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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Only a slice of Iapetus is illuminated in this image, but still NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the distinctive two-tone surface of this distant Saturnian moon taken on Mar. 3, 2009.
PIA11474:
Distant Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-23 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini Orbiter captures a far-off view of the two-toned surface of Saturn's moon, Iapetus. Scientists continue to investigate the nature of this moon's surface.
PIA11608:
Light-Dark Enigma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-10 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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A crescent Iapetus shows, at the top right of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, some of the dark terrain characterizing this unusual Saturnian moon.
PIA11620:
A Slice of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-26 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Iapetus shows off its puzzling light and dark terrain in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.
PIA11632:
Iapetus' Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-10 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This false-color view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of a panel of three images of Saturn's moon Iapetus showing the boundary of the global 'color dichotomy' on the hemisphere of this moon facing away from Saturn.
PIA11689:
Color Dichotomy on Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-10 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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These two global images of Iapetus taken by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon.
PIA11690:
Global View of Iapetus' Dichotomy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the rough dark-light dichotomy of the terrain on Saturn's moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.
PIA12521:
Iapetus' Puzzling Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-01 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's dark and light moon, Iapetus.
PIA12539:
Eyeing Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-24 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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The oblate shape of the moon Iapetus is particularly noticeable in this portrait; the two-toned surface of the moon Iapetus also stands out against the darkness of space in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12556:
Oblate Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Craters give a rugged look to surface of Iapetus, especially in the large basin of Engelier visible along the southern limb of the moon in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12596:
Crater at the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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The two-toned surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus is demonstrated in the dark region of the moon visible on the top left and the bright crater in the lower right of this portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12604:
Yin Yang Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.
PIA12626:
Bite Out of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-17 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12657:
Dark Interrupting Bright
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-21 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.
PIA12681:
Sliver of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12697:
Yin and Yang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12706:
Infringing Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-25 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes one of its last good looks at Iapetus, a Saturnian moon known for its yin-yang-like, bright-and-dark color pattern.
PIA12776:
Southern Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-03 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere while the leading hemisphere is extremely dark and whose trailing hemisphere is as white as snow.
PIA14624:
Big Crater Down South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive 'yin and yang' appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17142:
Yin and Yang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Iapetus was produced from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system.
PIA18436:
Color Maps of Iapetus - 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.
PIA18307:
Path to the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared toward Saturn's two-toned moon Iapetus for about a week in early 2015, in a campaign motivated in part to investigate subtle color differences within the moon's bright terrain.
PIA19062:
Investigating Subtle Colors on Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn-facing hemisphere of Iapetus. Cassini Regio on Iapetus is covered in a layer of dark, dusty material creating a stark contrast to the much brighter region that surrounds it.
PIA21332:
Puzzled Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft bids farewell to Saturn's yin-and-yang moon, Iapetus. This image is from the last set of observations Cassini made of this world of striking contrasts.
PIA21347:
Farewell to Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-29 Io Cassini-Huygens
Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Two tall volcanic plumes and the rings of red material they have deposited onto surrounding surface areas appear in images taken of Jupiter's moon Io by NASA's Galileo and Cassini spacecraft in late December 2000 and early January 2001.
PIA02588:
Galileo and Cassini Image Two Giant Plumes on Io
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During an eclipse of Jupiter's moon Io on January 1, 2001, NASA's Cassini spacecraft recorded glows from auroras and volcanoes on Io.
PIA03450:
Io Color Eclipse Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-03 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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From beneath the ring plane, this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the small, irregularly shaped moon Janus, following the orbital path it shares with slightly smaller Epimetheus.
PIA06552:
Janus and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-03 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied the heavily cratered, irregularly shaped moon of Saturn as it glided along in its orbit, about 11,000 kilometers beyond the bright core of the narrow F ring.
PIA06577:
January's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-11 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The irregularly-shaped moon Janus and the small ring moon Atlas had just emerged from the darkness of Saturn's shadow when NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught this view of the two moons.
PIA06603:
Little Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-21 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's icy, impact-riddled moon Mimas slips briefly in front of Saturn's moon Janus in this frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06221:
Mimas Occults Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-24 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft was nearly in the plane of Saturn's rings when it took this image of Janus.
PIA06612:
Janus Rides the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-25 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view of Saturn's moon Janus from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what appear to be two large craters near the boundary between day and night.
PIA06613:
Janus: God of Beginnings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-27 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up look at Saturn's moon Janus reveals spots on the moon's surface which may be dark material exposed by impacts. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2005.
PIA07529:
Spots on Janus
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The Roman god Janus is usually depicted with two faces, one looking forward and one behind. Janus is captured here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, showing two faces of its own.
