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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's interpretation of the area surrounding Huygens landing site, based on images and data returned Jan. 14, 2005. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
PIA06079:
Huygens Landing Site Revisited (Animation - Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie of Titan shows data taken with NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer during the last three flybys of Titan.
PIA02146:
An Infrared Movie of Titan 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 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This image is from data collected during the 147-minute plunge through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to a soft sandy riverbed by the European Space Agency's Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer on Jan. 14, 2005.
PIA08118:
A View from Huygens - Jan. 14, 2005 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This frame from a movie, built with data collected during the ESA's Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and after touchdown. The camera was funded by NASA.
PIA08117:
Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA07805:
Persistent Arc Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA07802:
Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA07804:
The Silent Spheres 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 2006-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA07808:
Three Moons Meet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Pan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA08320:
Cruising with Pan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Cassini's powerful radar eyes have uncovered a geologic goldmine in a region called Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. Panning west to east, the geologic features include river channels, mountains and hills, a crater and possible lakes.
PIA08605:
Titan's Geological Goldmine - Radar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus zooms across NASA's Cassini spacecraft's field of view, attended by faint streamers and deep gores in the F ring. This frame from a movie sequence of five images shows the F ring shepherd moon shaping the ring's inner edge.
PIA08262:
The Ring Sculptor 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 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of Saturn's G ring over a full orbital revolution captures its single bright arc on the ring's inner edge.
PIA08327:
Rounding the Corner 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 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Saturn's moon Janus and Epimetheus in their orbital dance as the F ring slides out of view.
PIA08348:
Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Hyperion appears to tumble toward NASA's Cassini in this frame from a movie that shows variations in color across the moon's surface.
PIA08349:
Multicolor Hyperion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08350:
Enceladus Transits Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows a mosaic of imagery from NASA's Cassini's radar instrument obtained during three flybys of Titan's north pole: T16 (July 22, 2006), T18 (Sept. 23, 2006) and T19 (Oct. 9, 2006)
PIA09177:
Titan Lakes Movie 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 2007-03-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie taken by NASA's Cassini's radar instrument, shows bodies of liquid near Titan's north pole. These images show that many of the features commonly associated with lakes on Earth.
PIA09183:
Radar Shows Evidence of Seas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The depths of the north pole of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter reveals a dynamic, active planet lurking underneath the ubiquitous cover of upper-level hazes.
PIA09187:
Spinning Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Sol (our sun) Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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As the solar wind flows from the sun, it creates a bubble in space known as the 'heliosphere' around our solar system. The heliosphere is the region of space under the influence of our sun.
PIA12310:
The Bubble of Our Solar System 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 2007-10-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows all synthetic-aperture radar images to date of Titan's north polar region. Approximately 60 percent of Titan's north polar region, above 60 degrees north latitude, is now mapped with radar.
PIA10008:
Titan's North Polar Region Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Prometheus slowly collides with the diffuse inner edge of Saturn's F ring in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The oblong moon pulls a streamer of material from the ring and leaves behind a dark channel.
PIA08397:
Soft Collision 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 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This image was taken with NASA's Cassini Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument's ion and neutral camera, showing Saturn's dynamic 'ring current,' which is an invisible ring of energetic ions trapped in the magnetic field of the planet.
PIA10095:
Saturn's "Ring Current" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist concept of the view from NASA's Cassini during the star occultation that detected 'Mittens,' the small object to the right of the star.
PIA10082:
"Staring Mittens" (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is a computer simulation of the final stage of the growth of a 'clump' in Saturn's rings. The gravity from a hypothesized moonlet (solid gray sphere in frame center) has collected smaller ring particles (black) to form a temporary aggregation.
PIA10083:
Clumpy Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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New structure, density and composition measurements of Enceladus' water plume were obtained when NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph observed the star zeta Orionis pass behind the plume Oct. 24, 2007, as seen in this image.
PIA10354:
Stellar Data on Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This graphic and animation depicts a cross-section of the Saturnian moon Titan. The assumption that Titan contains an internal ocean was generated from data gleaned NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar during 19 separate passes over Titan.
