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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines old and new terrain on Saturn's fascinating Enceladus, a moon where jets of water ice particles and vapor spew from the south pole. Newly created terrain is at the bottom, in the center and on the left of this view.
PIA12673:
Differently Aged Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This image is part of a set of images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA12792:
Propeller Churns the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon appears dark in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings. The propeller is marked with a red arrow in the top left.
PIA12791:
Propeller from Unlit Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon is brightly illuminated on the sunlit side of Saturn's rings in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon, which is too small to be seen, is marked with a red arrow.
PIA12790:
Sunlit Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a propeller-shaped disturbance in one of Saturn's rings created by a moon that is too small to be seen here. The moon is invisible at the center of the image.
PIA12789:
Tracking a Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Huge clouds swirl through the southern latitudes of Saturn where the rings cast dramatic shadows. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12672:
Sizeable Swirls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's largest moon and maps the dark Belet region on Titan.
PIA12671:
A Look at Belet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-06 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus moves in front of the larger moon Janus as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moons are lit by sunlight on the left and light reflected off Saturn on the right.
PIA12670:
Epimetheus Before Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Herschel Crater features prominently on the moon Mimas in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, which gives the impression of an eye staring out into space.
PIA12669:
Staring Into Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A pair of Saturn's small satellites, Janus and Pandora, accompany the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft presenting the view in dramatic diagonal fashion.
PIA12668:
Rings on a Diagonal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-01 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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A kingly crescent Saturn rests on the right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft portrait while the moon Mimas appears above the rings on the left. Mimas looks like just a speck of light here but is actually 396 kilometers, or 246 miles, across.
PIA12667:
Regal Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-30 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione, in the foreground of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, appears darker than the moon Tethys. Tethys appears brighter because it has a higher albedo than Dione, meaning Tethys reflects more sunlight.
PIA12666:
Tethys and Darker Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's brightly lit rings slice across this NASA Cassini spacecraft picture taken before a backdrop of the planet's clouds.
PIA12665:
Bright Slice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere reaches NASA's Cassini as the spacecraft's camera is pointed at the dark side of the moon.
PIA12664:
Light on the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-25 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft swooped in for a close-up of the cratered, fractured surface of Saturn's moon Dione in this image taken during the spacecraft's Jan. 27, 2010, non-targeted flyby.
PIA12663:
Flying Over Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Enceladus darkens a small portion of the swirling clouds on Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus itself is not visible in this view.
PIA12662:
Shadow from Unseen Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings and small moon Prometheus obscure NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of the planet's second largest moon, Rhea. Prometheus can be seen just below the center of the image, in front of Rhea.
PIA12661:
Cutting Off Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The highly reflective surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus is almost completely illuminated in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image taken at a low phase angle.
PIA12660:
Enceladus at Low Phase
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. A portion of the
PIA12659:
Dione and Ghostly Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Nearly invisible upon first glance, Saturn's moon Enceladus is a small bright dot beyond the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12658:
Speck of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-17 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12657:
Dark Interrupting Bright
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A pair of Saturn's small moons orbit near the planet's rings, which appear well illuminated in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is near the center of the image and Pandora is on the left.
PIA12656:
By Bright Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark Senkyo region on Saturn's moon Titan. Senkyo is the dark region towards the right. Two other dark regions, Aztlan and Fensal are also shown here. The bright area below Aztlan is called Tsegihi.
PIA12655:
Titan's Dark Senkyo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Resembling a thin ribbon wrapped around the crescent of the planet, Saturn's rings are seen edge-on by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12654:
Slender Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-11 Helene Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this image during the spacecraft's closest flyby of Saturn's moon Helene, on March 3, 2010. Helene is a 'Trojan' moon of Dione, named for the Trojan asteroids that orbit ahead of and behind Jupiter.
PIA12653:
Closest View of Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-10 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A pair of small moons join Saturn's second largest moon in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image spotlighting Rhea in front of the rings. Janus is seen beyond the rings on the right and Prometheus is visible between the main rings and thin F ring on left.
