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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar instrument images show that a bright feature appeared in Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea.
PIA19047:
Bright Feature Appears in Titan's Kraken Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini radar data reveal the depth of a liquid methane/ethane sea on Saturn's moon Titan near the mouth of a large, flooded river valley.
PIA19046:
Plumbing Coastal Depths in Titan's Kraken Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The view from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Titan's crescent nearly encircling Saturn's disk due to the small haze particles high in its atmosphere refracting the incoming light of the distant Sun.
PIA18291:
Mimicking the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The view was obtained during NASA's Cassini orbiter's flyby on July 24, 2012, also called the 'T85' flyby by the Cassini team. This was the most intense specular reflection that Cassini had seen to date.
PIA18433:
Sunglint on a Hydrocarbon Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This near-infrared, color view from NASA'S Cassini orbiter shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.
PIA18432:
Specular Spectacular
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These two views of Saturn's moon Titan show the southern polar vortex, a huge, swirling cloud that was first observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2012.
PIA18431:
Spectral Map of Titan with Polar Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These three images, created from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, show the appearance and evolution of a mysterious feature in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA18430:
Mysterious Changing Feature in Ligeia Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Scientists modeled how methane rainfall runoff would interact with the porous, icy crust of Saturn's moon Titan and found that a subsurface methane 'aquifer' might have its composition changed over time due to the formation of materials called clathrates.
PIA18417:
Titan's Subsurface Reservoirs (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sped away from Titan following a relatively close flyby, its cameras monitored the moon's northern polar region, capturing signs of renewed cloud activity.
PIA18421:
Northern Clouds Return to Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from an animated sequence of NASA's Cassini images shows methane clouds moving above the large methane sea on Saturn's moon Titan known as Ligeia Mare.
PIA18420:
Clouds Over Ligeia Mare on Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Only a sharp and careful eye can make out the subtle variations in Titan's clouds when viewed in visible light by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This infrared image clearly reveals a band around the Titan's north pole.
PIA17168:
Subtle Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Titan's polar vortex stands illuminated where all else is in shadow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17169:
High Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Cassini spacecraft observing a sunset through Titan's hazy atmosphere.
PIA18410:
Cassini Observes Sunsets on Titan (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Titan. Titan's south polar vortex mimics the moon itself, creating an elegant crescent within a crescent.
PIA17163:
Titan's Crescents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers down though layers of haze to glimpse the lakes of Titan's northern regions. Titan has a hydrological cycle similar to Earth's, but instead of water, Titan's lakes and seas are filled with liquid methane and ethane.
PIA17159:
Looking Down on Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept shows a possible model of Titan's internal structure that incorporates data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A model of Cassini is shown making a targeted flyby over Titan's cloudtops; Saturn and Enceladus appear at upper right.
PIA14445:
Layers of Titan (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Titan's atmosphere puts on a display with the detached haze to the north (top of image) and the polar vortex to the south as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17151:
Titan's Polar Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks towards the dark side of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, capturing the blue halo caused by a haze layer that hovers high in the moon's atmosphere.
PIA17180:
The Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Using a special spectral filter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft was able to peer through the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. This image features the largest seas and some of the many hydrocarbon lakes that are present on Titan's surface.
PIA17179:
Lakes Through the Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Slipping into shadow, the south polar vortex at Saturn's moon Titan still stands out against the orange and blue haze layers that are characteristic of Titan's atmosphere. Images like this, from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17177:
Dusk in the South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17174:
Fire and Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A dynamical interplay between Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and its rings is captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17173:
The Synchronicity of Rhythms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a colorized flyover movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows the two largest seas on Saturn's moon Titan and nearby lakes. The liquid in Titan's lakes and seas is mostly methane and ethane.
PIA17656:
Flying over an Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This colorized mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission shows the most complete view yet of Titan's northern land of lakes and seas. The liquid in Titan's lakes and seas is mostly methane and ethane.
PIA17655:
Titan's North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The sunlit edge of Titan's south polar vortex stands out distinctly against the darkness of the moon's unilluminated hazy atmosphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17139:
Bright Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft uses special infrared glasses to peer through Titan's haze and monitor its surface inequatorial region dubbed 'Senkyo.' The dark features are believed to be vast dunes of hydrocarbon particles.
PIA17134:
Senkyo Through the Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The vast hydrocarbon seas and lakes (dark shapes) near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan sprawl out beneath the watchful eye of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists are studying images like these for clues about how Titan's hydrocarbon lakes formed.
PIA17473:
Bird's Eye View of the Land of Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Almost all of the hydrocarbon seas and lakes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan cluster around the north pole, as can be seen in this mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA17472:
Titan's North: The Big Picture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Ultracold hydrocarbon lakes and seas (dark shapes) near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan can be seen embedded in some kind of bright surface material in this infrared mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA17471:
Dark Lakes on a Bright Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color mosaic, made from infrared data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
PIA17470:
Titan's Northern Lakes: Salt Flats?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Titan's polar collar, previously seen by Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope, has now been observed by the Cassini spacecraft, seen here in ultraviolet light. The collar is believed to be seasonal in nature.