PIA10243:
An Ocean Runs Through It Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This near-infrared image of Saturn's north pole shows a giant cyclone, encircled by a hexagon feature. A movie was created from several images, taken by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11215:
Infrared Movie of Saturn's North Polar Region Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The most prominent jets of vapor and icy particles emerging from the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus are shown here in graphical form in a movie clip of a 'rotating' Enceladus. Video created based on images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11136:
Enceladus' Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This video demonstrates two examples of the interpretation of tectonic spreading along the 'tiger stripe' fractures in the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus. This video was created based on images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11137:
Reconstructing the Past on Enceladus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera captured Saturn's moon Rhea as it gradually slipped into the planet's shadow, an event known as 'ingress,' on Aug. 19, 2008.
PIA11143:
Darkness Falls on Rhea 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 2009-03-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Around the time of equinox, Epimetheus' shadow was cast on Saturn's rings rather than the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 16, 2009.
PIA11651:
Moon Shadow in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. The prominent, roughly circular feature in the western part of this image is an area known as Ganesa Macula.
PIA11830:
Ganesa Macula Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. This pair of images covers part of Hotei Arcus.
PIA11831:
Hotei Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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Glowing like a neon lasso, Saturn's aurora is seen spinning above Saturn's north pole over the course of most of a Saturn day in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Mary 25, 2007.
PIA11832:
Ultraviolet Aurora Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Mimas' shadow traverses the sunlit side of Saturn's rings in this image and mosaic showcasing the unusual sights seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11658:
A Shadow's Traverse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys as it seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings.
PIA11659:
Shadow from the Dark Side Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Part of the shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas appears as if it has been woven through the planet's rings in this unusual series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11660:
Weaving a Shadow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As the moon Enceladus eclipses its neighbor Mimas, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records a scene possible only around the time of Saturn's approaching equinox.
PIA11661:
Eclipsing Mimas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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An aurora, shining high above the northern part of Saturn, moves from the night side to the day side of the planet in this frame from a movie recorded by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11681:
Northern Aurora in Motion 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 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The small moon Janus overtakes the larger moon Rhea in a dance played out before Saturn and its rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11692:
Catching Big Sister Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Tethys is upstaged by two smaller moons, Pandora and Prometheus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11691:
Moons in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A gaggle of moons parade around Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in which the large moon Rhea passes in front of the small moon Janus. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11693:
Moon Jumble Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11694:
Ring Shadows on Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11695:
Before a Veiled Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini orbiter has revealed many surprises within the Saturn system, including the possible presence of a ring of debris surrounding the ancient heavily cratered surface of Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon.
PIA12854:
Rhea's Blue Streaks (Looking South) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini orbiter has revealed the possible presence of a ring of debris surrounding the ancient heavily cratered surface of Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon. The bluish material in this image is believed to be fresh ice.
PIA12855:
Rhea's Blue Streaks (Looking West) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the first of its kind, shows lightning on Saturn's night side flashing in a cloud that is illuminated by light from Saturn's rings.
PIA12576:
Lightning Flashing on Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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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 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image is from a simulation showing the changes to a portion of Saturn's F ring as the shepherding moon Prometheus swings by it. The animation uses data obtained by the imaging cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12787:
The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2010-09-23 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 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie is based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and shows a flyover of an area of Saturn's moon Titan known as Sotra Facula. Scientists believe Sotra is the best case for an ice volcano, or cryovolcano, region on Titan.
PIA13695:
Flyover of Sotra Facula, Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This frame from an animation based on data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows how the 'explosions' of hot plasma on the night side (orange and white) periodically inflate Saturn's magnetic field (white lines).
PIA13697:
Saturn's Hot Plasma Explosions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This frame from an animation, derived from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how plasma swirling around Saturn is correlated to bursts of radio waves emanating from the planet.
PIA13698:
Saturn Plasma and Radio Waves, as Seen by Cassini Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-17 Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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This frame from a video demonstrates the hiss-like radio noise generated by electrons moving along magnetic field lines from the Saturnian moon Enceladus to a glowing patch of ultraviolet light on Saturn.
