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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-07 Saturn IRTF
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These two images, taken with NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, capture two different phases of this wave oscillation at Saturn's equator.
PIA10358:
Saturn's Infrared Temperature Snapshot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-14 Tethys ISS - Wide Angle
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The night sides of Saturn and Tethys are dark places indeed. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows shadows are darker areas than sunlit areas, and in space, with no air to scatter the light, shadows can appear almost totally black.
PIA18333:
From the Night Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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Varied Terrain
PIA07231:
Varied Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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The geologic diversity of Titan's surface is well illustrated by this synthetic aperture radar image, obtained on Oct. 28, 2005, during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ninth Titan fly-by and fourth radar pass.
PIA03568:
Diverse Geology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Large areas of this Cassini synthetic aperture radar image of Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are covered by long, dark ridges.
PIA03567:
Dunes Galore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic aperture radar image of Titan was taken on Oct. 28, 2005, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by at a distance of 1,350 kilometers (840 miles).
PIA03566:
Tectonic Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan shows the location mapped with NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode during the Oct. 28, 2005, flyby.
PIA03570:
Radar Swath of Oct. 28, 2005, Titan Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Huygens Descent Sequence (Artist's Concept)
PIA06434:
Huygens Descent Sequence (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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Like Earth, Saturn has an invisible ring of energetic ions trapped in its magnetic field. This feature is known as a 'ring current.' This ring current has been imaged with a special camera on NASA's Cassini's sensitive to energetic neutral atoms.
PIA10094:
Saturn's "Ring Current"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Bright clumps of ring material and a fan-like structure appear near the core of Saturn's tenuous F ring in this mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12785:
F Ring's Bright Core Clumps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft depicts fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Bright features are also visible near the core of the ring. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12786:
"Fan" in the F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Rhea was created using data obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA12803:
Map of Rhea - November 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2012-06-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A particularly strong jet stream churns through Saturn's northern hemisphere in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Clouds associated with the jet stream can be seen at upper right about a third of the way down from the top.
PIA14916:
Strong Jet in False Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.
PIA19054:
Leilah Fluctus Despeckled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-16 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2015-03-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on Feb. 9. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.
PIA19057:
Return to Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Saturn appears serene and majestic in the first color composite made of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its approach to the ringed planet, with arrival still 20 months away.
PIA02884:
Distant Saturn Sighting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artists concept of NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver, just after the main engine has begun firing.
PIA03883:
Artists's Conception of Cassini Saturn Orbit Insertion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A cold, dusky Saturn looms in the distance in this striking, natural color view of the ringed planet and five of its icy satellites. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini's narrow angle camera on Nov. 9, 2003, from a distance of 111.4 million kilometers.
PIA04913:
Looming Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2005-10-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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During its time in orbit, NASA's Cassini has spotted many beautiful cat's eye-shaped patterns. These patterns occur in places where the winds and the atmospheric density at one latitude are different from those at another latitude.
PIA07600:
Flowing "Cat's Eye"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
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During its closest flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on April 16, NASA's Cassini spacecraft came within 1,025 kilometers (637 miles) of the moon's surface and found that the outer layer of the thick, hazy atmosphere is brimming with complex hydrocarbons.
PIA07865:
Titan's Upper Atmosphere: A "factory" of hydrocarbons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's concept of Saturn's rings and major icy moons. Saturn's rings make up an enormous, complex structure. From edge-to-edge, the ring system would not even fit in the distance between Earth and the Moon.
PIA03550:
Saturn's Rings (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This visual and infrared mapping spectrometer image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows the dark cracks at the south pole dubbed 'tiger stripes' for their distinct stripe-like appearance.
PIA03551:
Tiger Stripes are Cubs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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On July 11, 2005, the Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph observed the star Bellatrix as it passed behind Enceladus, as seen from the spacecraft.
PIA03552:
Enceladus Atmosphere Not Global
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
Cosmic Dust Analyzer
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This plot shows results from Cassini's ion neutral mass spectrometer and cosmic dust analyzer, obtained during the spacecraft's close approach to Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA03553:
Water Vapor & Particles Over Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This animation shows the Cassini spacecraft approaching Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. It shows the highest resolution images obtained of the moon's surface.
PIA03554:
Enceladus Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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The left image is a false-color view of Saturn's A ring from the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03556:
Clumps in the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Synthetic aperture radar images obtained from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in February 2005 show that Titan's surface is modified by fluid flows and wind-driven deposits.
PIA03555:
Titan, a Geologically Dynamic World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New images provided by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a diverse array of clouds in the depths of Saturn.
PIA03557:
A New View of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New images provided by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a diverse array of clouds in the depths of Saturn.
