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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-13 Cygnus W. M. Keck Observatory
Keck I Telescope
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This frame from an artist's animation shows the clockwork-like orbits of a triple-star system called HD 188753, which was discovered to harbor a gas giant, or 'hot Jupiter,' planet.
PIA03521:
Circus Family of Stars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This image is from data taken by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment showing the Amazon basin in South America. The amount of water stored in the Amazon basin varies from month to month.
Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA13243:
Measuring Water Storage in the Amazon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-02 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-26 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from NASA's Grace animation illustrates the highs and lows of combined land water storage (includes snow, soil moisture, and surface water) over the continental United States.
PIA14268:
GRACE Land Water Storage Monthly Changes over the United States, 2003 Early 2013 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno's spacecraft, shows a simulation of a flight into, and then out of, Jupiter's upper atmosphere at the location of the Great Red Spot.
PIA22176:
The Great Red Spot Plunge (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-23 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno spacecraft is one of two taken 12 minutes apart which neatly captures storm movement in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.
PIA21982:
Ghost in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-30 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Changing cloud formations across Jupiter's southern hemisphere are captured in this series of images from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA22694:
'Dolphin' in the Jovian Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-12 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This movie was generated using imagery collected from NASA's Juno spacecraft on Oct. 29, 2018, during Juno's 16th perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's center).
PIA22906:
Juno Flyby Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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A giant, spiraling storm in Jupiter's southern hemisphere is captured in this animation from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA22943:
Jupiter Storm Tracker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-05 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright pop-up clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for shallow lighting.
PIA24041:
When Jupiter's Clouds Pop Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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During the closest approach of this pass, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within approximately 2,100 miles (3,400 kilometers) of Jupiter's cloud tops.
PIA23807:
A Flight Over Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-18 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this view of striking cloud bands and swirls in the giant planet's mid-southern latitudes.
PIA25069:
Earth's Ocean and Jupiter's Atmosphere (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-27 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Citizen scientist Andrea Luck created this animated sequence using raw JunoCam image data from NASA's Juno mission as it completed its 41st close flyby of Jupiter.
PIA25016:
Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-14 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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JunoCam, the color public engagement camera aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft, captured this sequence of images during its 46th close pass by the giant planet on September 29, 2022.
PIA25723:
Juno Offers a Window Seat for a Jupiter Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-02 Jupiter Juno
JIRAM
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As NASA's Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter on Aug. 27, 2016, the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument captured the planet's glow in infrared light.
PIA21036:
Juno Captures Jupiter's Glow in Infrared Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-13 Io Juno
JIRAM
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This infrared image of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Io was derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft on Dec. 16, 2017.
PIA22599:
Jupiter Moon Io in Infrared Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-14 Ganymede Juno
Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment (JADE)
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This animation illustrates how the magnetic field surrounding Jupiter's moon Ganymede interacts with and disrupts the magnetic field surrounding Jupiter.
PIA25724:
NASA's Juno Mission Explores the Magnetic Connection Between Jupiter and Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Juno
JIRAM
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This animation depicts the invisible forces at work at Jupiter's south pole that keep the five circumpolar cyclones there in position relative to each other and to the polar cyclone.
PIA24968:
Movement at Jupiter's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Juno
JIRAM
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In this animation, forces created by movement toward the south pole of a circumpolar cyclone results in the temporary shift in location by the polar cyclone and the four other circumpolar cyclones.
PIA24969:
Oscillating Cyclones at Jupiter's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat ocean wind scatterometer viewed Hurricane Ana as it approached Hawaii. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2014, RapidScat observed Ana seven times. This frame is from a movie containing multiple days of observation.
PIA18834:
Hurricane Ana Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat's antenna, lower right, was pointed at Hurricane Patricia as the powerful storm approached Mexico on Oct. 23, 2015.
PIA20049:
RapidScat and Hurricane Patricia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This illustration depicts synthetic aperature radar patterns of seismic deformations associated with a model earthquake on the San Francisco section of the San Andreas Fault (depicted in yellow).
PIA03032:
New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight spacecraft unlatched its robotic arm on Nov. 27, 2018, the day after it landed on Mars.
PIA22892:
Unlatching InSight's Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This set of images from the Instrument Deployment Camera shows NASA's InSight lander placing its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.
PIA22977:
Putting SEIS on the Ground
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-04 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander deployed its Wind and Thermal Shield on Feb. 2, 2019 (sol 66). The shield covers InSight's seismometer, which was set down onto the Martian surface on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22959:
InSight Deploys its Wind and Thermal Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-12 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23049:
InSight's Arm Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the Instrument Deployment Camera.
PIA23309:
Arm Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This animation illustrates NASA's InSight lander touching down on Mars, its thrusters setting a rock in motion.
PIA23345:
Rolling Stones Rock (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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A fish-eye view of NASA's InSight lander deploying its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, taken by the spacecraft's Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22978:
InSight Seismometer in Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-12 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23048:
InSight's Deck Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight used its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset. This series of images was taken on April 25, 2019.
