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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Overexposed Mimas stands starkly against the disk of Saturn as the dim shadow of Epimetheus is captured through the C ring in the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Nov. 26, 2008.
PIA10557:
Saturn and Mimas
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Three of Saturn's satellites, Janus, Pandora (just outside the F ring), and Pan are visible in this snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 7, 2008.
PIA10556:
Moons in a Row
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's north pole retains its bluish hue in this true color Cassini image, even as northern winter is coming to an end. This image was acquired with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Nov. 29, 2008.
PIA10558:
A Blue Northern Mystery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Light from the star Beta Crucis (Mimosa) breaks through the plane of the A ring in the center of this image of a stellar occultation taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 24, 2008.
PIA10559:
A Star Shines Through
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This November 2008 snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases a classic view of the triangular shape typical of many of the spokes in Saturn's outer B ring.
PIA10561:
The Classic Wedge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Shadows cast onto Saturn by its rings, visible here as dark bands, move steadily towards the equator and grow thinner as equinox approached on on Nov. 22, 2008. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA10563:
Shadows on the Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft trades views of dark spokes in Saturn's B ring for the bright spokes in this image taken by on Dec. 8, 2008.
PIA10567:
Bright Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Cassini imaging scientists have waited years for the sun to reveal the hexagonal wave pattern in the clouds of Saturn's north pole, part of which can be seen at the top of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA10568:
Slow Northern Reveal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Structure in the tenuous F ring can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the ring's bright core taken on Dec. 8, 2008.
PIA10569:
It's Full of Moons!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The hurricane-like vortex encircling Saturn's south pole is still visible in the top left of this image as it slowly slips into darkness with the planet's changing seasons. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA10572:
Seasons Conceal South Pole Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The rings cast a dramatic but narrow shadow on the planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft on the sunlit side of the rings from just one degree below the ringplane.
PIA10576:
Shrinking Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A chef's bounty of colors is represented in this full color view of Saturn's northern hemisphere. Butternut, peach, and olive hues have replaced the azure blue of winter. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA10578:
Cornucopia of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft image captured a bright, oblong storm swirling high through the middle latitudes of the southern hemisphere. taken on Jan. 5, 2008.
PIA10580:
High Clouds Aloft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Three large white spokes stretch out across the B ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan.14, 2009.
PIA10581:
Spectacular Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's north pole hexagon, seen here in an image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, has been around for awhile. It was seen in Voyager images in the early 1980s, in ground-based telescopic images in the 1990s, and now with Cassini.
PIA10583:
Unveiling the Hexagon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Epimetheus is the lone moon orbiting Saturn, but a closer inspection reveals a couple of companions in the rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 20, 2009.
PIA10584:
Small Sidekicks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The terminator nearly covers the south pole of Saturn and its stormy vortex in darkness. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Jan. 6, 2009.
PIA10585:
Vanishing Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Rendered in myriad hues, vivid details of Saturn's stormy atmosphere play out below the shadow of the rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 29, 2008.
PIA10588:
Blue Eyed Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Intricate curlicues and circular patterns of storms swirl through the high latitudes near Saturn's south pole in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA10591:
Southern Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-05 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The face of Saturnian moon Dione is almost fully lit as NASA's Cassini spacecraft flies in between this moon and the sun with Dione at low phase. With a few hundred pixels of its digital camera, Cassini details dozens of craters a million kilometers away.
PIA10592:
Details on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through Saturn's delicate, translucent inner C ring to see the diffuse blue limb of Saturn's atmosphere in this image taken on April 25, 2008.
PIA10596:
Rolling Thunder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings cast a dramatic shadow separating the blues and greens of the planet's northern hemisphere from the creamy pastels coloring the southern hemisphere. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA11453:
Shadow of Demarcation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Prometheus and Epimetheus, brothers in Greek mythology, share the stage in NASA's Cassini spacecraft image of the two moons near the outer A ring and faint F ring, taken on Feb. 15, 2009.
