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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed in on Saturn's A ring, revealing narrow, detailed structures that get even finer as the cameras' resolution increases.
PIA20526:
A Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-16 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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These two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show how the spacecraft's perspective changed as it passed within 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) of Saturn's moon Pan on March 7, 2017, Cassini's closest encounter.
PIA21436:
Pan Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-16 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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These stereo views, or anaglyphs, highlight the unusual, quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan.This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21435:
Pan Anaglyph (3-D)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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As it sped away from a relatively distant encounter with Titan on Feb. 17, 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this mosaic view of the moon's northern lakes and seas.
PIA21434:
Titan: Kraken and Ligeia In Sharper Focus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-14 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas' surface is pockmarked with countless craters, the largest of which gives the icy moon its distinctive appearance. This mosaic is one of the highest resolution views ever captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the icy moon.
PIA17213:
Farewell to Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas' gigantic crater Herschel lies near the moon's limb in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20523:
The Big One
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity
PIA20524:
Dichotomy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured these remarkable views of a propeller feature in Saturn's A ring on Feb. 21, 2017. These are the sharpest images taken of a propeller (nickedname 'Santos-Dumond') so far.
PIA21433:
Cassini Targets a Propeller in Saturn's A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The north pole of Saturn sits at the center of its own domain. Around it swirl the clouds, driven by the fast winds of Saturn, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20520:
At the Center
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues its weekly ring-grazing orbits, diving just past the outside of Saturn's F ring, it is tracking several small, persistent objects there.
PIA21432:
Hardy Objects in Saturn's F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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When viewed from a distance with the sun directly behind NASA's Cassini, the larger, brighter craters really stand out on moons like Dione. Among these larger craters, some leave bright ray patterns across the moon.
PIA20521:
Rays of Creusa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-14 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, is featured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap.
PIA17212:
The Realm of Daphnis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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When seen up close, the F ring of Saturn resolves into multiple dusty strands. NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view shows three bright strands and a very faint fourth strand off to the right.
PIA20519:
F for Fabulous
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20522:
Potentially Hospitable Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini image features a density wave in Saturn's A ring (at left) that lies around 134,500 km from Saturn. Density waves are accumulations of particles at certain distances from the planet.
PIA21060:
Moon Waves and Moon Wakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini mission shows a region in Saturn's A ring. The view contains many small, bright blemishes due to cosmic rays and charged particle radiation near the planet.
PIA21059:
The Propeller Belts in Saturn's A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image shows a region in Saturn's outer B ring. NASA's Cassini spacecraft viewed this area at a level of detail twice as high as it had ever been observed before. And from this view, it is clear that there are still finer details to uncover.
PIA21058:
Saturn's B Ring, Finer Than Ever
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a region in Saturn's outer B ring. The view here is of the outer edge of the B ring, at left, which is perturbed by the most powerful gravitational resonance in the rings.
PIA21057:
Straw in the B Ring's Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-30 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's lit hemisphere faces away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's camera, yet the moon's darkened surface features are dimly illuminated in this image, due to Saturnshine.
PIA20514:
Coy Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-23 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys, one of Saturn's larger icy moons, vaguely resembles an eyeball staring off into space in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The resemblance is due to the enormous crater, Odysseus, and its complex of central peaks.
PIA20518:
Here's Looking at You, Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-18 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. 16, 2017. This is the closest view of the small moon obtained yet.
PIA21056:
Daphnis Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This view, seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's daylit side, which no Earth-based telescope could capture. A spacecraft in orbit, like Cassini, can capture stunning scenes that would be impossible from our home planet.
PIA20517:
Peeking over Saturn's Shoulder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-09 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows cast across Mimas' defining feature, Herschel Crater, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20515:
Mimas' Mountain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows wispy clouds, floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes. These wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan's northern latitudes.
PIA20516:
Send in the Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Sunlight truly has come to Saturn's north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, late 2016, feeble though the light may be at Saturn's distant domain in the solar system.
PIA20513:
Basking in Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn's moon Pandora.
PIA21055:
Pandora Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This comparison of two views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken fairly close together in time, illustrates a peculiar mystery: Why would clouds on Saturn's moon Titan be visible in some images, but not in others?
PIA21054:
Titan's Mystery Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-19 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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It may look as though Saturn's moon Mimas is crashing through the rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but Mimas is actually 28,000 mi (45,000 km) away from the rings. There is a strong connection between the icy moon and Saturn's rings
PIA20510:
Crash Course
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-12 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the waves that Saturn's moon, Daphnis, raises on the edges of the Keeler Gap, can also be used to deduce the moon's mass and even some of its orbital behavior.