PIA23180:
InSight Images Clouds on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the fisheye Instrument Context Camera.
PIA23308:
Fisheye Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-07 Jupiter IRTF
Juno
Infrared Telescope
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This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.
PIA19640:
Jupiter's Infrared Glow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows he 'Peony nebula' star, a blazing ball of gas shines with the equivalent light of 3.2 million suns.
PIA10955:
'Peony Nebula' Star Settles for Silver Medal Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-10 Cassiopeia A Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Visible Light
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This false-color image from three of NASA's Great Observatories provides one example of a star that died in a fiery supernova blast. Called Cassiopeia A, this supernova remnant is located 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.
PIA03519:
Cassiopeia A: Death Becomes Her Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Messier 104 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Visible Light
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.
PIA07899:
Spitzer Spies Spectacular Sombrero Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-11 Ring Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds a delicate flower in the Ring Nebula, as shown in this image. The outer shell of this planetary nebula looks surprisingly similar to the delicate petals of a camellia blossom.
PIA07343:
Ring Beholds a Delicate Flower Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-30 Carina Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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These false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the 'South Pillar' region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula.
PIA03515:
All Pillars Point to Eta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a galaxy that appears to be sizzling hot, with huge plumes of smoke swirling around it. The galaxy is known as Messier 82 or the 'Cigar galaxy.'
PIA02917:
Smokin' Hot Galaxy (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-05 Messier 31 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image shows the Andromeda galaxy, first as seen in visible light by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, then as seen in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA08506:
Fade to Red Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-15 Orion Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.
PIA08653:
The Sword of Orion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-26 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This artist's concept shows the explosion of a massive star, the remains of which are named Cassiopeia A. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that the star exploded with some degree of order.
PIA01902:
Order Amidst Chaos of Star's Explosion (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-18 Rosette Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is of the Rosette nebula, a turbulent star-forming region located 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros.
PIA09268:
Infrared Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image shows the first-ever map of the surface of an exoplanet, or a planet beyond our solar system. Showing temperature variations across the cloudy tops of a gas giant called HD 189733b, the infrared data is taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA09376:
First Map of Alien World (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were able to create the first-ever map of the surface of a planet beyond our solar system. The planet, a hot and cloudy gas giant is called HD 189733b.
PIA09377:
How to Map a Very Faraway Planet (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-29 L1157 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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A rare, infrared view of a developing star and its flaring jets taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows us what our own solar system might have looked like billions of years ago.
PIA10119:
Baby Picture of our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a computer simulation of the planet HD 80606b from an observer located at a point in space lying between the Earth and the HD 80606 system.
PIA11392:
Tour of Planet with Extreme Temperature Swings Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This frame from a movie shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor in 2005.
PIA02125:
We're Going In! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA02135:
One-Way Trip to Tempel Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie shows a quick succession of multiple products of Titan's surface from NASA's Cassini orbiter and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe.
PIA06435:
Huygens Landing Site (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie shows how data from two different instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft can be combined to give an integrated view of Titan's surface.
PIA07785:
Comparing Notes on Titan -- Radar & Imaging Science Subsystem Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini wide-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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PIA02324:
Wide Angle Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This fascinating movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the changing shapes of features in the outer haze layers of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA06223:
Titan's Shifting Hazes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie, shows Saturn's rotation in three different spectral filters, demonstrates NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to probe various levels within the planet's outer cloud layers.
PIA07590:
Three Views of Saturn (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Zooming in closer and closer, this frame from a movie chronicles NASA's Cassini spacecraft targeted flyby of Dione, with Saturn and its lovely rings forming a dramatic backdrop.
PIA07749:
Ice Moon Rendezvous Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The slim crescent of the moon Rhea glides silently onto the featureless, golden face of Saturn in this mesmerizing color movie. Images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera, at a distance close to 221,000 kilometers from Rhea.
PIA07806:
Rhea Transits Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A brilliant spot of sunlight, the opposition effect, travels outward across the rings as NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbits Saturn. This surge in ring brightness is created around the point directly opposite the Sun from the spacecraft.
PIA08267:
Surging Onward Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares deep into the swirling hurricane-like vortex at Saturn's south pole, where the vertical structure of the clouds is highlighted by shadows.
PIA08332:
Looking Saturn in the Eye Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie begins with a view of the sunlit side of the rings. As the spacecraft speeds from south to north, the rings appear to tilt downward and collapse to a thin plane.
PIA08356:
The Great Crossing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The 60th moon of Saturn reveals itself in a sequence of images. The series of images was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on May 30, 2007.
PIA08369:
Sixty for Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sails low over the surface of Iapetus on approach to its close encounter with the enigmatic moon on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08404:
Flight over Iapetus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA11144:
'Tis the Season for Spokes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini, made possible only as Saturn's north pole emerged from winter darkness, shows new details of a jet stream that follows a hexagon-shaped path and has long puzzled scientists.
