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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Enceladus are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini clear-filter images.
PIA14940:
Enceladus Polar Maps - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Enceladus are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini clear-filter images.
PIA14939:
Enceladus Polar Maps - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This mosaic shows an updated global map of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, created using images taken during flybys of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The map incorporates new images taken during flybys in December 2011.
PIA14937:
Map of Enceladus - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept illustrates how charged water particles flow into the Saturnian atmosphere from the planet's rings, causing a reduction in atmospheric brightness.
PIA16842:
Saturn's Ring 'Rain' (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Titan Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through Titan's thick clouds to spy on the region dubbed 'Senkyo' by scientists. The dark features include vast fields of dunes, composed of solid hydrocarbon particles precipitated out of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14655:
Spying on Senkyo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-01 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Like a shepherd guarding his sheep, Prometheus keeps a lonely watch over the F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14657:
A Shepherd's Watch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The surface of Saturn's moon Rhea bears witness to its violent history. Each crater seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft records an impact in the moon's past.
PIA14654:
Rhea's Record
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn and its north polar hexagon dwarf Mimas as the moon peeks over the planet's limb. Saturn's A ring also makes an appearance on the far right. Mimas is 246 miles (396 kilometers) across.
PIA14652:
Mimas Peeks Over Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Ghostly spokes in Saturn's B ring continue to put on a show for NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras in this recent image. The spokes, believed to be a seasonal phenomenon, are expected to disappear as Saturn nears its northern hemisphere summer.
PIA14651:
Still Active Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Dawn on Saturn is greeted across the vastness of interplanetary space by the morning star, Venus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Venus appears just off the edge of the planet directly above the white streak of Saturn's G ring.
PIA14936:
Morning Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Peering over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the bright, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus.
PIA14935:
Cassini Spies Bright Venus from Saturn Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-04 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The famed wispy terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is front and center in this recent image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are fresh fractures on the trailing hemisphere of the moon's icy surface.
PIA14650:
Wispy Terrain on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The propeller-shaped white dashes near the bottom of NASA's Cassini spacecraft image reveal the location of a small moonlet embedded in Saturn's A ring.
PIA14649:
Bleriot Recaptured
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows 'quasi-parallel' (top) and 'quasi-perpendicular' (bottom) magnetic field conditions at a planetary bow shock. Bow shocks are shockwaves created when the solar wind blows on a planet's magnetic field.
PIA16825:
Magnetic Fields and Bow Shocks (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's impression by the European Space Agency shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft exploring the magnetic environment of Saturn. The image is not to scale.
PIA16739:
Cassini at Saturn's Bow Shock (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The F ring shows off a rich variety of phenomena in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14653:
F Ring Zoo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-11 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's moon Rhea at crescent phase, a view never visible from Earth. Near the terminator, a few of Rhea's many craters show up in sharp relief.
PIA14647:
Crescent Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's north polar hexagon basks in the Sun's light now that spring has come to the northern hemisphere. Many smaller storms dot the north polar region and Saturn's signature rings put in an appearance in the background.
PIA14646:
Hexagon and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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A vortex that was part of a giant storm on Saturn slowly dissipates over time in this set of false color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA16725:
Staring into the Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows cloud patterns in a band around Saturn before a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm erupted and again after the head of the storm had disappeared.
PIA16724:
Great Disturbances
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the swirling clouds in a vortex spawned by a great northern storm on Saturn. The clouds are moving in a clockwise direction.
PIA16723:
Swirling Vortex Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals the wind patterns within a large vortex that was spawned by a giant northern storm on Saturn. The arrows indicate the local direction of the winds.
PIA16722:
Which Way the Wind Blows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This mosaic of false-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what a giant storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere looked like about a month after it began. The bright head of the storm is on the left.
PIA16721:
First Chapter of the Northern Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the trail of a great northern storm on Saturn raging in full force. The contrast in the images has been enhanced to make the turbulent parts of the storm (in white) stand out.
PIA16720:
Northern Storm in Full Force
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the evolution of a massive thunder-and-lightning storm that circled all the way around Saturn and fizzled when it ran into its own tail.
PIA16639:
Storm Head, Meet Tail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft simultaneously peers through the haze in Titan's equatorial region down to its surface and captures the vortex of clouds hovering over its south pole just to the right of the terminator on the moon's dark side.
PIA14645:
Senkyo and Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The ring-region Saturnian moons Prometheus and Pan are both caught 'herding' their respective rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14644:
Moons at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This set of images from the radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a relatively 'fresh' crater called Sinlap (left) and an extremely degraded crater called Soi (right).
PIA16638:
Titan Craters, the Old and the New
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's small moons Atlas, Prometheus, and Epimetheus keep each other company in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the planet's night side. It seems fitting that they should do so since in Greek mythology, their namesakes were brothers.
PIA14643:
Brother Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Lakes on Saturn's moon Titan reflect radio waves in varying ways in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. If a lake is fully liquid, it looks dark, but if it is only partially liquid, it looks brighter.
PIA16635:
Different Looks for Titan Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like.
