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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The highly reflective moon Enceladus appears as a bright dot beyond a crescent Saturn in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus is visible above the ringplane to the left of the center of the image.
PIA12613:
Brilliant Blip Beyond Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas is elongated across the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon itself is not shown, but the shadow appears just above the ringplane on the right of the image.
PIA12617:
Mimas' Stretched Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down and pictures Saturn wrapped in a pencil-thin shadow of the rings just days after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The moon Epimetheus (not shown) is casting a tiny shadow on the planet above the rings.
PIA12623:
Crescent at Equinox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Appearing like a freckle on the face of Saturn, a shadow from the moon Enceladus blemishes the planet just below the ringplane in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12625:
Shadow Freckle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A large cloud formation swirls through the high northern latitudes of Saturn near the top of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12630:
Northern Swirl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A startling silhouette of Saturn is created in this NASA Cassini spacecraft portrait.
PIA12633:
Saturn Silhouette
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of Saturn's rings looks like a belt fastened around the planet's equator in this image. Overexposure to bring out the ring's details makes Saturn appear especially bright.
PIA12636:
Cinching the Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The rings split the planet in two in this NASA Cassini spacecraft view of a crescent Saturn. Saturn's moon Tethys is the small dot on the left of the image, below the rings.
PIA12639:
Bisected Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Resembling ornaments hanging from Saturn's rings, two moons accent this portrait of the planet captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Enceladus is on the right. Dione is on the left.
PIA12646:
Ornamented Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-04 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the cratered plains of the trailing hemisphere of Rhea. Some of the moon's fractures, appearing like wispy bright lines, can be seen on the left of the image.
PIA12648:
Well Lit Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-09 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The moon Tethys occupies the right foreground of this Saturnian scene. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Tethys and toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12651:
Tethys in the Fore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-11 Helene Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this image during the spacecraft's closest flyby of Saturn's moon Helene, on March 3, 2010. Helene is a 'Trojan' moon of Dione, named for the Trojan asteroids that orbit ahead of and behind Jupiter.
PIA12653:
Closest View of Helene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Resembling a thin ribbon wrapped around the crescent of the planet, Saturn's rings are seen edge-on by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12654:
Slender Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Nearly invisible upon first glance, Saturn's moon Enceladus is a small bright dot beyond the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12658:
Speck of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadow of the moon Enceladus darkens a small portion of the swirling clouds on Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus itself is not visible in this view.
PIA12662:
Shadow from Unseen Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-01 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A kingly crescent Saturn rests on the right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft portrait while the moon Mimas appears above the rings on the left. Mimas looks like just a speck of light here but is actually 396 kilometers, or 246 miles, across.
PIA12667:
Regal Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Huge clouds swirl through the southern latitudes of Saturn where the rings cast dramatic shadows. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12672:
Sizeable Swirls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Wispy terrain stretches across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione on the right of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12674:
Flying by Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Roughly a quarter of majestic Saturn is illuminated in this view captured while NASA's Cassini spacecraft was orbiting near the planet's equatorial plane.
PIA12677:
Quarter Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The moons Mimas and Janus seem insignificant in front of the immensity of Saturn in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image. Mimas is visible above the rings near the center; Janus is barely detectable as a tiny speck of light below the rings on the left.
PIA12682:
Before Immense Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-27 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn is overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in order to show the dim rings. Pandora (below rings to the left) has been brightened by a factor of 1.3 relative to the planet and the rings to enhance its visibility.
PIA12685:
Wider Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Looking up toward Saturn's southern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft pictures a pair of the planet's moons orbiting in the distance. Tethys and Rhea orbit in the plane of the planet's rings, but appear to be below the planet in this view.
PIA12689:
Beyond Saturn's South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-05 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A crescent Saturn is blemished by the black spot of its moon Dione seen orbiting between the planet and NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12692:
Black Blemish
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Bright spokes can be seen on Saturn's B ring just in front of the shadow cast on the rings on the night side of the planet in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12694:
Spokes Before Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the characteristics of Titan's atmosphere as it peers at Saturn's largest moon using a filter sensitive to visible violet light.
