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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration imagines the view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings, as part of the mission's Grand Finale.
PIA22768:
Grand Finale: One of Cassini's Last Dives (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission's Grand Finale.
PIA22767:
Grand Finale: Cassini in the Gap (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
PIA22766:
Cassini orbiting Saturn (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This compilation of images from nine flybys of Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2009 and 2010 captures three instances when clear bright spots suddenly appeared in images.
PIA22484:
Dust Storms on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from an animation shows clear bright spots on Saturn's moon, Titan, that have been interpreted as evidence of dust storms.
PIA22483:
Spotting Dust Storms on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Artist's concept of a dust storm on Saturn's moon, Titan.
PIA22482:
Dust Storms Raised by Strong Winds on Titan (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured this view of the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas.
PIA22481:
Titan Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys disappearing behind Titan as observed by Cassini on Nov. 26, 2009. Tethys is about 660 miles (1,070 kilometers) across.
PIA22648:
Tête-à-tête
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that the rings of Saturn are made mostly of particles of water ice that range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.
PIA14943:
Translucent Arcs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured five of Saturn's moons. Moons visible in this view: Janus; Pandora; Enceladus, Mimas & Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.
PIA12797:
Group Portrait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan created using data acquired by the VIMS instrument onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon's surface produced so far.
PIA21923:
Seeing Titan with Infrared Eyes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows its view from orbit around Saturn on Jan. 2, 2010. The rings on the night side of the planet have been brightened significantly to more clearly reveal their features.
PIA12567:
Planet Six
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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On Aug. 17, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Odysseus crater with its ring of steep cliffs and the mountains that rise at its center, the most visually striking feature on Saturn's icy moon, Tethys.
PIA21613:
Mighty Odysseus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The detached haze layer that surrounds Titan is clearly visible against Saturn and its rings in the background, the haze growing more complex in its structure near the poles in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA19642:
A World All Its Own
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cast dark bands across cloud tops in the northern hemisphere. Near the pole, an elongated shadow can be seen from Saturn's moon Tethys. Icy moons Dione (front right) and Enceladus (back right) are also seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18320:
A Stage for Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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On March 13, 2006 Cassini's narrow-angle camera captured this look at Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly edge on. The frame also features Mimas and tiny Janus (above the rings), and Tethys (below the rings).
PIA18323:
Postcard from the Ring Plane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ice particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.
PIA22418:
Gravity's Rainbow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione drifts before the planet's rings, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft almost edge on. For all their immense width, the rings are relatively paper-thin.
PIA17219:
Dione on the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-02 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cast shadows on the planet's cloud tops, providing a perfect backdrop for the brilliant sphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17216:
Taking a Shine to Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's shadow sweeps across the rings in a view captured on Nov. 5, 2006 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Countless icy particles that make up the rings bask in full daylight.
PIA17199:
The Edge of the Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this striking view of Saturn's moon Dione on July 23, 2012. Its density suggests that about a third of the moon is made up of a dense core (probably silicate rock) with the remainder of its material being water ice.
PIA17197:
Dramatic Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees Saturn and its rings through a wispy haze of Sun glare.
PIA17185:
Glare on the Window
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn looks toward the planet's night side, lit in golden hues by sunlight reflected from the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21903:
Final Frontier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2009. The Sun provides striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets.
PIA17144:
A Song of Ice and Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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In this view, Saturn's icy moon Rhea passes in front of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. While Rhea is a heavily-cratered, airless world, Titan's nitrogen-rich atmosphere is even thicker than Earth's.
PIA21904:
Contrasting Crescents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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In this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, individual layers of haze can be distinguished in the upper atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
PIA21902:
Twilight Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings, made of countless icy particles, form a translucent veil in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits within the Encke Gap in the A ring.
PIA21901:
Veil of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Enceladus drifting before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water.
PIA21900:
All Aglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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These two images illustrate just how far NASA's Cassini spacecraft traveled to get to Saturn. At left, one of the earliest images taken of the ringed planet. At right, one of Cassini's final images of Saturn.
PIA21353:
Alpha and Omega
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings.
PIA17218:
A Farewell to Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This image is of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's final observation of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on May 2, 2017. The spacecraft was at the time high above the plane of Saturn's rings, looking down at Rhea's northern hemisphere.
PIA21354:
Above Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a bright and narrow ringlet located toward the outer edge of the C ring is flanked by two broader features called plateaus.
PIA21356:
So Long, C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-06 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini hurtled toward its fatal encounter with Saturn, the spacecraft turned to catch this final look at Saturn's moon Pandora next to the thin line of the F ring.
PIA21355:
Pandora, the Would-Be Perturber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Reflected sunlight is the source of the illumination for visible wavelength images such as this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21351:
The North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's graceful lanes of orbiting ice (its iconic rings) wind their way around the planet to pass beyond the horizon in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21352:
The Grace of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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Cassini used its Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph to capture this final view of ultraviolet auroral emissions in Saturn's north polar region on Sept. 14, 2017.
