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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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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. 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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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 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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-03 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The Mimas Atlas
PIA12793:
The Mimas Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-27 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-26 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-21 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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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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Bright clumps of ring material and a fan-like structure appear near the core of Saturn's tenuous F ring in this mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12785:
F Ring's Bright Core Clumps
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This image is from a set of mosaic images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing three fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Such
PIA12784:
Multiple F-Ring "Fans"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Janus orbits in front of the rings, which are partially darkened by the shadow of the planet in viwe from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's shadow obscures about half the rings.
PIA12680:
Only Half the Rings
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The smaller moon Mimas upstages the larger moon Dione as the dramatic Herschel Crater is spotlighted on Mimas in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12679:
Upstart Moon
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Crisp details on Dione contrast with the haziness of Titan in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a pair of Saturn's moons. Smaller Dione is at the bottom of the image, and that moon's wispy terrain is visible.
PIA12678:
Study in Contrasts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image is from an animation that glides along the shoreline of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan. The animation is based on overlapping radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13173:
Flying Over Ontario Lacus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan, was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The lake surface appears dark because it is smooth.
PIA13172:
Footprint of Ontario Lacus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Roughly a quarter of majestic Saturn is illuminated in this view captured while NASA's Cassini spacecraft was orbiting near the planet's equatorial plane.
PIA12677:
Quarter Saturn
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward an area between the trailing hemisphere and anti-Saturn side of Tethys and spies the large crater Melanthius near the moon's south pole.
PIA12676:
Melanthius on Tethys
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Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12675:
Prometheus Amid Rings
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Wispy terrain stretches across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione on the right of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12674:
Flying by Dione
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines old and new terrain on Saturn's fascinating Enceladus, a moon where jets of water ice particles and vapor spew from the south pole. Newly created terrain is at the bottom, in the center and on the left of this view.
PIA12673:
Differently Aged Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is part of a set of images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA12792:
Propeller Churns the A Ring
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A propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon appears dark in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings. The propeller is marked with a red arrow in the top left.
PIA12791:
Propeller from Unlit Side
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A propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon is brightly illuminated on the sunlit side of Saturn's rings in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon, which is too small to be seen, is marked with a red arrow.
PIA12790:
Sunlit Propeller
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a propeller-shaped disturbance in one of Saturn's rings created by a moon that is too small to be seen here. The moon is invisible at the center of the image.
PIA12789:
Tracking a Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Huge clouds swirl through the southern latitudes of Saturn where the rings cast dramatic shadows. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12672:
Sizeable Swirls
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's largest moon and maps the dark Belet region on Titan.
PIA12671:
A Look at Belet
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus moves in front of the larger moon Janus as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moons are lit by sunlight on the left and light reflected off Saturn on the right.
PIA12670:
Epimetheus Before Janus
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Herschel Crater features prominently on the moon Mimas in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, which gives the impression of an eye staring out into space.
PIA12669:
Staring Into Space
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A pair of Saturn's small satellites, Janus and Pandora, accompany the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft presenting the view in dramatic diagonal fashion.
PIA12668:
Rings on a Diagonal
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A kingly crescent Saturn rests on the right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft portrait while the moon Mimas appears above the rings on the left. Mimas looks like just a speck of light here but is actually 396 kilometers, or 246 miles, across.
PIA12667:
Regal Saturn
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Saturn's moon Dione, in the foreground of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, appears darker than the moon Tethys. Tethys appears brighter because it has a higher albedo than Dione, meaning Tethys reflects more sunlight.
PIA12666:
Tethys and Darker Dione
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Saturn's brightly lit rings slice across this NASA Cassini spacecraft picture taken before a backdrop of the planet's clouds.
PIA12665:
Bright Slice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere reaches NASA's Cassini as the spacecraft's camera is pointed at the dark side of the moon.
PIA12664:
Light on the Dark Side
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft swooped in for a close-up of the cratered, fractured surface of Saturn's moon Dione in this image taken during the spacecraft's Jan. 27, 2010, non-targeted flyby.
PIA12663:
Flying Over Dione
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The shadow of the moon Enceladus darkens a small portion of the swirling clouds on Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus itself is not visible in this view.
PIA12662:
Shadow from Unseen Moon
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Saturn's rings and small moon Prometheus obscure NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of the planet's second largest moon, Rhea. Prometheus can be seen just below the center of the image, in front of Rhea.
PIA12661:
Cutting Off Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The highly reflective surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus is almost completely illuminated in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image taken at a low phase angle.
PIA12660:
Enceladus at Low Phase
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. A portion of the
PIA12659:
Dione and Ghostly Titan
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