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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 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 2005-11-30 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 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
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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
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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 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 2005-09-29 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 2006-10-11 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 2006-12-29 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 2007-10-15 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 2009-08-13 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 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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2010-05-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A startling silhouette of Saturn is created in this NASA Cassini spacecraft portrait.
PIA12633:
Saturn Silhouette
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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 2009-09-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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 2006-12-13 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,
PIA08835:
Arabian Sulci
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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
PIA07872:
Small Particles in Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Rings and Moons
PIA05410:
Rings and Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-14 Phoebe Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2015-02-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.
PIA19052:
Despeckling Ligea Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2014-11-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar instrument images show that a bright feature appeared in Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea.
PIA19047:
Bright Feature Appears in Titan's Kraken Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Saturn is circled by its rings (nearly edge-on in this image), as well as by the moons Tethys (the large bright body near the lower right corner) and Mimas (seen as a slight crescent against Saturn's disk above the rings).
PIA18288:
Circling Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini radar data reveal the depth of a liquid methane/ethane sea on Saturn's moon Titan near the mouth of a large, flooded river valley.
PIA19046:
Plumbing Coastal Depths in Titan's Kraken Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2014-11-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A new day dawns on Saturn as the part of the planet is seen emerging once more into the Sun's light by NASA's Cassini orbiter. With an estimated rotation period of 10 hours and 40 minutes, Saturn's days and nights are much shorter than those on Earth.
PIA18289:
Sunrise on Saturn
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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 2014-05-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view, acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, looks toward the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings from about 47 degrees below the ringplane.
PIA17143:
Still Alive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Titan. Titan's south polar vortex mimics the moon itself, creating an elegant crescent within a crescent.
PIA17163:
Titan's Crescents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-14 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft within the vast expanse of Saturn's rings, Prometheus appears as little more than a dot. But that little moon still manages to shape the F ring, confining it to its narrow domain.
PIA18272:
A Dot Does a Lot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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While the curtain-like auroras we see at Earth are green at bottom and red at top, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shown us similar curtain-like auroras at Saturn that are red at bottom and purple at top. This is how the auroras would look to the human eye.
PIA17668:
Saturn's Colorful Aurora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from an infrared movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows the churning of the curious six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as 'the hexagon'.
PIA17653:
Hexagon in Silhouette Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission, known as
PIA17652:
In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Almost all of the hydrocarbon seas and lakes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan cluster around the north pole, as can be seen in this mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA17472:
Titan's North: The Big Picture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Ultracold hydrocarbon lakes and seas (dark shapes) near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan can be seen embedded in some kind of bright surface material in this infrared mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA17471:
Dark Lakes on a Bright Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color mosaic, made from infrared data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
PIA17470:
Titan's Northern Lakes: Salt Flats?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2013-09-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the turbulent power of a monster Saturn storm. The visible-light image in the back, obtained on Feb. 25, 2011 shows the turbulent clouds churning across the face of Saturn.
PIA17044:
Two Looks at the Turbulent Saturn Storm
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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 2013-07-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows how the gravitational pull of Saturn affects the amount of spray coming from jets at the active moon Enceladus.
PIA17040:
Squeezing and Releasing Enceladus
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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 2013-08-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The area within Saturn's north polar hexagon is shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft to contain myriad storms of various sizes, not the least of which is the remarkable and imposing vortex situated over the planet's north pole.
PIA17122:
Stormy North
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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 2013-05-29 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This image, which is composed of data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the topography of a mountain known as Janiculum Dorsa on the Saturnian moon Dione.
PIA17032:
Buckling Under the Weight
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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 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the clouds of a hurricane-like storm, which circulate around the north pole of Saturn out to 88.5 degrees north latitude. The clouds at the very center are spinning rapidly.
PIA14947:
Saturn Hurricane Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This spectacular, vertigo inducing, false-color image from NASA's Cassini mission highlights the storms at Saturn's north pole. The angry eye of a hurricane-like storm appears dark red.
PIA14946:
Enter the Vortex ... in Psychedelic Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The north pole of Saturn, in the fresh light of spring, is revealed in this color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The north pole was previously hidden from the gaze of Cassini.
PIA14945:
Spring at the North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This animation depicts the shearing of an initially circular cloud of debris as a result of the particles in the cloud having differing orbital speeds around Saturn.
PIA14942:
A Race Around Saturn (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration depicts the shearing of an initially circular cloud of debris as a result of the particles in the cloud having differing orbital speeds around Saturn.
PIA14941:
A Race Around Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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A dense network of small rivers or swampy areas appears to connect some of the seas on Saturn's moon Titan, as seen in this comparison of data of the same area from two instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA16845:
Titan Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show one of the large seas and a bounty of smaller lakes on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA16844:
Titan Lake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Enceladus are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini clear-filter images.
PIA14939:
Enceladus Polar Maps - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic shows an updated global map of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, created using images taken during flybys of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The map incorporates new images taken during flybys in December 2011.
PIA14937:
Map of Enceladus - December 2011
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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 2013-03-18 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn and its north polar hexagon dwarf Mimas as the moon peeks over the planet's limb. Saturn's A ring also makes an appearance on the far right. Mimas is 246 miles (396 kilometers) across.
PIA14652:
Mimas Peeks Over Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows 'quasi-parallel' (top) and 'quasi-perpendicular' (bottom) magnetic field conditions at a planetary bow shock. Bow shocks are shockwaves created when the solar wind blows on a planet's magnetic field.
PIA16825:
Magnetic Fields and Bow Shocks (Illustration)
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