PIA12695:
Atmospheric Aspects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks to the cratered surface of Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.
PIA12702:
Cratered Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-18 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The immense size of Saturn is emphasized in this portrait by NASA's Cassini spacecraft that features the moon Mimas shown in front of the planet. Mimas appears as only a small dot above the rings near the center of the image.
PIA12701:
Vast Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot that also features a couple of the planet's moons large and small. Dione can be seen in the upper left of the image while Pandora appears as a small speck beyond the thin F ring.
PIA12699:
Spoke Embellishment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus, seen beyond the outline of the planet's night side, spews water ice from its south polar region. The plumes can be faintly seen at the bottom of the moon in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12705:
Activity Past Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shadows of Saturn's rings cast onto the planet appear as a thin band at the equator in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA12708:
Narrow Band
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Four of Saturn's moons join the planet for a well balanced portrait. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is in the lower left. Tethys appears in upper right. The smaller moons Pandora and Epimetheus are barely visible here.
PIA12718:
Quartet and Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The moon Mimas casts a shadow and creates a single blemish on the kingly crescent of Saturn. Mimas is not shown in this view, but its shadow can be seen on the planet just north of the rings and their shadow.
PIA12731:
Singular Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-30 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Pandora, one of the F ring's two shepherding moons, orbiting beyond the thin ring; the small moon can be seen on the left of this image.
PIA12732:
Dual-Illuminated Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Capturing the interplay between light and shadow, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn where sunlight reflected off the rings has dimly illuminated what would otherwise be the dark side of the planet.
PIA12734:
Light and Dark Tricks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A crescent Saturn appears nestled within encircling rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Clouds swirl through the atmosphere of the planet. Prometheus appears as a speck above the rings near the middle of the image.
PIA12738:
Rings Around a Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Jets of water ice particles spew from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 13, 2010. A crescent of the moon appears dimly illuminated in front of the bright limb of Saturn.
PIA12801:
Before Saturn's Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Shadows adorn Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also includes the moon Rhea, shown orbiting between the planet and the spacecraft and appears above the rings on the left of the image.
PIA12744:
Southern Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Hemispheric color differences on Saturn's moon Rhea are apparent in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This image shows the side of the moon that always faces the planet.
PIA12808:
False-Color Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-03 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus brightly reflects sunlight before a backdrop of the planet's rings and the rings' shadows cast onto the planet. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this snapshot during its flyby of the moon on Nov. 30, 2010.
PIA12747:
Ring Backdrop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings appear as only a thin line seen edge-on in the middle of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but the rings cast broad shadows on the southern hemisphere of the planet in the lower left of the image.
PIA12754:
Thin Line, Broad Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views Saturn with a selection of its moons in varying sizes. Also seen here are Titan (center), Enceladus (far right), Pandora, barely detectable as a speck on the far left, has been brightened by a factor of two.
PIA12756:
Moons Small to Large
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Five moons, dominated by Rhea in the foreground, share NASA's Cassini spacecraft view with Saturn's rings seen nearly edge-on. Also seen here are Dione, Epimetheus, Prometheus, and Tethys.
PIA12767:
Five Orbs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Two moons, Rhea and Dione, join the planet and its rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Rhea and Dione are respectively the second and fourth largest moons of Saturn, but they are tiny compared to the planet.
PIA12769:
Dwarfed by Gas Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Titan's north polar hood, the part of the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon appearing dark at the top of this image.
PIA12775:
Above Titan's North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a composite near-true-color view of the largest and most intense storm observed on Saturn. The storm is seen churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
PIA12824:
Spotting Saturn's Northern Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12826:
Catching its Tail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan's atmosphere makes Saturn's largest moon look like a fuzzy orange ball in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan's north polar hood is visible at top, and a faint blue haze also can be detected above the south pole at bottom.
