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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's keen vision, with its variety of spectral filters, allows for revealing views of the eastward- and westward-flowing cloud bands that encircle the ringed giant, Saturn.
PIA07550:
Bright Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the unlit side of Saturn's splendid rings made visible by sunlight filtering through the rings from the lit side.
PIA07551:
Dim on the Darkside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Turbulent swirls churn in Saturn's atmosphere while the planet's rings form a dazzling backdrop. The rings' complex structure is clearly evident in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07552:
Beyond the Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Far above the howling winds of Saturn, its icy moons circle the planet in silence. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Mimas near the upper right, while Tethys hovers at the bottom.
PIA07553:
Wind World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Magnetometer
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This artist concept shows the detection of a dynamic atmosphere on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini magnetometer instrument is designed to measure the magnitude and direction of the magnetic fields of Saturn and its moons.
PIA06430:
Enceladus Atmosphere (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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During the July 14, 2005, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph made the first direct detection of an atmosphere, first suggested by Cassini magnetometer measurements.
PIA06431:
Enceladus Atmosphere -- Star Struck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows the surprise that startled NASA Cassini scientists on the composite infrared spectrometer team when they got their first look at the infrared (heat) radiation from the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA06432:
Enceladus Temperature Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows the warmest places in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The unexpected temperatures were discovered by NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer during a close flyby on July 14, 2005.
PIA06433:
Warm Fractures on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of Saturn's moon Rhea captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tremendous bright splat that coats much of the moon's leading hemisphere.
PIA07554:
Rhea's Bright Blemish
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Believe it or not, this extreme close-up of Saturn's swirling clouds was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from more than one million kilometers (621,370 miles) from the gas giant planet.
PIA07555:
Atmospheric Illusion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The 'opposition effect' can be seen in this image of Saturn's B ring from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The bright spot occurs where the angle between the spacecraft, the Sun and the rings is near zero.
PIA07556:
Opposition View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 Dione Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Cracks, canyons, craters, and streaks are seen in this image of Saturn's icy moon, Dione, taken from Voyager 2 on August 3, 2005.
PIA18183:
Dione as seen by Voyager 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This richly textured look at Saturn's moon Tethys from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the huge crater Odysseus and its central mountain in relief, as well as many smaller impact sites.
PIA07557:
Texture of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new images of Saturn's auroral emissions, which are similar to Earth's Northern Lights.
PIA06436:
Saturn's Auroras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken two hours apart, demonstrate the dramatic variability in the structure of Saturn's intriguing F ring.
PIA07558:
Two F Ring Views
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Mimas illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby of the moon on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA06255:
Mimas: Closer Than Ever Before
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The most detailed images ever taken of Saturn's moon Mimas by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, show it to be one of the most heavily cratered Saturnian moons, with little if any evidence for internal activity.
PIA06256:
A World of Hurt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During its approach to Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera obtained multi-spectral views of the moon from a range of 228,000 kilometers (142,500 miles).
PIA06258:
Up Close to Mimas
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This false color image of Saturn's moon Mimas from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals variation in either the composition or texture across its surface.
PIA06259:
Mimas Showing False Colors #2
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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False color images of Saturn's moon, Mimas, reveal variation in either the composition or texture across its surface.
PIA06257:
Mimas Showing False Colors #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Flying Over Mimas
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Flying Over Mimas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During its close flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of Mimas against the broad expanse of Saturn's rings.
PIA06412:
Mimas Against the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the unlit face of Saturn's rings, visible via scattered and transmitted light.
PIA07559:
Luminescent Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn poses with Tethys in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The C ring casts thin, string-like shadows on the northern hemisphere. Above that lurks the shadow of the much denser B ring.
PIA07560:
Saturn and Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-10 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Epimetheus, seen here from just beneath the ring plane, along with Saturn's intriguing F ring.
PIA07561:
Epimetheus on the Outside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These images were taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 4 and 5, 2005, showing vortices mingling amidst other turbulent motions in Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA07562:
Saturn's Anti-Hurricanes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's turbulent atmosphere is reminiscent of a Van Gogh painting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. However, unlike the famous impressionist painter, Cassini records the world precisely as it appears to the spacecraft's cameras.