PIA16634:
Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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As the long winter night deepens at Enceladus' south pole, its jets are also progressively falling into darkness in this image observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14642:
Sunset on the Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-31 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's small moon Daphnis is caught in the act of raising waves on the edges of the Keeler gap, which is the thin dark band in the left half of the image. Waves like these allow scientists to locate small moons in gaps and measure their masses.
PIA14641:
Small Moon Makes Big Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Janus is spotted over Saturn's north pole in this image while Mimas' shadow glides across Saturn in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is the faint dot that appears just above Saturn's north pole.
PIA14640:
Saturn Looms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn's shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit.
PIA14934:
A Splendor Seldom Seen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies Titan's south polar vortex from below the moon in this image. Imaging scientists are monitoring the vortex to study its seasonal development.
PIA14639:
Spying on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains named by the International Astronomical Union. By convention, mountains on Titan are named for mountains from Middle-earth, the fictional setting in fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.
PIA16598:
Mountains of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a vast river system on Saturn's moon Titan. It is the first time images from space have revealed a river system so vast and in such high resolution anywhere other than Earth.
PIA16197:
Titan's Nile-Like River Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's B ring is spread out in all its glory in this image from NASA'S Cassini spacecraft. Scientists are trying to better understand the origin and nature of the various structures seen in the B ring.
PIA14638:
Glorious B
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Although Mimas holds the unofficial designation of 'Death Star moon,' Tethys is seen here also vaguely resembling the space station from Star Wars. Apparently, Tethys doesn't want Mimas to have all the fun!
PIA14637:
Another Death Star?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission have spotted two features shaped like the 1980s video game icon
PIA16198:
A Pair of 'Pac-Men'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Tethys may not be tiny by normal standards, but when it is captured alongside Saturn, it can't help but seem pretty small in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14636:
Tiny Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The rich dynamics of Saturn's F ring are seen in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of the features are believed to be due to the ring's interactions with its shepherd moons or with small moonlets embedded within the ring itself.
PIA14635:
Ring Shines
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-14 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Tethys is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14933:
Tethys South Polar Map - June 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-14 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern hemisphere of Tethys is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14932:
Tethys North Polar Map - June 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-14 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global map of Saturn's moon Tethys was created using images taken during flybys of NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14931:
Map of Tethys - June 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Titan's swirling south-polar vortex stands out brightly against the other clouds of the south pole (lower right) in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14634:
Seasonal Swirl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-05 Methone Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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It's difficult not to think of an egg when looking at Saturn's moon Methone, seen here during NASA's Cassini flyby of the small moon. The relatively smooth surface adds to the effect created by the oblong shape.
PIA14633:
Gray Egg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-31 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Titan glowing in the dark. Titan was behind Saturn at the time, in eclipse from the sun.
PIA16177:
Glowing Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Mimas appears near Saturn, dwarfed by its parent planet in this image. Mimas appears tiny compared to the storms clearly visible in far northern and southern hemispheres of Saturn.
PIA14631:
Dwarfed by Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image from an animation shows 'beacons' of hot air seen in the infrared that appeared during a great springtime storm on Saturn from January 2011 to March 2012.
PIA16190:
Infrared Hotspots in a Monster Saturn Storm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's F ring shows several 'mini-jets' near the upper-right of this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The A ring also appears in the lower-left of the image.
PIA14632:
Many Mini-Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Titan's stable northern lake district.
PIA16167:
Titan's Lake District, One Season Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an ancient southern sea that used to sprawl out near the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan. Within this basin is the largest present-day lake in Titan's southern hemisphere, Ontario Lacus.
PIA16166:
Outline of an Ancient Sea on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this image of a feature shaped like a hot cross bun in the northern region of Titan (left) that bears a striking resemblance to a similar feature on Venus (right).
PIA16165:
Titan's Hot Cross Bun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Titan shows us its active polar atmosphere with the north polar hood and south polar vortex both on display in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14630:
Titan's Varied Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's ever-changing F ring, showing its bright core, another strand of ring material, and a breakaway clump of material close to the core.
PIA14629:
Ever-Changing Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.
PIA14628:
Dione Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The Cassini spacecraft takes an angled view toward Saturn, showing the southern reaches of the planet with the rings on a dramatic diagonal. The moon Enceladus appears as a small, bright speck in the lower left of the image.
PIA14627:
Angling Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Titan's south polar vortex seems to float above the moon's south pole in this Cassini spacecraft view. The vortex, which is a mass of gas swirling around the south pole high in the moon's atmosphere, can be seen in the lower right of this view.
PIA14626:
Above Titan's South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Pan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits in the middle of the Encke Gap of the planet's A ring in this image from the Cassini spacecraft. Pan is visible as a bright dot in the gap near the center of this view.
PIA14625:
Pan In the Middle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-03 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere while the leading hemisphere is extremely dark and whose trailing hemisphere is as white as snow.
PIA14624:
Big Crater Down South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14925:
Polar Vortex in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere and forming a ring of color.
PIA14924:
A Ring of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan's colorful visage in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The south polar vortex that first appeared in Titan's atmosphere in 2012 is visible at the bottom of this view.
