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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-31 Himalia Cassini-Huygens
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These images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Himalia, the brightest of Jupiter's outer moons.
PIA02881:
Himalia, a Small Moon of Jupiter
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft represents the best view yet of Saturn's battered and chaotically rotating little moon Hyperion.
PIA05433:
Tumbling Hyperion
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught this glimpse of Hyperion as the moon tumbled chaotically in its orbit around Saturn.
PIA06486:
Hyperion From Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-22 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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As it approached Saturn near the end of its second orbit, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught this view of the small, irregularly shaped moon Hyperion (266 kilometers, or 165 miles, across).
PIA06504:
Day and Night on Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-24 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals the odd shape of Saturn's moon Hyperion and an intriguing variation in brightness across its surface.
PIA06527:
Oddball Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-13 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This unusual view of Saturn's moon Hyperion from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows just how strangely shaped this tumbling little moon is.
PIA06562:
Strange Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-18 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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As it loops around Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft periodically gets a good view of Saturn's moon Hyperion.
PIA06608:
Hyperion Hoopla
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-08 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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The rugged surface of Saturn's irregular tumbling moon Hyperion is revealed in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06623:
Hyperion's Face
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-06 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Several distinct craters on Saturn's moon Hyperion can be seen here in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, as well as a protruding feature, perhaps a mountain, near the center.
PIA06643:
Hyperion's Nose
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's chaotically tumbling moon Hyperion is captured in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06645:
What's the Spin?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon, Hyperion, looking a bit like a sponge, pops into view in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06245:
Pop-Up Moon (non-stereo version)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence provides the record of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first close brush with Hyperion, Saturn's chaotically tumbling moon.
PIA06243:
Encountering Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Hyperion pops into view in this stereo anaglyph created from NASA's Cassini images; differing views are helpful in interpreting the moon's irregular shape. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA06244:
Pop-Up Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sped away from its close encounter with Saturn's moon Hyperion on Sept. 26, 2005, it took this parting shot of the battered moon's shadowy limb.
PIA07739:
Hyperion: Parting Glance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This stunning false-color view of Saturn's moon Hyperion reveals crisp details across the strange, tumbling moon's surface. The view was obtained during NASA's Cassini close flyby on Sept. 26, 2005.
PIA07740:
Odd World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This high-resolution mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that Hyperion truly has a surface different from any other in the Saturn system. The images were taken during Cassini's close flyby of Hyperion on Sept. 26, 2005.
PIA07741:
Hyperion's Unusual Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence shows highlights of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Sept. 26, 2005, flyby of the odd, icy moon Hyperion.
PIA07742:
Flight to Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This false-color view, acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 26, 2005, shows Saturn's moon Hyperion's crater, Meri. Meri is overprinted by a couple of smaller craters.
PIA07768:
Color Variation on Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's impact-pummeled moon Hyperion stares back at NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this six-image mosaic, taken during the spacecraft's close approach on Sept. 26, 2005.
PIA07761:
Cosmic Blasting Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-03 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a 

distant encounter on Dec. 23, 2005. Hyperion (174 miles across) is covered with closely packed and deeply etched pits.
PIA07683:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-03 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion hangs before NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a distant encounter in Dec. 2005.
PIA07684:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Still)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-04 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This extreme false-color view of Saturnian moon Hyperion shows color variation across the impact-blasted surface of the tumbling moon in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft .
PIA08236:
Eroded Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-10 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Unlike most of the dull grey moons in the Solar System, Hyperion's color is a rosy tan and looks like a spongy potato, as shown is this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08240:
Rosy Tan Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-14 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This color view of Saturnian moon Hyperion shows off the dark pits that cover this strangely shaped moon as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08309:
Hyperion's Pitted Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Hyperion appears to tumble toward NASA's Cassini in this frame from a movie that shows variations in color across the moon's surface.
PIA08349:
Multicolor Hyperion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-26 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Chaotically tumbling and seriously eroded by impacts, Hyperion is one of Saturn's more unusual satellites in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft .
PIA08904:
Unusual Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-15 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Giant pits cover the impact-eroded face of Saturn's moon, Hyperion, giving it a spongy appearance. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 12, 2007.
