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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This graphic, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the percentage of cloud coverage across the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The color scale from black to yellow signifies no cloud coverage to complete cloud coverage.
PIA13401:
Mapping Titan's Cloud Coverage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This pair of false-color images, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows clouds covering parts of Saturn's moon Titan in yellow, while Titan's hazy atmosphere appears magenta.
PIA13400:
Clouds Clearing around Titan's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-21 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Swinging by Saturn's small moon Epimetheus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot during the spacecraft's April 7, 2010, flyby.
PIA12725:
Flying by Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A darkly defined Rhea passes before the fuzzy orb of Titan in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's two largest moons. Rhea is closer to the spacecraft in this view.
PIA12724:
Biggest Saturnian Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-17 Helene Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Although travelling at great speed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft managed to capture this close view of Saturn's small moon Helene during a flyby on March 3, 2010.
PIA12723:
Catching Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Clumps of ring material are revealed along the edge of Saturn's A ring in this image taken during the planet's August 2009 equinox. The granular appearance of the outer edge of the A ring is likely created by gravitational clumping of particles there.
PIA12722:
Equinoctial Clumps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Clouds in Saturn's atmosphere create an intricate pattern reminiscent of whipped cream swirling in coffee in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12721:
Coffee and Cream Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Delicate shadows are cast outward from Saturn's thin F ring in the lower left of this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. The moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across) is seen just above the center of the image.
PIA12720:
F-Ring Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Two sources of light reveal the dramatic surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this NASA Cassini image in which geologic features give the appearance of the leathery skin of an elephant.
PIA12719:
Elephant Skin Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Four of Saturn's moons join the planet for a well balanced portrait. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is in the lower left. Tethys appears in upper right. The smaller moons Pandora and Epimetheus are barely visible here.
PIA12718:
Quartet and Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The F ring's shepherds, Prometheus and Pandora, join Epimetheus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of three of Saturn's moons and the rings.
PIA12717:
Trio of Small Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Titan's dark and light seasonal hemispheric dichotomy as it images the moon with a filter sensitive to near-infrared light. This image also shows Titan's north polar hood.
PIA12716:
Dark and Light Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A quartet of Saturn's moons are shown with a sliver of the rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From left to right in this image are Epimetheus, Janus, Prometheus, and Atlas.
PIA12715:
Moon Quartet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12714:
Blasted Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, imaged at high phase, shows off its spectacular water ice plumes emanating from its south polar region in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12713:
High-Phase Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12712:
Beyond Curved Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A thin crescent of cratered terrain is illuminated on Saturn's third largest moon, Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12711:
Crescent Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a 'fan' in Saturn's tenuous F ring. This fan-like structure appears as dark lines spreading outward from the left of the bright clump of ring material near the center of the image.
PIA12710:
'Fan' Spread
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Terrain on Saturn's moon Tethys, defined with craters, is shown in front of the hazy atmosphere of the larger moon Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing sides of Titan and Tethys.
PIA12709:
Tethys Before Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The shadows of Saturn's rings cast onto the planet appear as a thin band at the equator in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA12708:
Narrow Band
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A propeller-shaped structure, created by an unseen moon, can be seen in Saturn's A ring and looks like a small, dark line interrupting the bright surrounding ring material in the upper left of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12707:
A-ring Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12706:
Infringing Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, seen beyond the outline of the planet's night side, spews water ice from its south polar region. The plumes can be faintly seen at the bottom of the moon in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12705:
Activity Past Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-23 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The smooth surface of Saturn's moon Telesto is documented in this image captured during the NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Aug. 27, 2009, flyby.
PIA12704:
Smooth Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-20 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12703:
Shadow Before Equinox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks to the cratered surface of Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.
PIA12702:
Cratered Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-18 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The immense size of Saturn is emphasized in this portrait by NASA's Cassini spacecraft that features the moon Mimas shown in front of the planet. Mimas appears as only a small dot above the rings near the center of the image.
PIA12701:
Vast Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this high-resolution image of Saturn's small moon Epimetheus during the spacecraft's non-targeted flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12700:
Epimetheus Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot that also features a couple of the planet's moons large and small. Dione can be seen in the upper left of the image while Pandora appears as a small speck beyond the thin F ring.
PIA12699:
Spoke Embellishment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-13 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures here one of its closest views of Saturn's ring-embedded moon Daphnis. Seen at the upper left of this image, Daphnis appears in the Keeler Gap near the edge waves it has created in the A ring.
PIA12698:
Closest Daphnis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows parallel mountain chains on Saturn's moon Titan, near an equatorial region known as Adiri.
PIA13332:
Mountains near Adiri on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows parallel mountain chains on Saturn's moon Titan. The mountains appear along the northwest border of a region known as Xanadu.
