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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This anaglyph from images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a dramatic, 3-D view of one of the deep fractures nicknamed 'tiger stripes' on Saturn's moon Enceladus which are located near the moon's south pole, spray jets of water ice.
PIA11687:
Baghdad Sulcus in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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While cruising around Saturn in early October 2004, Cassini captured a series of images that have been composed into the largest, most detailed, global natural color view of Saturn and its rings ever made.
PIA06193:
The Greatest Saturn Portrait ...Yet
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Phoebian Explorers 1
PIA06117:
Phoebian Explorers 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini Uncovers New Moons
PIA06106:
Cassini Uncovers New Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini's Oct. 28, 2005, Titan Flyby
PIA07751:
Cassini's Oct. 28, 2005, Titan Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini orbiter has revealed many surprises within the Saturn system, including the possible presence of a ring of debris surrounding the ancient heavily cratered surface of Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon.
PIA12854:
Rhea's Blue Streaks (Looking South) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini's T4 Flyby
PIA06219:
Cassini's T4 Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This simulation, which begins and ends with a real image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, demonstrates how the appearance of discrete jets could be an optical illusion that varies based on viewing geometry.
PIA19060:
Icy Curtain Eruptions on Enceladus Create an Illusion of Discrete Jets (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Phantom jets in simulated images produced by the scientists line up nicely with some of the features in real images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft that appear to be discrete columns of spray.
PIA19061:
Enceladus Curtains: Comparing Data and Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-27 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The giant impact basin Odysseus on Saturn's moon Tethys stands out brightly from the rest of the illuminated icy crescent as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18329:
Bright Basin on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Unusual arc-shaped, reddish streaks cut across the surface of Saturn's ice-rich moon Tethys in this enhanced-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA19637:
Red Arcs on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Titan are seen in these polar stereographic maps, assembled in 2015 using the best-available images of the giant Saturnian moon from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA19657:
Titan Polar Maps - 2015
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's. The map was produced in June 2015 using data collected through Cassini's flyby, known as 'T100,' on April 7, 2014.
PIA19658:
Titan Global Map - June 2015
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a sequence of images, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows changes in the brightness of the Enceladus plume during a 6.5-hour observation.
PIA17198:
Changing View of the Enceladus Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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
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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 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Wispy fractures cut through cratered terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea in this high resolution, 3-D image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
PIA12807:
Rhea's Fractured Terrain in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-16 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18304:
Janus the Jewel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.
PIA18307:
Path to the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini closes in on Saturn, its view is growing sharper with time and now reveals new atmospheric features in the planet's southern hemisphere.
PIA05385:
Spots on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Three months before its scheduled arrival at Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has observed two storms in the act of merging. With diameters close to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), both storms, which appear as spots in the southern hemisphere.
PIA05386:
Merging Saturnian Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini has sighted Prometheus and Pandora, the two F-ring-shepherding moons whose unpredictable orbits both fascinate scientists and wreak havoc on the F ring.
PIA05387:
Prometheus and Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A montage of NASA's Cassini images, taken in four different regions of the spectrum from ultraviolet to near-infrared, demonstrates that there is more to Saturn than meets the eye.
PIA05388:
Four Ways to See Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn and its rings completely fill the field of view of NASA's Cassini's narrow angle camera in this natural color image taken on March 27, 2004. This is the last single 'eyeful' of Saturn and its rings.
PIA05389:
Saturn in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The veils of Saturn's most mysterious moon have begun to lift in NASA's Cassini's eagerly awaited first glimpse of the surface of Titan; scientists believe organic matter rains from hazy skies and seas of liquid hydrocarbons dot a frigid surface.
PIA05390:
The Veils of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini nears its rendezvous with Saturn, new detail in the banded clouds of the planet's atmosphere are becoming visible.
PIA05391:
Bands of Clouds and Lace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Two pairs of dark spots, or storms, in Saturn's atmosphere squeeze past each other as they dance around the planet. In this group of four storms, the top left and lower right storms are fringed with white clouds as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA05401:
Two Pairs of Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
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D Ring Revelations
PIA07714:
D Ring Revelations
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Voyager
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D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
PIA07715:
D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Hyperion's Unusual Craters
PIA07741:
Hyperion's Unusual Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The wispy fractured terrain on Dione is illuminated here by 'Saturnshine' -- dim reflected light from the planet
PIA08174:
Bright Fractures in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea and Enceladus shared the sky just before the smaller moon passed behind its larger, cratered sibling.This image is part of a 'mutual event' series in which one moon passes close to or in front of another
PIA08229:
Enceladus Approaches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright ringlets and dark gaps at the inner edge of the C ring sweep across this scene. The C ring contains numerous 'plateaus' -- broad ring regions that are bright and surrounded by fainter material
PIA08245:
Inner C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus shows off its tortured south polar terrain, which is crosscut by the roughly parallel furrows and ridges called sulci, or informally, 'tiger stripes.'