PIA14602:
Hazy Orange Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-19 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Southern terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea is dimly illuminated by Saturnshine in this view of the dark side of the moon captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14574:
Rhea Lit at Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches as the shadows of Saturn's rings grow wider and creep farther south as the seasons progress from the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA14576:
Widening Southern Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A pair of Saturn's moons appears as if hung below the planet's rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus appears just below the rings here, near center, Tethys is near bottom center, and Tethys is closer to Cassini than is Enceladus.
PIA14577:
Pendent Pair
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The head of Saturn's huge northern storm is well established in this view captured early in the storm's development by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in late 2010.
PIA12828:
Storm Head in False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tail of Saturn's huge northern storm. The head of the storm is beyond the horizon in this view.
PIA12829:
Storm Tail in False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's northern storm marches through the planet's atmosphere in the top right of this false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14900:
Scenic Shock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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These two natural color views taken 11 hours -- one Saturn day -- apart by NASA's Cassini spacecraft help scientists measure wind speeds in the huge storm seen here in the planet's northern hemisphere.
PIA14901:
Eleven Hours Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A pair of Saturn's moons appear insignificant compared to the immensity of the planet. Enceladus is at left, Epimetheus appears as a tiny black speck on the far left in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14587:
Tiny by the Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, appears deceptively small paired here with Dione, Saturn's fourth-largest moon, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14912:
True Colors, Deceptive Sizes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-02 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Tethys orbits in front of the wide shadows cast by the rings onto the planet for this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Tethys appears just below the rings near the center of the image.
PIA14589:
Before Wide Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn and Dione appear askew in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with the north poles rotated to the right, as if they were threaded along on the thin diagonal line of the planet's rings.
PIA14593:
Dione on a Diagonal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks small here, pictured to the right of the gas giant as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14597:
Beside a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines Saturn and the planet's northern hemisphere, which was ravaged by a huge storm for much of 2011.
PIA14601:
Quieted Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A pair of Saturn's many moons joins the planet in this scene captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Tethys appears as a small white dot above the rings on the far left, Enceladus appears as a smaller bright speck beside the planet.
PIA14606:
Moon Specks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Even in a peaceful looking scene such as this one of Saturn and its moon Tethys, NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals clues about how Saturn is ever-changing; scars are seen here of the huge storm that raged through much of 2011.
PIA14609:
Serene Scene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Light and dark halves of Titan are visible in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which illustrates the seasonal changes in the northern and southern hemispheres.
PIA14610:
Splitting Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a close look at a row of craters on Saturn's moon Tethys during the spacecraft's April 14, 2012, flyby of the moon. Three large craters are visible along the terminator between day and night on Tethys.
PIA14611:
Line of Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Saturn's largest moon and captures the halo-like ring produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA14613:
Hazy Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Compared to the gas giant, the two moons shown on either side of Saturn seem particularly small in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Tethys and Pandora are also present but barely visible.
PIA14614:
Enormous Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A particularly strong jet stream churns through Saturn's northern hemisphere in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Clouds associated with the jet stream can be seen at upper right about a third of the way down from the top.
PIA14916:
Strong Jet in False Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cast wide shadows on the planet, and the shadow of a moon also graces the gas giant in this scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Enceladus is not shown in this view, but it does cast a small, elongated shadow.
PIA14615:
Shadows on a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is partially eclipsed by the planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which also features the moon Titan in the distance.
PIA14617:
Eclipsing a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn casts a wide shadow across its rings in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which looks toward the darkened southern hemisphere of the night side of the planet.
PIA14623:
Night Side Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14922:
Colorful Colossuses and Changing Hues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere and forming a ring of color.
PIA14924:
A Ring of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14925:
Polar Vortex in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes an angled view toward Saturn, showing the southern reaches of the planet with the rings on a dramatic diagonal. The moon Enceladus appears as a small, bright speck in the lower left of the image.
PIA14627:
Angling Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan shows us its active polar atmosphere with the north polar hood and south polar vortex both on display in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14630:
Titan's Varied Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas appears near Saturn, dwarfed by its parent planet in this image. Mimas appears tiny compared to the storms clearly visible in far northern and southern hemispheres of Saturn.