PIA12652:
Tethys in the Fore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-09 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The moon Tethys occupies the right foreground of this Saturnian scene. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Tethys and toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12651:
Tethys in the Fore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Kinky, discontinuous ringlets occupy the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in the middle of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image; parts of these thin ringlets cast shadows onto the A ring.
PIA12650:
Encke Gap Ringlet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-07 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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An illuminated quarter of the moon Tethys is imaged near a swath of Saturn's rings. Though the moon appears to be hanging directly below the rings, Tethys is actually farther from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and the rings are in the foreground.
PIA12649:
Rings and Quarter Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-04 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the cratered plains of the trailing hemisphere of Rhea. Some of the moon's fractures, appearing like wispy bright lines, can be seen on the left of the image.
PIA12648:
Well Lit Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to examine the dark region Belet. This large region on the moon's surface has a low albedo, meaning it reflects little light.
PIA12647:
Belet Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Resembling ornaments hanging from Saturn's rings, two moons accent this portrait of the planet captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Enceladus is on the right. Dione is on the left.
PIA12646:
Ornamented Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-01 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Atlas can be seen just above the center of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image as the moon orbits in the Roche Division between Saturn's A ring and thin F ring.
PIA12645:
Speck Between Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-31 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Tethys' huge Odysseus Crater is brightly lit in the northern latitudes of this Saturnian moon in this NASA Cassini spacecraft view. The crater is seen almost edge-on in the upper left of the image.
PIA12644:
Odysseus in Profile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-28 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings occupy the foreground of this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The small moon Janus appears to hover above, while the far larger moon Rhea is partially obscured by the rings.
PIA12643:
Rings, Rhea and Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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In this stunning image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at the dark side of Saturn's largest moon. The narrowing circle of light surrounding Titan is produced by sunlight scattering through Titan's atmosphere.
PIA12642:
Incomplete Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the limb of Saturn and, on the right of this image, views part of the rings through the planet's atmosphere. Saturn's atmosphere can distort the view of the rings from some angles.
PIA12641:
Rings Through Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-25 Pan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12640:
Pan's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The rings split the planet in two in this NASA Cassini spacecraft view of a crescent Saturn. Saturn's moon Tethys is the small dot on the left of the image, below the rings.
PIA12639:
Bisected Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Rhea looms
PIA12638:
Big and Small Before Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-20 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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From a distant perspective, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees hints of the unusual surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, a moon where new terrain is created around a geologically active south polar region.
PIA12637:
Crescent of Changing Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The shadow of Saturn's rings looks like a belt fastened around the planet's equator in this image. Overexposure to bring out the ring's details makes Saturn appear especially bright.
PIA12636:
Cinching the Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione dwarfs the moon Telesto in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft image. Dione is the fourth largest of Saturn's moons, and it dominates this view. Tiny Telesto can be seen below and to the left of Dione.
PIA12635:
Don't Forget Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-17 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Daphnis, appearing as a tiny speck in the Keeler Gap of the A ring on the far right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, is almost lost among the moon's attendant edge waves.
PIA12634:
Hidden Among Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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A startling silhouette of Saturn is created in this NASA Cassini spacecraft portrait.
PIA12633:
Saturn Silhouette
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map sheet covers a 15-series image set covering the entire surface of Enceladus. The map data was acquired by NASA's Cassini imaging experiment. Individual images can be viewed via the Photojournal.
PIA12783:
The Enceladus Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Mimas is seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager images.
PIA12782:
Mimas Southern Polar Maps - February 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Mimas is seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager images.