PIA13331:
Mountains on the Northwest Border of Xanadu, Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows mountainous terrain on Saturn's moon Titan in the moon's northern hemisphere, north of the Aaru region.
PIA13330:
Mountains North of Aaru on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12697:
Yin and Yang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-11 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Rhea is gently lit in front of a background of the planet with a wide shadow cast by the rings which are seen nearly edge-on in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12696:
Rhea, Rings and Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the characteristics of Titan's atmosphere as it peers at Saturn's largest moon using a filter sensitive to visible violet light.
PIA12695:
Atmospheric Aspects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Bright spokes can be seen on Saturn's B ring just in front of the shadow cast on the rings on the night side of the planet in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12694:
Spokes Before Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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As Enceladus spews water ice from its south polar region, NASA's Cassini also shows Saturn's faint G ring before the moon.
PIA12693:
Enceladus and G Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-05 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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A crescent Saturn is blemished by the black spot of its moon Dione seen orbiting between the planet and NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12692:
Black Blemish
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Pan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's small, ring-embedded moon Pan, on the extreme right of this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image, can be seen interacting with the ringlets that share the Encke Gap of the A ring with this moon.
PIA12691:
Pan in Action
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-03 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn's moon Pandora during the spacecraft's flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn's thin F ring.
PIA12690:
Flying by Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Looking up toward Saturn's southern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft pictures a pair of the planet's moons orbiting in the distance. Tethys and Rhea orbit in the plane of the planet's rings, but appear to be below the planet in this view.
PIA12689:
Beyond Saturn's South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-30 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that rather than being an unchanging disk of peaceful particles, the material that makes up Saturn's rings is constantly pushed and pulled into spectacular shapes. At left is the moon Daphnis.
PIA12688:
Pushing and Pulling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past Saturn's rings and small moon Janus to spy the planet's second largest moon, Rhea where lit terrain is seen.
PIA12687:
Rhea Past Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The Mimas Atlas
PIA12793:
The Mimas Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight illuminates the deep cut of Ithaca Chasma on Saturn's moon Tethys. Ithaca Chasma runs roughly north-south for more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on Tethys in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12686:
Chasma Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-27 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.
PIA12685:
Wider Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-26 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12684:
Fleeing the Scene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A pair of Saturn's small, icy satellites accompany the planet's rings in snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are between Janus and Prometheus.
PIA12683:
Chunks of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The moons Mimas and Janus seem insignificant in front of the immensity of Saturn in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image. Mimas is visible above the rings near the center; Janus is barely detectable as a tiny speck of light below the rings on the left.
PIA12682:
Before Immense Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-21 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.
PIA12681:
Sliver of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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While NASA's Cassini spacecraft was pointed to study Saturn's F ring, it happened to catch a globular star cluster passing through the camera's field of view. Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA12788:
Catching a Cluster of Stars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This image is from a simulation showing the changes to a portion of Saturn's F ring as the shepherding moon Prometheus swings by it. The animation uses data obtained by the imaging cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12787:
The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft depicts fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Bright features are also visible near the core of the ring. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12786:
"Fan" in the F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Bright clumps of ring material and a fan-like structure appear near the core of Saturn's tenuous F ring in this mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12785:
F Ring's Bright Core Clumps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This image is from a set of mosaic images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing three fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Such
PIA12784:
Multiple F-Ring "Fans"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 Janus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Janus orbits in front of the rings, which are partially darkened by the shadow of the planet in viwe from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's shadow obscures about half the rings.
PIA12680:
Only Half the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-19 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The smaller moon Mimas upstages the larger moon Dione as the dramatic Herschel Crater is spotlighted on Mimas in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12679:
Upstart Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Crisp details on Dione contrast with the haziness of Titan in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a pair of Saturn's moons. Smaller Dione is at the bottom of the image, and that moon's wispy terrain is visible.
PIA12678:
Study in Contrasts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image is from an animation that glides along the shoreline of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan. The animation is based on overlapping radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13173:
Flying Over Ontario Lacus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan, was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The lake surface appears dark because it is smooth.
PIA13172:
Footprint of Ontario Lacus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Roughly a quarter of majestic Saturn is illuminated in this view captured while NASA's Cassini spacecraft was orbiting near the planet's equatorial plane.
PIA12677:
Quarter Saturn
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Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward an area between the trailing hemisphere and anti-Saturn side of Tethys and spies the large crater Melanthius near the moon's south pole.
PIA12676:
Melanthius on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-13 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12675:
Prometheus Amid Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Wispy terrain stretches across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione on the right of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12674:
Flying by Dione
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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