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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft images dark spokes on Saturn's B ring. Spokes are radial markings on Saturn's rings that continue to interest scientists, and they can be seen here stretching left to right across the image.
PIA12585:
Detailing Dark Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft records Titan's seasonal hemispheric dichotomy, with the moon's northern half appearing slightly lighter than the southern half in this image.
PIA12586:
Titan's Changing Seasons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Both ancient and more recent surfaces are exposed in this view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA12589:
Young and Old
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a look through the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon to spy light and dark in the area called Adiri on Titan.
PIA12591:
Zooming in on Adiri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-18 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings and its moon Rhea are imaged before a crescent of the planet in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The shadows of the rings continue to grow wider after their disappearing act during the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12592:
Widening Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Sunlight highlights the bright, wispy features on the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These wispy features are a system of braided canyons with bright walls caused by fractures.
PIA12594:
High Contrast Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-23 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Atlas, just below the center of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.
PIA12595:
Charting Atlas' Path
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Craters give a rugged look to surface of Iapetus, especially in the large basin of Engelier visible along the southern limb of the moon in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12596:
Crater at the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-26 Calypso Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's February 2010 encounter with Calypso yielded this incredibly detailed view of this Trojan moon. Irregularly shaped Calypso is one of two Trojan moons of the larger moon Tethys.
PIA12598:
Calypso Close Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Rhea moves behind Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this 'mutual event' imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Part of Rhea's southern hemisphere is also visible here through the haze of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA12599:
Hiding Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12601:
Pan's Effects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Although the sun is on the other side of Saturn in this dramatic image, some sunlight scatters through the uppermost part of the atmosphere to reach NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras.
PIA12603:
High-Phase Drama
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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In this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas, making the moon look like the Death Star in the movie 'Star Wars.'
PIA12570:
Flying by the "Death Star" Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Subtle color differences on Saturn's moon Mimas are apparent in this false-color view of Herschel Crater captured during NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of that moon.
PIA12572:
Color Near Herschel Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Appearing like a cyclops gazing off into space, Saturn's moon Mimas and its large Herschel Crater are profiled from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Herschel Crater is 130 kilometers (80 miles) wide and covers most of the left of this image.
PIA12574:
Mimas Three-Quarter Portrait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a three-dimensional view of the large Herschel Crater on Saturn's moon Mimas during its closest-ever flyby of the moon. 3D glasses are needed to view this image.
PIA12573:
Herschel Crater in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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The two-toned surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus is demonstrated in the dark region of the moon visible on the top left and the bright crater in the lower right of this portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12604:
Yin Yang Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Bright spokes and the shadow of a moon grace Saturn's B ring in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image. Spokes are radial markings scientists continue to study, and they can be seen here stretching from the far left to upper right of the image.
PIA12605:
Bright Spokes, Dark Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Titan as a circle of light is produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. A detached, high-altitude global haze layer encircles the moon.
PIA12606:
Lit Through the Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-08 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12607:
Prometheus Between Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Wispy terrain winds across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione in this view taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Jan. 27, 2010 non-targeted flyby.
PIA12608:
Profiling Dione's Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione passes in front of the larger moon Titan, as seen from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This image is part of a mutual event sequence in which one moon passes close to or in front of another.
PIA12609:
Before Hazy Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-13 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's tiny moon Atlas, just to the left of the center of the image, appears almost indistinguishable from the background stars seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12610:
Lost Among Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-14 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft profiles several features oriented north-south on Saturn's moon Tethys. A line of craters runs north to south near the center of the image: (from top) Phemius, Polyphemus, Ajax and the large southern crater Antinous.
PIA12611:
Up and Down Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft image holds an unseen treasure orbiting within the bright arc of Saturn's G ring: the tiny moonlet Aegaeon. Too small to be seen here, it is thought to be the source of the debris forming the bright arc in the lower right.
PIA12612:
In the Arc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the first lightning flashes on Saturn. The storm that generated the lightning lasted from January to October 2009, making it the longest-lasting lightning storm known in the solar system.
PIA12575:
First Lightning Flashes on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at Belet, a dark region on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The Cassini spacecraft looks at Belet, a dark region on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
PIA12615:
Behold Belet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-26 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Myriad shadows cover the pitted surface of Saturn's small moon Hyperion in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which shows the moon's south pole on the right.
PIA12619:
Pitted Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's imaging science subsystem (ISS). Because of the scattering of light by Titan's dense atmosphere, no topographic shading is visible here.
PIA14908:
Map of Titan - April 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Part of the shadow of Saturn's moon Epimetheus appears as if it has been woven through the planet's rings in this image taken about a month and a half before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12620:
Woven Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through Titan's atmosphere at the region called Adiri, west of the landing site of the Huygens probe on the anti-Saturn side of the moon.
