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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings cut across this view of the planet's largest moon, Titan. Dark albedo features on Titan (5,150 kilometers, or 3,200 miles across) and the moon's north polar hood are visible in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12772:
Slicing Before Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft observes three of Saturn's moons set against the darkened night side of the planet. Seen here are Rhea, closest to Cassini, Enceladus to right of Rhea, and Dione, left of Rhea.
PIA12771:
Bright Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Lit terrain seen here is in the area between the leading hemisphere and Saturn-facing side of Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across). North on Enceladus is up.
PIA12770:
Sliver of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Two moons, Rhea and Dione, join the planet and its rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Rhea and Dione are respectively the second and fourth largest moons of Saturn, but they are tiny compared to the planet.
PIA12769:
Dwarfed by Gas Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Thin lineaments cross back and forth, intersecting craters on the surface of Saturn's moon Rhea in this equatorial view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12768:
Crisscrossing Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Five moons, dominated by Rhea in the foreground, share NASA's Cassini spacecraft view with Saturn's rings seen nearly edge-on. Also seen here are Dione, Epimetheus, Prometheus, and Tethys.
PIA12767:
Five Orbs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Measurements by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal temperatures in a high layer of Saturn's atmosphere known as the stratosphere and show the dramatic effects of the massive storm deep below.
PIA14120:
Taking the Temperature of a Saturn Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color infrared image, obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows clouds of large ammonia ice particles dredged up by a powerful storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
PIA14119:
Updrafts of Large Ammonia Crystals in Saturn Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A bright clump of material within Saturn's tenuous F ring stands out near the center top of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12766:
In a Thin Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft surveys the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image, which shows newly created terrain in the upper right meeting older, cratered terrain in the lower left.
PIA12765:
Scanning Enceladus' Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The change in Titan's haze layer is illustrated in this figure, derived from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The picture of Titan in panel a was taken on May 3, 2006, panel b was taken on April 2, 2010.
PIA14115:
Titan's Haze is Falling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA12764:
Ethereal Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-02 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager images. Six Voyager images fill in gaps in Cassini's coverage of the moon's north pole.
PIA12823:
Rhea South Polar Map - January 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-02 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available NASA Cassini and Voyager images. Six Voyager images fill in gaps in Cassini's coverage of the moon's north pole.
PIA12822:
Rhea North Polar Maps - January 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-02 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Rhea was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. This map contains data from Cassini's Jan. 11, 2011, flyby of Rhea. Six Voyager images fill gaps in Cassini's coverage of the north pole.
PIA12821:
Map of Rhea - January 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Shadows cast by Saturn's rings darken the southern hemisphere of the planet and give a truncated appearance to the bottom of this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12763:
Cut Off by Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A crescent Enceladus, imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from the night side, shows off its spectacular water ice plumes emanating from the south polar region of this moon of Saturn.
PIA12762:
Plumes and a Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-11 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The right-hand limb of Saturn's moon Mimas appears flattened as Herschel Crater is viewed edge-on in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The planet's rings are in the background.
PIA12761:
Mimas' Flat Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Galileo
Radar Mapper
Solid-State Imaging
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These images compare surface features observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at the Xanadu region on Saturn's moon Titan (left), and features observed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Jupiter's cratered moon Callisto (right).
PIA13896:
Titan and Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These side-by-side images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the feature named Tortola Facula on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA13895:
Tortula Facula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-04 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Rhea and Dione seem like dark and light fraternal twins in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with each of these two Saturnian moons displaying a large crater oriented similarly in the northern hemisphere.
PIA12760:
Look-alike Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Tilting Saturn's Rings
PIA12820:
Tilting Saturn's Rings Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-28 Janus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the cratered south polar area of Saturn's moon Rhea to spy the moon Dione and the planet's rings in the distance. Dione's 'wispy' terrain can be seen on the trailing hemisphere of that moon.