PIA08835:
Arabian Sulci
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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These two moons are locked in a gravitational tango that causes them to swap positions about every four years, with one becoming the innermost of the pair and the other becoming the outermost
PIA08348:
Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The Cassini spacecraft looks down under at the tortured south polar region of Enceladus, crossed by its 'tiger stripes,' or sulci, as the long, nearly parallel fractures are officially known.
PIA08881:
Icy Outpost?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Appearing like the swirls of marble, the wispy terrain of Saturn's moon Dione is captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in a dramatic display of light and dark. These wispy features are a system of braided canyons with bright walls.
PIA12553:
Wispy Marble
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-06 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione appears small and far off in this Cassini view, which nonetheless manages to capture a detailed look at the moon's beautiful bright streaks, or 'linea.' The linea are a system of braided canyons that cut across the moon's face.
PIA08978:
Dione's Good Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-01 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus passes in front of Janus in this 'mutual event' (one moon passing close to or in front of another) chronicled by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These three images were each taken a little more than a minute apart.
PIA12602:
Cruising Past Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Rhea looms 'over' a smaller and more distant Epimetheus against a striking background of planet and rings. The two moons aren't actually close to each other.
PIA12638:
Big and Small Before Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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 'wispy' terrain of Dione's trailing hemisphere can be seen on the right in this captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12659:
Dione and Ghostly Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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 'fans' suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12784:
Multiple F-Ring "Fans"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Like a giant eye for the giant planet, Saturn's great vortex at its north pole appears to stare back at Cassini as NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares at it.
PIA18273:
The Eye of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Although we are used to seeing Saturn's moons lit directly by the Sun, sometimes we can catch them illuminated by 'Saturnshine.' Here, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see Mimas (upper right) lit by light reflected off of Saturn.
PIA18312:
Mimas by Saturnshine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Pandora, Prometheus, and Pan, seen here, from right to left, also appear to be holding some sort of convention in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18306:
Moon Convention
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The sunlit edge of Titan's south polar vortex stands out distinctly against the darkness of the moon's unilluminated hazy atmosphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17139:
Bright Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini scientists continue their quest to understand the origin and evolution of the newly discovered features observed in Saturn's A ring which have become known as 'propellers' as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17125:
Earhart in the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14944:
The Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Enceladus passes behind the larger moon Tethys, as seen in this pair of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image on the left was taken a little more than a minute before the image on the right.
PIA12523:
Enceladus Behind Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Not-Quite-Empty Gap
PIA10554:
Not-Quite-Empty Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Propeller Swarm
PIA10505:
Propeller Swarm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows of Janus
PIA09914:
Shadows of Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Stars trail across the background during this exposure, timed to capture the faint light from these D ring features
PIA08900:
Rings in Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As ring particles emerge from the darkness of Saturn's shadow, they pass through a region of twilight. The Sun's light, refracted by the planet's atmosphere, peeks around the limb, followed shortly by the Sun itself
PIA08297:
Into the Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Seeing Double
PIA07649:
Seeing Double
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Bright Equator
PIA06487:
Bright Equator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-28 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Hyperion From Afar
PIA06486:
Hyperion From Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Rings and Moons
PIA05410:
Rings and Moons
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A Skyline View
PIA06075:
A Skyline View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared toward Saturn's two-toned moon Iapetus for about a week in early 2015, in a campaign motivated in part to investigate subtle color differences within the moon's bright terrain.
PIA19062:
Investigating Subtle Colors on Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's oblateness, the varying opacity of its rings and the shadows cast by those rings, sometimes creates elaborate and complicated patterns from NASA's Cassini's perspective.
PIA18303:
Cubist Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Many color images are taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in red light so scientists can study the often subtle color variations of Saturn's rings. These variations may reveal clues about the chemical composition and physical nature of the rings.
PIA18301:
Study in Scarlet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Nature is an artist, and this time she seems to have let her paints swirl together a bit. What the viewer might perceive to be Saturn's surface captured by NASA's Cassini orbiter is really just the tops of its uppermost cloud layers.
PIA18290:
Mixing Paints
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-26 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17165:
Evander Half in Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-19 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys' trailing side shows two terrains that tell a story of a rough past. To the north (up, in image) is older, rougher terrain, while to the south is new material dubbed 'smooth plains' by scientists. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17164:
Tethys' Terrains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's atmosphere puts on a display with the detached haze to the north (top of image) and the polar vortex to the south as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17151:
Titan's Polar Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's tiny irregular moon Janus surrounded by the vast, dark expanse of the outer solar system.
PIA17146:
Janus from Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17174:
Fire and Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The vortex at Saturn's north pole, seen here in the infrared by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, takes on the menacing look.