PIA13866:
Hiss from Aurora Caused by Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12811:
Titan's Northern Polar Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Clouds move above Titan's large methane lakes and seas near the moon's north pole in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, appear white here.
PIA12812:
Northern Clouds in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemisphere.
PIA12813:
Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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This spectrogram and video show a changing pattern of radio waves from Saturn known as Saturn Kilometric Radiation, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft around March 2010.
PIA13767:
Saturn's Radio Period Crossover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This graphic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, shows Saturn's rings, after they became tilted relative to Saturn's equatorial plane, would have transformed into a corrugated ring.
PIA12820:
Tilting Saturn's Rings Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that marks the presence of an electrical circuit that connects Saturn with its moon Enceladus. Movie available at the Photojournal.
PIA13764:
Movie of Enceladus "Footprint" on Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-20 Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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This graphic demonstrates the hiss-like radio noise generated by electrons moving along magnetic field lines from the Saturnian moon Enceladus to a glowing patch of ultraviolet light on Saturn.
PIA13766:
Hiss from Aurora Caused by Enceladus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-20 Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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This graphic shows how Saturn and its moon Enceladus are electrically linked. Magnetic field lines, invisible to the human eye but detectable by the fields and particles instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13897:
Saturn and Enceladus Electrical Link Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
PIA14903:
Encircling a Giant Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show detailed patterns that change during one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.
PIA14906:
Churning Psychedelia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.
PIA14907:
Kaleidoscopic Rainbows Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This image shows rough ice in the southern part of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It was created using synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 6, 2011.
PIA15170:
Enceladus Sparkle Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This image using synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows grooves in the southern part of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA15171:
Groovy Enceladus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this view of the south polar area of Saturn's moon Enceladus in visible and near-visible (ultraviolet and infrared) light and synthetic-aperture radar (SAR).
PIA15172:
Southern Enceladus in Radar View Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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One of the glittering trails caused by small objects punching through Saturn's F ring is highlighted in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These trails show how the F ring, the outermost of Saturn's main rings, is constantly changing.
PIA15500:
Glittering Trail in Saturn's F Ring Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the gravitational pull of Saturn's moon Prometheus creates patterns in Saturn's F ring.
PIA15501:
F Ring Patterns Animation Icon
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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.
PIA15606:
Squeezing and Stretching Titan (Author's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - 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 2012-10-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image from an animation shows 'beacons' of hot air seen in the infrared that appeared during a great springtime storm on Saturn from January 2011 to March 2012.
PIA16190:
Infrared Hotspots in a Monster Saturn Storm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the swirling clouds in a vortex spawned by a great northern storm on Saturn. The clouds are moving in a clockwise direction.
PIA16723:
Swirling Vortex Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14944:
The Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the clouds of a hurricane-like storm, which circulate around the north pole of Saturn out to 88.5 degrees north latitude. The clouds at the very center are spinning rapidly.
PIA14947:
Saturn Hurricane Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission, known as 'the hexagon,' is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole.
PIA17652:
In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from an infrared movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows the churning of the curious six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as 'the hexagon'.
PIA17653:
Hexagon in Silhouette Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows a polar projection of the curious six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as 'the hexagon' in the infrared.
PIA17654:
Looking Down on the Hexagon in Infrared Animation Icon
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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 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a NASA Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
PIA17186:
Geyser Basin in 3-D Animation Icon
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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 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This simulation, which begins and ends with a real image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, demonstrates how the appearance of discrete jets could be an optical illusion that varies based on viewing geometry.
PIA19060:
Icy Curtain Eruptions on Enceladus Create an Illusion of Discrete Jets (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image when Dione was closer to its camera, making the moon appear much bigger than her larger sister moon, Rhea.
PIA18319:
Dione Dwarfing Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a sequence of images, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows changes in the brightness of the Enceladus plume during a 6.5-hour observation.
PIA17198:
Changing View of the Enceladus Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20020:
Titan Temperature Lag Maps & Animation
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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 2016-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
PIA21051:
Watching Summer Clouds on Titan 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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