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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Wide Angle
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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
ISS - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The propeller-shaped white dashes near the bottom of NASA's Cassini spacecraft image reveal the location of a small moonlet embedded in Saturn's A ring.
PIA14649:
Bleriot Recaptured
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The F ring shows off a rich variety of phenomena in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14653:
F Ring Zoo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Lakes on Saturn's moon Titan reflect radio waves in varying ways in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. If a lake is fully liquid, it looks dark, but if it is only partially liquid, it looks brighter.
PIA16635:
Different Looks for Titan Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like.
PIA16634:
Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn's shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit.
PIA14934:
A Splendor Seldom Seen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains named by the International Astronomical Union. By convention, mountains on Titan are named for mountains from Middle-earth, the fictional setting in fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.
PIA16598:
Mountains of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Inspired by data from NASA's Cassini mission, this artist's impression of Saturn's moon Titan shows the change in observed atmospheric effects before, during and after equinox in 2009.
PIA16481:
Titan's Changing Seasons (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-14 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Tethys is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14933:
Tethys South Polar Map - June 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-14 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern hemisphere of Tethys is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14932:
Tethys North Polar Map - June 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Tethys may not be tiny by normal standards, but when it is captured alongside Saturn, it can't help but seem pretty small in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14636:
Tiny Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The rich dynamics of Saturn's F ring are seen in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of the features are believed to be due to the ring's interactions with its shepherd moons or with small moonlets embedded within the ring itself.
PIA14635:
Ring Shines
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan's swirling south-polar vortex stands out brightly against the other clouds of the south pole (lower right) in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14634:
Seasonal Swirl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-05 Methone Cassini-Huygens
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It's difficult not to think of an egg when looking at Saturn's moon Methone, seen here during NASA's Cassini flyby of the small moon. The relatively smooth surface adds to the effect created by the oblong shape.
PIA14633:
Gray Egg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-31 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Titan glowing in the dark. Titan was behind Saturn at the time, in eclipse from the sun.
PIA16177:
Glowing Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Titan's stable northern lake district.
PIA16167:
Titan's Lake District, One Season Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an ancient southern sea that used to sprawl out near the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan. Within this basin is the largest present-day lake in Titan's southern hemisphere, Ontario Lacus.
PIA16166:
Outline of an Ancient Sea on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this image of a feature shaped like a hot cross bun in the northern region of Titan (left) that bears a striking resemblance to a similar feature on Venus (right).
PIA16165:
Titan's Hot Cross Bun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Mimas appears near Saturn, dwarfed by its parent planet in this image. Mimas appears tiny compared to the storms clearly visible in far northern and southern hemispheres of Saturn.
PIA14631:
Dwarfed by Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan shows us its active polar atmosphere with the north polar hood and south polar vortex both on display in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14630:
Titan's Varied Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.
PIA14628:
Dione Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14925:
Polar Vortex in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere and forming a ring of color.
PIA14924:
A Ring of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan's colorful visage in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The south polar vortex that first appeared in Titan's atmosphere in 2012 is visible at the bottom of this view.
PIA14923:
Obscured by Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14922:
Colorful Colossuses and Changing Hues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-30 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Mimas peeps out from behind the larger moon Dione in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14619:
Peeping Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-23 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches Saturn's moon Daphnis making waves and casting shadows from the narrow Keeler Gap of the planet's A ring in this view taken around the time of Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA14618:
Wave Maker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Titan's organic-rich atmosphere and icy crust.
PIA15607:
Inside Titan (Author's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Saturn and the planet's northern hemisphere, which was ravaged by a huge storm for much of 2011.
PIA14601:
Quieted Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A crescent Enceladus appears with Saturn's rings in this view of the moon from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The famed jets of water ice emanating from the south polar region of the moon are faintly visible here.
PIA14594:
Rings and Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at a brightly illuminated Enceladus and examines the surface of the leading hemisphere of this Saturnian moon.
PIA14588:
Brilliant Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A pair of Saturn's moons appear insignificant compared to the immensity of the planet. Enceladus is at left, Epimetheus appears as a tiny black speck on the far left in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14587:
Tiny by the Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.