PIA08940:
Pitted Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-04 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Hyperion, the eighth largest of Saturn's moons, is covered in craters and landslides. This color map shows the composition of a portion of Hyperion's surface determined with the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09214:
Organics Sprinkled on Hyperion
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This is a color map of the composition of a portion of Saturn's moon Hyperion's surface about 75 kilometers on a side. Map was made with data from the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its flyby of Hyperion.
PIA09215:
Hyperion's Kaleidoscope of Color
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Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph
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In this ultraviolet image of Hyperion, produced using data taken NASA's Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph during the September 2005 close flyby, brightness contrasts are due to both topographic and compositional variations across the surface.
PIA09216:
Hyperion's Icy Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-14 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Giant craters like the one seen in this view deform the shape of Hyperion, making it the largest irregularly-shaped body in the Saturn system. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09728:
Chiseled Away
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's irregularly shaped moon Hyperion is completely covered with large pits from which much of its material has been blasted by impacts, never to return. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 21, 2007.
PIA09790:
Pummeled Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-05 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers at the pitted surface of Saturn's small and irregularly-shaped moon Hyperion in this image taken on Sept. 5, 2009.
PIA11617:
Pitted Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-26 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Myriad shadows cover the pitted surface of Saturn's small moon Hyperion in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which shows the moon's south pole on the right.
PIA12619:
Pitted Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-10 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a view of the southern latitudes of Saturn's tumbling moon Hyperion. Lit terrain seen here is mostly in the southern hemisphere of Hyperion. The south pole of the moon is near the bottom of the illuminated terrain.
PIA12748:
Somersaulting Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-31 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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The sponge-like surface of Saturn's moon Hyperion is highlighted in this portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, captured during the spacecraft's flyby on Sept. 16, 2011.
PIA14580:
Spongy Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at Saturn's highly irregular moon Hyperion in this view from the spacecraft's flyby of the moon on Aug. 25, 2011.
PIA14583:
Odd Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-19 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes at Saturn's far-off moon Hyperion which has an irregular shape, and it tumbles through its orbit.
PIA14600:
Distant Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Hyperion, taken during a close flyby on May 31, 2015. This flyby marks the mission's final close approach to Saturn's largest irregularly shaped moon.
PIA17193:
Farewell to Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Hyperion, taken during a close flyby on May 31, 2015. This flyby marks the mission's final close approach to Saturn's largest irregularly shaped moon.
PIA17194:
Spongy Surface
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 22, 2016, show's the moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time.
PIA20512:
Chaos at Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-22 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft hints at the split personality of Saturn's 1,436 kilometer (892 mile)-wide moon Iapetus.
PIA05411:
Saturn's Yin-Yang Moon
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The moon with the split personality, Iapetus, presents a puzzling appearance. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows one hemisphere of the moon is very dark, while the other is very bright.
PIA06100:
Saturn's Two-Face Moon
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The dark material that coats one hemisphere of Saturn's moon Iapetus is very dark, as these two processed views of the same image demonstrate. This image was taken in visible light, with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow angle camera on July 19, 2004.
PIA06466:
Iapetus: Light and Dark
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the dark, leading hemisphere of the mysterious moon Iapetus.
PIA06521:
Iapetus' Dark Side
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New details on Iapetus are illuminated by reflected light from Saturn in this revealing image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06146:
Seeing in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-08 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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These spectacular Cassini images of Saturn's moon Iapetus show an enticing world of contrasts. These are the sharpest views of Iapetus captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft so far.
PIA06145:
Waning Iapetus
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Voyager
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus, generated from images taken by NASA's Voyager spacecraft, illustrates the imaging coverage planned during Cassini's flyby on Dec. 31, 2004.
PIA06165:
Iapetus' New Year's Flyby
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On New Year's Eve 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew past Saturn's intriguing moon Iapetus, capturing the four visible light images that were put together to form this global view.
PIA06166:
Encountering Iapetus
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals the colorful and intriguing surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in unrivaled clarity.
PIA06167:
Dark-stained Iapetus
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This almost surreal view of Iapetus was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about 10 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach to the icy moon during a close flyby on New Year's Eve 2004.
PIA06168:
Iapetus by Saturn Shine
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This stereo view of Iapetus was created by combining two NASA Cassini images, which were taken one day apart. The view serves mainly to show the spherical shape of Iapetus and some of the moon's topography. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA06169:
Iapetus in 3-D
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This view of Saturn's moon Iapetus captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows how the dark, heavily cratered terrain of Cassini Regio transitions to a bright, icy terrain at high latitudes.