PIA11455:
Brotherly Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Faint, ghostly spokes dapple the dark side of Saturn's A ring as the planet's shadow makes a sharp diagonal cut across this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11462:
Spoke Leftovers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The orbits of Dione and Titan bring them together in one frame in this distant glimpse from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 28, 2009.
PIA11463:
Two Moons, One Picture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Day breaks on the northern hemisphere of Saturn in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Mar. 20, 2009. The D ring is hidden below the horizon, but, this image shows the C, B, A and F rings.
PIA11464:
Daybreak From Above
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's northern hemisphere is seen against its nested rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Feb. 24, 2009.
PIA11473:
Nested Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This natural color view taken on Feb. 28, 2009,from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with hues of yellow and brown, highlights the myriad gradations in the transparency of Saturn's inner rings.
PIA11478:
Pastel Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Three moons, Janus, Prometheus, and Daphnis, have bunched themselves together in this image of Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on March 2, 2009.
PIA11480:
Moons by the Bunch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-30 Pleiades Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a break from the Saturn system to check out the Pleiades star cluster, the Seven Sisters.
PIA11482:
Scoping the Sisters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Joining other moons in heralding the coming of Saturn's August 2009 equinox, the moon Tethys casts its shadow across Saturn's F ring and part of the A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on March 20, 2009.
PIA11483:
Trumpeting the Equinox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Titan's upper-most atmospheric hazes, creating the appearance of a halo around Saturn's largest moon. Also visible in this image are hints of atmospheric banding around Titan's north pole.
PIA11485:
Hazy Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-06 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Tethys casts a wide shadow over the planet's F and A rings. Tethys itself is not visible in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Apr. 21, 2009.
PIA11486:
Tethys' Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A quartet of Saturn's moons, Mimas, Tethys, Rhea, and Pandora, is seen here with the planet's F and A rings in this from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on April 11, 2009.
PIA11488:
Reciprocating Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The short and slender shadow of Pan is cast over Saturn's A ring as the moon orbits within the Encke Gap in this from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on April 10, 2009.
PIA11489:
Moon Shadow Adornment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Rays of light from the sun have taken many different paths to compose this glorious image of Saturn and its rings taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on March 20, 2009.
PIA11493:
Glorious View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-22 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The partial shadow of the moon Tethys demonstrates the variations in density across Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Apr. 17, 2009.
PIA11498:
Shadow Slipping Through
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This low-phase image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 10, 2009 shows bright areas between dark spokes in Saturn's B ring.
PIA11500:
Between the Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of a dimly lit Titan as Saturn's largest moon was eclipsed by the planet.
PIA11508:
Titan in Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft samples a bit of Saturn's southern hemisphere along with a spread of the planet's main rings in this image taken on April 23, 2009. Working outward from the planet, the C, B, and A rings are visible.
PIA11513:
Southern Color
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Mimas has just slipped off Saturn's rings and onto the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Apr. 30, 2009.
PIA11518:
From Rings to Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This high-phase image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows dark areas separating faint spokes that are brighter than the rest of Saturn's B ring. The shadow of Saturn cuts across the bottom of this image taken on Feb. 24, 2009.
PIA11521:
Faint Spokes on a Ring
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of Saturn's icy moon Tethys is revealed on Saturn's B and C rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which also includes the planet.
PIA11523:
Exposing a Shadow
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ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas as it dips onto the planet's rings and straddles the Cassini Division in this natural color image.
PIA11657:
Across Resplendent Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Tethys stretches across Saturn's A ring before fading into the B ring as the shadow extends towards the lower right of this as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11525:
Long Shadow of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down on Titan's north pole and unveils the moon's upper-most atmospheric hazes, creating the appearance of a halo around Saturn's largest moon.
PIA11526:
Atmospheric Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-28 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Mimas strikes the F ring at a different angle than the angle at which it is cast on the A ring, illustrating differences in the vertical heights of the rings in this image as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11545:
Crooked Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-31 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down on the north pole of Titan, showing night and day in the northern hemisphere of Saturn's largest moon.