PIA07563:
Impressions from Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Faint filaments in Saturn's atmosphere spiral around two oval-shaped storms in a direction opposite to the winds which rotate around Southern Hemisphere hurricanes on Earth. The image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 6, 2005.
PIA07564:
Filaments and Vortices
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan's equatorial latitudes are distinctly different in character from its south polar region, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07565:
Dawn at the Huygens Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-17 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Like the rest of Rhea's surface, the southern polar region of this Saturn moon has been extensively re-worked by cratering over the eons. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows most sizeable craters have smaller, younger impact sites within them.
PIA07566:
Rhea: Polar View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-18 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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From 34 degrees above Saturn's equatorial plane, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed down at Saturn's moon Epimetheus.
PIA07567:
Looking Down on Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This map of Titan's surface illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini during the spacecraft's close flyby of Saturn's moon, Titan, on Aug. 22, 2005.
PIA07711:
Cassini's Aug. 22, 2005, Titan Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This close-up view is NASA's Cassini spacecraft's best look yet at Saturn's tenuous innermost D ring. The narrow ringlet visible here is named 'D68' and is the innermost discrete feature in the D ring.
PIA07568:
D is for "Dust"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Swirling cloud bands, delicate ring shadows and icy moons make the Saturn system a place of supreme natural beauty. Even NASA's Cassini spacecraft's remarkable images can only provide the slightest sense of the experience of actually being there.
PIA07569:
Supreme Beauty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-23 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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While close to Saturn in its orbit, NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared directly at the planet to find Saturn's moon Pandora in the field of view. The F ring shepherd moon is gliding towards the right in this scene.
PIA07570:
Pandora Glides Along
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Tethys displays its distinctive dark equatorial band here, along with two sizeable impact craters in the west. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on July 10, 2005.
PIA07571:
With the Band
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks upward at the south polar region on Rhea during a recent distant encounter. Rhea's icy surface is so heavily saturated with impact craters that the moon's limb, or edge, has a rugged, bumpy appearance.
PIA07572:
Above Rhea's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft approached Titan on Aug. 21, 2005, it captured this natural color view of the moon's orange, global smog.
PIA07729:
Looking on the Brightside of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan's Sideways Cipher
PIA07730:
Titan's Sideways Cipher
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-26 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As the closest-orbiting of Saturn's intermediate-sized moons, Mimas is occasionally captured against the planet's dim and shadowed northern latitudes. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on July 18, 2005.
PIA07573:
First Quarter Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's concept of Saturn's rings and major icy moons. Saturn's rings make up an enormous, complex structure. From edge-to-edge, the ring system would not even fit in the distance between Earth and the Moon.
PIA03550:
Saturn's Rings (Artist's Concept)
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft turns its gaze toward Saturn's outer A ring to find the moon Pan coasting behind one of the thin ringlets with which it shares the Encke Gap.
PIA07574:
Ring Study Subjects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This visual and infrared mapping spectrometer image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows the dark cracks at the south pole dubbed 'tiger stripes' for their distinct stripe-like appearance.
PIA03551:
Tiger Stripes are Cubs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Enceladus is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07719:
Enceladus: North and South (Northern Polar Projection)
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Enceladus is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07720:
Enceladus: North and South (Southern Polar Projection)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Fractures on the surface of Enceladus record a long and complex history of tectonic activity. This map is a polar stereographic projection that was mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07721:
Enceladus: Global Patterns of Fracture (Northern Polar Projection)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Fractures on the surface of Enceladus record a long and complex history of tectonic activity. This map is a polar stereographic projection that was mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager clear-filter images.
PIA07722:
Enceladus: Global Patterns of Fracture (Southern Polar Projection)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft's path, or ground track, as it crossed over the surface of Enceladus near the time of closest approach during the flyby on July 14, 2005
PIA07723:
Enceladus: The Plot Thickens
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is only 505 kilometers (314 miles) across, small enough to fit within the length of the United Kingdom, as illustrated in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07724:
Enceladus to Scale
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus.
PIA07725:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus. This model shows venting by 'plumes.'
PIA07726:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic represents a possible model for mechanisms that could generate the water vapor and tiny ice particles detected by NASA's Cassini over the southern polar terrain on Enceladus.