PIA12781:
Mimas Northern Polar Maps - February 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global map of Saturn's moon Mimas was created using images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft flybys, with NASA's Voyager images filling in the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
PIA12780:
Map of Mimas - February 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Two different seasons on Titan in different hemispheres can be seen in this image. The moon's northern half appears slightly darker than the southern half in this view taken in visible blue light by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12632:
Titan's Two Halves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-12 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12631:
Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Xanadu's Channels and Dunes
PIA12989:
Xanadu's Channels and Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Dunes, Tectonics and Possible Ice Volcanoes on Titan
PIA12988:
Dunes, Tectonics and Possible Ice Volcanoes on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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A large cloud formation swirls through the high northern latitudes of Saturn near the top of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12630:
Northern Swirl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings, partially darkened by the planet's shadow, cut a striking figure before Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The moon Mimas is near the bottom of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12629:
Cut by Saturn's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-07 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A huge impact created Odysseus Crater, which covers a large part of Saturn's moon Tethys in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12628:
Big Ding on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Two of Saturn's small moons can be seen orbiting beyond the planet's thin F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora is on the left, and Epimetheus is on the right.
PIA12627:
Petite Pair Beyond Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.
PIA12626:
Bite Out of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Appearing like a freckle on the face of Saturn, a shadow from the moon Enceladus blemishes the planet just below the ringplane in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12625:
Shadow Freckle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione passes by the moon Tethys in this NASA Cassini spacecraft depiction of a 'mutual event' in which one moon passes close to or in front of another moon.
PIA12624:
Dione Sliding By Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down and pictures Saturn wrapped in a pencil-thin shadow of the rings just days after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The moon Epimetheus (not shown) is casting a tiny shadow on the planet above the rings.
PIA12623:
Crescent at Equinox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Shadows are cast by Daphnis and the moon's attendant edge waves in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken about a month and a half before the Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12622:
Shadows from the Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through Titan's atmosphere at the region called Adiri, west of the landing site of the Huygens probe on the anti-Saturn side of the moon.
PIA12621:
West of the Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Part of the shadow of Saturn's moon Epimetheus appears as if it has been woven through the planet's rings in this image taken about a month and a half before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12620:
Woven Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-26 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Myriad shadows cover the pitted surface of Saturn's small moon Hyperion in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which shows the moon's south pole on the right.
PIA12619:
Pitted Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's second largest moon Rhea pops in and out of view behind the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which includes the smaller moon Epimetheus.
PIA12618:
Peekaboo Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas is elongated across the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon itself is not shown, but the shadow appears just above the ringplane on the right of the image.
PIA12617:
Mimas' Stretched Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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From just below the plane of Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at the rings edge-on and sees the planet's second largest moon beyond. Although Rhea may appear to be in the foreground of this image, it is not.
PIA12616:
Rhea and Edge-On Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained shifting stratospheric temperatures. The difference between the temperatures from 2005-2008 is shown in the middle, with red indicating warming in the stratosphere and blue indicating cooling.
PIA13043:
Changing Temperatures in Saturn's Stratosphere
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at Belet, a dark region on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The Cassini spacecraft looks at Belet, a dark region on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
PIA12615:
Behold Belet
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Janus, passing between the rings and NASA's Cassini orbiter, poses for a snapshot taken by the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA12614:
Rings and Janus
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Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The highly reflective moon Enceladus appears as a bright dot beyond a crescent Saturn in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus is visible above the ringplane to the left of the center of the image.
PIA12613:
Brilliant Blip Beyond Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione is seen in this polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12579:
Dione Polar Maps - February 2010
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The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione is seen in this polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12578:
Dione Polar Maps - February 2010
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This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Images from NASA's Voyager mission fill the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
PIA12577:
Map of Dione - February 2010
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft image holds an unseen treasure orbiting within the bright arc of Saturn's G ring: the tiny moonlet Aegaeon. Too small to be seen here, it is thought to be the source of the debris forming the bright arc in the lower right.
PIA12612:
In the Arc
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the first of its kind, shows lightning on Saturn's night side flashing in a cloud that is illuminated by light from Saturn's rings.
PIA12576:
Lightning Flashing on Saturn Animation Icon
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the first lightning flashes on Saturn. The storm that generated the lightning lasted from January to October 2009, making it the longest-lasting lightning storm known in the solar system.