PIA14907:
Kaleidoscopic Rainbows Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
PIA14903:
Encircling a Giant Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The largest storm to ravage Saturn in decades started as a small spot seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 5, 2010 -- the same day Cassini also detected frequent lightning signals.
PIA14902:
Birth of a Behemoth Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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These two natural color views taken 11 hours -- one Saturn day -- apart by NASA's Cassini spacecraft help scientists measure wind speeds in the huge storm seen here in the planet's northern hemisphere.
PIA14901:
Eleven Hours Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's northern storm marches through the planet's atmosphere in the top right of this false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14900:
Scenic Shock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tail of Saturn's huge northern storm. The head of the storm is beyond the horizon in this view.
PIA12829:
Storm Tail in False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and spies the huge Kraken Mare in the moon's north. Kraken Mare, a large sea of liquid hydrocarbons, is visible as a dark area near the top of the image.
PIA14584:
Titan's Kraken Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at Saturn's highly irregular moon Hyperion in this view from the spacecraft's flyby of the moon on Aug. 25, 2011.
PIA14583:
Odd Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During a flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 1, 2011, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this portrait of the moon joined by its sibling Epimetheus and the planet's rings.
PIA14582:
Hiding Little Brother
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-28 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The latest version of a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Dione atlas was released today by the Cassini Imaging Team. Full photomosaic maps are available at the Photojournal.
PIA12827:
The Dione Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Three of Titan's major surface features-dunes, craters and the enigmatic Xanadu-appear in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The hazy bright area at the left that extends to the lower center of the image marks the northwest edge of Xanadu.
PIA14500:
Titan: Putting it all Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan's atmosphere makes Saturn's largest moon look like a fuzzy orange ball in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan's north polar hood is visible at top, and a faint blue haze also can be detected above the south pole at bottom.
PIA14602:
Hazy Orange Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained these false-color images of a circular feature in a region known as Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. The images show Titan in infrared wavelengths of radiation.
PIA14311:
Circular Feature at Xanadu, Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings cut across this view of the planet's largest moon, Titan. Dark albedo features on Titan (5,150 kilometers, or 3,200 miles across) and the moon's north polar hood are visible in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12772:
Slicing Before Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft observes three of Saturn's moons set against the darkened night side of the planet. Seen here are Rhea, closest to Cassini, Enceladus to right of Rhea, and Dione, left of Rhea.
PIA12771:
Bright Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Lit terrain seen here is in the area between the leading hemisphere and Saturn-facing side of Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across). North on Enceladus is up.
PIA12770:
Sliver of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Two moons, Rhea and Dione, join the planet and its rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Rhea and Dione are respectively the second and fourth largest moons of Saturn, but they are tiny compared to the planet.
PIA12769:
Dwarfed by Gas Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-02 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Rhea was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. This map contains data from Cassini's Jan. 11, 2011, flyby of Rhea. Six Voyager images fill gaps in Cassini's coverage of the north pole.
PIA12821:
Map of Rhea - January 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-04 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Rhea and Dione seem like dark and light fraternal twins in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with each of these two Saturnian moons displaying a large crater oriented similarly in the northern hemisphere.
PIA12760:
Look-alike Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Saturn's Radio Period Crossover
PIA13767:
Saturn's Radio Period Crossover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-21 Helene Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft imaged the surface of Saturn's moon Helene as the it flew by the moon on Jan. 31, 2011. Helene is a 'Trojan' moon of Dione, named for the Trojan asteroids that orbit 60 degrees ahead of and behind Jupiter as it circles the Sun.
PIA12758:
Flying by Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show changes caused by methane rain in the bright Adiri region near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
PIA12819:
Brightening Adiri
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This series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows changes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, as the transition to northern spring brings methane rains to the moon's equatorial latitudes.
PIA12818:
Titanic Deluge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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A huge arrow-shaped storm blows across the equatorial region of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, chronicling the seasonal weather changes on Saturn's largest moon.
PIA12817:
Titan's Arrow-Shaped Storm
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This image shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemisphere.
PIA12813:
Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds Animation Icon
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Clouds move above Titan's large methane lakes and seas near the moon's north pole in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, appear white here.
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Northern Clouds in Motion Animation Icon
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Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12811:
Titan's Northern Polar Clouds Animation Icon
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles the change of seasons as it captures clouds concentrated near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, appear white here.
