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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn appears to NASA's Cassini's cameras as a thin, sunlit crescent in this unearthly view. Citizens of Earth, being so much closer to the Sun than Saturn, never get to enjoy a view of Saturn like this without the aid of our robot envoys.
PIA18276:
Saturn Imitates the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-14 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft within the vast expanse of Saturn's rings, Prometheus appears as little more than a dot. But that little moon still manages to shape the F ring, confining it to its narrow domain.
PIA18272:
A Dot Does a Lot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures three magnificent sights at once: Saturn's north polar vortex and hexagon along with its expansive rings.
PIA18274:
Vortex and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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As seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the surface of Dione is covered in craters, reminding us of the impacts that have shaped all of the worlds of our solar system; the surface also bears linear features that suggest geological activity in the past.
PIA17166:
Dione, Face On
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Only a sharp and careful eye can make out the subtle variations in Titan's clouds when viewed in visible light by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This infrared image clearly reveals a band around the Titan's north pole.
PIA17168:
Subtle Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-16 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a glimpse of the moon Atlas shortly after emerging from Saturn's shadow.
PIA17167:
Emerging from Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-11 Phoebe Cassini-Huygens
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The image on the left shows Cassini's view on approach to Phoebe, while the right shows the spacecraft's departing perspective. As it entered the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft performed its first targeted flyby of one of the planet's moons.
PIA18411:
Arrival and Departure at Phoebe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-09 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus is caught in the act of creating gores and streamers in the F ring. Scientists believe that Prometheus and its partner-moon Pandora are responsible for much of the structure in the F ring as shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18270:
Gored of the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Titan's polar vortex stands illuminated where all else is in shadow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17169:
High Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Cassini spacecraft observing a sunset through Titan's hazy atmosphere.
PIA18410:
Cassini Observes Sunsets on Titan (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-26 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17165:
Evander Half in Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-19 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys' trailing side shows two terrains that tell a story of a rough past. To the north (up, in image) is older, rougher terrain, while to the south is new material dubbed 'smooth plains' by scientists. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17164:
Tethys' Terrains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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This view, acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, looks toward the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings from about 47 degrees below the ringplane.
PIA17143:
Still Alive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Titan. Titan's south polar vortex mimics the moon itself, creating an elegant crescent within a crescent.
PIA17163:
Titan's Crescents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings cast shadows on the planet, except their shadows appear to be inside out in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17162:
Me and My Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-21 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17161:
God of the Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The disturbance visible at the outer edge of Saturn's A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft could be caused by an object replaying the birth process of icy moons.
PIA18078:
Commotion at Ring's Edge May Be Effect of Small Icy Object
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's winds race furiously around the planet, blowing at high speeds which form distinct belts and zones which encircle the planet's pole, as well as its famous hexagon as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17160:
Circles on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers down though layers of haze to glimpse the lakes of Titan's northern regions. Titan has a hydrological cycle similar to Earth's, but instead of water, Titan's lakes and seas are filled with liquid methane and ethane.
PIA17159:
Looking Down on Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Deep Space Network (DSN)
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Gravity measurements by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network suggest that Saturn's moon Enceladus, which has jets of water vapor and ice gushing from its south pole, also harbors a large interior ocean beneath an ice shell.
PIA18071:
Ocean Inside Saturn's Moon Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-31 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring.
PIA17158:
Prometheus' Handiwork
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two pairs of moons make a rare joint appearance. The F ring's shepherd moons, Prometheus and Pandora, appear just inside and outside of the F ring (the thin faint ring furthest from Saturn) as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17157:
Four Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn, which appears as only a thin, lit crescent, broken only by the shadows of its rings, poses gracefully for NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras.
PIA17156:
Crescent Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept shows a possible model of Titan's internal structure that incorporates data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A model of Cassini is shown making a targeted flyby over Titan's cloudtops; Saturn and Enceladus appear at upper right.