PIA21899:
Polar Lights at Saturn Bid Cassini Farewell Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini obtained this panoramic view of Saturn's rings on Sept. 9, 2017, just minutes after it passed through the ring plane. The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21898:
Inside-Out Rings: View From Beneath
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Saturn looms in the foreground of this mosaic of NASA's Cassini images, taken by the spacecraft on May 28, 2017. The planet is adorned by ring shadows. The icy rings emerge from behind the planet. Cassini ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21897:
Inside-Out Rings: Over the Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione is captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, half in shadow and half in light. Sinuous canyons carve interconnected paths across the moon's icy landscape. The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21349:
Half-lit Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's cloud belts moving around the planet in a circular path with the wandering, hexagon-shaped polar jet stream breaking the mold. The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21348:
Circles and Hexagons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Stunning views like this image of Saturn's night side are only possible thanks to our robotic emissaries like NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21350:
Goodbye to the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The brightly lit limb of a crescent Enceladus looks ethereal against the blackness of space as seen by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft. The rest of the moon, lit by light reflected from Saturn, presents a ghostly appearance.
PIA21346:
Phantom Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft bids farewell to Saturn's yin-and-yang moon, Iapetus. This image is from the last set of observations Cassini made of this world of striking contrasts.
PIA21347:
Farewell to Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This montage of images, made from data obtained by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows the location on Saturn where the NASA spacecraft entered Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21896:
Impact Site: Infrared Image Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This monochrome view is the last image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. It looks toward the planet's night side, lit by reflected light from the rings, and shows the location at which the spacecraft would enter the planet's atmosphere hours later.
PIA21895:
Impact Site: Cassini's Final Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's A ring features a lone 'propeller,' one of many such features created by small moonlets embedded in the rings as they attempt, unsuccessfully, to open gaps in the ring material, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.
PIA21894:
Lone Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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This image of Saturn's outer A ring features the small moon Daphnis and the waves it raises in the edges of the Keeler Gap. The image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017. It is among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.
PIA21893:
Daphnis' Final Appearance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image of Saturn's northern hemisphere was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017. It is among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.
PIA21892:
Saturn: Before the Plunge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image of Saturn's rings was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017. It is among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.
PIA21891:
Finale Ringscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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As it glanced around the Saturn system one final time, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of the planet's giant moon Titan. These views were obtained by Cassini on Sept. 13, 2017. They are among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.
PIA21890:
A Last Look at Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.
PIA21889:
Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed toward the northern hemisphere of Saturn to spy subtle, multi-hued bands in the clouds there.
PIA21888:
Dreamy Swirls on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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With this view, NASA's Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. The Saturn system has been Cassini's home for 13 years, but that journey is nearing its end.
PIA21345:
So Far from Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.
PIA21887:
Last Enceladus Plume Observation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one the highest-resolution color images of any part of Saturn's rings, to date, showing a portion of the inner-central part of the planet's B Ring.
PIA21628:
Colorful Structure at Fine Scales
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a wave structure in Saturn's rings known as the Janus 2:1 spiral density wave.
PIA21627:
Staggering Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-04 Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a 'spacecraft's eye' view of Enceladus during Cassini's recent flyby on Aug. 1, 2017.
PIA21344:
Nevertheless, It Moves Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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These turbulent clouds are on top of the world at Saturn. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's north pole on April 26, 2017, the day it began its Grand Finale.
PIA21343:
Top of the World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers a unique perspective on Saturn's ring system. Cassini from within the gap between the planet and its rings, looking outward.
PIA21886:
Cassini's 'Inside-Out' Rings Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-25 Neptune Cassini-Huygens
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On Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 made its historic flyby of Neptune and that planet's largest moon Triton. The Cassini mission is publishing this image to celebrate the anniversary of that event.
PIA21629:
Neptune from Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-21 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the planet.
PIA21342:
Saturn-lit Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Clouds on Saturn take on the appearance of strokes from a cosmic brush thanks to the wavy way that fluids interact in Saturn's atmosphere in this false color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21341:
Cloudy Waves (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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During its final targeted flyby of Titan on April 22, 2017, NASA's Cassini radar mapper got the mission's last close look at the moon's surface.
PIA21626:
Cassini's Final Titan Radar Swath
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's moon Titan in a view that highlights the extended, hazy nature of the moon's atmosphere.
PIA21625:
Highlighting Titan's Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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These two views of Saturn's moon Titan exemplify how NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed the surface of this fascinating world.
PIA21624:
Two Titans
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-07 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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The thin sliver of Saturn's moon Prometheus lurks near ghostly structures in Saturn's narrow F ring in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Many of the narrow ring's faint and wispy features result from its gravitational interactions with Prometheus.
PIA21340:
Prometheus and the Ghostly F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini saw Saturn's northern hemisphere reach its summer solstice in mid-2017, bringing continuous sunshine to the planet's far north. The solstice took place on May 24, 2017.
PIA21337:
Good Old Summer Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini gazed toward high southern latitudes near Saturn's south pole to observe ghostly curtains of dancing light, Saturn's southern auroras, or southern lights.
