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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 2005-11-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The 'H'-shaped region Fensal-Aztlan is faintly visible on Saturn's murky moon Titan in this enhanced clear-filter view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07634:
The Land Beneath the Murk
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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 2005-11-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft prepared for its rendezvous with Dione on Oct. 11, 2005, capturing the brilliant, cratered iceball in front of its shadow-draped planet.
PIA07637:
On Approach to Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-25 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Impact-battered Mimas steps in front of Saturn's rings, showing off its giant 130-kilometer (80-mile) wide crater Herschel. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07639:
Herschel Sees the Sun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Sun's rays strike the terrains near the terminator on Tethys at low angles, throwing features there into sharp relief. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07640:
Rough Sphere of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A target of intense interest to Cassini mission scientists is Enceladus, whose wrinkled and frozen crescent is seen here with Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07641:
Wrinkled Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's G ring glows like a neon garland in this lovely narrow angle camera image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07643:
G Ring Aglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In a rare moment, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this enduring portrait of a near-alignment of four of Saturn's restless moons. Timing is critical when trying to capture a view of multiple bodies, like this one.
PIA07644:
When Moons Align
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This fanciful view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Saturnian moons, Dione and Enceladus, from just beneath the ringplane. Enceladus is on the near side of the rings with respect to Cassini, and Dione is on the far side.
PIA07645:
Dione and Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Recent Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region. This image was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2005.
PIA07758:
Fountains of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
Radar Mapper
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This composite image shows a mosaic of the European Space Agency's Huygens probe landing site, as seen by the descent imager/spectral radiometer on the Huygens probe. The mosaic is overlaid on a NASA Cassini orbiter radar image.
PIA06437:
Huygens Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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Images recorded by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer between 4 and 0.3 miles were assembled to produce this panoramic mosaic. The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06439:
Titan's Surface #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This is a perspective view of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan near the Huygens probe landing site that includes the bright-dark boundary between the bright highlands and lower dark plains.
PIA06441:
Bright Highlands and Dark Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This perspective view shows dark plains on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan about 3 miles from the Huygens probe landing site. The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06442:
Dark Plains on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-07 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This dramatic image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's craggy moon Pandora skimming along the F ring's outer edge. Pandora orbits about 1,000 kilometers exterior to the ring, but in this view is projected onto the ring.
PIA07647:
Pandora on a String
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's sibling moons, Rhea and Dione, pose for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view. Even at this distance, it is easy to see that Dione (below) appears to have been geologically active in the more recent past, compared to Rhea (above).
PIA07649:
Seeing Double
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows craters within craters cover the scarred face of Saturn's moon Rhea in this oblique, high-resolution view of terrain on the moon's western hemisphere.
PIA07765:
Craters, Craters Everywhere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A gorgeous close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft at the Saturnian atmosphere reveals small, bright and puffy clouds with long filamentary streamers that are reminiscent of the anvil-shaped Earthly cirrus clouds that extend downwind of thunderstorms.
PIA07650:
Movement in the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Viewing Saturn's rings very close to edge-on produces some puzzling effects, as these two images of the F ring demonstrate. Both images were taken using the clear spectral filters on NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07651:
On the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings throw imposing shadows and relegate parts of the planet's northern regions to darkness. Three thin and bright arcs in this scene captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft represent three well-known gaps in the immense ring system.
PIA07652:
Gaps in the Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This spectacular image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Prometheus (at right) and Pandora (at left), with their flock of icy ring particles (the F ring) between them.
PIA07653:
Close to the Shepherd Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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An oval-shaped feature, wider than Earth and with streamers extending out to the east and west, swirls in Saturn's southern hemisphere. This image was taken in wavelengths of polarized infrared light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA07656:
Storm Down Under
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Gazing across the ringplane, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots a Saturn-lit Mimas and the tiny Trojan moon Helene. Only the bright crescent on Mimas' eastern limb is lit by the Sun; the moon's night side is illuminated by Saturnshine.
PIA07657:
Small Worlds of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Dione is partly occulted by Saturn's rings in this nearly edge-on view, taken from less than a tenth of a degree above the ringplane. The side of the rings nearer to NASA's Cassini spacecraft was masked by Saturn's shadow at the time and appears dark.
