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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's southern polar region exhibits concentric rings of clouds which encircle a dark spot at the pole, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA05427:
South Polar Structure
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Looking beyond Saturn's magnificent rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of the moon Mimas in orbit about the gas giant.
PIA05428:
Beyond the Rings: Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Details in Saturn's southern polar region highlight the often turbulent nature of the boundaries that separate the cloud bands on this swirling gaseous globe. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken on July 13, 2004.
PIA05430:
Southern Atmosphere Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-10 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's icy moon Rhea captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows hints of its heavily cratered surface, including a bright feature near the terminator (day-night boundary).
PIA05431:
Receding Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's south pole shows a prominent dark spot, along with flowing, wave-like patterns to the north and toward the right. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken on July 13, 2004.
PIA05432:
Infrared South Pole
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft represents the best view yet of Saturn's battered and chaotically rotating little moon Hyperion.
PIA05433:
Tumbling Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's atmosphere displays elegant structural detail, as captured in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the southern polar region.
PIA05434:
Active Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's crescent moon Dione hangs before NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this magnified image taken on July 19, 2004.
PIA05436:
Streaking Away from Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera view of Saturn's southern polar region shows interesting details in the swirling boundaries between cloud bands.
PIA05438:
Infrared South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This ultraviolet view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows wavy cloud bands near Saturn's south polar region.
PIA05439:
Ultraviolet South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A small new found object, temporarily designated S/2004 S 3, has been seen orbiting Saturn's outer F ring. This movie is a sequence of 18 images taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on June 21, 2004.
PIA06115:
New Object in F ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's faintly banded atmosphere is delicately colored and its threadbare rings cross their own shadows in this marvelous natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06114:
Colorful Threads and Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This map of Titan's surface, generated from images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft approach to Saturn, illustrates the imaging coverage planned during Cassini's first very close Titan flyby on Oct. 26, 2004.
PIA06116:
Zooming In On Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Titan's bright 'continent-sized' terrain known as Xanadu.
PIA06107:
Eyes on Xanadu
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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High-altitude haze and perhaps cloud layers are visible in this imaging science subsystem image acquired on Oct. 24, 2004, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft neared its first close encounter with Titan.
PIA06120:
High in the Titan Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft finely tuned vision reveals seasonal differences in the global haze that envelopes Titan in this narrow angle camera image taken on Oct. 24, 2004.
PIA06121:
Seasonal Differences
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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A global detached haze layer and discrete cloud-like features high above Titan's northern terminator (day-night transition) are visible in this image acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06122:
High Haze in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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A global detached haze layer and discrete cloud-like features high above Titan's northern terminator (day-night transition) are visible in this close-up image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06123:
High Haze in Color (Close-up)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-23 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Having now passed closer to Tethys than the Voyager 2 spacecraft, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has returned the best-ever natural color view of this icy Saturnian moon.
PIA06140:
Battered and Grooved
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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A mosaic of nine processed images recently acquired during NASA's Cassini spacecraft first very close flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on Oct. 26, 2004, constitutes the most detailed full-disc view of the mysterious moon.
PIA06141:
Hovering Over Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-03 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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As it completed its first orbit of Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed in on the rings to catch this wondrous view of the shepherd moon Prometheus working its influence on the multi-stranded and kinked F ring.
PIA06143:
Thieving Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Zigzagging kinks and knots dance around Saturn in this movie of the F ring from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06144:
Tilt and Whirl Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-08 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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New details on Iapetus are illuminated by reflected light from Saturn in this revealing image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06146:
Seeing in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-08 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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These spectacular Cassini images of Saturn's moon Iapetus show an enticing world of contrasts. These are the sharpest views of Iapetus captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft so far.
PIA06145:
Waning Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-13 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This map of Saturn's moon Dione, generated from Cassini images taken during the spacecraft's first two orbits of Saturn, illustrates the imaging coverage planned during NASA's Cassini spacecraft first Dione flyby on Dec. 14, 2004.
PIA06150:
First Flyby of Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image was taken on Dec. 11, 2004 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it approached Titan for its second close encounter with this intriguing moon.
PIA06151:
Second Titan Targeted Flyby #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This incredible, high resolution view of Saturn's moon Dione was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft first close approach to the icy moon on Dec. 14, 2004.
