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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft turns the eye of its camera toward Saturn's moon Mimas and spies the large Herschel Crater which itself looks like the iris of an eye peering out into space.
PIA12739:
An Eye on Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Vertical structures in the variable outer edge of Saturn's B ring cast shadows in these two images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shortly after the planet's August 2009 northern vernal equinox.
PIA12796:
Long Spiky Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-07 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this dramatically illuminated image. Light reflected off Saturn is illuminating the surface of the moon while the sun backlights the plumes.
PIA12733:
Highlighting Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-30 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.
PIA12729:
Recalling Voyager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-24 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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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 the glow of auroras streaking out about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the cloud tops of Saturn's south polar region.
PIA13402:
Glowing Southern Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Several structures in Saturn's A ring are exposed near the Encke Gap in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A peculiar kink can be seen in one particularly bright ringlet at the bottom right.
PIA12727:
A-Ring Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A small crescent of the moon Rhea is dwarfed by the larger crescent of Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Rhea can be seen in the upper right of the image.
PIA12726:
Crescents Large and Small
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This graphic, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the percentage of cloud coverage across the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The color scale from black to yellow signifies no cloud coverage to complete cloud coverage.
PIA13401:
Mapping Titan's Cloud Coverage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This pair of false-color images, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows clouds covering parts of Saturn's moon Titan in yellow, while Titan's hazy atmosphere appears magenta.
PIA13400:
Clouds Clearing around Titan's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A darkly defined Rhea passes before the fuzzy orb of Titan in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's two largest moons. Rhea is closer to the spacecraft in this view.
PIA12724:
Biggest Saturnian Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-17 Helene Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Although travelling at great speed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft managed to capture this close view of Saturn's small moon Helene during a flyby on March 3, 2010.
PIA12723:
Catching Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Clumps of ring material are revealed along the edge of Saturn's A ring in this image taken during the planet's August 2009 equinox. The granular appearance of the outer edge of the A ring is likely created by gravitational clumping of particles there.
PIA12722:
Equinoctial Clumps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Clouds in Saturn's atmosphere create an intricate pattern reminiscent of whipped cream swirling in coffee in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12721:
Coffee and Cream Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Delicate shadows are cast outward from Saturn's thin F ring in the lower left of this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. The moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across) is seen just above the center of the image.
PIA12720:
F-Ring Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Two sources of light reveal the dramatic surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this NASA Cassini image in which geologic features give the appearance of the leathery skin of an elephant.
PIA12719:
Elephant Skin Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Four of Saturn's moons join the planet for a well balanced portrait. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is in the lower left. Tethys appears in upper right. The smaller moons Pandora and Epimetheus are barely visible here.
PIA12718:
Quartet and Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The F ring's shepherds, Prometheus and Pandora, join Epimetheus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of three of Saturn's moons and the rings.
PIA12717:
Trio of Small Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Titan's dark and light seasonal hemispheric dichotomy as it images the moon with a filter sensitive to near-infrared light. This image also shows Titan's north polar hood.
PIA12716:
Dark and Light Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A quartet of Saturn's moons are shown with a sliver of the rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From left to right in this image are Epimetheus, Janus, Prometheus, and Atlas.
PIA12715:
Moon Quartet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12714:
Blasted Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, imaged at high phase, shows off its spectacular water ice plumes emanating from its south polar region in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12713:
High-Phase Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12712:
Beyond Curved Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A thin crescent of cratered terrain is illuminated on Saturn's third largest moon, Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12711:
Crescent Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a 'fan' in Saturn's tenuous F ring. This fan-like structure appears as dark lines spreading outward from the left of the bright clump of ring material near the center of the image.
PIA12710:
'Fan' Spread
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Terrain on Saturn's moon Tethys, defined with craters, is shown in front of the hazy atmosphere of the larger moon Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing sides of Titan and Tethys.
PIA12709:
Tethys Before Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The shadows of Saturn's rings cast onto the planet appear as a thin band at the equator in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA12708:
Narrow Band
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A propeller-shaped structure, created by an unseen moon, can be seen in Saturn's A ring and looks like a small, dark line interrupting the bright surrounding ring material in the upper left of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12707:
A-ring Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12706:
Infringing Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, seen beyond the outline of the planet's night side, spews water ice from its south polar region. The plumes can be faintly seen at the bottom of the moon in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12705:
Activity Past Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-23 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
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The smooth surface of Saturn's moon Telesto is documented in this image captured during the NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Aug. 27, 2009, flyby.