PIA12575:
First Lightning Flashes on Saturn
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft profiles several features oriented north-south on Saturn's moon Tethys. A line of craters runs north to south near the center of the image: (from top) Phemius, Polyphemus, Ajax and the large southern crater Antinous.
PIA12611:
Up and Down Tethys
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Saturn's tiny moon Atlas, just to the left of the center of the image, appears almost indistinguishable from the background stars seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12610:
Lost Among Stars
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Saturn's moon Dione passes in front of the larger moon Titan, as seen from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This image is part of a mutual event sequence in which one moon passes close to or in front of another.
PIA12609:
Before Hazy Titan
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Wispy terrain winds across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione in this view taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Jan. 27, 2010 non-targeted flyby.
PIA12608:
Profiling Dione's Wisps
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Saturn's A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12607:
Prometheus Between Rings
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Titan as a circle of light is produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. A detached, high-altitude global haze layer encircles the moon.
PIA12606:
Lit Through the Haze
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Bright spokes and the shadow of a moon grace Saturn's B ring in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image. Spokes are radial markings scientists continue to study, and they can be seen here stretching from the far left to upper right of the image.
PIA12605:
Bright Spokes, Dark Shadow
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The two-toned surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus is demonstrated in the dark region of the moon visible on the top left and the bright crater in the lower right of this portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12604:
Yin Yang Iapetus
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Although the sun is on the other side of Saturn in this dramatic image, some sunlight scatters through the uppermost part of the atmosphere to reach NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras.
PIA12603:
High-Phase Drama
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus passes in front of Janus in this
PIA12602:
Cruising Past Janus
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Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12601:
Pan's Effects
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft two light sources illuminate Saturn's highly reflective moon Enceladus featuring bright rings and the small moon Pandora in the foreground.
PIA12600:
Dual Illuminated Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft's imaging science subsystem visible-light mosaic of Mimas from previous flybys on the left. The right-hand image shows new infrared temperature data mapped on top of the visible-light image.
PIA12867:
Bizarre Temperatures on Mimas
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Appearing like a cyclops gazing off into space, Saturn's moon Mimas and its large Herschel Crater are profiled from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Herschel Crater is 130 kilometers (80 miles) wide and covers most of the left of this image.
PIA12574:
Mimas Three-Quarter Portrait
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a three-dimensional view of the large Herschel Crater on Saturn's moon Mimas during its closest-ever flyby of the moon. 3D glasses are needed to view this image.
PIA12573:
Herschel Crater in 3D
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Subtle color differences on Saturn's moon Mimas are apparent in this false-color view of Herschel Crater captured during NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of that moon.
PIA12572:
Color Near Herschel Crater
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A false-color view of Saturn's moon Mimas from NASA's Cassini spacecraft accentuates terrain-dependent color differences and shows dark streaks running down the sides of some of the craters on the region of the moon that leads in its orbit around Saturn.
PIA12571:
Streaked Craters in False-Color
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In this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas, making the moon look like the Death Star in the movie 'Star Wars.'
PIA12570:
Flying by the "Death Star" Moon
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Relatively dark regions below bright crater walls and streaks on some of the walls are seen in this mosaic of Saturn's moon Mimas, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest flyby of the moon.
PIA12569:
Streaks and Markings on Mimas
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This mosaic, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, looks straight at Saturn's moon Mimas' huge Herschel Crater revealing bright-walled craters, with floors and surroundings about 20 percent darker than the steep crater walls.
PIA12568:
Examining Herschel Crater
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The moon Rhea moves behind Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this 'mutual event' imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Part of Rhea's southern hemisphere is also visible here through the haze of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA12599:
Hiding Rhea
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's February 2010 encounter with Calypso yielded this incredibly detailed view of this Trojan moon. Irregularly shaped Calypso is one of two Trojan moons of the larger moon Tethys.
PIA12598:
Calypso Close Up
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