PIA07580:
The Two Faces of Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-10 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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This close pairing of Janus and Epimetheus shows the two moons at 'high phase,' meaning that only a thin sliver of sunlit terrain is visible on each moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07699:
Dim Duo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Janus peeks out from beneath the ringplane, partially lit here by reflected light from Saturn. A couple of craters can be seen on the moon's surface. At right, two faint clumps of material are seen in the dynamic F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini.
PIA08169:
Janus on the Far Side
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In their orbital ballet, Janus and Epimetheus swap positions every four years -- one moon moving closer to Saturn, the other moving farther away. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08170:
The Dancing Moons
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides this dramatic portrait of Janus against the cloud-streaked backdrop of Saturn.
PIA08296:
Superb Janus
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Janus floats above the meandering clouds of Saturn. A few of the large craters on the moon are just visible
PIA08951:
Janus Floats On
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down toward Janus, which hugs the outer edges of Saturn's rings. Janus orbits Saturn beyond the narrow core of the F ring in this image captured on Nov. 25, 2007.
PIA09808:
Facing Janus
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Janus skirts the edges of Saturn's main rings. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shown that this small moon and its co-orbital companion, Epimetheus, also share their orbit with a diffuse ring of fine particles.
PIA09843:
A True "Ring Moon"
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On Jan. 29, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft viewed Saturn's luminescent rings provide striking contrasts of light and darkness, as the irregular shape of Janus glides across the foreground.
PIA09866:
Saturn Noir
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On Feb. 13, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft provided a window on the awesome scale of the Saturn system, with the giant planet dominating one of its smaller satellites. Just outside the main ring system, orbits Janus.
PIA09871:
Pebble in a Pond
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this exquisite, close-up view of Saturn's moon Janus, looking toward the south polar region, on Feb. 20, 2008.
PIA09872:
Janus: Down South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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n Apr. 14, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a hint of topography on Janus, which orbits Saturn just outside the planet's narrow F ring.
PIA09914:
Shadows of Janus
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Craters cover the rugged surface of Saturn's moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 17, 2008.
PIA10407:
Ragged Crescent
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Craters large and small cover the rugged surface of Saturn's moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 26, 2008.
PIA10417:
Rugged Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a far-off view of Saturn's irregularly shaped, icy moon Janus on June 10, 2008.
PIA10427:
Mountain of Ice
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This shadowy scene is one of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's closest views of Saturn's moon Janus taken on June 30, 2008.
PIA10447:
Profile of Janus
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On a high-inclination orbit of Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed down at the north polar region of Janus on July 14, 2008.
PIA10455:
North on Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's battered moon Janus wears the record of its long history of impacts. Janus orbits just beyond the outer reaches of Saturn's A and F rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 28, 2008.
PIA10507:
Scarred Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down on the cratered northern leading hemisphere of Dione, showing the moon's pockmarked surface in this image taken on June 11, 2009.
PIA10599:
Two-Faced Janus
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A large crater on Saturn's tiny moon Janus is distinctly visible in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on March 5, 2009.
PIA11469:
Janus' Pole Crater
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The small moon Janus is illuminated by light from both the sun and Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 9, 2009.
PIA11514:
Two Lights on Two-faced Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches Janus joining other Saturnian moons in the equinox shadow-casting party in this image taken on Mar. 10, 2009.
PIA11517:
Janus' Ring Shadow Premiere
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From hundreds of thousands of kilometers away, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies craters on the surface of the moon Janus.
PIA11534:
Craters on Janus
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Seen from the unlit side of Saturn's A ring, the shadow of the moon Janus is cast across the Encke Gap.
PIA11536:
Across the Encke Gap
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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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NASA's Cassini spacecraft eyes a prominent crater on the moon Janus.
PIA11575:
Crater View
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A wide shadow is cast onto the thin F ring and the A ring by the moon Janus in this image taken as Saturn approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11576:
Wide Shadow of Janus
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Saturn's rings cast a shadow on the moon Janus in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft made possible only around the time of the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11590:
Rings Return the Favor
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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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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the south pole and cratered surface of Saturn's moon Janus in this image taken by the narrow-angle camera.
PIA11597:
Janus' Cratered South
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Janus, Saturn's small moon named after the two-faced god, here displays two illuminated hemispheres taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11627:
Twice-lit Janus
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Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11694:
Ring Shadows on Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-26 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Janus, its rugged surface shown in shadow and light, passes before the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12535:
Janus Before the Rings
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus passes in front of Janus in this 'mutual event' (one moon passing close to or in front of another) chronicled by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These three images were each taken a little more than a minute apart.
PIA12602:
Cruising Past Janus
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Janus, passing between the rings and NASA's Cassini orbiter, poses for a snapshot taken by the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA12614:
Rings and Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Janus orbits in front of the rings, which are partially darkened by the shadow of the planet in viwe from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's shadow obscures about half the rings.