PIA11682:
Spring Reveals Saturn's Hexagon Jet Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie is one of many exposures taken by NASA's Cassnii spacecraft. Cassini stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain exposures showing just over four Saturn days. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA21047:
Staring at Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as Cassini swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26, 2017.
PIA21441:
Cassini's 'Porthole' Movie of Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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These natural color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft compare the appearance of Saturn's north-polar region in June 2013 and April 2017.
PIA21611:
Saturn's Hexagon as Summer Solstice Approaches Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic combines views captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it made the first dive of the mission's Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere.
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Cassini "Noodle" Mosaic of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows counterclockwise atmospheric motion around Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during seven separate rotations of Jupiter between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, 2000.
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Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The view is of the opposite side of the planet from Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Processed Movie of Zonal Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Wind-blown clouds and haze high in Saturn's atmosphere are captured in this image taken by NASA's Cassini narrow angle camera in February 2004.
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High Winds Aloft on Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft piercing vision reveals a never-before-seen level of detail on Titan's surface as the moon executes nearly one complete rotation under the spacecraft's watchful gaze.
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As Titan Turns Animation Icon
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sighted the tiny moon Atlas, which is seen here for the first time since Voyager 1 flew past Saturn in 1980.
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Atlas Found! Animation Icon
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This image of Saturn's southern hemisphere taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras shows a banded appearance due to winds, as well as dark cyclonic ovals.
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Saturn Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-01 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sighted tiny Pan, a body only 20 kilometers (12 miles) across. Pan is responsible for parting the Encke Gap in Saturn's outer A ring.
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Pan Found! Animation Icon
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This image of Saturn's southern hemisphere taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras shows a banded appearance due to winds, as well as dark cyclonic ovals.
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Saturn Movie Close-Up Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A small new found object, temporarily designated S/2004 S 3, has been seen orbiting Saturn's outer F ring. This is a frame from a movie sequence of 18 images taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on June 21, 2004.
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New Object in F ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Zigzagging kinks and knots dance around Saturn in this frame from a movie of the F ring from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Tilt and Whirl Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie, showing six of Saturn's small ring-region moons as they raced around the planet, was made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 15, 2004.
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Race of the Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas, a little moon of Saturn with a big crater, is the star of this image, a frame from a movie consisting of 37 individual frames taken over 20 minutes, while NASA's Cassini spacecraft remained sharply pointed at the icy worldlet.
PIA06198:
Mimas On the Move Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In this frame from a movie, NASA's Cassini spacecraft pointed its cameras toward Saturn's moon Dione to witness its distant sibling moon Rhea briefly pass behind in a series of 32 individual frames taken over 17 minutes.
PIA06199:
Cassini's Private Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-21 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's icy, impact-riddled moon Mimas slips briefly in front of Saturn's moon Janus in this frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Mimas Occults Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with this time-lapse series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap of Saturn's rings.
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Discovery of the Wavemaker (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Although it is far too cold for blossoming flowers, summer does bring storm clouds and presumably rain to Titan's south polar region, as shown in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Clouds in the Distance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence provides the record of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first close brush with Hyperion, Saturn's chaotically tumbling moon.
PIA06243:
Encountering Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus on July 14, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired increasingly high-resolution views of this puzzling ice world.
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Zooming In On Enceladus (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie was made of narrow-angle images taken over a period of seven hours during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close encounter with Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows dark drapes in the inner strands of Saturn's F ring caused by the gravitational influence of the shepherd moon Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across).
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Shaping the Drapes Animation Icon
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A solitary clump-like feature in Saturn's F ring orbits past in this frame from a movie sequence made from NASA's Cassini images.
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Unidentified F Ring Objects Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This brief movie catches Saturn's moon Tethys partially occulting the moon Dione. Images in this frame from a movie sequence were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 11, 2005.
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Tethys Meets Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005. The discovery of active eruptions on a third outer solar system body is one of the great highlights of NASA's Cassini mission.
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Enceladus Plume Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this mesmerizing image acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
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Iapetus Spins and Tilts Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from an animation show two crescent moons dance around Saturn as far-off Dione slips behind its
sibling moon Rhea. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view on Dec. 5, 2005.
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Rhea Eclipses Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-03 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a 

distant encounter on Dec. 23, 2005. Hyperion (174 miles across) is covered with closely packed and deeply etched pits.
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Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows a bright arc of material flashing around the edge of Saturn's G ring, a tenuous ring outside the main ring system. The images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 25, 2006.
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Persistent Arc Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons swim past in this frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences, called mutual events, are useful for refining scientists' understanding the orbits of the moons.
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Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
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The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus are captured swinging around Saturn's rings and past Dione in this frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Three Moons Meet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small, walnut-shaped moon, Pan, embedded in the planet's rings, coasts along in this frame from a movie clip from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Cruising with Pan Animation Icon
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