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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic-aperture radar image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its T-120 pass over Titan's southern latitudes on June 7, 2016.
PIA20709:
Ridge of Jagged Peaks on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic-aperture radar image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its T-120 pass over Titan's southern latitudes on June 7, 2016.
PIA20708:
A Titanic Labyrinth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's A and F rings appear bizarrely warped where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens.
PIA20491:
Bent Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's main rings, along with its moons, which are much brighter than most stars.
PIA20489:
Not Really Starless at Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-11 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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An illusion of perspective, Saturn's moon Tethys seems to hang above the planet's north pole in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20488:
Tethys Tops Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-04 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan and moons like it have profound effects on Saturn's rings. The effects can range from clearing gaps, to creating new ringlets, to raising vertical waves that rise above and below the ring plane, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20490:
Pandemonium
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are Saturn's rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn's night side is also visible.
PIA20487:
Dark and Arc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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As Saturn's northern hemisphere summer approaches, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the shadows of the rings creep ever southward across the planet.
PIA20486:
Shadow Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a bright disruption (features known as 'jets') in Saturn's narrow F ring suggesting it may have been disturbed recently, though not by Pandora which lurks nearby at lower right.
PIA20485:
Not Guilty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-06 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Distant Titan, its northern hemisphere drenched in the sunlight of late spring, hangs above Saturn's rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20484:
Rings Interrupted
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-30 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons Janus and Mimas coast in their silent orbits beyond the rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ansa, or outer edge of the rings, is visible at left.
PIA18369:
In Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows off this angled view of the rings and Saturn's poles taken on Feb. 26, 2016.
PIA20481:
Up and Over
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Most planetary rings appear to be shaped, at least in part, by moons orbiting their planets, but nowhere is that more evident than in Saturn's F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20483:
Sculptor and His Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-09 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Epimetheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with Saturn in the background, is lumpy and misshapen, thanks in part to its size and formation process. Bombardment over the eons has left this tiny moon's surface heavily pitted.
PIA20482:
Hard Knock Life
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-02 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18368:
The Dew Drop of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This labeled graphic illustrates how different organic compounds make their way to the seas and lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
PIA20026:
Organic Compounds in Titan's Seas and Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings is cast.
PIA18367:
Criss-Crossed Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This feature, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell.
PIA18366:
Y Marks the Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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It's difficult to get a sense of scale when viewing Saturn's rings, but the Cassini Division (seen here between the bright B ring and dimmer A ring) is almost as wide as the planet Mercury as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18365:
The Great Divide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn as it views the planet and its expansive rings from all sorts of angles. Here, a half-lit Saturn sits askew as tiny Dione looks on from lower left.
PIA18364:
Saturn Askew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two moons hover above the rings from this perspective, Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across), at left, and Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across), at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18360:
Dark Moons, Dark Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and 2015. With each flyby, a brief opportunity to add small pieces to the overall mapping coverage of Titan.
PIA20022:
Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains that have been named by the International Astronomical Union.
PIA20024:
Mountains of Titan Map - 2016 Update
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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The trio of ridges on Titan known as Mithrim Montes is home to the hazy Saturnian moon's tallest peak. The mountain is located midway along the lower of the three ridges shown in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20023:
Radar View of Titan's Tallest Mountains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini captures a crater duo (Italus on ancient trough called Petelia Fossae, and Caieta, atop Helorus Fossa) on Saturn's moon Dione that is superimposed on older, linear features.
PIA18359:
Helorus in Half-light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.
PIA18362:
Tilted Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-07 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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he view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the anti-Saturn sides of Tethys and Rhea. North on both moons is up. Rhea and Tethys are medium-sized moons that are large enough to have pulled themselves into round shapes.
PIA18363:
The Saturnian Sisters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from the Radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA20021:
Mystery Feature Evolves in Titan's Ligeia Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Two of Saturn's moons, Tethys and the much smaller Janus, are captured in this photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18356:
Different Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons, Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas, are captured in this group photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18357:
Three Times the Fun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20020:
Titan Temperature Lag Maps & Animation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione appears cut in two by Saturn's razor-thin rings, seen nearly edge-on in a view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18358:
Dione Divided
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-08 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry. The rings, which are seen nearly edge-on, are the dark bands above Tethys.
PIA18355:
Ices and Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The soft, bright-and-dark bands displayed by Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the signature of methane in the planet's atmosphere.
PIA18354:
Methane Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.
PIA18351:
A Half-Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons, like Janus, irregularly shaped bodies, and Tethys, spherically shaped, demonstrate the main difference between small moons and large ones. It's all about the moon's shape.
PIA18353:
Janus and Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.