PIA07658:
Slicing Through Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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With the icy rings between them, Dione and Tethys each show off the prominent features for which they are known. Dione displays wispy fractures that adorn its trailing side. Tethys, closest to NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows its impact basin Odysseus.
PIA07659:
Children of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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During a non-targeted flyby by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Nov. 26, 2005, Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer measured the spectrum of the plumes originating from the south pole of the icy moon.
PIA06443:
Enceladus Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A crescent Tethys shows off its great scar, Ithaca Chasma, for which the 
moon is renowned. The chasm is 100 kilometers (60 miles) across on 
average, and is 4 kilometers (2 miles) deep in places.
PIA07662:
A Truly Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Gazing across the plains of Saturn's icy rings, Cassini catches the F ring 
shepherd moon Pandora hovering in the distance
PIA07665:
Distant Shepherd
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This moody portrait of Saturn captured by NASA's Cassini orbiter shows a razor-thin ringplane bisecting the clouds of the bright equatorial region. The rings cast dark, shadowy bands onto the planet's northern latitudes.
PIA07673:
Tilted Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As northern winter ends on Saturn and NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of the north pole improves, the swirls and eddies visible until now only in the south are gradually coming into view in the northern hemisphere.
PIA07674:
Hoping for a Hex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A great storm swims in the cloud lanes of Saturn's high northern latitudes. Dark bands across the bottom of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are shadows cast by the partly opaque rings.
PIA07675:
A Storm Escapes the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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As the ringed giant tugged on NASA's Cassini spacecraft, urging it to make yet another orbit, the intrepid spacecraft took in this all-encompassing panorama.
PIA07676:
Slightly Sideways Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Like a rope of brilliant neon, Saturn's rings outshine everything else in this night side view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, while the sunlit southern face of the rings reflects a dim glow onto the atmosphere below.
PIA07678:
Gleaming Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two of Saturn's battered, icy companions hover here, above the ringplane. To get a sense of the three-dimensional nature of the scene, note that the wide band of visible rings is in between the two moons in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07679:
Moons in Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-24 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The ring moon Prometheus continues its work shaping the delicate F ring as Dione looks on. The image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 20, 2005.
PIA07681:
Prometheus with Distant Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft contains not one, but two moons. Tethys is slightly overexposed so that the real target of this image, tiny Atlas, can be seen. Atlas is at image center, just outside the A ring.
PIA07682:
Speck of a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Scarred and battered Rhea fills NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view. Notable here is the sharp relief of steep crater walls near the terminator. Icy Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is Saturn's second-largest moon.
PIA07689:
Cratered Iceball
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close-up of Dione's icy surface shows deeply shadowed craters near the terminator, as well as a group of roughly linear faults above center. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07692:
Dione: Magnified View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-02 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Plunging cliffs and towering mountains characterize the gigantic impact structure called Odysseus on Saturn's moon Tethys. The great impact basin lies before NASA's Cassini spacecraft in one of the best views yet obtained.
PIA07693:
The Great Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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For Enceladus, wrinkles mean the opposite of old age. This view of a crescent Enceladus from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a transition zone between a wrinkled and presumably younger region of terrain and an older, more heavily cratered region.
PIA07694:
Youthful Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked toward the darkened night side of Saturn to capture the eerie glow of the rings, which, not being blocked by the planet's bulk, remained brilliant in full sunlight.
PIA07695:
Rings Against a Dark Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-09 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The profile of Ithaca Chasma forms a great scar in the icy crescent of Tethys. The chasm stretches more than 1,000 kilometers over Tethys' surface, from north to south. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 25, 2005.
PIA07698:
Grim Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-10 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close pairing of Janus and Epimetheus shows the two moons at 'high phase,' meaning that only a thin sliver of sunlit terrain is visible on each moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07699:
Dim Duo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A false color look reveals subtle details on Enceladus that are not 
visible in natural color views
PIA07708:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (False color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Wrinkles and cracks have reworked the surface of Enceladus, perhaps due to 
the influence of tidal stresses
PIA07709:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Bright, wispy markings stretch across a region of darker terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea. This image was taken using NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 17, 2006.