PIA12759:
Janus in the Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Saturn's Radio Period Crossover
PIA13767:
Saturn's Radio Period Crossover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-21 Helene Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft imaged the surface of Saturn's moon Helene as the it flew by the moon on Jan. 31, 2011. Helene is a 'Trojan' moon of Dione, named for the Trojan asteroids that orbit 60 degrees ahead of and behind Jupiter as it circles the Sun.
PIA12758:
Flying by Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show changes caused by methane rain in the bright Adiri region near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
PIA12819:
Brightening Adiri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows changes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, as the transition to northern spring brings methane rains to the moon's equatorial latitudes.
PIA12818:
Titanic Deluge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A huge arrow-shaped storm blows across the equatorial region of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, chronicling the seasonal weather changes on Saturn's largest moon.
PIA12817:
Titan's Arrow-Shaped Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This image shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemisphere.
PIA12813:
Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Clouds move above Titan's large methane lakes and seas near the moon's north pole in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, appear white here.
PIA12812:
Northern Clouds in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12811:
Titan's Northern Polar Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles the change of seasons as it captures clouds concentrated near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, appear white here.
PIA12810:
Equatorial Titan Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches over the northern latitudes of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus while the planet's rings peek through in the distance in this snapshot.
PIA12757:
Northern Reaches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic, using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus emits much more power than scientists had originally predicted.
PIA13891:
Enceladus the Powerhouse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views Saturn with a selection of its moons in varying sizes. Also seen here are Titan (center), Enceladus (far right), Pandora, barely detectable as a speck on the far left, has been brightened by a factor of two.
PIA12756:
Moons Small to Large
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-28 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the cratered south polar area of Saturn's moon Rhea to spy the moon Dione and the planet's rings in the distance. Dione's 'wispy' terrain can be seen on the trailing hemisphere of that moon.
PIA12755:
Beyond Southern Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings appear as only a thin line seen edge-on in the middle of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but the rings cast broad shadows on the southern hemisphere of the planet in the lower left of the image.
PIA12754:
Thin Line, Broad Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the south pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12816:
Dione Polar Maps - October 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the north pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12815:
Dione Polar Maps - October 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Map of Dione - October 2010
PIA12814:
Map of Dione - October 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus reflects sunlight brightly while the planet and its rings fill the background in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus is one of the most reflective bodies in the solar system.
PIA12753:
Bright Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Wispy terrain reflects sunlight brightly in the lower left of this NASA Cassini image of the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione.
PIA12752:
Trailing Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-31 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's 'wispy' moon Dione lies in front of the cratered surface of the moon Tethys, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dione is closest to the spacecraft here.
PIA12751:
Wisps Before Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks over cratered and tectonically deformed terrain on Saturn's moon Enceladus as the camera also catches a glimpse of the planet's rings in the background.
PIA12750:
Looking Over Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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At top of this image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actually closer to the spacecraft in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12749:
Dione's Deception
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-10 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a view of the southern latitudes of Saturn's tumbling moon Hyperion. Lit terrain seen here is mostly in the southern hemisphere of Hyperion. The south pole of the moon is near the bottom of the illuminated terrain.
PIA12748:
Somersaulting Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus brightly reflects sunlight before a backdrop of the planet's rings and the rings' shadows cast onto the planet. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this snapshot during its flyby of the moon on Nov. 30, 2010.
PIA12747:
Ring Backdrop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-27 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this high-resolution view of the cratered surface of Saturn's moon Rhea as the spacecraft flew by the moon on Oct. 17, 2010.
PIA12746:
Rhea's Northern Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Icy fractures on Saturn's moon Rhea reflect sunlight brightly in this high-resolution mosaic created from images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its March 2, 2010, flyby.
PIA12809:
Rhea's Western Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Hemispheric color differences on Saturn's moon Rhea are apparent in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This image shows the side of the moon that always faces the planet.
PIA12808:
False-Color Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Wispy fractures cut through cratered terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea in this high resolution, 3-D image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
PIA12807:
Rhea's Fractured Terrain in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The Rhea Atlas
PIA12806:
The Rhea Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea is seen in this polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12805:
Rhea South Polar Map - November 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA12804:
Rhea North Polar Map - November 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Rhea was created using data obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.