PIA12621:
West of the Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows are cast by Daphnis and the moon's attendant edge waves in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken about a month and a half before the Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12622:
Shadows from the Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down and pictures Saturn wrapped in a pencil-thin shadow of the rings just days after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The moon Epimetheus (not shown) is casting a tiny shadow on the planet above the rings.
PIA12623:
Crescent at Equinox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione passes by the moon Tethys in this NASA Cassini spacecraft depiction of a 'mutual event' in which one moon passes close to or in front of another moon.
PIA12624:
Dione Sliding By Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.
PIA12626:
Bite Out of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-12 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12631:
Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two different seasons on Titan in different hemispheres can be seen in this image. The moon's northern half appears slightly darker than the southern half in this view taken in visible blue light by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12632:
Titan's Two Halves
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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 2010-05-17 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Daphnis, appearing as a tiny speck in the Keeler Gap of the A ring on the far right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, is almost lost among the moon's attendant edge waves.
PIA12634:
Hidden Among Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-20 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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From a distant perspective, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees hints of the unusual surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, a moon where new terrain is created around a geologically active south polar region.
PIA12637:
Crescent of Changing Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Rhea looms 'over' a smaller and more distant Epimetheus against a striking background of planet and rings. The two moons aren't actually close to each other.
PIA12638:
Big and Small Before Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-25 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12640:
Pan's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the limb of Saturn and, on the right of this image, views part of the rings through the planet's atmosphere. Saturn's atmosphere can distort the view of the rings from some angles.
PIA12641:
Rings Through Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this stunning image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at the dark side of Saturn's largest moon. The narrowing circle of light surrounding Titan is produced by sunlight scattering through Titan's atmosphere.
PIA12642:
Incomplete Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-31 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Tethys' huge Odysseus Crater is brightly lit in the northern latitudes of this Saturnian moon in this NASA Cassini spacecraft view. The crater is seen almost edge-on in the upper left of the image.
PIA12644:
Odysseus in Profile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-01 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Atlas can be seen just above the center of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image as the moon orbits in the Roche Division between Saturn's A ring and thin F ring.
PIA12645:
Speck Between Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to examine the dark region Belet. This large region on the moon's surface has a low albedo, meaning it reflects little light.
PIA12647:
Belet Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Kinky, discontinuous ringlets occupy the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in the middle of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image; parts of these thin ringlets cast shadows onto the A ring.
PIA12650:
Encke Gap Ringlet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-11 Helene Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this image during the spacecraft's closest flyby of Saturn's moon Helene, on March 3, 2010. Helene is a 'Trojan' moon of Dione, named for the Trojan asteroids that orbit ahead of and behind Jupiter.
PIA12653:
Closest View of Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark Senkyo region on Saturn's moon Titan. Senkyo is the dark region towards the right. Two other dark regions, Aztlan and Fensal are also shown here. The bright area below Aztlan is called Tsegihi.
PIA12655:
Titan's Dark Senkyo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-17 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12657:
Dark Interrupting Bright
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The highly reflective surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus is almost completely illuminated in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image taken at a low phase angle.
PIA12660:
Enceladus at Low Phase
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere reaches NASA's Cassini as the spacecraft's camera is pointed at the dark side of the moon.
PIA12664:
Light on the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-30 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione, in the foreground of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, appears darker than the moon Tethys. Tethys appears brighter because it has a higher albedo than Dione, meaning Tethys reflects more sunlight.
PIA12666:
Tethys and Darker Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines old and new terrain on Saturn's fascinating Enceladus, a moon where jets of water ice particles and vapor spew from the south pole. Newly created terrain is at the bottom, in the center and on the left of this view.
PIA12673:
Differently Aged Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Wispy terrain stretches across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione on the right of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12674:
Flying by Dione
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Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12675:
Prometheus Amid Rings
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward an area between the trailing hemisphere and anti-Saturn side of Tethys and spies the large crater Melanthius near the moon's south pole.
PIA12676:
Melanthius on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Crisp details on Dione contrast with the haziness of Titan in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a pair of Saturn's moons. Smaller Dione is at the bottom of the image, and that moon's wispy terrain is visible.
PIA12678:
Study in Contrasts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-21 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.
PIA12681:
Sliver of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a propeller-shaped disturbance in one of Saturn's rings created by a moon that is too small to be seen here. The moon is invisible at the center of the image.
PIA12789:
Tracking a Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan, was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The lake surface appears dark because it is smooth.
PIA13172:
Footprint of Ontario Lacus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-26 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12684:
Fleeing the Scene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-27 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.