PIA08120:
Rhea's Wisps in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn (Limb View)
PIA07788:
Storm at Night (Limb View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn (Reprojected View)
PIA07789:
Storm at Night (Reprojected View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-24 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This intense false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft highlights and enhances color variations across the cratered and cracked surface of Saturn's moon Rhea.
PIA08121:
Intense Color on Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-27 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A small and battered reminder of the solar system's violent youth, the ice moon Mimas hurtles around its gas giant parent, Saturn. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 20, 2006.
PIA08122:
Mimas and the Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Structure in Saturn's narrow and complex F ring is seen here, including one of the faint strands (at the left) that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shown to curl around the planet in a tight, rotating spiral.
PIA08123:
F Ring Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Ghostly details make this dark scene more than just a beautiful grouping of two Saturn moons, with Tethys on the left and Titan on the right. This view was obtained in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 19, 2006.
PIA08124:
Saturnian Specters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-02 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight strikes the terminator region on Saturn's moon Iapetus at nearly horizontal angles, making visible the vertical relief of many features. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 22, 2006.
PIA08125:
To the Relief of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan's smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08126:
Titan Shines Through
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-06 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This specially processed composite view reveals a tremendous amount of structure in the northern polar atmosphere of Titan. Images were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08127:
The Air Up There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Enceladus hangs like a single bright pearl against the golden-brown canvas of Saturn and its icy rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08128:
A Pearl at Dusk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of Saturn's G ring shows its extremely sharp inner edge and more diffuse outer boundary. Using its large high-gain antenna as a shield, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew through the region interior to the G ring during insertion into Saturn orbit.
PIA08129:
G Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Occasional views like this one, showing vertical relief in Saturn's cloud tops, help the streamers and swirls of gas seem more like a three dimensional structure than a smooth surface. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08130:
Ripples of Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-14 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione steps in front of Tethys for a few minutes in an occultation, or
mutual event. These events occur frequently for NASA's Cassini spacecraft 
when it is orbiting close to the ringplane
PIA08134:
Taking a Bite Out of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-15 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas briefly slipped in front of Tethys while NASA's Cassini spacecraft 
looked on and captured the event in this series of images.
PIA08135:
Quick Passage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Distant Rhea (right) poses here for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, as Pandora 
hovers against Saturn's dark shadow on the rings.
PIA08136:
Moons Near and Far
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures three moons at once as they hurtle around Saturn. In the background, Saturn's night side covers the more distant portion of the rings, betraying the presence of the unseen giant.
PIA08139:
Where's Saturn?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This atmosphere close-up shows bright clouds in Saturn's northern hemisphere being sheared apart. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, approximately 3.3 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA08140:
Shear Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's atmosphere comes alive with a multitude of dark vortices swirling through the southern hemisphere. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 16, 2006.
PIA08141:
Vortices Abound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Storm Alley's latest, greatest resident, the recent lightning-producing storm seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Earth-based observers churns away.
PIA08142:
Against the Current
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Shadows drape Saturn's northern hemisphere, providing a different kind of look at prominent features in the rings. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 18, 2006.
PIA08143:
Structure in the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward giant Saturn and its moon Tethys, while a large and powerful storm rages in the planet's southern hemisphere. The storm was observed by the Cassini spacecraft beginning in late Jan. 2006.
PIA08144:
The Storm Continues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Staring toward the outer edge of Saturn's main rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots Pandora and tiny Atlas. Several clumps are visible in the narrow F ring, as well as multiple dusty strands flanking the F ring core.
PIA08145:
Small Moons on the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Crater-scarred Rhea floats in the distance, peeking out from behind Saturn's partly shadowed rings. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks upward from just beneath the ringplane.
PIA08146:
Rhea Beyond the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks up from beneath the ringplane to spy Atlas hugging the outer edge of the A ring, above center. This image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Feb. 23, 2006.
PIA08147:
Edgy Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This magnified view illustrates the general orientation of the 'propeller' features in Saturn's rings as they orbit the planet.