PIA12803:
Map of Rhea - November 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches a pair of Saturn's moons, showing the hazy orb of giant Titan beyond smaller Tethys. In the foreground of the image, Ithaca Chasma can be seen running roughly north-south on Tethys.
PIA12745:
Titan and Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This frame from an animation, derived from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how plasma swirling around Saturn is correlated to bursts of radio waves emanating from the planet.
PIA13698:
Saturn Plasma and Radio Waves, as Seen by Cassini Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This frame from an animation based on data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows how the 'explosions' of hot plasma on the night side (orange and white) periodically inflate Saturn's magnetic field (white lines).
PIA13697:
Saturn's Hot Plasma Explosions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the location of an area known as Sotra Facula on Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists believe the Sotra Facula region makes the best case for a cryovolcanic, or ice volcano, region on Titan.
PIA13696:
Global View of Sotra Facula, Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie is based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and shows a flyover of an area of Saturn's moon Titan known as Sotra Facula. Scientists believe Sotra is the best case for an ice volcano, or cryovolcano, region on Titan.
PIA13695:
Flyover of Sotra Facula, Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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These two views of Tethys show the high-resolution color (left) and the topography (right) of the leading, or forward-facing, hemisphere of this ice-rich satellite. Data for these images is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13701:
A New View of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Shadows adorn Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also includes the moon Rhea, shown orbiting between the planet and the spacecraft and appears above the rings on the left of the image.
PIA12744:
Southern Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-06 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of cratered Dione as it flew by the Saturnian moon on Oct. 17, 2010. The large crater at the center of the image is Erulus.
PIA12743:
Eyeing Erulus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows a high-resolution heat intensity map of part of the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13621:
Tiger Stripe Split Ends
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have enabled scientists to make the highest-resolution heat intensity maps yet for the hottest part of a 'tiger stripe' fissure on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA13620:
Hot and Narrow Tiger Stripe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Geologic faults among craters on Saturn's moon Tethys are depicted in this image captured during a flyby of the moon by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 14, 2010.
PIA12802:
Geology on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Jets of water ice particles spew from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 13, 2010. A crescent of the moon appears dimly illuminated in front of the bright limb of Saturn.
PIA12801:
Before Saturn's Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Small water ice particles fly from fissures in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image taken during the Aug. 13, 2010, flyby of the moon by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12800:
Looming Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Tethys is seen in this updated polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12799:
Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Tethys is seen in this updated polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12798:
Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This updated global map of Saturn's moon Tethys was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11673:
Map of Tethys - August 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The two large craters on the right of this image are overprinted with smaller, more recent craters of Saturn's moon Rhea in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12742:
Superimposed Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Six of Saturn's moons orbiting within and beyond the planet's rings are collected in this Cassini spacecraft image; they include Enceladus, Epimetheus, Atlas, Daphnis, Pan, and Janus.
PIA12741:
Sextet of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and details the 'wispy' terrain first chronicled by Voyager. This fractured terrain covers the trailing hemisphere of Dione.
PIA12740:
Looking Over Dione's Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-08 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft turns the eye of its camera toward Saturn's moon Mimas and spies the large Herschel Crater which itself looks like the iris of an eye peering out into space.
PIA12739:
An Eye on Mimas
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Vertical structures in the variable outer edge of Saturn's B ring cast shadows in these two images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shortly after the planet's August 2009 northern vernal equinox.
PIA12796:
Long Spiky Shadows
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This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the outer edge of Saturnís B ring, reveals the combined effects of a tugging moon and oscillations that can naturally occur in disks like Saturn's rings and spiral galaxies.
PIA12795:
Oscillations at B Ring Edge
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Keeping a close watch on the outer portion of Saturn's B ring, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records the complex inward and outward movement of the edge of the ring. This ring movement resembles the suspected behavior of spiral disk galaxies.