PIA11548:
Colorful Northern Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The moon Tethys casts its shadow on Saturn's rings next to the shadow of the planet in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox. This image is from as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11554:
Side by Side Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-11 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of Saturn's icy moon Tethys cuts across the C ring in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11555:
Cutting 'Cross the C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a section of Saturn and its rings which includes a special treat made possible as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox: the shadow of a moon cast on the rings.
PIA11557:
Sampling Saturn and a Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-14 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the illuminated side of Saturn's rings to the brilliant moon Enceladus.
PIA11558:
Brilliance Beyond the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadows of Saturn's rings appear as a narrow band on the planet in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11563:
Narrowing Ring Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Tethys casts a shadow on the planet's A ring alongside the larger shadow cast by the planet itself in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken as Saturn approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11564:
Shadows Big and Small
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Janus crosses the Encke Gap as it strikes the plane of Saturn's rings in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11568:
Shadow Crosses a Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Epimetheus crosses Saturn's rings in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11570:
Co-orbital Shadow
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Just before Saturn's August 2009 equinox, Dione joined other Saturnian moons in casting shadows on the planet's main rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11578:
Dione's Ring Shadow Premiere
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Rhea joins other Saturnian moons in casting a shadow on the rings as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA11583:
Rhea's Ring Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This Saturn equinox, captured here in a mosaic of light and dark, is the first witnessed up close by an emissary from Earth, none other than our NASA's faithful robotic explorer, Cassini.
PIA11667:
The Rite of Spring
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Beyond the ansa of Saturn's rings, a crescent Rhea completes this ring-and-moon composition captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11586:
Rhea and Rings
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Enceladus appears on Saturn just south of the thin shadow of the planet's rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11588:
Shadow South of Another
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A pair of Saturn's moons, Dione and Tethys, accompany the planet and its rings in this image taken shortly after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11593:
Saturnscape After Equinox
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The moon Janus casts a shadow on Saturn's A ring but misses the thin F ring as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 28, 2009.
PIA11602:
Skipping a Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Seasonal changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon are captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which shows Titan with a slightly darker top half and a slightly lighter bottom half.
PIA11603:
Two Halves of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moons Mimas and Pandora join bright B ring spokes in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured on Aug. 30, 2009.
PIA11605:
Portrait of Bright Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini Orbiter captured this natural color view of Saturn almost a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The shadow cast on the planet by the rings remains narrow.
PIA11613:
Post-Equinox Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks to the night side of Saturn and its rings for a view that includes Dione. Tiny Pandora is also present outside the F ring in this image taken on Sept. 22, 2009.
PIA11619:
Dione and the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Spokes, those ghostly radial markings on Saturn's B ring, appear bright compared to the rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a little more than a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11623:
Bright Spokes, Dark Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In the top right of NASA's Cassini image, the southern end of Titan's huge lake of liquid hydrocarbons called Kraken Mare is visible near the moon's north pole.
PIA11626:
Titan's Northern Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's camera looks in near-infrared light at a dramatic view of Saturn, its ringplane and the shadows of a couple of its moons.
PIA11628:
Scene Seen in the Near-Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-24 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the battered surface of the moon Rhea.
PIA11630:
Roughed-up Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the shadows of two moons as they appear on Saturn, above and below the plane of the planet's rings.
PIA11633:
Shadows Above and Below
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11639:
Ghostly Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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From just above the plane of Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of Saturn two months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, showing the shadow of its rings as a narrow band on the planet.
PIA11640:
Narrow Shadow
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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 2009-12-14 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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While studying Saturn's atmosphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft happens to catch a view of two small, icy satellites. Mimas drifts past on the far right of the image. Janus appears as a black dot just below the rings near the center of the image.
PIA11644:
Study in Miniature
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of Saturn's largest moon darkens a huge portion of the gas giant planet. Titan is not pictured here, but its shadow is elongated in the bottom right of the image.