PIA12704:
Smooth Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-20 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12703:
Shadow Before Equinox
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks to the cratered surface of Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.
PIA12702:
Cratered Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-18 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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The immense size of Saturn is emphasized in this portrait by NASA's Cassini spacecraft that features the moon Mimas shown in front of the planet. Mimas appears as only a small dot above the rings near the center of the image.
PIA12701:
Vast Saturn
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this high-resolution image of Saturn's small moon Epimetheus during the spacecraft's non-targeted flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12700:
Epimetheus Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot that also features a couple of the planet's moons large and small. Dione can be seen in the upper left of the image while Pandora appears as a small speck beyond the thin F ring.
PIA12699:
Spoke Embellishment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-13 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures here one of its closest views of Saturn's ring-embedded moon Daphnis. Seen at the upper left of this image, Daphnis appears in the Keeler Gap near the edge waves it has created in the A ring.
PIA12698:
Closest Daphnis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows parallel mountain chains on Saturn's moon Titan, near an equatorial region known as Adiri.
PIA13332:
Mountains near Adiri on Titan
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Radar Mapper
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This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows parallel mountain chains on Saturn's moon Titan. The mountains appear along the northwest border of a region known as Xanadu.
PIA13331:
Mountains on the Northwest Border of Xanadu, Titan
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Radar Mapper
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This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows mountainous terrain on Saturn's moon Titan in the moon's northern hemisphere, north of the Aaru region.
PIA13330:
Mountains North of Aaru on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12697:
Yin and Yang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-11 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Rhea is gently lit in front of a background of the planet with a wide shadow cast by the rings which are seen nearly edge-on in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12696:
Rhea, Rings and Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the characteristics of Titan's atmosphere as it peers at Saturn's largest moon using a filter sensitive to visible violet light.
PIA12695:
Atmospheric Aspects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes can be seen on Saturn's B ring just in front of the shadow cast on the rings on the night side of the planet in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12694:
Spokes Before Night
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As Enceladus spews water ice from its south polar region, NASA's Cassini also shows Saturn's faint G ring before the moon.
PIA12693:
Enceladus and G Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-05 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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A crescent Saturn is blemished by the black spot of its moon Dione seen orbiting between the planet and NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12692:
Black Blemish
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small, ring-embedded moon Pan, on the extreme right of this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image, can be seen interacting with the ringlets that share the Encke Gap of the A ring with this moon.
PIA12691:
Pan in Action
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn's moon Pandora during the spacecraft's flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn's thin F ring.
PIA12690:
Flying by Pandora
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Looking up toward Saturn's southern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft pictures a pair of the planet's moons orbiting in the distance. Tethys and Rhea orbit in the plane of the planet's rings, but appear to be below the planet in this view.
PIA12689:
Beyond Saturn's South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-30 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that rather than being an unchanging disk of peaceful particles, the material that makes up Saturn's rings is constantly pushed and pulled into spectacular shapes. At left is the moon Daphnis.
PIA12688:
Pushing and Pulling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past Saturn's rings and small moon Janus to spy the planet's second largest moon, Rhea where lit terrain is seen.
PIA12687:
Rhea Past Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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The Mimas Atlas
PIA12793:
The Mimas Atlas
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Sunlight illuminates the deep cut of Ithaca Chasma on Saturn's moon Tethys. Ithaca Chasma runs roughly north-south for more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on Tethys in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12686:
Chasma Crescent
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Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.
PIA12685:
Wider Shadow
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The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12684:
Fleeing the Scene
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A pair of Saturn's small, icy satellites accompany the planet's rings in snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are between Janus and Prometheus.
PIA12683:
Chunks of Ice
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The moons Mimas and Janus seem insignificant in front of the immensity of Saturn in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image. Mimas is visible above the rings near the center; Janus is barely detectable as a tiny speck of light below the rings on the left.
PIA12682:
Before Immense Saturn
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.
PIA12681:
Sliver of Iapetus
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While NASA's Cassini spacecraft was pointed to study Saturn's F ring, it happened to catch a globular star cluster passing through the camera's field of view. Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA12788:
Catching a Cluster of Stars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is from a simulation showing the changes to a portion of Saturn's F ring as the shepherding moon Prometheus swings by it. The animation uses data obtained by the imaging cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12787:
The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft depicts fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Bright features are also visible near the core of the ring. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12786:
"Fan" in the F Ring
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