PIA21623:
Southern Auroras Over Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the near-infrared images in this mosaic on June 29, 2017, as it raced toward the gap between Saturn and its rings.
PIA21622:
Cassini Near-Infrared "Noodle" Mosaic of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the rings beyond Saturn's sunlit horizon, where a thin haze can be seen along the limb.
PIA21621:
Haze on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This colorful spectrogram represents data collected by the Radio and Plasma Wave Science instrument onboard NASA's Cassini's spacecraft as it crossed through Saturn's D ring on May 28, 2017.
PIA21620:
Cassini's First D-Ring Crossing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Recent images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show features in Saturn's C ring called 'plateaus' revealing a streaky texture that is very different from the textures of the regions around them.
PIA21619:
More Textures in the C Ring
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The central feature in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is called Plateau P1. Plateau regions are brighter than their surroundings, and have sharp edges.
PIA21618:
Textures in the C Ring
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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.
PIA21617:
Cassini "Noodle" Mosaic of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from above the ringplane. Although the rings lack the many colors of the rainbow, they arc across the sky of Saturn.
PIA21339:
Ring-Bow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-17 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus' intriguing south-polar jets are viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in reflected Saturn-shine.
PIA21338:
Jets from a Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The light of a new day on Saturn illuminates the planet's wavy cloud patterns and the smooth arcs of the vast rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21336:
Dawn's Early Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-03 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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This zoomed-in view of Epimetheus, one of the highest resolution ever taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a surface covered in craters, vivid reminders of the hazards of space.
PIA21335:
Zoom-in on Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This montage of views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three of Saturn's small ring moons: Atlas (top), Daphnis (middle) and Pan (bottom) at the same scale for ease of comparison.
PIA21449:
Small Wonders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers toward a sliver of Saturn's sunlit atmosphere while the icy rings stretch across the foreground as a dark band.
PIA21334:
Saturnian Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Many of the features seen in Saturn's rings are shaped by the planet's moons. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows two different effects of moons that cause waves in the A ring and kinks in a faint ringlet.
PIA21333:
Grooves and Kinks in the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn's moon Titan, along with dark hydrocarbon lakes and seas clustered around the north pole.
PIA21615:
Northern Summer on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Saturn's moon Mimas are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17215:
Mimas Polar Maps - June 2017
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This global map of Saturn's moon Mimas was created using images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft flybys. The moon's large, distinguishing crater, Herschel, is seen on the map at left.
PIA17214:
Mimas Global Map - June 2017
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn-facing hemisphere of Iapetus. Cassini Regio on Iapetus is covered in a layer of dark, dusty material creating a stark contrast to the much brighter region that surrounds it.
PIA21332:
Puzzled Iapetus
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From high above Saturn's northern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes over the planet's north pole, with its intriguing hexagon and bullseye-like central vortex.
PIA21331:
Mimas Dwarfed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Working with image data from NASA's Cassini mission, researchers have found evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over, reorienting itself so that terrain closer to its original equator was relocated to the poles.
PIA21612:
Wandering Poles of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-29 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the Keeler Gap, which is near the outer edge of Saturn's main rings, shows in great detail just how much the moon Daphnis affects the edges of the gap.
PIA21329:
Waving Goodbye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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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 2017-05-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21330:
Slim Crescent of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The projection of Saturn's shadow on the rings grows shorter as Saturn's season advances toward northern summer, thanks to the planet's permanent tilt as it orbits the sun, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21328:
Short Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the sharpest ever taken of belts of the features called propellers in the middle part of Saturn's A ring. The propellers are the small, bright features that look like double dashes.
PIA21448:
Propeller Belts of Saturn
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Cassini's best image of the propeller feature known informally as Bleriot. Bleriot is the largest of the propellers in Saturn's rings.
PIA21447:
Bleriot Propeller Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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As summer approaches in Titan's northern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been monitoring Titan, anticipating an increase in cloud activity at high northern latitudes.
PIA21610:
Titan's Northern Summer Clouds
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This view was obtained during a distant flyby, above the moon's surface. Although NASA's Cassini will have no further close, targeted flybys of Titan, the spacecraft continues to observe the giant moon and its atmosphere from a distance.
PIA21450:
Cloud Bands Streak Across Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's hexagonal polar jet stream is the shining feature of almost every view of the north polar region of Saturn. The region, in shadow for the first part of NASA's Cassini mission, now enjoys full sunlight.
PIA21327:
Hail the Hexagon
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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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Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Comparison of data from NASA's Cassini's radio and plasma science instrument, which can detect ring particles striking the spacecraft as it crosses the plane of the rings, on Dec. 18, 2016 (at top) and on April 26, 2017 (at bottom).
PIA21446:
The Sound of Science: Comparison of Cassini Ring Crossings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The north polar area of Enceladus, seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is heavily cratered, an indication that the surface has not been renewed since quite long ago. But the south polar region shows signs of intense geologic activity
PIA21326:
North Pole of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the low angle of the sun over Tethys' massive canyon, Ithaca Chasma (near the terminator, at right), highlights the contours of this enormous rift.
PIA20527:
Dark Chasm
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