PIA14445:
Layers of Titan (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-10 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A nearly full Rhea shines in the sunlight in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Rhea (949 miles, or 1,527 kilometers across) is Saturn's second largest moon.
PIA17155:
Rhea's Day in the Sun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-03 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Among the interplay of Saturn's shadow and rings, Mimas, which appears in the lower-right corner of the image, orbits Saturn as a set of the ever-intriguing spokes appear in the B ring (to the right of center) in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17154:
Shadows and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's D ring is easy to overlook since it's trapped between the brighter C ring and the planet itself. In this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, all that can be seen of the D ring is the faint and narrow arc as it stretches from top right of the ima
PIA17150:
Dusty D Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures as seen in this images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17149:
The Wisps of Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's F ring often appears to do things other rings don't. In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a strand of ring appears to separate from the core of the ring as if pulled apart by mysterious forces.
PIA17148:
Splitting the F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Just as Saturn's famous hexagonal shaped jet stream encircles the planet's north pole, the rings encircle the planet, as seen from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's position high above.
PIA17147:
Round and Round
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-27 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Similar to many of the small, inner moons of Saturn, Prometheus points its long axis at Saturn as if giving us directions to the planet. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17153:
Pointing Toward Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Scientists can use images such as this one from NASA's Cassini spacecraft to learn more about the nature of the particles that make up Saturn's rings.
PIA17152:
Polarized Surge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Titan's atmosphere puts on a display with the detached haze to the north (top of image) and the polar vortex to the south as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17151:
Titan's Polar Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's tiny irregular moon Janus surrounded by the vast, dark expanse of the outer solar system.
PIA17146:
Janus from Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The vortex at Saturn's north pole, seen here in the infrared by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, takes on the menacing look.
PIA17145:
The Maelstrom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, covered in snow and ice, resembles a perfectly packed snowball in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17182:
A Snowball in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a still and partially sunlit Enceladus. The Saturnian moon is covered in ice that reflects sunlight similar to freshly fallen snow, making Enceladus one of the most reflective objects in the solar system.
PIA17181:
Frozen in Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks towards the dark side of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, capturing the blue halo caused by a haze layer that hovers high in the moon's atmosphere.
PIA17180:
The Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Using a special spectral filter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft was able to peer through the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. This image features the largest seas and some of the many hydrocarbon lakes that are present on Titan's surface.
PIA17179:
Lakes Through the Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Slipping into shadow, the south polar vortex at Saturn's moon Titan still stands out against the orange and blue haze layers that are characteristic of Titan's atmosphere. Images like this, from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17177:
Dusk in the South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Winter is approaching in the southern hemisphere of Saturn and with this cold season has come the familiar blue hue that was present in the northern winter hemisphere at the start of NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA17176:
'Tis the Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The globe of Saturn, seen here in natural color, is reminiscent of a holiday ornament in this wide-angle view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17175:
Painted Lines on an Ornament
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17174:
Fire and Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A dynamical interplay between Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and its rings is captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17173:
The Synchronicity of Rhythms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive 'yin and yang' appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17142:
Yin and Yang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, this image shows Saturn's polar jet stream.
PIA17141:
Saturn's Polar Jet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a colorized flyover movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows the two largest seas on Saturn's moon Titan and nearby lakes. The liquid in Titan's lakes and seas is mostly methane and ethane.
PIA17656:
Flying over an Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This colorized mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission shows the most complete view yet of Titan's northern land of lakes and seas. The liquid in Titan's lakes and seas is mostly methane and ethane.
PIA17655:
Titan's North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, sculpting the F ring while Daphnis (too small to discern in this image) raises waves on the edges of the Encke gap.
PIA17140:
Artists at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows a polar projection of the curious six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as 'the hexagon' in the infrared.
PIA17654:
Looking Down on the Hexagon in Infrared Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from an infrared movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows the churning of the curious six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as 'the hexagon'.