PIA03558:
A New View of Saturn - Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Saturn's clouds and hazes at three different levels in the atmosphere are depicted in the image on the right, as observed by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03559:
A 3-D View of Saturn's Clouds and Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This is a collection of the most detailed images of deep-level clouds obtained by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03560:
A Gallery of Views of Saturn's Deep Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer obtained temperature maps of Saturn's main rings (A, B and C) that showed ring temperatures decreasing with increasing solar phase angle on both the lit and unlit sides of the rings.
PIA03561:
Slower Spinning Rings #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Temperature changes mapped with NASA's Cassini's composite and infrared spectrometer throughout Saturn's main rings show the ring temperatures decreasing with the increase of the Sun-spacecraft-ring angle on both the lit and unlit sides of the rings.
PIA03562:
Slower Spinning Rings #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This Synthetic Aperture Radar image of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 7, 2005.
PIA03563:
Shoreline on Titan?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that this bright terrain is cut by channels that are variable in width; they form both radial and branching networks. Such patterns are reminiscent of networks formed by rainfall on Earth.
PIA03565:
Titan's Rain Drains to the Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Fluids have flowed and cut these deeply-incised channels into the icy surface of Titan as seen in this Synthetic Aperture Radar image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03564:
Canyonlands of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Hyperion's Unusual Craters
PIA07741:
Hyperion's Unusual Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft carried the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe to Saturn and released it in December 2004.
PIA03569:
Pinpointing Huygens Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This set of images shows the areas mapped so far on Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode.
PIA03571:
Titan Viewed by Cassini's Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-09-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This Cassini radar image shows two lakes 'kissing' each other on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The image from a flyby on Sept. 23, 2006, covers an area about 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide by 40 kilometers (25 miles) high.
PIA08740:
Titan's "Kissing Lakes"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This mosaic of Saturn's rings was acquired by NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument on Sept. 15, 2006, while the spacecraft was in the shadow of the planet looking back towards the rings
PIA01940:
Saturn's Rings in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2007-01-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Two Sides of Dunes
PIA09111:
Two Sides of Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Dec. 15, 2006. Both luminous and translucent, the C ring sweeps out of the darkness of Saturn's shadow and obscures the planet at lower left.
PIA08855:
Scintillating C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2007-10-15 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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While on final approach for its Sept. 2007 close encounter with Saturn's moon Iapetus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spun around to take in a sweeping view of the Saturn System.
PIA08387:
The View from Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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PIA10082:
"Staring Mittens" (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's Recycling Rings
PIA10081:
Saturn's Recycling Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Clumpy Moons
PIA10083:
Clumpy Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows the location of Cassini's most precise measurements so far of the surface temperatures at the active 'tiger stripe' fractures that cut the south polar region of Enceladus.
PIA12082:
Warm Tiger Stripes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The Cassini spacecraft shows a section of Saturn and its rings which includes a special treat made possible as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox: the shadow of a moon cast on the rings.
PIA11557:
Sampling Saturn and a Shadow
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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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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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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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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted two features shaped like the 1980s video game icon 'Pac-Man' on moons of Saturn. One was observed on the moon Mimas in 2010 and the latest was observed on the moon Tethys.
PIA16198:
A Pair of 'Pac-Men'
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission, known as 'the hexagon,' is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole.
PIA17652:
In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon Animation Icon
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A startling silhouette of Saturn is created in this NASA Cassini spacecraft portrait.
PIA12633:
Saturn Silhouette
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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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Beyond the ansa of Saturn's rings, a crescent Rhea completes this ring-and-moon composition captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11586:
Rhea and Rings
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Not-Quite-Empty Gap
PIA10554:
Not-Quite-Empty Gap
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Propeller Swarm
PIA10505:
Propeller Swarm
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Shadows of Janus
PIA09914:
Shadows of Janus
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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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With its dazzling rings, Saturn radiates a beauty and splendor like no other known world. Here, Cassini has captured the cool crescent of Saturn from above the ringplane, with the planet's shadow cutting neatly across the many lanes of ice
PIA08340:
Shadowlands
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Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Infrared and Radar Views of Titan #2
PIA09036:
Infrared and Radar Views of Titan #2
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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 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Small Particles in Saturn's Rings
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Small Particles in Saturn's Rings
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This map shows a dramatically improved view of heat radiation from a warm fissure near the south pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. It was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its Nov. 21, 2009, flyby of that moon.
PIA12448:
Zooming in on heat at Baghdad Sulcus
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Bright Equator
PIA06487:
Bright Equator
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Hyperion From Afar
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Hyperion From Afar
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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 2005-01-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This image was returned on Jan 14, 2005, by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe during its successful descent to land on Titan. This colored view, following processing to add reflection spectra data, gives a better indication of the actual color.
PIA07232:
First Color View of Titan's Surface
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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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