PIA20511:
Watching the Wavemaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters; each is sensitive to different wavelengths of light and reveals clouds and hazes at different altitudes.
PIA21053:
Saturnian Hexagon Collage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was obtained about two days before its first close pass by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings during its penultimate mission phase.
PIA21052:
Over Saturn's Turbulent North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-05 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 22, 2016, show's the moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time.
PIA20512:
Chaos at Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20509:
Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.
PIA20508:
Faint F Ring and Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's north polar region displaying its beautiful bands and swirls. Where they meet and flow past each other, the bands' interactions produce many eddies and swirls.
PIA20507:
Saturn's 'Watercolor' Swirls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
PIA20506:
Ring Details on Display
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
PIA21051:
Watching Summer Clouds on Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn appears as a serene globe amid tranquil rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, the planet's atmosphere is an ever-changing scene of high-speed winds and evolving weather patterns, punctuated by occasional large storms.
PIA20502:
View from Above
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's clouds are full of raw beauty, but they also represent a playground for a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which seeks to understand the motion of gases and liquids. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20503:
Fluid Fantasy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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These two natural color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the changing appearance of Saturn's north polar region between 2012 and 2016.
PIA21049:
Changing Colors in Saturn's North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Pandora, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in isolation beside Saturn's kinked and constantly changing F ring.
PIA20504:
Lonely Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen here at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings.
PIA20505:
In Daylight on the Night Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan, lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left.
PIA20501:
Two Tiny Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the brilliant disk of Saturn, surrounded by the icy lanes of its rings. Faint wisps of cloud are visible in the atmosphere. At bottom, ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet.
PIA20500:
Hidden Wonders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Scientists from NASA's Cassini mission suggested in a 2016 paper that the appearance of a cloud of dicyanoacetylene (C4N2) ice in Titan's stratosphere may be explained by
PIA20715:
"Solid State" Chemistry in Titan Ice Particles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-19 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan may be small as satellites go, but like many of Saturn's ring moons, it has a has a very visible effect on the rings. This images was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 2, 2016.
PIA20499:
Where the Small Moon Rules
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie is one of many exposures taken by NASA's Cassnii spacecraft. Cassini stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain exposures showing just over four Saturn days. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA21047:
Staring at Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016, as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice in May 2017. Saturn's year is nearly 30 Earth years long.
PIA21046:
Saturn, Approaching Northern Summer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's shadow stretched beyond the edge of its rings for many years after NASA's Cassini first arrived at Saturn, casting an ever-lengthening shadow that reached its maximum extent at the planet's 2009 equinox. This image was captured in 2015.
PIA20498:
Barely Bisected Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.
PIA20714:
The 'Xanadu Annex' on Titan (Denoised)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.
PIA20712:
The 'Xanadu Annex' on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snaking across the surface of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Radar Mapper.
PIA20711:
Flowing Dunes of Shangri-La (Denoised)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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The Shangri-La Sand Sea on Titan is shown in this image from the Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snake across the surface of Titan.
PIA20710:
Flowing Dunes of Shangri-La
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's rings appear to bend as they pass behind the planet's darkened limb due to refraction by Saturn's upper atmosphere.
PIA20497:
A Dark Bend
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map of Titan from NASA's Cassini imaging coverage, shows the names of many (but not all) features on the Saturnian moon that have been approved by the International Astronomical Union.
PIA20713:
Map of Titan with Labeled Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-29 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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An ethereal, glowing spot appears on Saturn's B ring in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The glowing effect is an example of an 'opposition surge' making that area on the rings appear extra bright.
PIA20496:
Surge in the Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione reveals its past via contrasts in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The features visible here are a mixture of tectonics (bright, linear features and impact cratering) the round features, which are spread across the entire surface.
PIA20492:
A Moon's Contrasts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-15 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Tethys and Hyperion appear to be near neighbors in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, even though they are actually 930,000 miles apart here. Tethys is the larger body on the left.
PIA20493:
Distant Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shadow of Saturn on the rings, which stretched across all of the rings earlier in NASA's Cassini's mission, now barely makes it past the Cassini division.
PIA20494:
Long Divisions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea, like many moons in the outer solar system, appears dazzlingly bright in full sunlight. This is the signature of the water ice that forms most of the moon's surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20495:
Regarding Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic-aperture radar image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its T-120 pass over Titan's southern latitudes on June 7, 2016.
PIA20709:
Ridge of Jagged Peaks on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic-aperture radar image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its T-120 pass over Titan's southern latitudes on June 7, 2016.