PIA17653:
Hexagon in Silhouette Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission, known as
PIA17652:
In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The sunlit edge of Titan's south polar vortex stands out distinctly against the darkness of the moon's unilluminated hazy atmosphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17139:
Bright Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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While the moon Epimetheus passes by, beyond the edge of Saturn's main rings, the tiny moon Daphnis carries on its orbit within the Keeler gap of the A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17135:
Amidst and Beyond the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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To the infrared eyes of NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's graceful clouds sometimes take on the appearance of an impressionist's painting of the giant planet.
PIA17127:
Impressionistic Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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On July 19, 2013, in an event celebrated the world over, NASA's Cassini spacecraft slipped into Saturn's shadow and turned to image the planet, seven of its moons, its inner rings, and, in the background, our home planet, Earth.
PIA17172:
The Day the Earth Smiled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This collage includes about 1,600 images submitted by members of the public as part of the NASA Cassini mission's 'Wave at Saturn' campaign.
PIA17679:
The Faces of 'Wave at Saturn'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A single jet feature appears to leap from the F ring of Saturn in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A closer inspection suggests that in reality there are a few smaller jets that make up this feature.
PIA17136:
The Subtle Jet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Tethys, telling the story of a violent history marked by impacts. Seen here are the craters Melanthius (near the center), Dolius (above Melanthius), and Penelope (upper left almost over the limb).
PIA17138:
Melanthius at Dusk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft uses special infrared glasses to peer through Titan's haze and monitor its surface inequatorial region dubbed 'Senkyo.' The dark features are believed to be vast dunes of hydrocarbon particles.
PIA17134:
Senkyo Through the Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A swing high above Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft revealed this stately view of the golden-hued planet and its main rings. Saturn sports differently colored bands of weather in this image.
PIA17474:
Jewel of the Solar System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The vast hydrocarbon seas and lakes (dark shapes) near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan sprawl out beneath the watchful eye of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists are studying images like these for clues about how Titan's hydrocarbon lakes formed.
PIA17473:
Bird's Eye View of the Land of Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Almost all of the hydrocarbon seas and lakes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan cluster around the north pole, as can be seen in this mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA17472:
Titan's North: The Big Picture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Ultracold hydrocarbon lakes and seas (dark shapes) near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan can be seen embedded in some kind of bright surface material in this infrared mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA17471:
Dark Lakes on a Bright Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR)
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This false-color mosaic, made from infrared data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
PIA17470:
Titan's Northern Lakes: Salt Flats?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Although their gravitational effects on nearby ring material look quite different, Prometheus and Pan are both shepherd moons, holding back nearby ring edges in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17133:
Two Shepherds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This high-contrast, colorized mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission shows an infrared view of the Saturn system, backlit by the sun, from July 19, 2013.
PIA17469:
High-Contrast Infrared Scan of Saturn and its Rings
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This colorized mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission shows an infrared view of the Saturn system, backlit by the sun, from July 19, 2013.
PIA17468:
Infrared Scan of Saturn and its Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The irregularly shaped moon Janus keeps up its lonely orbit as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Even though Janus shares its orbit with the moon Epimetheus, they never get very close to one another.
PIA17132:
Lonely, Lumpy Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shadow of Saturn cuts across the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. As the ring particles enter Saturn's shadow, their temperature drops to even colder temperatures, only to warm back up again when they re-emerge into the sunlight.
PIA17137:
Cool Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's A ring is decorated with several kinds of waves. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a host of density waves, a bending wave, and the edge waves on the edge of the Keeler gap caused by the small moon Daphnis.
PIA17130:
Rings and Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus's unusual plume is only easily visible when NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the Sun are on opposite sides of Enceladus. So what's lighting up the moon then? It's light reflected off Saturn.
PIA17129:
By the Pale Saturn-light
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows A beautiful 'mini-jet' appearing in the dynamic F ring of Saturn. Saturn's A ring (including the Keeler gap and just a hint of the Encke gap at the upper-right) also appears.