PIA06156:
Dione Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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These images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft were taken during Cassini's second close approach to Titan in December 2004.
PIA06157:
Close Up on Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic of 28 images shows the regional coverage taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft first encounter with Titan on Oct. 26, 2004.
PIA06158:
Titan Mosaic: October 2004
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic of images taken at 28 footprints shows the regional coverage taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft second encounter of Titan on Dec. 13, 2004.
PIA06159:
Titan Mosaic: December 2004
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found Titan's upper atmosphere to consist of a surprising number of layers of haze, as shown in this ultraviolet image of Titan's night side limb, colorized to look like true color.
PIA06160:
Titan's Many Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This very detailed image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft closest approach to Saturn's moon Dione on Dec. 14, 2004 is centered on the wispy terrain of the moon.
PIA06163:
Highest Resolution View of Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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As it zoomed in on Saturn's moon Dione for a close flyby, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a set of images of the icy moon which have been combined into a mosaic here to provide a stunningly detailed global view.
PIA06162:
Dione's Surprise
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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On New Year's Eve 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew past Saturn's intriguing moon Iapetus, capturing the four visible light images that were put together to form this global view.
PIA06166:
Encountering Iapetus
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals the colorful and intriguing surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in unrivaled clarity.
PIA06167:
Dark-stained Iapetus
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This almost surreal view of Iapetus was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about 10 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach to the icy moon during a close flyby on New Year's Eve 2004.
PIA06168:
Iapetus by Saturn Shine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's moon Iapetus captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows how the dark, heavily cratered terrain of Cassini Regio transitions to a bright, icy terrain at high latitudes.
PIA06170:
Iapetus: A View from the Top
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A spectacular landslide within the low-brightness region of Iapetus's surface known as Cassini Regio is visible in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06171:
Giant Landslide on Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This map shows the planned imaging coverage for the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer, onboard the European Space Agency's Huygens probe during the probe's descent toward Titan's surface. This map was made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06172:
Go Huygens!
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This map shows the planned imaging coverage for the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer, onboard the European Space Agency's Huygens probe during the probe's descent toward Titan's surface. This map was made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06173:
Go Huygens!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This movie, showing six of Saturn's small ring-region moons as they raced around the planet, was made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 15, 2004.
PIA06174:
Race of the Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft third close approach to Titan on Feb. 15, 2005.
PIA06180:
Close Titan Flyby 3, Image #1
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan illustrates the regions that will be imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the fourth flyby of the smoggy moon on Feb. 15, 2005.
PIA06178:
Titan Flyby Number Four
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus illustrates the regions that will be imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the first very close flyby of the moon on Feb. 17, 2005.
PIA06179:
Enceladus First Flyby
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This image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft third close approach to Titan on Feb. 15, 2005.
PIA06181:
Close Titan Flyby 3, Image #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Multiple upper stratospheric haze layers are evident in this ultraviolet view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looking toward Titan's south pole.
PIA06182:
Titan's Waves?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic of Titan's surface was made from 16 images. The individual images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have been specially processed to remove effects of Titan's hazy atmosphere and to improve visibility of the surface near the terminator.
PIA06185:
Titan Mosaic - Feb 2005
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Titan's surface and atmospheric features are shown here in this processed, visible-light image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06186:
A Clear View of Titan's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This false-color image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that some of the linear features on Enceladus have a slightly different color from their surroundings.
PIA06187:
False Color Look at Enceladus
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This high-resolution image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a region of 'smooth plains' terrain on the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, located slightly north of the equator on the moon's Saturn-facing hemisphere.
PIA06188:
Seeing Enceladus' Faults
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image of the ropy, taffy-like topography on Saturn's moon Enceladus as it soared above the icy moon on Feb. 17, 2005.
PIA06190:
Cassini Views Enceladus Up-Close
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This spectacular view is a mosaic of four high resolution images taken by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on Feb. 16, 2005, during its close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA06191:
Enceladus Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows one of the closest views of Xanadu Regio, a large bright region on Titan's surface.
PIA06192:
Zoomed in Xanadu
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas On the Move
PIA06198:
Mimas On the Move Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini's Private Eclipse
PIA06199:
Cassini's Private Eclipse Animation Icon
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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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D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
PIA07715:
D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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