the dramatic variability in the structure of Saturn's intriguing F ring.
PIA07558:
Two F Ring Views
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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False color images of Saturn's moon, Mimas, reveal variation in either the composition or texture across its surface.
PIA06257:
Mimas Showing False Colors #1
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie was made of narrow-angle images taken over a period of seven hours during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close encounter with Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA07710:
Flying Over Mimas Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the unlit face of Saturn's rings, visible via scattered and transmitted light.
PIA07559:
Luminescent Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn poses with Tethys in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The C ring casts thin, string-like shadows on the northern hemisphere. Above that lurks the shadow of the much denser B ring.
PIA07560:
Saturn and Tethys
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Epimetheus, seen here from just beneath the ring plane, along with Saturn's intriguing F ring.
PIA07561:
Epimetheus on the Outside
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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These images were taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 4 and 5, 2005, showing vortices mingling amidst other turbulent motions in Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA07562:
Saturn's Anti-Hurricanes
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's turbulent atmosphere is reminiscent of a Van Gogh painting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. However, unlike the famous impressionist painter, Cassini records the world precisely as it appears to the spacecraft's cameras.
PIA07563:
Impressions from Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Faint filaments in Saturn's atmosphere spiral around two oval-shaped storms in a direction opposite to the winds which rotate around Southern Hemisphere hurricanes on Earth. The image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 6, 2005.
PIA07564:
Filaments and Vortices
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's equatorial latitudes are distinctly different in character from its south polar region, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07565:
Dawn at the Huygens Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-17 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Like the rest of Rhea's surface, the southern polar region of this Saturn moon has been extensively re-worked by cratering over the eons. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows most sizeable craters have smaller, younger impact sites within them.
PIA07566:
Rhea: Polar View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-18 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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From 34 degrees above Saturn's equatorial plane, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed down at Saturn's moon Epimetheus.
PIA07567:
Looking Down on Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This map of Titan's surface illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini during the spacecraft's close flyby of Saturn's moon, Titan, on Aug. 22, 2005.
PIA07711:
Cassini's Aug. 22, 2005, Titan Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view is NASA's Cassini spacecraft's best look yet at Saturn's tenuous innermost D ring. The narrow ringlet visible here is named 'D68' and is the innermost discrete feature in the D ring.
PIA07568:
D is for "Dust"
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Swirling cloud bands, delicate ring shadows and icy moons make the Saturn system a place of supreme natural beauty. Even NASA's Cassini spacecraft's remarkable images can only provide the slightest sense of the experience of actually being there.
PIA07569:
Supreme Beauty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-23 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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While close to Saturn in its orbit, NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared directly at the planet to find Saturn's moon Pandora in the field of view. The F ring shepherd moon is gliding towards the right in this scene.
PIA07570:
Pandora Glides Along
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Tethys displays its distinctive dark equatorial band here, along with two sizeable impact craters in the west. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on July 10, 2005.
PIA07571:
With the Band
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks upward at the south polar region on Rhea during a recent distant encounter. Rhea's icy surface is so heavily saturated with impact craters that the moon's limb, or edge, has a rugged, bumpy appearance.
PIA07572:
Above Rhea's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft approached Titan on Aug. 21, 2005, it captured this natural color view of the moon's orange, global smog.
PIA07729:
Looking on the Brightside of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This processed image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of Titan reveals mid-latitudes on the moon's Saturn-facing side. This region has been imaged previously, although the recent approach has improved the moderate-resolution coverage of the area.
PIA07730:
Titan's Sideways Cipher
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-26 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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As the closest-orbiting of Saturn's intermediate-sized moons, Mimas is occasionally captured against the planet's dim and shadowed northern latitudes. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on July 18, 2005.
PIA07573:
First Quarter Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's concept of Saturn's rings and major icy moons. Saturn's rings make up an enormous, complex structure. From edge-to-edge, the ring system would not even fit in the distance between Earth and the Moon.
PIA03550:
Saturn's Rings (Artist's Concept)
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft turns its gaze toward Saturn's outer A ring to find the moon Pan coasting behind one of the thin ringlets with which it shares the Encke Gap.
PIA07574:
Ring Study Subjects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This visual and infrared mapping spectrometer image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows the dark cracks at the south pole dubbed 'tiger stripes' for their distinct stripe-like appearance.
PIA03551:
Tiger Stripes are Cubs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Enceladus is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07719:
Enceladus: North and South (Northern Polar Projection)
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Enceladus is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07720:
Enceladus: North and South (Southern Polar Projection)
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Fractures on the surface of Enceladus record a long and complex history of tectonic activity. This map is a polar stereographic projection that was mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07721:
Enceladus: Global Patterns of Fracture (Northern Polar Projection)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Fractures on the surface of Enceladus record a long and complex history of tectonic activity. This map is a polar stereographic projection that was mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07722:
Enceladus: Global Patterns of Fracture (Southern Polar Projection)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft's path, or ground track, as it crossed over the surface of Enceladus near the time of closest approach during the flyby on July 14, 2005
PIA07723:
Enceladus: The Plot Thickens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is only 505 kilometers (314 miles) across, small enough to fit within the length of the United Kingdom, as illustrated in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07724:
Enceladus to Scale
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus.
PIA07725:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus. This model shows venting by 'plumes.'
PIA07726:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus.
PIA07727:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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On July 11, 2005, NASA's Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph observed the star Bellatrix as it passed behind Enceladus, as seen from the spacecraft.
PIA03552:
Enceladus Atmosphere Not Global
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
Cosmic Dust Analyzer
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This plot shows results from Cassini's ion neutral mass spectrometer and cosmic dust analyzer, obtained during the spacecraft's close approach to Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA03553:
Water Vapor & Particles Over Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The giant Tirawa impact basin straddles the day and night boundary on Saturn's moon Rhea in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07575:
Tirawa at Twilight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The extreme contrast in this view of the unlit side of Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft is intentional. Contrast-enhanced views like this are used to look for spokes, but so far, none have been seen by Cassini.
PIA07576:
On the Lookout for Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft approaching Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. It shows the highest resolution images obtained of the moon's surface.
PIA03554:
Enceladus Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals there is more of Saturn's moon Tethys here than is apparent at first glance. A slim crescent is all that is visible of the moon's sunlit side, but the left half of the image is dimly lit by 'Saturnshine.'
PIA07577:
Tethys in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This magnificent view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down upon, and partially through, Saturn's rings from their unlit side. The densest part of the rings occults the bright globe of Saturn.
PIA07578:
Diagnostic Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows dark drapes in the inner strands of Saturn's F ring caused by the gravitational influence of the shepherd moon Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across).
PIA07712:
Shaping the Drapes Animation Icon
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