PIA17124:
Titan's Fancy Collar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows the various steps that lead to the formation of the aerosols that make up the haze on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
PIA17240:
The Formation of Titan's Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Although hidden from human eyes, NASA's Cassini spacecraft can spot these dark features on the surface of Titan dubbed 'Fensal' and 'Aztlan.' The dark features are believed to be vast dunes of particles that precipitated out of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14663:
Fenzal and Aztlan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Ligeia Mare, shown here in a false color image from NASA's Cassini mission, is the second largest known body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan. It is filled with liquid hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane.
PIA17031:
Vast Ligeia Mare in False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These polar maps show the first global, topographic mapping of Saturn's moon Titan, using data from NASA's Cassini mission. To create these maps, scientists employed a mathematical process called splining.
PIA17030:
Polar Views of Titan's Global Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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To create the first global, topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan, scientists analyzed data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and a mathematical process called splining.
PIA16849:
Two Views of Titan's Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists have created the first global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan, giving researchers a 3-D tool for learning more about one of the most Earthlike and interesting worlds in the solar system.
PIA16848:
Global Topographic Map of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Three new small lakes, 100 to 300 square miles (a few hundreds of square kilometers) in surface area, have been identified on Saturn's moon Titan in data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA16846:
A Sprinkling of Little Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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A dense network of small rivers or swampy areas appears to connect some of the seas on Saturn's moon Titan, as seen in this comparison of data of the same area from two instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA16845:
Titan Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show one of the large seas and a bounty of smaller lakes on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA16844:
Titan Lake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Titan Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through Titan's thick clouds to spy on the region dubbed 'Senkyo' by scientists. The dark features include vast fields of dunes, composed of solid hydrocarbon particles precipitated out of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14655:
Spying on Senkyo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft simultaneously peers through the haze in Titan's equatorial region down to its surface and captures the vortex of clouds hovering over its south pole just to the right of the terminator on the moon's dark side.
PIA14645:
Senkyo and Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This set of images from the radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a relatively 'fresh' crater called Sinlap (left) and an extremely degraded crater called Soi (right).
PIA16638:
Titan Craters, the Old and the New
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Lakes on Saturn's moon Titan reflect radio waves in varying ways in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. If a lake is fully liquid, it looks dark, but if it is only partially liquid, it looks brighter.
PIA16635:
Different Looks for Titan Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like.
PIA16634:
Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies Titan's south polar vortex from below the moon in this image. Imaging scientists are monitoring the vortex to study its seasonal development.
PIA14639:
Spying on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains named by the International Astronomical Union. By convention, mountains on Titan are named for mountains from Middle-earth, the fictional setting in fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.
PIA16598:
Mountains of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a vast river system on Saturn's moon Titan. It is the first time images from space have revealed a river system so vast and in such high resolution anywhere other than Earth.
PIA16197:
Titan's Nile-Like River Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Inspired by data from NASA's Cassini mission, this artist's impression of Saturn's moon Titan shows the change in observed atmospheric effects before, during and after equinox in 2009.
PIA16481:
Titan's Changing Seasons (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Titan's swirling south-polar vortex stands out brightly against the other clouds of the south pole (lower right) in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14634:
Seasonal Swirl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-31 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Titan glowing in the dark. Titan was behind Saturn at the time, in eclipse from the sun.
PIA16177:
Glowing Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Titan's stable northern lake district.
PIA16167:
Titan's Lake District, One Season Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an ancient southern sea that used to sprawl out near the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan. Within this basin is the largest present-day lake in Titan's southern hemisphere, Ontario Lacus.
PIA16166:
Outline of an Ancient Sea on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this image of a feature shaped like a hot cross bun in the northern region of Titan (left) that bears a striking resemblance to a similar feature on Venus (right).
PIA16165:
Titan's Hot Cross Bun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Titan shows us its active polar atmosphere with the north polar hood and south polar vortex both on display in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14630:
Titan's Varied Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Titan's south polar vortex seems to float above the moon's south pole in this Cassini spacecraft view. The vortex, which is a mass of gas swirling around the south pole high in the moon's atmosphere, can be seen in the lower right of this view.
PIA14626:
Above Titan's South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14925:
Polar Vortex in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere and forming a ring of color.
PIA14924:
A Ring of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan's colorful visage in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The south polar vortex that first appeared in Titan's atmosphere in 2012 is visible at the bottom of this view.
PIA14923:
Obscured by Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14922:
Colorful Colossuses and Changing Hues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft monitors Titan's developing south polar vortex, which is a mass of swirling gas around the pole in the atmosphere of the moon.
PIA14620:
Southern Swirl
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is partially eclipsed by the planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which also features the moon Titan in the distance.
PIA14617:
Eclipsing a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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False-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the development of a hood of high-altitude haze, which appears orange in this image, forming over the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA15609:
Winter's Coming
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This image from a movie captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft shows a south polar vortex, or shows a south polar vortex, or a swirling mass of gas around the pole in the atmosphere, at Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA14920:
Titan's South Polar Vortex in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This true color image captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft before a distant flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on June 27, 2012, shows a south polar vortex, or a mass of fluid-like clouds and haze swirling around the pole in the atmosphere of the moon.