PIA20708:
A Titanic Labyrinth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's A and F rings appear bizarrely warped where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens.
PIA20491:
Bent Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's main rings, along with its moons, which are much brighter than most stars.
PIA20489:
Not Really Starless at Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-11 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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An illusion of perspective, Saturn's moon Tethys seems to hang above the planet's north pole in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20488:
Tethys Tops Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-04 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan and moons like it have profound effects on Saturn's rings. The effects can range from clearing gaps, to creating new ringlets, to raising vertical waves that rise above and below the ring plane, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20490:
Pandemonium
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are Saturn's rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn's night side is also visible.
PIA20487:
Dark and Arc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As Saturn's northern hemisphere summer approaches, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the shadows of the rings creep ever southward across the planet.
PIA20486:
Shadow Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a bright disruption (features known as 'jets') in Saturn's narrow F ring suggesting it may have been disturbed recently, though not by Pandora which lurks nearby at lower right.
PIA20485:
Not Guilty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-06 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Distant Titan, its northern hemisphere drenched in the sunlight of late spring, hangs above Saturn's rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20484:
Rings Interrupted
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-30 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Mimas coast in their silent orbits beyond the rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ansa, or outer edge of the rings, is visible at left.
PIA18369:
In Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows off this angled view of the rings and Saturn's poles taken on Feb. 26, 2016.
PIA20481:
Up and Over
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Most planetary rings appear to be shaped, at least in part, by moons orbiting their planets, but nowhere is that more evident than in Saturn's F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20483:
Sculptor and His Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-09 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Epimetheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with Saturn in the background, is lumpy and misshapen, thanks in part to its size and formation process. Bombardment over the eons has left this tiny moon's surface heavily pitted.
PIA20482:
Hard Knock Life
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-02 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18368:
The Dew Drop of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This labeled graphic illustrates how different organic compounds make their way to the seas and lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
PIA20026:
Organic Compounds in Titan's Seas and Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings is cast.
PIA18367:
Criss-Crossed Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This feature, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell.
PIA18366:
Y Marks the Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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It's difficult to get a sense of scale when viewing Saturn's rings, but the Cassini Division (seen here between the bright B ring and dimmer A ring) is almost as wide as the planet Mercury as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18365:
The Great Divide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn as it views the planet and its expansive rings from all sorts of angles. Here, a half-lit Saturn sits askew as tiny Dione looks on from lower left.
PIA18364:
Saturn Askew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two moons hover above the rings from this perspective, Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across), at left, and Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across), at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18360:
Dark Moons, Dark Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and 2015. With each flyby, a brief opportunity to add small pieces to the overall mapping coverage of Titan.
PIA20022:
Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan
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Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains that have been named by the International Astronomical Union.
PIA20024:
Mountains of Titan Map - 2016 Update
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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The trio of ridges on Titan known as Mithrim Montes is home to the hazy Saturnian moon's tallest peak. The mountain is located midway along the lower of the three ridges shown in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20023:
Radar View of Titan's Tallest Mountains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini captures a crater duo (Italus on ancient trough called Petelia Fossae, and Caieta, atop Helorus Fossa) on Saturn's moon Dione that is superimposed on older, linear features.
PIA18359:
Helorus in Half-light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.
PIA18362:
Tilted Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-07 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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he view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the anti-Saturn sides of Tethys and Rhea. North on both moons is up. Rhea and Tethys are medium-sized moons that are large enough to have pulled themselves into round shapes.
PIA18363:
The Saturnian Sisters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from the Radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA20021:
Mystery Feature Evolves in Titan's Ligeia Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Two of Saturn's moons, Tethys and the much smaller Janus, are captured in this photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18356:
Different Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons, Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas, are captured in this group photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18357:
Three Times the Fun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20020:
Titan Temperature Lag Maps & Animation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione appears cut in two by Saturn's razor-thin rings, seen nearly edge-on in a view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18358:
Dione Divided
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-08 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry. The rings, which are seen nearly edge-on, are the dark bands above Tethys.
PIA18355:
Ices and Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The soft, bright-and-dark bands displayed by Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the signature of methane in the planet's atmosphere.
PIA18354:
Methane Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.
PIA18351:
A Half-Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons, like Janus, irregularly shaped bodies, and Tethys, spherically shaped, demonstrate the main difference between small moons and large ones. It's all about the moon's shape.
PIA18353:
Janus and Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.
PIA20017:
Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-11 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, around 10 times the diameter of Earth, dwarfs it retinue of moons. Tethys is seen here at lower right.
PIA18350:
Saturn the Mighty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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