PIA07727:
Modeling "Warm" Ice on Enceladus
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UVIS
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On July 11, 2005, the Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph observed the star Bellatrix as it passed behind Enceladus, as seen from the spacecraft.
PIA03552:
Enceladus Atmosphere Not Global
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
Cosmic Dust Analyzer
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This plot shows results from Cassini's ion neutral mass spectrometer and cosmic dust analyzer, obtained during the spacecraft's close approach to Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA03553:
Water Vapor & Particles Over Enceladus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The giant Tirawa impact basin straddles the day and night boundary on Saturn's moon Rhea in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07575:
Tirawa at Twilight
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The extreme contrast in this view of the unlit side of Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft is intentional. Contrast-enhanced views like this are used to look for spokes, but so far, none have been seen by Cassini.
PIA07576:
On the Lookout for Spokes
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This animation shows the Cassini spacecraft approaching Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. It shows the highest resolution images obtained of the moon's surface.
PIA03554:
Enceladus Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals there is more of Saturn's moon Tethys here than is apparent at first glance. A slim crescent is all that is visible of the moon's sunlit side, but the left half of the image is dimly lit by 'Saturnshine.'
PIA07577:
Tethys in the Dark
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This magnificent view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down upon, and partially through, Saturn's rings from their unlit side. The densest part of the rings occults the bright globe of Saturn.
PIA07578:
Diagnostic Darkness
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Shaping the Drapes
PIA07712:
Shaping the Drapes Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A solitary clump-like feature in Saturn's F ring orbits past in this frame from a movie sequence made from NASA's Cassini images.
PIA07713:
Unidentified F Ring Objects Animation Icon
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Voyager
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This montage of images from the NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions shows that structural evolution has occurred in Saturn's D ring (the innermost ring). The inset image reveals structure with an unprecedented level of fine detail.
PIA07714:
D Ring Revelations
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Voyager
ISS - Narrow Angle
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D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
PIA07715:
D Ring Revelations (Inset image)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Clump/Moon Mystery
PIA07716:
The Clump/Moon Mystery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map compiled by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's F ring illustrates how the ghostly strands flanking the core of this contorted ring, when examined in detail, actually form a spiral structure wound like a spring around the planet.
PIA07717:
The F Ring's Spiral Arm
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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Arc in the Tenuous G Ring
PIA07718:
Arc in the Tenuous G Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Synthetic aperture radar images obtained from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in February 2005 show that Titan's surface is modified by fluid flows and wind-driven deposits.
PIA03555:
Titan, a Geologically Dynamic World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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The left image is a false-color view of Saturn's A ring from the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03556:
Clumps in the A Ring
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New images provided by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a diverse array of clouds in the depths of Saturn.
PIA03557:
A New View of Saturn
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New images provided by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a diverse array of clouds in the depths of Saturn.
PIA03558:
A New View of Saturn - Black and White
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Saturn's clouds and hazes at three different levels in the atmosphere are depicted in the image on the right, as observed by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03559:
A 3-D View of Saturn's Clouds and Hazes
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This is a collection of the most detailed images of deep-level clouds obtained by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03560:
A Gallery of Views of Saturn's Deep Clouds
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer obtained temperature maps of Saturn's main rings (A, B and C) that showed ring temperatures decreasing with increasing solar phase angle on both the lit and unlit sides of the rings.
PIA03561:
Slower Spinning Rings #1
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Temperature changes mapped with NASA's Cassini's composite and infrared spectrometer throughout Saturn's main rings show the ring temperatures decreasing with the increase of the Sun-spacecraft-ring angle on both the lit and unlit sides of the rings.
PIA03562:
Slower Spinning Rings #2
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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From just outside the faint edge of Saturn's F ring, the moon Pandora keeps watch over her fine-grained flock as seen by NASA's Cassini orbiter.
PIA07579:
Keeping Things in Check
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Roman god Janus is usually depicted with two faces, one looking forward and one behind. Janus is captured here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, showing two faces of its own.
PIA07580:
The Two Faces of Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Dione's southern polar region contains fractures whose softened appearance suggests that they have different ages than the bright braided fractures seen in the image to the north. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07581:
Older Southern Fractures?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map of Titan's surface illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini during the spacecraft's close flyby of Titan on Sept. 7, 2005.