PIA12794:
Galactic Behavior for the Outer B Ring
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The outer edge of Saturn's B ring exhibits an unexpected feature in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image was obtained when the sun was over the planet's equator and lit the rings exactly exactly edge on.
PIA11669:
Strange Things Afoot in the B Ring
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Vertical structures, among the tallest seen in Saturn's main rings, rise abruptly from the edge of Saturn's B ring to cast long shadows on the ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft two weeks before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11668:
The Tallest Peaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A crescent Saturn appears nestled within encircling rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Clouds swirl through the atmosphere of the planet. Prometheus appears as a speck above the rings near the middle of the image.
PIA12738:
Rings Around a Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas casts a elliptical shadow on the planet south of the larger, wider shadows cast by the planet's rings. Mimas and the rings are not shown in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12737:
Shadows on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft composition features Saturn's rings (top of image), its second largest moon, Rhea (on right of image), and one of the planet's tiny moons, Telesto (near the middle of image) appears as a bright speck.
PIA12736:
Rings, Rhea and Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-07 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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This enhanced-color view of Saturn's moon Mimas was made from images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. It highlights the bluish band around the icy moon's equator. The large round gouge on the surface is Herschel Crater.
PIA13426:
Mimas' Blue Streak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This schematic graphic illustrates the bombardments that lead to colorful splotches and bands on the surfaces of several icy moons of Saturn.
PIA13425:
Moons Under Bombardment
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These three enhanced-color views of an equatorial region on Saturn's moon Rhea were made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The colors have been enhanced to show colorful splotches and bands on the icy moon's surface.
PIA13424:
The Colorful Equator of Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This set of enhanced-color maps made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Saturn's moons Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea.
PIA13423:
Enhanced-Color Maps of Saturn Inner Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-07 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Three views of Saturn's moon Rhea made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, were enhanced to show colorful splotches and bands on the icy moon's surface. Scientists believe the reddish and bluish tints came from bombardments large and small.
PIA13422:
Tinted Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image, made from infrared data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows dark and bright clouds on Saturn associated with thunderstorm activity.
PIA13421:
Dark and Stormy Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A graphic laid atop an image of Enceladus jets taken by NASA's Cassini's imaging cameras shows bubbles in seawater traveling through a passage in the ice crust to feed a geyser. Seawater flows back down to the subsurface ocean through cracks in the ice.
PIA13420:
Proposed 'Perrier' Ocean for Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Capturing the interplay between light and shadow, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn where sunlight reflected off the rings has dimly illuminated what would otherwise be the dark side of the planet.
PIA12734:
Light and Dark Tricks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this dramatically illuminated image. Light reflected off Saturn is illuminating the surface of the moon while the sun backlights the plumes.
PIA12733:
Highlighting Plumes
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Pandora, one of the F ring's two shepherding moons, orbiting beyond the thin ring; the small moon can be seen on the left of this image.
PIA12732:
Dual-Illuminated Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Mimas casts a shadow and creates a single blemish on the kingly crescent of Saturn. Mimas is not shown in this view, but its shadow can be seen on the planet just north of the rings and their shadow.
PIA12731:
Singular Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows seem ubiquitous in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's rings. The moon Pan casts a long shadow towards the right from where it orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ring in the upper right of the image.
PIA12730:
Shadows Everywhere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-27 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.
PIA12729:
Recalling Voyager
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Looking like half of a figure eight, two of Saturn's moons appear conjoined in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Dione, at the top in the image, is actually closer to the spacecraft, appearing to blend seamlessly with the moon Rhea.
PIA12728:
Conjoined Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's rings and southern hemisphere.
PIA13405:
Majestic Saturn, in the Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's southern aurora shimmering over approximately 20 hours as the planet rotates. The video is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13404:
Dancing Southern Lights of Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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A quartet of false-color, composite images show the dance of Saturn's southern lights in data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13403:
Four Aurora Snapshots
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