PIA17145:
The Maelstrom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Tethys, telling the story of a violent history marked by impacts. Seen here are the craters Melanthius (near the center), Dolius (above Melanthius), and Penelope (upper left almost over the limb).
PIA17138:
Melanthius at Dusk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's A ring is decorated with several kinds of waves. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a host of density waves, a bending wave, and the edge waves on the edge of the Keeler gap caused by the small moon Daphnis.
PIA17130:
Rings and Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus's unusual plume is only easily visible when NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the Sun are on opposite sides of Enceladus. So what's lighting up the moon then? It's light reflected off Saturn.
PIA17129:
By the Pale Saturn-light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows A beautiful 'mini-jet' appearing in the dynamic F ring of Saturn. Saturn's A ring (including the Keeler gap and just a hint of the Encke gap at the upper-right) also appears.
PIA17128:
Marvelous Mini-Jet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-02 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.
PIA17126:
Dione From a Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Epimetheus, which orbits Saturn well outside of the F ring's orbit.
PIA17123:
Going Rogue?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14668:
Pan and Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-01 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of Janus, an irregularly shaped moon. Lacking sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape, Janus has had its lumpy primordial shape only slightly modified by impacts since its formation.
PIA14667:
Lumpy Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been monitoring propeller features such as Bleriot since their discovery. The bright dash-like features are regions where a small moonlet has caused ring particles to cluster together more densely than normal.
PIA14666:
Propeller, Light and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.
PIA14665:
Dusk on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured some of the structure of the tenuous D ring, appearing here as light/dark banding in the upper-right of the image.
PIA14664:
A Long, Hard Stare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Although hidden from human eyes, NASA's Cassini spacecraft can spot these dark features on the surface of Titan dubbed 'Fensal' and 'Aztlan.' The dark features are believed to be vast dunes of particles that precipitated out of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14663:
Fenzal and Aztlan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Forever changing, the F ring takes on a ladder-like appearance in this recent image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists believe that interactions between the F ring and the moons Prometheus and Pandora cause the dynamic structure of the ring.
PIA14662:
Ladder-like Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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On its fourth and final targeted flyby of Rhea, NASA's Cassini spacecraft provided this stunning view of the ancient and heavily cratered surface. Billions of years of impacts have sculpted Rhea's surface into the form we see today.
PIA14660:
Goodbye to Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Like a proud peacock displaying its tail, Enceladus shows off its beautiful plume to NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras. Enceladus (313 miles, or 504 kilometers across) is seen here illuminated by light reflected off Saturn.
PIA14658:
Beautiful Plumage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-01 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Like a shepherd guarding his sheep, Prometheus keeps a lonely watch over the F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14657:
A Shepherd's Watch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The surface of Saturn's moon Rhea bears witness to its violent history. Each crater seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft records an impact in the moon's past.
PIA14654:
Rhea's Record
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The propeller-shaped white dashes near the bottom of NASA's Cassini spacecraft image reveal the location of a small moonlet embedded in Saturn's A ring.
PIA14649:
Bleriot Recaptured
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The F ring shows off a rich variety of phenomena in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14653:
F Ring Zoo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The rich dynamics of Saturn's F ring are seen in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of the features are believed to be due to the ring's interactions with its shepherd moons or with small moonlets embedded within the ring itself.
PIA14635:
Ring Shines
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's swirling south-polar vortex stands out brightly against the other clouds of the south pole (lower right) in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14634:
Seasonal Swirl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-05 Methone Cassini-Huygens
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It's difficult not to think of an egg when looking at Saturn's moon Methone, seen here during NASA's Cassini flyby of the small moon. The relatively smooth surface adds to the effect created by the oblong shape.
PIA14633:
Gray Egg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.
PIA14628:
Dione Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan's colorful visage in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The south polar vortex that first appeared in Titan's atmosphere in 2012 is visible at the bottom of this view.
PIA14923:
Obscured by Rings
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Saturn's moon Mimas peeps out from behind the larger moon Dione in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14619:
Peeping Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-23 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches Saturn's moon Daphnis making waves and casting shadows from the narrow Keeler Gap of the planet's A ring in this view taken around the time of Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA14618:
Wave Maker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A crescent Enceladus appears with Saturn's rings in this view of the moon from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The famed jets of water ice emanating from the south polar region of the moon are faintly visible here.
PIA14594:
Rings and Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at a brightly illuminated Enceladus and examines the surface of the leading hemisphere of this Saturnian moon.
PIA14588:
Brilliant Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.
PIA14907:
Kaleidoscopic Rainbows Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
PIA14903:
Encircling a Giant Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and spies the huge Kraken Mare in the moon's north. Kraken Mare, a large sea of liquid hydrocarbons, is visible as a dark area near the top of the image.
PIA14584:
Titan's Kraken Mare
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