PIA07728:
Cassini's Sept. 7, 2005, Titan Flyby
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus has just passed and gravitationally disturbed some of the fine particulate material in the F ring, creating the sheared gap visible in the inner strands of the ring. The image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07582:
Passing Lane
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Rhea is an alien ice world, but in this frame-filling view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft it is vaguely familiar. Here, Rhea's cratered surface looks in some ways similar to our own Moon, or the planet Mercury.
PIA07583:
Frame-Filling Rhea
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Cassini's cameras were retargeted to capture the tiny Keeler Gap moon S/2005 S1, visible at the center and first discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months ago.
PIA07584:
Keeler Moon and Waves
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This infrared view of Saturn's southern hemisphere shows the bright, high altitude equatorial band at the top, and the dark bull's-eye that marks the planet's south pole. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA07585:
Image Compression
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Monitoring
PIA07732:
Monitoring "Fensal-Aztlan"
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The blob of light seen here is Saturn's moon Telesto, which shares its orbital path with the much larger moon Tethys. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Aug. 1, 2005.
PIA07586:
Squinting at Telesto
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Pan occupies the Encke Gap at the center of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also displays some of the A ring's intricate wave structure. Pan is 26 kilometers (16 miles) across.
PIA07587:
Pan's Corridor
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The latitude bands and swirling storms of Saturn, always intriguing to scientists, often are exquisitely beautiful as well. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on July 31, 2005.
PIA07588:
Vortex Variety
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Finally . . . Spokes!
PIA07731:
Finally . . . Spokes!
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Radar Mapper
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This Synthetic Aperture Radar image of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 7, 2005.
PIA03563:
Shoreline on Titan?
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Radar Mapper
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Fluids have flowed and cut these deeply-incised channels into the icy surface of Titan as seen in this Synthetic Aperture Radar image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03564:
Canyonlands of Titan
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Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that this bright terrain is cut by channels that are variable in width; they form both radial and branching networks. Such patterns are reminiscent of networks formed by rainfall on Earth.
PIA03565:
Titan's Rain Drains to the Plains
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The profile of the 450-kilometer-wide (280-mile) crater Odysseus makes this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft look as if someone sliced off a chunk of Tethys (1,071 kilometers, or 665 miles across).
PIA07589:
Profile of Odysseus
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This unique movie, showing Saturn's rotation in three different spectral filters, demonstrates NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to probe various levels within the planet's outer cloud layers.
PIA07590:
Three Views of Saturn (Animation) Animation Icon
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Voyager
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Tethys illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini during the spacecraft's close flyby of the moon on Sept. 24, 2005.
PIA07733:
Cassini's Close Look at Tethys
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A grandiose gesture of gravity, Saturn's icy rings fan out across many thousands of kilometers of space. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on July 20, 2005.
PIA07591:
Sweeping Ring View
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The 'flying saucer' in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the small moon Atlas (20 kilometers, 12 miles across), whose shadowy profile reveals its flattened shape.
PIA07592:
A Shadowy Figure
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's prying infrared vision allows details of Saturn's storm-ridden hydrogen atmosphere to be revealed as never before.
PIA07593:
Stormy Days
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ISS - Wide Angle
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These two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken 23 minutes apart, show many vortices and turbulent wakes in Saturn's atmosphere. They also show the overall filamentary structure of the flow in the atmosphere.
PIA07594:
"2-D" Flow
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals not one but two of the four narrow ringlets in the Encke Gap (325 kilometers, or 200 miles, wide). The innermost of the two ringlets is much brighter and full of clumps.
PIA07595:
Clumps for Encke
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Small, multi-faceted Epimetheus wanders into NASA's Cassini spacecraft's field of view, while Saturn's dark shadow cuts across the ringplane. Only a sliver of the outer A ring is seen here, including the narrow Keeler Gap.
PIA07596:
Lonely Gem
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This clear-filter view of Saturn's moon Titan reveals a region of cloud activity at high southern latitudes. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Aug. 31, 2005.
PIA07597:
Faint Southern Clouds
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