PIA12685:
Wider Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight illuminates the deep cut of Ithaca Chasma on Saturn's moon Tethys. Ithaca Chasma runs roughly north-south for more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on Tethys in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12686:
Chasma Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-30 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that rather than being an unchanging disk of peaceful particles, the material that makes up Saturn's rings is constantly pushed and pulled into spectacular shapes. At left is the moon Daphnis.
PIA12688:
Pushing and Pulling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-03 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn's moon Pandora during the spacecraft's flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn's thin F ring.
PIA12690:
Flying by Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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As Enceladus spews water ice from its south polar region, NASA's Cassini also shows Saturn's faint G ring before the moon.
PIA12693:
Enceladus and G Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes can be seen on Saturn's B ring just in front of the shadow cast on the rings on the night side of the planet in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12694:
Spokes Before Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the characteristics of Titan's atmosphere as it peers at Saturn's largest moon using a filter sensitive to visible violet light.
PIA12695:
Atmospheric Aspects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12697:
Yin and Yang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-13 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures here one of its closest views of Saturn's ring-embedded moon Daphnis. Seen at the upper left of this image, Daphnis appears in the Keeler Gap near the edge waves it has created in the A ring.
PIA12698:
Closest Daphnis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this high-resolution image of Saturn's small moon Epimetheus during the spacecraft's non-targeted flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12700:
Epimetheus Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot that also features a couple of the planet's moons large and small. Dione can be seen in the upper left of the image while Pandora appears as a small speck beyond the thin F ring.
PIA12699:
Spoke Embellishment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-20 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12703:
Shadow Before Equinox
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The smooth surface of Saturn's moon Telesto is documented in this image captured during the NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Aug. 27, 2009, flyby.
PIA12704:
Smooth Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, seen beyond the outline of the planet's night side, spews water ice from its south polar region. The plumes can be faintly seen at the bottom of the moon in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12705:
Activity Past Dark Side
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Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12706:
Infringing Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A propeller-shaped structure, created by an unseen moon, can be seen in Saturn's A ring and looks like a small, dark line interrupting the bright surrounding ring material in the upper left of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12707:
A-ring Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shadows of Saturn's rings cast onto the planet appear as a thin band at the equator in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA12708:
Narrow Band
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a 'fan' in Saturn's tenuous F ring. This fan-like structure appears as dark lines spreading outward from the left of the bright clump of ring material near the center of the image.
PIA12710:
'Fan' Spread
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, imaged at high phase, shows off its spectacular water ice plumes emanating from its south polar region in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12713:
High-Phase Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Titan's dark and light seasonal hemispheric dichotomy as it images the moon with a filter sensitive to near-infrared light. This image also shows Titan's north polar hood.
PIA12716:
Dark and Light Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The F ring's shepherds, Prometheus and Pandora, join Epimetheus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of three of Saturn's moons and the rings.
PIA12717:
Trio of Small Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Two sources of light reveal the dramatic surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this NASA Cassini image in which geologic features give the appearance of the leathery skin of an elephant.
PIA12719:
Elephant Skin Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Delicate shadows are cast outward from Saturn's thin F ring in the lower left of this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. The moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across) is seen just above the center of the image.
PIA12720:
F-Ring Shadows
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Although travelling at great speed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft managed to capture this close view of Saturn's small moon Helene during a flyby on March 3, 2010.
PIA12723:
Catching Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Clumps of ring material are revealed along the edge of Saturn's A ring in this image taken during the planet's August 2009 equinox. The granular appearance of the outer edge of the A ring is likely created by gravitational clumping of particles there.
PIA12722:
Equinoctial Clumps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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A darkly defined Rhea passes before the fuzzy orb of Titan in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's two largest moons. Rhea is closer to the spacecraft in this view.
PIA12724:
Biggest Saturnian Moons
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Several structures in Saturn's A ring are exposed near the Encke Gap in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A peculiar kink can be seen in one particularly bright ringlet at the bottom right.
PIA12727:
A-Ring Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-24 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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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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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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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 2010-09-30 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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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 2010-10-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Capturing the interplay between light and shadow, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn where sunlight reflected off the rings has dimly illuminated what would otherwise be the dark side of the planet.
PIA12734:
Light and Dark Tricks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Vertical structures, among the tallest seen in Saturn's main rings, rise abruptly from the edge of Saturn's B ring to cast long shadows on the ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft two weeks before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11668:
The Tallest Peaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Vertical structures in the variable outer edge of Saturn's B ring cast shadows in these two images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shortly after the planet's August 2009 northern vernal equinox.
PIA12796:
Long Spiky Shadows
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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 2010-11-15 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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