PIA20017:
Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-11 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, around 10 times the diameter of Earth, dwarfs it retinue of moons. Tethys is seen here at lower right.
PIA18350:
Saturn the Mighty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Enceladus above the rings and Rhea below. The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the thin line of Saturn's F ring.
PIA18352:
Triple Play
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-28 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's beautiful wispy terrain is brightly lit alongside Saturn's elegant rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are relatively young fractures on the trailing hemisphere of Dione's icy surface.
PIA18346:
Wisps Under the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This montage of images from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
PIA20015:
Enceladus North Pole Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.
PIA18347:
Enceladus, Old and New
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini orbiter peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015.
PIA17211:
Features of the North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows its final close flyby of Enceladus to focus on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the planet Saturn beyond.
PIA17210:
Ice and Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows this view featuring the nearly parallel furrows and ridges of the feature named Samarkand Sulci.
PIA17209:
Frozen Fractures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.
PIA18349:
Bull's-eye Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Epimetheus (116 kilometers, or 72 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of the small moon.
PIA17208:
Examining Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn's moon Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of Prometheus.
PIA17207:
Prometheus Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across), with its smooth equatorial ridge, during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. The view offers one of Cassini's best glimpses of Atlas.
PIA17206:
Atlas Escaping
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-07 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys, dwarfed by the scale of Saturn and its rings, appears as an elegant crescent in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. Views like this are impossible from Earth, where we only see Saturn's moons as (more or less) fully illuminated disks.
PIA18348:
Crescent Tethys and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.
PIA20016:
Peering Through Titan's Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18343:
Water World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings are so expansive that they often sneak into pictures of other bodies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Here, they appear with the planet in a picture taken during a close flyby of Dione.
PIA18344:
Dione Before the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18345:
A Brighter Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-09 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Although Epimetheus appears to be lurking above the rings here, it's actually just an illusion resulting from the viewing angle of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, Epimetheus and the rings both orbit in Saturn's equatorial plane.
PIA18342:
Epimetheus Above the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).
PIA18341:
Dunelands of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.
PIA17205:
Departing Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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During its closest ever dive past the active south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft quickly shuttered its imaging cameras to capture glimpses of the fast moving terrain below.
PIA17204:
Enceladus Up-Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The south polar region of Saturn's active, icy moon Enceladus awaits NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view, acquired on approach to the mission's deepest-ever dive through the moon's plume of icy spray.
PIA17203:
Heading for the South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it neared icy Enceladus for its closest-ever dive past the moon's active south polar region. The view shows heavily cratered northern latitudes at top, transitioning to fractured, wrinkled terrain.
PIA17202:
Approaching Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's rendering showing a cutaway view into the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered the moon has a global ocean and likely hydrothermal activity.
PIA20013:
Enceladus (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a sequence of images, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows changes in the brightness of the Enceladus plume during a 6.5-hour observation.
PIA17198:
Changing View of the Enceladus Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus is a world divided, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The terrain to the north is covered in impact craters, to the south, cratering is much more sparse.
PIA18340:
A Tale of Two Hemispheres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft we see features ring scientists call 'gores,' to the right of the bright clump, and a 'jet,' to the left of the bright spot.
PIA18337:
Gored Clump in Saturn's F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied this tight trio of craters as it approached Saturn's icy moon Enceladus for a close flyby on Oct. 14, 2015. The craters, located at high northern latitudes, are sliced through by thin fractures.
PIA20011:
Saturnian Snowman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows battered terrain around the north pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Craters crowd and overlap each other, each one recording an impact in the moon's distant past.
PIA20010:
Craters Crowd the North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed by Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on Oct. 14, 2015, capturing this stunning image of the moon's north pole.
PIA19660:
A Fractured Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Although Mimas and Pandora, shown here, both orbit Saturn, they are very different moons. The shapes of moons can teach us much about their history. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18339:
Worlds Apart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's. The map was produced in June 2015 using data collected through Cassini's flyby, known as 'T100,' on April 7, 2014.
PIA19658:
Titan Global Map - June 2015
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Titan are seen in these polar stereographic maps, assembled in 2015 using the best-available images of the giant Saturnian moon from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA19657:
Titan Polar Maps - 2015
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A coincidence of viewing angle makes Pandora appear to be hovering over Titan, almost like an accent mark, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18338:
Titan's Accent Mark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan and Saturn share a hazy appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, though Saturn is a gas giant with no solid surface to speak of, and Titan's atmosphere is a blanket surrounding an icy, solid body.
PIA18335:
Veiled Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Prometheus and Pandora are almost hidden in Saturn's rings in this image captured by NASA' Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus is the left most moon in the ring plane, roughly in the center of the image. Pandora is towards the right.