PIA14923:
Obscured by Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14922:
Colorful Colossuses and Changing Hues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn casts a wide shadow across its rings in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which looks toward the darkened southern hemisphere of the night side of the planet.
PIA14623:
Night Side Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a detailed look at the northern part of the huge Odysseus Crater on Saturn's moon Tethys. The crater dominates the left half of this view of Tethys.
PIA14622:
Northern Odysseus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-16 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager images.
PIA14930:
Rhea Polar Maps - March 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-16 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager images.
PIA14929:
Rhea Polar Maps - March 2012
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This global digital map of Rhea was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys.
PIA14928:
Map of Rhea - March 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-16 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Saturn's moon Mimas are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA's Cassini and Voyager images.
PIA14927:
Mimas Polar Maps - June 2012
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This global map of Saturn's moon Mimas was created using images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft flybys, with Voyager images filling in the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
PIA14926:
Map of Mimas - June 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-13 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past Saturn's main rings to spy the tiny moon Atlas, which orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring. The main rings are closer to the spacecraft than Atlas is, and the moon appears as only a small, white dot.
PIA14621:
Atlas in the Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft monitors Titan's developing south polar vortex, which is a mass of swirling gas around the pole in the atmosphere of the moon.
PIA14620:
Southern Swirl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-30 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas peeps out from behind the larger moon Dione in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14619:
Peeping Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-23 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches Saturn's moon Daphnis making waves and casting shadows from the narrow Keeler Gap of the planet's A ring in this view taken around the time of Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA14618:
Wave Maker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-18 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft capture lightning striking within the huge storm that encircled Saturn's northern hemisphere for much of 2011.
PIA14921:
Lightning in Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is partially eclipsed by the planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which also features the moon Titan in the distance.
PIA14617:
Eclipsing a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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False-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the development of a hood of high-altitude haze, which appears orange in this image, forming over the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA15609:
Winter's Coming
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Titan's South Polar Vortex in Motion
PIA14920:
Titan's South Polar Vortex in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This true color image captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft before a distant flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on June 27, 2012, shows a south polar vortex, or a mass of fluid-like clouds and haze swirling around the pole in the atmosphere of the moon.
PIA14919:
Titan's Colorful South Polar Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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These three images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon in Saturn's A ring.
PIA14918:
Hello Again
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Ejected material appears bright around some of Dione's craters in the image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of the moon on March 28, 2012.
PIA14616:
Bright Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cast wide shadows on the planet, and the shadow of a moon also graces the gas giant in this scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Enceladus is not shown in this view, but it does cast a small, elongated shadow.
PIA14615:
Shadows on a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Titan's organic-rich atmosphere and icy crust.
PIA15607:
Inside Titan (Author's Concept)
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This artist's concept shows 'tides' on Titan raised by Saturn's gravity, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's gravitational pull on Titan, its largest moon, varies as Titan orbits along an elliptical path around the planet every 16 days.
PIA15606:
Squeezing and Stretching Titan (Author's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This figure examines a particularly strong jet stream and the eddies that drive it through the atmosphere of Saturn's northern hemisphere. Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft were used to create this figure.
PIA14917:
Eddy-Powered Jet stream
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A particularly strong jet stream churns through Saturn's northern hemisphere in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Clouds associated with the jet stream can be seen at upper right about a third of the way down from the top.
PIA14916:
Strong Jet in False Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Compared to the gas giant, the two moons shown on either side of Saturn seem particularly small in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Tethys and Pandora are also present but barely visible.
PIA14614:
Enormous Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Saturn's largest moon and captures the halo-like ring produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14613:
Hazy Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-11 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Saturn's small moon Epimetheus orbiting beyond the planet's rings. Epimetheus orbits beyond the thin F ring near the bottom center of this view.
PIA14612:
Epimetheus Beyond Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a close look at a row of craters on Saturn's moon Tethys during the spacecraft's April 14, 2012, flyby of the moon. Three large craters are visible along the terminator between day and night on Tethys.
PIA14611:
Line of Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Light and dark halves of Titan are visible in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which illustrates the seasonal changes in the northern and southern hemispheres.
PIA14610:
Splitting Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from images from NASA's Cassini mission. Each map is centered on one of the poles and surface coverage extends to the equator.
PIA14915:
Map of Dione - December 2011
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This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14914:
Dione Polar Maps - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Even in a peaceful looking scene such as this one of Saturn and its moon Tethys, NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals clues about how Saturn is ever-changing; scars are seen here of the huge storm that raged through much of 2011.
PIA14609:
Serene Scene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Daphnis and Pan demonstrate their effects on the planet's rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Daphnis, at left, orbits in the Keeler Gap of the A ring; Pan at right, orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ring.
PIA14608:
Ring Moons' Effects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-07 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows darken parts of some of Janus' large craters as NASA's Cassini takes a close look during its flyby of this Saturnian moon on March 27, 2012.
PIA14607:
Janus' Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of Saturn's many moons joins the planet in this scene captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Tethys appears as a small white dot above the rings on the far left, Enceladus appears as a smaller bright speck beside the planet.
PIA14606:
Moon Specks
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