PIA06170:
Iapetus: A View from the Top
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A spectacular landslide within the low-brightness region of Iapetus's surface known as Cassini Regio is visible in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06171:
Giant Landslide on Iapetus
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These two color composite images of Saturn's moon Iapetus from NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer were obtained on Dec. 31, 2004, an hour and a half before the New Year.
PIA07000:
VIMS Iapetus Two Shooter
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This color composite image of Saturn's moon Iapetus from NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer was obtained on Dec. 31, 2004.
PIA07002:
VIMS Shows Iapetus Surface Composition
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer analyzed the surface composition of Saturn's moon Iapetus as Cassini flew over the polar region on Dec. 31, 2004.
PIA07003:
Iapetus Surface Composition
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image of the infrared heat radiation from Saturn's moon Iapetus was obtained by NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer instrument 16 hours before Cassini's closest approach to this mysterious moon.
PIA07004:
Iapetus Thermal Radiation Image
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This temperature map of Saturn's moon Iapetus is constructed from observations of Iapetus's infrared heat radiation taken with NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer instrument during the Dec. 31, 2004 flyby.
PIA07005:
Iapetus Temperature Map
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This plot shows how daytime temperatures at low latitudes on the dark material on Saturn's moon Iapetus vary with time of day.
PIA07006:
Iapetus Temperature Variation Map
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows one of the huge impact basins on the terminator of Saturn's moon Iapetus and a smaller, but still fairly large, crater near the southern bright-dark boundary.
PIA06646:
Details in the Dark
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Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this mesmerizing image acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
PIA07766:
Iapetus Spins and Tilts Animation Icon
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Although it is no longer uncharted land, the origin of the dark territory of Cassini Regio on Iapetus remains a mystery. The view from NASA's Cassini looks down onto the northern hemisphere of Iapetus and shows terrain on the moon's leading hemisphere.
PIA07660:
A Moon with Two Dark Sides
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Iapetus was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 641 meters (2,103 feet) per pixel.
PIA07778:
Map of Iapetus -- December 2005
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Sunlight strikes the terminator region on Saturn's moon Iapetus at nearly horizontal angles, making visible the vertical relief of many features. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 22, 2006.
PIA08125:
To the Relief of Iapetus
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A distant glimpse of Iapetus reveals details within the dark terrain of Cassini Regio, including an impact basin at top that is roughly 400 kilometers (250 miles) wide. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08177:
Mysterious Iapetus
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Saturn's yin-yang moon Iapetus is seen in these two views showing the moon's dark leading hemisphere. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 8, 2006.
PIA08164:
From Dark to Bright and Red to White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-02 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This Cassini spacecraft view shows how the bright and dark regions on Iapetus fit together like the seams of a baseball. Some of the material that covers the moon's dark, leading side spills over into regions on the brighter trailing side
PIA08234:
World of Contrast
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this terrain, the dark material that coats Cassini Regio accentuates slopes and crater floors, creating a land of stark contrasts as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08273:
Duotone Moon
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ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to image terrain on Iapetus that is progressively eastward of the terrain it has previously seen illuminated by sunlight.
PIA08848:
Brightside in View
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Darkness sweeps over Iapetus as NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches the shadow of Saturn's B ring engulf the dichotomous moon. The image at left shows the unshaded moon, while at right, Iapetus sits in the shadow of the densest of Saturn's rings
PIA08902:
Cloaking Iapetus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views terrain on the bright, trailing side of Iapetus in natural color.
PIA08950:
On the Bright Side
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sets up for its September 2007 close encounter with the two-toned moon Iapetus, the spacecraft is seeing more of the moon's bright, trailing hemisphere.
PIA09010:
Unveiling Iapetus
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map of the surface of Iapetus, generated from images taken by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft, illustrates the imaging coverage planned for Cassini's very close flyby of the two-toned moon on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08371:
Eyes on Iapetus!
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UVIS
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The leading hemisphere of Enceladus displays a remarkably fresh-looking surface in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 30, 2007.