PIA18334:
Moons In Hiding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus showing a global liquid water ocean between its rocky core and icy crust.
PIA19656:
Global Ocean on Enceladus (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Why does Saturn look like it's been painted with a dark brush in this infrared image, but Dione looks untouched? NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image in a wavelength that is absorbed by -- methane.
PIA18336:
Methane Painting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-31 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione crosses the face of the giant planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Astronomers call this phenomenon a transit.
PIA18330:
Entranced by a Transit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus looks as though it is half lit by sunlight in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Images like this one are designed to capture the extended plume of icy material spraying from the moon's south polar region.
PIA18328:
Dark Side of the Moon: Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini soared above high northern latitudes on Saturn's moon Dione, the spacecraft looked down at a region near the day-night boundary.
PIA19654:
Cassini's Closest Views of Dione II
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This two-in-one view of Dione from NASA's Cassini spacecraft includes the mission's highest-resolution view of the Saturnian moon's icy surface.
PIA19653:
Cassini's Closest Views of Dione I
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows terrain on Saturn's moon Dione that is entirely lit by reflected light from Saturn, called Saturnshine.
PIA19652:
Dione's Saturn-lit Surface
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes out upon a rolling, cratered landscape in this oblique view of Saturn's moon Dione. A record of impacts large and small is preserved in the moon's ancient, icy surface.
PIA19651:
Dione's Impact-Battered Icescape
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission's final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015.
PIA19650:
Imminent Approach to Dione
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this parting view showing the rough and icy crescent of Saturn's moon Dione following the spacecraft's last close flyby of the moon on Aug. 17, 2015.
PIA19649:
Departing Dione
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Saturn's moon Dione hangs in front of Saturn's rings in this view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the inbound leg of its last close flyby of the icy moon.
PIA17201:
Dione: Craters and Rings
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Dione hangs in front of Saturn and its icy rings in this view, captured during Cassini's final close flyby of the icy moon. North on Dione is up.
PIA17200:
Dione with Rings and Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Some parts of Dione's surface are covered by linear features, called chasmata, which provide dramatic contrast to the round impact craters that typically cover moons. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18327:
Chasms on Dione
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Saturn's unusual appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a result of the planet being imaged via an infrared filter. Infrared images can help scientists determine the location of clouds in the planet's atmosphere.
PIA18332:
Darkness Descending
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Thanks to the illumination angle, Mimas (right) and Dione (left) appear to be staring up at a giant Saturn looming in the background as captured in this image by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18331:
Looking Up to the Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This enhanced-color mosaic of Saturn's icy moon Tethys shows a range of features on the moon's trailing hemisphere. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was constructed from 52 images from its narrow-angle camera on April 11, 2015.
PIA19638:
The Colors of Tethys II
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Unusual arc-shaped, reddish streaks cut across the surface of Saturn's ice-rich moon Tethys in this enhanced-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA19637:
Red Arcs on Tethys
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This enhanced-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's icy moon Tethys shows a range of features on the moon's trailing hemisphere.
PIA19636:
The Colors of Tethys I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-27 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The giant impact basin Odysseus on Saturn's moon Tethys stands out brightly from the rest of the illuminated icy crescent as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18329:
Bright Basin on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In Greek mythology, Dione was the daughter of Tethys. Scientists believe that they formed out of the same disk around an early Saturn. NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees the two eponymous moons together.
PIA18325:
Mother and Daughter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-16 Pluto Cassini-Huygens
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As one NASA spacecraft sailed past the distant ice world of Pluto, collecting never-before-seen vistas and invaluable science data, NASA' Cassini spacecraft turned its gaze in that direction from its outpost at Saturn.
PIA19641:
Pluto Seen from Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan may be a 'large' moon -- its name even implies it -- but it is still dwarfed by its parent planet, Saturn. As it turns out, this is perfectly normal. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18326:
Not So Titanic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-06 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Prometheus, seen here looking suspiciously blade-like, is captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft near some of its sculpting in the F ring.
PIA18324:
Ring Slicer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the spiral structures in the D ring are on display, although it is so thin as to be barely noticeable compared to the rest of the ring system.
PIA18321:
Spirals in the D Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three moons -- Titan, Mimas, and Rhea. Titan, the largest moon shown here, appear fuzzy because we only see its cloud layers.
PIA18322:
Triple Crescents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Dione, taken during a close flyby on June 16, 2015. This was Cassini's fourth targeted flyby of Dione.
PIA17196:
In the Company of Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Dione, taken during a close flyby on June 16, 2015. This was Cassini's fourth targeted flyby of Dione.
PIA17195:
Dione's Craggy Surface
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