PIA07791:
Propeller Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This collection of Cassini images provides context for understanding the 
location and scale of propeller-shaped features observed within Saturn's A 
ring
PIA07792:
Locating the Propellers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This dramatic close-up of Tethys shows the large crater Penelope lying 
near center, overprinted by many smaller, younger impact sites
PIA08149:
Penelope Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As our robotic emissary to Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is privileged to behold such fantastic sights as this pairing of two moons beyond the rings. The bright, narrow F ring is the outermost ring structure seen
here.
PIA08150:
Enceladus Races Onward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the Saturnian horizon as Dione and 
Janus glide past
PIA08158:
Sidelong at Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea shows off her bright, fresh-looking impact crater in this Cassini 
view taken during a close approach
PIA08148:
Revisiting the Splat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Seen here are areas mapped on Saturn's moon Titan by the Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode. Shown are a variety of geologic features, including impact craters, wind-blown deposits, channels and cryovolcanic features
PIA08099:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The wispy fractured terrain on Dione is illuminated here by 'Saturnshine' -- dim reflected light from the planet
PIA08174:
Bright Fractures in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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When printed on letter sized paper this poster shows the size of the 'rocks' on Titan's surface in their true size. This Huygens image was taken on Jan. 14, 2005. The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08116:
Titan's Pebbles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivers this stunning vista showing small, 
battered Epimetheus and smog-enshrouded Titan, with Saturn's A and F 
rings stretching across the scene
PIA07786:
Stunning Vistas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 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 on April 30, 2006.
PIA08430:
Radar Flyby of Titan - April 30, 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Titan Radar Mapper instrument imaged this area atop Xanadu, the bright area of Titan, on April 30, 2006.
PIA08448:
Titan's Land-o-Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Janus and Epimetheus continue to separate, following their orbital swap in 
January 2006. Until 2010, Janus will remain the innermost of the pair, 
whose orbits around Saturn are separated by only about 50 kilometers (31 
miles) on average
PIA08178:
Epimetheus Falls Behind
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three large and impressive vortices, including two that appear to be 
interacting, are captured here as they swirl through Saturn's active 
southern latitudes
PIA08181:
Storms Roll Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The brilliant supergiant star, Rigel, emerges from behind the haze of Saturn's upper atmosphere in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08187:
Help from Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-22 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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From Dark to Bright and Red to White
PIA08164:
From Dark to Bright and Red to White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Cassini stares toward the night side of Saturn, seen here on the right, as 
the active icy moon Enceladus glides past
PIA08195:
Dark Side of Saturn's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two Saturnian moons meet in the sky. Dione departs after crossing the face of Rhea for several minutes. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2006.
PIA08203:
Uncovering Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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During a recent flyby of Titan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked beyond the utterly overcast moon and spied clear, distant Rhea in the blackness.
PIA08204:
From Cloudy to Clear
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The long, gently meandering character of the clouds in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a tracer of the generally stable flow of Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA08206:
Saturn's Streamers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Wrinkled and cracked Enceladus hangs in the distance as the pitted ring moon Janus, at right, rounds the outer edge of the F ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08207:
Moons of Interest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-27 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea's devastated surface creates a jagged terminator as mountains and crater rims break-up the line between day and night. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 22, 2006.
PIA08208:
Ragged Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A great vortex rolls through high southern latitudes on Saturn, whirling twisted contours into the clouds. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 2.8 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA08210:
Stirred-up Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Dazzling Titan glows with a 360-degree sunset as light scatters through its very extended atmosphere. The rings show their unlit side to NASA's Cassini, as the spacecraft viewed them from slightly above the ringplane.
PIA08211:
Ring of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini images of Saturn's dynamic atmosphere, like this view, will be combined with data from the spacecraft's two infrared-sensing instruments to measure correlations among cloud features at many altitudes and infer heat flow across the planet.
PIA08212:
Clues in the Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes in a wide-angle view of majestic, golden-hued Saturn ... home to our robotic spacecraft for two years now. The ringplane cuts across the center of Saturn's crescent which wears shadows cast by the icy rings.
PIA08213:
The Golden Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
PIA07804:
The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft surveys the ancient, craggy surface of Tethys, sighting the crater Telemachus with its prominent central peak.
PIA08820:
Cratered Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight streams through the high-altitude haze layer that extends completely around the giant moon, Titan, in this view of the moon taken by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08214:
Amazing Hazes
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