PIA17128:
Marvelous Mini-Jet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings appear to form a majestic arc over the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17131:
Arc Across the Heavens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the turbulent power of a monster Saturn storm. The visible-light image in the back, obtained on Feb. 25, 2011 shows the turbulent clouds churning across the face of Saturn.
PIA17044:
Two Looks at the Turbulent Saturn Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-02 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.
PIA17126:
Dione From a Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's polar collar, previously seen by Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope, has now been observed by the Cassini spacecraft, seen here in ultraviolet light. The collar is believed to be seasonal in nature.
PIA17124:
Titan's Fancy Collar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini scientists continue their quest to understand the origin and evolution of the newly discovered features observed in Saturn's A ring which have become known as 'propellers' as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17125:
Earhart in the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Epimetheus, which orbits Saturn well outside of the F ring's orbit.
PIA17123:
Going Rogue?
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Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The area within Saturn's north polar hexagon is shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft to contain myriad storms of various sizes, not the least of which is the remarkable and imposing vortex situated over the planet's north pole.
PIA17122:
Stormy North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows how the gravitational pull of Saturn affects the amount of spray coming from jets at the active moon Enceladus.
PIA17040:
Squeezing and Releasing Enceladus
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the difference in the amount of spray emanating from Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA17039:
Enceladus "On" and "Off"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Evoking the haunting beauty of Earth's Moon, a crescent Enceladus appears in the skies around Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17121:
Crescent Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.
PIA17171:
The Day the Earth Smiled: Sneak Preview
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings MESSENGER
Cassini-Huygens
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MDIS - Wide Angle
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These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013.
PIA17038:
Two Views of Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reminds us of how different Mimas and Pandora are when they appear together; although both are moons of Saturn, Pandora's small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape.
PIA17120:
Two Moons Passing in the Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shadows of Saturn's rings edge ever farther southward as Saturn creeps towards southern winter (or northern summer). Saturn is now almost exactly halfway between its equinox (August 2009) and southern winter solstice (in May 2017).
PIA14669:
Halfway to Southern Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14668:
Pan and Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-01 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of Janus, an irregularly shaped moon. Lacking sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape, Janus has had its lumpy primordial shape only slightly modified by impacts since its formation.
PIA14667:
Lumpy Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been monitoring propeller features such as Bleriot since their discovery. The bright dash-like features are regions where a small moonlet has caused ring particles to cluster together more densely than normal.
PIA14666:
Propeller, Light and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.
PIA14665:
Dusk on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured some of the structure of the tenuous D ring, appearing here as light/dark banding in the upper-right of the image.
PIA14664:
A Long, Hard Stare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows the various steps that lead to the formation of the aerosols that make up the haze on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
PIA17240:
The Formation of Titan's Haze
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Although hidden from human eyes, NASA's Cassini spacecraft can spot these dark features on the surface of Titan dubbed 'Fensal' and 'Aztlan.' The dark features are believed to be vast dunes of particles that precipitated out of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14663:
Fenzal and Aztlan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This image, which is composed of data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the topography of a mountain known as Janiculum Dorsa on the Saturnian moon Dione.
PIA17032:
Buckling Under the Weight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Forever changing, the F ring takes on a ladder-like appearance in this recent image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists believe that interactions between the F ring and the moons Prometheus and Pandora cause the dynamic structure of the ring.
PIA14662:
Ladder-like Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Ligeia Mare, shown here in a false color image from NASA's Cassini mission, is the second largest known body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan. It is filled with liquid hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane.
PIA17031:
Vast Ligeia Mare in False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes full advantage of the sunlight to capture these amazing views of the north polar hexagon and myriad storms, large and small, that comprise the weather systems in the polar region.
PIA14661:
Summer is Coming!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These polar maps show the first global, topographic mapping of Saturn's moon Titan, using data from NASA's Cassini mission. To create these maps, scientists employed a mathematical process called splining.
PIA17030:
Polar Views of Titan's Global Topography
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Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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To create the first global, topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan, scientists analyzed data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and a mathematical process called splining.
PIA16849:
Two Views of Titan's Topography
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