PIA14919:
Titan's Colorful South Polar Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Titan's organic-rich atmosphere and icy crust.
PIA15607:
Inside Titan (Author's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept shows 'tides' on Titan raised by Saturn's gravity, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's gravitational pull on Titan, its largest moon, varies as Titan orbits along an elliptical path around the planet every 16 days.
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Squeezing and Stretching Titan (Author's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Saturn's largest moon and captures the halo-like ring produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere.
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Hazy Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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Light and dark halves of Titan are visible in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which illustrates the seasonal changes in the northern and southern hemispheres.
PIA14610:
Splitting Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The brightly reflective moon Enceladus appears before Saturn's rings while the larger moon Titan looms in the distance. Jets of water ice and vapor emanating from the south pole of Enceladus (hinting at subsurface sea rich in organics).
PIA14604:
The Tale Continues...
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's atmosphere makes Saturn's largest moon look like a fuzzy orange ball in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan's north polar hood is visible at top, and a faint blue haze also can be detected above the south pole at bottom.
PIA14602:
Hazy Orange Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks small here, pictured to the right of the gas giant as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14597:
Beside a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This series of images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows several views of the north polar cloud covering Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA15231:
Changes in Titan's North Polar Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This series of false-color images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the dissolving cloud cover over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, allowing scientists to see the underlying northern lakes and seas, including Kraken Mare.
PIA15230:
Snapshots of Titan's North Polar Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Craters appear well defined on icy Rhea in front of the hazy orb of the much larger moon Titan in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14595:
Rhea Before Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Terra
ASTER
Radar Mapper
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Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show that the sizes and patterns of dunes on Saturn's moon Titan vary as a function of altitude and latitude (left). Images of Earth dunes Oman and Kalahari are shown at right as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Dune Patterns
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The line of Saturn's rings disrupts NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of the moons Tethys and Titan. Larger Titan is on the left. Tethys is near the center of the image.
PIA14591:
Welcome Disruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft look toward the south polar region of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and show a depression within the moon's orange and blue haze layers near the south pole.
PIA14913:
Orange and Blue Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, appears deceptively small paired here with Dione, Saturn's fourth-largest moon, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14912:
True Colors, Deceptive Sizes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Tethys, with its stark white icy surface, peeps out from behind the larger, hazy, colorful Titan in this view of the two moons obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's rings lie between the two.
PIA14911:
Haze Before Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's fourth-largest moon, Dione, can be seen through the haze of the planet's largest moon, Titan, in this view of the two posing before the planet and its rings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14910:
Titan and Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The colorful globe of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, passes in front of the planet and its rings in this true color snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14909:
Titan Up Front
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and spies the huge Kraken Mare in the moon's north. Kraken Mare, a large sea of liquid hydrocarbons, is visible as a dark area near the top of the image.
PIA14584:
Titan's Kraken Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's imaging science subsystem (ISS). Because of the scattering of light by Titan's dense atmosphere, no topographic shading is visible here.
PIA14908:
Map of Titan - April 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A quartet of Saturn's moons, from tiny to huge, surround and are embedded within the planet's rings in this Cassini composition. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in the background, and the moon's north polar hood is clearly visible.
PIA14579:
In, Around, Beyond Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings lie in the distance as NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Titan and its dark region called Shangri-La, east of the landing site of the Huygens Probe.
PIA14575:
East of Huygens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Impact craters are rare on Titan. Until recently only seven had been identified definitely on Titan. Dunes, visible as dark lines on the left of the image, have been swept toward the crater by the winds of Titan.
PIA14744:
A New Crater for Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers down through the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan to view the dark region called Belet. The large region called Belet has a low albedo, meaning it reflects little light.
PIA14571:
Belet Below the Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image, created by combining two different types of radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveals more details of Titan's crater Menrva (at left) and its surroundings than a single image could provide.
PIA14541:
Cassini Radar Zooms Out on Menrva
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-08 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the cratered surface of Saturn's moon Tethys in front of the hazy orb of the planet's largest moon, Titan. Tethys is much closer than Titan to Cassini.
PIA12778:
Craters Before Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Three of Titan's major surface features-dunes, craters and the enigmatic Xanadu-appear in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The hazy bright area at the left that extends to the lower center of the image marks the northwest edge of Xanadu.
PIA14500:
Titan: Putting it all Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Titan's north polar hood, the part of the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon appearing dark at the top of this image.
PIA12775:
Above Titan's North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained these false-color images of a circular feature in a region known as Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. The images show Titan in infrared wavelengths of radiation.
PIA14311:
Circular Feature at Xanadu, Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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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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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.
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Titan's Haze is Falling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Saturn's largest moon and captures the halo-like ring produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA12764:
Ethereal Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Galileo
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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 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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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.
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Brightening Adiri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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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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