PIA11648:
Enormous Elongated Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Dramatic differences between dark and light embellish image of Saturn, its rings and its moons Dione and Enceladus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11649:
Brightness Bucks the Dark
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a look at Saturn's diffuse E ring which is formed from icy material spewing out of the south pole of the moon Enceladus. The E ring is seen nearly edge-on from slightly above the northern side of Saturn's ring plane.
PIA12512:
Eyeing the E Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn, stately and resplendent in this natural color view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, dwarfs the icy moon Rhea. Rhea orbits beyond the rings on the right of the image. Tethys shadow is visible on the planet on the left of the image.
PIA12513:
Stately Saturn
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ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the south pole of Enceladus, with a glimpse of Saturns rings in the distance, during the spacecrafts close flyby Nov. 2, 2009.
PIA12517:
Enceladus Before the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-01 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus casts a shadow across colorful rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox. Epimetheus is visible as a small dot at the center of the bottom of the image.
PIA12518:
Moon, Shadow and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-13 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Dione's shadow is elongated as it is cast onto the round shape of Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon is not visible here. This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12526:
Dione's Distorted Shadow
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A pastel crescent of Saturn is interrupted by the moon Mimas and the rings in this color image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles across) appears as a dark speck just above the rings.
PIA12533:
Blemished by Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-27 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Tethys stands out as a tiny crescent of light in front of the dark of Saturn's night side. Tethys can be seen above the ringplane on the far right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12536:
Dwarfed Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches as clouds swirl through Saturn's equatorial latitudes.
PIA12542:
Swirling Clouds
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this wide-angle image showing the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The outlined area focuses on Baghdad Sulcus, a fracture in the south polar region.
PIA11697:
Enceladus' Warm Baghdad Sulcus in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The limb of Saturn appears bright as NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through several of the planet's rings. The curvature of the planet can be seen on the bright left half of the image.
PIA12557:
Saturn Bright Through Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark region of Belet on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This large region on the moon has a low albedo, meaning it diffusely reflects little light.
PIA12559:
Dark Belet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Two of Saturn's moons orbit beyond four of the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From the top right of the picture are the C, B, A, and thin F rings, the small moon Pandora and, near the middle of the image, the moon Enceladus.
PIA12582:
Pair Past the Rings
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of Saturn's moon Dione, cast onto the planet, is elongated in dramatic fashion in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon itself does not appear here, but the shadow can be seen south of the ringplane.
PIA12583:
Stretched Shadow
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ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft images dark spokes on Saturn's B ring. Spokes are radial markings on Saturn's rings that continue to interest scientists, and they can be seen here stretching left to right across the image.
PIA12585:
Detailing Dark Spokes
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Saturn casts its shadow on the rings in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image that also shows how the rings reflect sunlight onto the dark side of the planet. Here Saturn appears dimly illuminated by this ringshine.
PIA12590:
Shadow and Ringshine
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings and its moon Rhea are imaged before a crescent of the planet in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The shadows of the rings continue to grow wider after their disappearing act during the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12592:
Widening Rings
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Sunlight highlights the bright, wispy features on the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These wispy features are a system of braided canyons with bright walls caused by fractures.
PIA12594:
High Contrast Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Two moons orbit serenely before Saturn while large storms churn through the planet's southern hemisphere in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Mimas is on the right. Dione is on the left.
PIA12597:
Attendant Pair
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Although the sun is on the other side of Saturn in this dramatic image, some sunlight scatters through the uppermost part of the atmosphere to reach NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras.
PIA12603:
High-Phase Drama
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Subtle color differences on Saturn's moon Mimas are apparent in this false-color view of Herschel Crater captured during NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of that moon.
PIA12572:
Color Near Herschel Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Bright spokes and the shadow of a moon grace Saturn's B ring in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image. Spokes are radial markings scientists continue to study, and they can be seen here stretching from the far left to upper right of the image.
PIA12605:
Bright Spokes, Dark Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-08 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12607:
Prometheus Between Rings
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