PIA14631:
Dwarfed by Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys may not be tiny by normal standards, but when it is captured alongside Saturn, it can't help but seem pretty small in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14636:
Tiny Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Although Mimas holds the unofficial designation of 'Death Star moon,' Tethys is seen here also vaguely resembling the space station from Star Wars. Apparently, Tethys doesn't want Mimas to have all the fun!
PIA14637:
Another Death Star?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's B ring is spread out in all its glory in this image from NASA'S Cassini spacecraft. Scientists are trying to better understand the origin and nature of the various structures seen in the B ring.
PIA14638:
Glorious B
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Janus is spotted over Saturn's north pole in this image while Mimas' shadow glides across Saturn in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is the faint dot that appears just above Saturn's north pole.
PIA14640:
Saturn Looms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn's shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit.
PIA14934:
A Splendor Seldom Seen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small moons Atlas, Prometheus, and Epimetheus keep each other company in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the planet's night side. It seems fitting that they should do so since in Greek mythology, their namesakes were brothers.
PIA14643:
Brother Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The ring-region Saturnian moons Prometheus and Pan are both caught 'herding' their respective rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14644:
Moons at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft simultaneously peers through the haze in Titan's equatorial region down to its surface and captures the vortex of clouds hovering over its south pole just to the right of the terminator on the moon's dark side.
PIA14645:
Senkyo and Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's north polar hexagon basks in the Sun's light now that spring has come to the northern hemisphere. Many smaller storms dot the north polar region and Saturn's signature rings put in an appearance in the background.
PIA14646:
Hexagon and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Peering over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the bright, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus.
PIA14935:
Cassini Spies Bright Venus from Saturn Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Dawn on Saturn is greeted across the vastness of interplanetary space by the morning star, Venus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Venus appears just off the edge of the planet directly above the white streak of Saturn's G ring.
PIA14936:
Morning Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Ghostly spokes in Saturn's B ring continue to put on a show for NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras in this recent image. The spokes, believed to be a seasonal phenomenon, are expected to disappear as Saturn nears its northern hemisphere summer.
PIA14651:
Still Active Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn and its north polar hexagon dwarf Mimas as the moon peeks over the planet's limb. Saturn's A ring also makes an appearance on the far right. Mimas is 246 miles (396 kilometers) across.
PIA14652:
Mimas Peeks Over Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's richly dynamic atmosphere rewards viewers with unique and fascinating structures with every new observation.
PIA14656:
Staring at Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The north pole of Saturn, in the fresh light of spring, is revealed in this color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The north pole was previously hidden from the gaze of Cassini.
PIA14945:
Spring at the North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This spectacular, vertigo inducing, false-color image from NASA's Cassini mission highlights the storms at Saturn's north pole. The angry eye of a hurricane-like storm appears dark red.
PIA14946:
Enter the Vortex ... in Psychedelic Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's shadow cutting sharply across its rings as the orbits of ring particles carry them suddenly from day to night. With no atmosphere to scatter light, shadows in space are much darker than we're used to here on Earth.
PIA14659:
Long Day's Journey into Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes full advantage of the sunlight to capture these amazing views of the north polar hexagon and myriad storms, large and small, that comprise the weather systems in the polar region.
PIA14661:
Summer is Coming!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shadows of Saturn's rings edge ever farther southward as Saturn creeps towards southern winter (or northern summer). Saturn is now almost exactly halfway between its equinox (August 2009) and southern winter solstice (in May 2017).
PIA14669:
Halfway to Southern Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. The image has been magnified five times.
PIA17170:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth -- Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.
PIA17171:
The Day the Earth Smiled: Sneak Preview
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The area within Saturn's north polar hexagon is shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft to contain myriad storms of various sizes, not the least of which is the remarkable and imposing vortex situated over the planet's north pole.
PIA17122:
Stormy North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings appear to form a majestic arc over the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17131:
Arc Across the Heavens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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To the infrared eyes of NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's graceful clouds sometimes take on the appearance of an impressionist's painting of the giant planet.
PIA17127:
Impressionistic Saturn
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