PIA12680:
Only Half the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12712:
Beyond Curved Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12714:
Blasted Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-28 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the cratered south polar area of Saturn's moon Rhea to spy the moon Dione and the planet's rings in the distance. Dione's 'wispy' terrain can be seen on the trailing hemisphere of that moon.
PIA12759:
Janus in the Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-07 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows darken parts of some of Janus' large craters as NASA's Cassini takes a close look during its flyby of this Saturnian moon on March 27, 2012.
PIA14607:
Janus' Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-01 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of Janus, an irregularly shaped moon. Lacking sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape, Janus has had its lumpy primordial shape only slightly modified by impacts since its formation.
PIA14667:
Lumpy Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The irregularly shaped moon Janus keeps up its lonely orbit as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Even though Janus shares its orbit with the moon Epimetheus, they never get very close to one another.
PIA17132:
Lonely, Lumpy Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's tiny irregular moon Janus surrounded by the vast, dark expanse of the outer solar system.
PIA17146:
Janus from Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-19 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Janus seems to almost stare off into the distance, contemplating deep, moonish thoughts as the F ring stands by at the bottom of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18299:
Contemplative Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-16 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18304:
Janus the Jewel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-18 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Although Janus should be the least lonely of all moons -- sharing its orbit with Epimetheus -- it still spends most of its orbit far from other moons, alone in the vastness of space in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18315:
Janus Stands Alone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-05 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image of Jupiter was taken by NASA's Cassini Imaging Science narrow angle camera through the blue filter (centered at 445 nanometers) on October 1, 2000, 15:26 UTC at a distance of 84.1million km from Jupiter.
PIA02666:
Cassini "First-Look" Images of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The Great Red Spot (below and right of center) seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a giant atmospheric storm as wide as two Earths and over 300 years old.
PIA02821:
Jupiter's Great Red Spot in Cassini Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These three images of Jupiter, taken through the narrow angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft from a distance of 77.6 million kilometers (48.2 million miles) on October 8, reveal more than is apparent to the naked eye through a telescope.
PIA02822:
Jupiter in blue, ultraviolet and Near Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This sequence of nine true-color, narrow-angle images shows the varying appearance of Jupiter as it rotated through more than a complete 360-degree turn. Image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02825:
Nine Frames as Jupiter Turns
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These two images, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, show Jupiter in a near-infrared wavelength, and catch Europa, one of Jupiter's largest moons, at different phases.
PIA02826:
Jupiter and Europa in Near Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows counterclockwise atmospheric motion around Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during seven separate rotations of Jupiter between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, 2000.
PIA02829:
Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of cloud movements on Jupiter. The smallest features visible are about 500 kilometers (about 300 miles) across.
PIA02830:
Still from Red Spot Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The view is of the opposite side of the planet from Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02831:
Processed Movie of Zonal Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is one frame from a movie clip of cloud motions on Jupiter, from the side of the planet opposite to the Great Red Spot. It was taken in the first week of October 2000 by the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft,
PIA02832:
Still from Processed Movie of Zonal Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Jupiter casts a baleful eye toward the moon Ganymede in this enhanced-contrast image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02837:
Eyeing Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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A four-panel frame shows a section of Jupiter's north equatorial belt viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at four different wavelengths, and a separate reference frame shows the location of the belt on the planet.
PIA02838:
Northern Belt of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Jupiter's high-altitude clouds are seen in this still image made from seven frames taken by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02850:
Movie of High Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of high-altitude cloud movements on Jupiter. It was taken in early October 2000.
PIA02851:
Still from High-Clouds Jupiter Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 1, 2000, shows details of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other features that were not visible in images taken earlier, when Cassini was farther from Jupiter.
PIA02852:
Jupiter Eye to Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The familiar banded appearance of Jupiter at low and middle latitudes gradually gives way to a more mottled appearance at high latitudes in this striking true color image taken Dec. 13, 2000, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02856:
High Latitude Mottling on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These are the first pictures that NASA's Cassini spacecraft took of Jupiter's ring, a portion of which appears in each frame as an arc opening toward the right.
PIA02859:
Jupiter's Main Ring and 2 Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-20 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Jupiter's four largest satellites, including Io, the golden ornament in front of Jupiter in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02860:
Io in Front of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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One moment in an ancient, orbital dance is caught in this color picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 7, 2000, just as two of Jupiter's four major moons, Europa and Callisto, were nearly perfectly aligned with each other.
PIA02861:
Europa and Callisto under the Watchful Gaze of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The solar system's largest moon, Ganymede, is captured here alongside the planet Jupiter in a color picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 3, 2000.
PIA02862:
Ganymede and Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-28 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The frame from the first color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map, and watch its atmosphere evolve with time.
PIA02863:
Planetwide Color Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-27 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This single frame from a color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to unpeel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map.
PIA02864:
Still from Planetwide Movie
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