PIA09970:
Exposing Iapetus' Dark Side
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The slim crescent of Iapetus looms before NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it approaches the mysterious moon on Sept 10, 2007.
PIA08376:
Approaching Iapetus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The image, taken on Sept. 10, 2007, with NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows mountainous terrain that reaches about 10 kilometers (6 miles) high along the unique equatorial ridge of Iapetus.
PIA08372:
The Himalayas of Iapetus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini surveys a bright landscape coated by dark material on Iapetus in this image taken on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08373:
Coated Craters
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Dark material splatters the walls and floors of craters in the surreal, frozen wastelands of Iapetus as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08374:
Inky Stains on a Frozen Moon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms in, for the first time, on the patchy, bright and dark mountains. The terrain seen here is located on the equator of Iapetus on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08375:
The "Voyager" Mountains
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This high-resolution view shows a vast range of crater sizes in the dark terrain of the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Iapetus. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08377:
A Scene of Craters
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This mosaic of Cassini images shows the smallest details ever observed on Saturn's moon Iapetus. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08378:
Closest View of Iapetus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This anaglyph, shows huge mountains on Saturn's moon Iapetus, imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its very close flyby in Sept. 2007. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA08379:
Towering Peaks of Iapetus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Soaring above the alien, icy wastelands of Saturn's moon Iapetus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of the transition region from dark to bright terrain at southern middle latitudes that have been mosaicked together in this view.
PIA08380:
The Transition Zone
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied the transition region from Saturn's moon Iapetus' dark leading hemisphere to its bright trailing hemisphere is a complicated patchwork of craters and highlands, with low elevations filled in by dark material.
PIA08381:
A Complex Transition
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Bright water ice forms the 'bed rock' on Iapetus, while the dark, presumably loose material apparently lies on top of the ice as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08382:
Spotty Iapetus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees dark material has coated the low-elevation terrain and the interiors of craters in the southern portions of the quadrant on Iapetus that faces away from Saturn.
PIA08383:
Speckled Surface
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a high-resolution glimpse of the bright trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Iapetus.
PIA08384:
The Other Side of Iapetus
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UVIS
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These images show the bright-dark boundary region on Saturn's moon Iapetus at far-ultraviolet wavelengths, viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA10009:
Two Ultraviolet Views of Iapetus
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a close flyby of Saturn's moon Iapetus on Sept. 10, 2007, and the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer obtained these images showing surface composition and particle size.
PIA10010:
Tiny Grains on Iapetus
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a close flyby of Saturn's moon Iapetus on Sept. 10, 2007, and the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer obtained these images during that event.
PIA10011:
Iapetus' Equatorial Region
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image compares midday temperatures on Saturn's moon Iapetus, recorded by the composite infrared spectrometer instrument during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close Sept. 10, 2007 flyby.
PIA10012:
Warm and Dry on Iapetus
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ISS - Wide Angle
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While on final approach for its Sept. 2007 close encounter with Saturn's moon Iapetus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spun around to take in a sweeping view of the Saturn System.
PIA08387:
The View from Iapetus
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini soars above the many pits and basins in the rolling landscape of Saturn's moon Iapetus. This mosaic view looks out onto an area close to the northern bright/dark boundary, but still within the dark region, Cassini Regio.
PIA08403:
Iapetan Geography
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ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sails low over the surface of Iapetus on approach to its close encounter with the enigmatic moon on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08404:
Flight over Iapetus Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Following NASA's Cassini's highly successful flyby of Iapetus in Sept. 2007, the spacecraft repeatedly glanced back at the two-toned moon for some time. As Cassini receded from Iapetus, more and more of the bright trailing hemisphere rotated into view.
PIA09756:
Flyby Follow-up
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global map of Iapetus was created using images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft flybys, with Voyager images filling in the poles.
PIA08406:
Map of Iapetus - January 2008
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Presented here is a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Iapetus atlas, a project of NASA's Cassini Imaging Team.
PIA11115:
The Iapetus Atlas
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This global map of Saturn's moon Iapetus was created using images taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft flybys, with Voyager images filling in the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
PIA11116:
Map of Iapetus - May 2008
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft casts its gaze across four million kilometers of space for this snapshot of Iapetus, Saturn's most distant major moon in this image taken on Mar. 3, 2008.
PIA11460:
Taking a Longer View
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