PIA12810:
Equatorial Titan Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic, using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus emits much more power than scientists had originally predicted.
PIA13891:
Enceladus the Powerhouse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views Saturn with a selection of its moons in varying sizes. Also seen here are Titan (center), Enceladus (far right), Pandora, barely detectable as a speck on the far left, has been brightened by a factor of two.
PIA12756:
Moons Small to Large
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-28 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the cratered south polar area of Saturn's moon Rhea to spy the moon Dione and the planet's rings in the distance. Dione's 'wispy' terrain can be seen on the trailing hemisphere of that moon.
PIA12755:
Beyond Southern Rhea
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Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.
PIA19051:
Perspective on Kraken Mare Shores
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Hemispheric color differences on Saturn's moon Rhea are apparent in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This image shows the side of the moon that always faces the planet.
PIA12808:
False-Color Rhea
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA12804:
Rhea North Polar Map - November 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This frame from an animation, derived from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how plasma swirling around Saturn is correlated to bursts of radio waves emanating from the planet.
PIA13698:
Saturn Plasma and Radio Waves, as Seen by Cassini Animation Icon
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MIMI
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This frame from an animation based on data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows how the 'explosions' of hot plasma on the night side (orange and white) periodically inflate Saturn's magnetic field (white lines).
PIA13697:
Saturn's Hot Plasma Explosions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the location of an area known as Sotra Facula on Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists believe the Sotra Facula region makes the best case for a cryovolcanic, or ice volcano, region on Titan.
PIA13696:
Global View of Sotra Facula, Titan
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches a pair of Saturn's moons, showing the hazy orb of giant Titan beyond smaller Tethys. In the foreground of the image, Ithaca Chasma can be seen running roughly north-south on Tethys.
PIA12745:
Titan and Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows adorn Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also includes the moon Rhea, shown orbiting between the planet and the spacecraft and appears above the rings on the left of the image.
PIA12744:
Southern Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and details the 'wispy' terrain first chronicled by Voyager. This fractured terrain covers the trailing hemisphere of Dione.
PIA12740:
Looking Over Dione's Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-08 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft turns the eye of its camera toward Saturn's moon Mimas and spies the large Herschel Crater which itself looks like the iris of an eye peering out into space.
PIA12739:
An Eye on Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas casts a elliptical shadow on the planet south of the larger, wider shadows cast by the planet's rings. Mimas and the rings are not shown in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12737:
Shadows on Saturn
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft composition features Saturn's rings (top of image), its second largest moon, Rhea (on right of image), and one of the planet's tiny moons, Telesto (near the middle of image) appears as a bright speck.
PIA12736:
Rings, Rhea and Telesto
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At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this dramatically illuminated image. Light reflected off Saturn is illuminating the surface of the moon while the sun backlights the plumes.
PIA12733:
Highlighting Plumes
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Pandora, one of the F ring's two shepherding moons, orbiting beyond the thin ring; the small moon can be seen on the left of this image.
PIA12732:
Dual-Illuminated Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Mimas casts a shadow and creates a single blemish on the kingly crescent of Saturn. Mimas is not shown in this view, but its shadow can be seen on the planet just north of the rings and their shadow.
PIA12731:
Singular Spot
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's rings and southern hemisphere.
PIA13405:
Majestic Saturn, in the Infrared
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's southern aurora shimmering over approximately 20 hours as the planet rotates. The video is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13404:
Dancing Southern Lights of Saturn Animation Icon
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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A quartet of false-color, composite images show the dance of Saturn's southern lights in data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13403:
Four Aurora Snapshots
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the glow of auroras streaking out about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the cloud tops of Saturn's south polar region.
PIA13402:
Glowing Southern Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows seem ubiquitous in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's rings. The moon Pan casts a long shadow towards the right from where it orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ring in the upper right of the image.
PIA12730:
Shadows Everywhere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-27 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.
PIA12729:
Recalling Voyager
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Looking like half of a figure eight, two of Saturn's moons appear conjoined in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Dione, at the top in the image, is actually closer to the spacecraft, appearing to blend seamlessly with the moon Rhea.
PIA12728:
Conjoined Moons
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