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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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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
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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
ISS - Wide Angle
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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
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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
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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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
ISS - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
ISS - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-15 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, two large craters on Tethys, near the line where day fades to night, almost resemble two giant eyes observing Saturn. Tethys is significantly closer to the camera, while the planet is in the background.
PIA18318:
Tethys 'Eyes' Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-08 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Like most moons in the solar system, Tethys is covered by impact craters. Some craters bear witness to incredibly violent events, such as the crater Odysseus (seen here at the right of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft).
PIA18317:
Tethys the Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Hyperion, taken during a close flyby on May 31, 2015. This flyby marks the mission's final close approach to Saturn's largest irregularly shaped moon.
PIA17194:
Spongy Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Hyperion, taken during a close flyby on May 31, 2015. This flyby marks the mission's final close approach to Saturn's largest irregularly shaped moon.
PIA17193:
Farewell to Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image when Dione was closer to its camera, making the moon appear much bigger than her larger sister moon, Rhea.
PIA18319:
Dione Dwarfing Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-25 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea's horizon is slightly irregular and battered by craters, so thoughts inevitably turn towards the forces that shape these icy worlds. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18316:
Rhea's Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-18 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Although Janus should be the least lonely of all moons -- sharing its orbit with Epimetheus -- it still spends most of its orbit far from other moons, alone in the vastness of space in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18315:
Janus Stands Alone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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From a distance Saturn seems to exude an aura of serenity and peace in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In spite of this appearance, Saturn is an active and dynamic world. Mimas is seen to the upper-right of Saturn.
PIA18314:
Serene Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Phantom jets in simulated images produced by the scientists line up nicely with some of the features in real images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft that appear to be discrete columns of spray.
PIA19061:
Enceladus Curtains: Comparing Data and Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This simulation, which begins and ends with a real image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, demonstrates how the appearance of discrete jets could be an optical illusion that varies based on viewing geometry.
PIA19060:
Icy Curtain Eruptions on Enceladus Create an Illusion of Discrete Jets (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's surface is painted with swirls and shadows. Each swirl here is a weather system, reminding us of how dynamic Saturn's atmosphere is. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18311:
Swirls and Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Not all of Saturn's rings are created equal: here the C and D rings appear side-by-side, but the C ring, which occupies the bottom half of this image, clearly outshines its neighbor. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18313:
Faint D Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Surface features on Rhea, mostly impact craters in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, are thrown into sharp relief thanks to long shadows.
PIA18310:
Rhea in Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic plots the source locations of geysers scientists have located on Enceladus' south polar terrain, with the 36 most active geyser sources marked and color coded by the behavior of the grains erupting from the geysers.
PIA17192:
Tendril-producing Geysers on Enceladus' South Polar Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This collage of NASA's Cassini spacecraft images and computer simulations shows how long, sinuous features from Enceladus can be modeled by tracing the trajectories of tiny, icy grains ejected from the moon's south polar geysers.
PIA17191:
Simulations of the Tendrils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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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 2015-04-06 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 2015-03-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on Feb. 9. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.
PIA19057:
Return to Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Much as its name implies, tiny Epimetheus (Greek for hindsight) was discovered in hindsight. It was only later that astronomers realized that Janus and Epithemeus were not the same object.
PIA18305:
20-20 Hindsight
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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 2015-03-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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From afar, Saturn's rings look like a solid, homogenous disk of material. But upon closer examination from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, we see that there are varied structures in the rings at almost every scale imaginable.
PIA18308:
Groovy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration depicts potential origins of methane found in the plume of gas and ice particles that sprays from Saturn's moon, Enceladus, based on research by scientists working with the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer on NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA19059:
Trapping of Methane In Enceladus' Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This cutaway view of Saturn's moon Enceladus is an artist's rendering that depicts possible hydrothermal activity that may be taking place on and under the seafloor of the moon's subsurface ocean, based on published results from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA19058:
Enceladus: Possible Hydrothermal Activity (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.
PIA18307:
Path to the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).
PIA18309:
Frozen Paradise
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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 2015-02-16 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18304:
Janus the Jewel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.
PIA19054:
Leilah Fluctus Despeckled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.
PIA19053:
Titan Despeckled Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.
PIA19052:
Despeckling Ligea Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.
PIA19051:
Perspective on Kraken Mare Shores
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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 2015-02-02 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Tiny Epimetheus is dwarfed by adjacent slivers of the A and F rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18302:
Deceptively Small
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