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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers this lovely, crisp view of Saturn, which shows detail in the planet's banded atmosphere, as well as the delicate ring system.
PIA06594:
Splendid Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three of Saturn's ring moons in a single view.
PIA06595:
Flock of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close-up view of Saturn's turbulent atmosphere captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what may be two vortices interacting.
PIA06596:
Such Great Heights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this unusual view, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured two icy moons of Saturn, Tethys and Enceladus, in a single narrow-angle frame.
PIA06597:
Ice Orbs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Several whirling storms churn through this scene from Saturn's atmosphere, obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06598:
Restless Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows intriguing features resembling drapes and kinks, which are visible in this view of Saturn's thin F ring.
PIA06600:
In the Moon's Wake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an assortment of vortices and wavy interfaces where air masses moving at different speeds intersect.
PIA06601:
Where Clouds Meet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A great dark storm stares out from Saturn in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, showing how beautiful and intricate the planet's atmosphere can be.
PIA06602:
Fluid Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Dione and Enceladus orbit the mighty ringed planet Saturn, while two bright storms swirl in the atmosphere below.
PIA06606:
Serenity of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's whirling vortices and feathery cloud bands are the signs of a restless world. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this arresting view of the giant planet scored by bold shadows cast by the rings.
PIA06610:
Saturn at a Tilt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Viewed nearly edge-on, Saturn's rings appear dark and pencil-thin against the backdrop of the planet's swirling clouds. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Feb. 18, 2005.
PIA06619:
Southern Face of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The ringed planet wears a broad grin in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, as the icy rings cast long, sweeping shadows across the northern hemisphere.
PIA06624:
Saturn's Smile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Less than 20 minutes after NASA's Cassini spacecraft close approach to Titan on March 31, 2005, its cameras captured this view of Saturn through Titan's upper atmosphere.
PIA06225:
Saturn Through the Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to remain sharply pointed at its targets allowed this image of Saturn's faint, dusty G ring to be made.
PIA06627:
G Ring, Brightened by Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three of Saturn's moons crowd together off the left edge of Saturn's rings.
PIA06631:
Moons off the Port Bow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists use special images like this one, which shows the far side of Saturn's rings disappearing behind the planet's outer atmosphere, to probe the vertical structure of Saturn's high altitude haze.
PIA06636:
Rings' Disappearing Act
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Helene, seen here with Saturn's nearly edge-on rings, orbits 60 degrees ahead of Dione and is called a 'Trojan' moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on March 12, 2005.
PIA06639:
Dione's Companion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A scene straight out of science fiction, this fantastic view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows, from left to right, Saturn's moon's Mimas, Dione and Rhea, on the far side of Saturn's nearly edge-on rings.
PIA06642:
Amazing Icy Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Mimas poses with the larger moon Dione in this handsome portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06644:
Mimas and Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione occults part of Saturn's distant rings while Tethys hovers below, as shown in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06647:
Pair to Compare
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Confirmation that a small moon orbits within the Keeler gap in Saturn's rings is made all the more exciting by this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in which the disk of the 7 kilometer-wide body is resolved for the first time.
PIA06237:
Wavemaker Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with this time-lapse series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap of Saturn's rings.
PIA06238:
Discovery of the Wavemaker (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with a series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap within Saturn's rings.
PIA06239:
Discovery of the Wavemaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07872:
Small Particles in Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini instruments provide complementary information about the structure of Saturn's rings. Narrow and wide angle cameras provide images in the visible region of the electromagnetic, spectrum much like a digital camera does.
PIA07874:
Multiple Eyes of Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07873:
Radio Occultation: Unraveling Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07875:
Small Particles in Ring A
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07960:
Waves and Small Particles in Ring A
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an up-close look at Saturn's atmosphere, revealing wavelike structures in the planet's constantly changing clouds.
PIA06655:
Waves on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings appear strangely warped in this view of the rings seen through the upper Saturn atmosphere. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was obtained using a near-infrared filter.
PIA06656:
Bending the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peeks at Saturn's relatively dark south pole, providing an up-close look at the haze-free upper atmosphere there.
PIA06657:
Close Look at the Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This poetic wide-angle camera view of Saturn reveals several small, dark storms in the southern latitudes, where storm activity has been prevalent since before NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived in orbit.
PIA06658:
Sunlit South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This spectacular and disorienting maze of lines is a Cassini portrait of the gas giant Saturn, its rings and its small, icy moon Mimas. This view was obtained in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07515:
Moon Against the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's atmosphere is essentially transparent at wavelengths visible to the human eye, but when the view through the atmosphere is oblique. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07521:
Funhouse Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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These two images, taken 10 minutes apart, demonstrate NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to see the different depths of Saturn's immense atmosphere, using an array of specially designed spectral filters.
PIA07524:
Probing Saturn's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's night side in this view, capturing a glimpse of Dione's tortured surface in the foreground and a far-off view of Epimetheus beyond Saturn.
PIA07525:
Aligned Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Twice as far from the Sun as Jupiter, Saturn's colder temperatures mean that clouds form lower in its atmosphere. This enhanced-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft uses exaggerated contrast and intensity to make Saturn's cloud bands easy to see.
PIA07672:
Deep Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This sweeping view of Saturn's rings offers a look at how the planet's moons help shape and maintain this structure, making Saturn the jewel of the solar system. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07537:
Splendid Striations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Three of Saturn's icy moons are seen here, along with the magnificent water-ice rings and the cold gaseous envelope of the planet's atmosphere. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on June 1, 2005.
PIA07538:
Saturn's Icy Realm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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When NASA's Cassini gazes down at Saturn's rings with the Sun directly behind the spacecraft, an unusual phenomenon called the 'opposition effect' can be seen. The effect is visible here as a bright region, near right, toward the inner edge of the A ring.
PIA07543:
Rings At Opposition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's keen vision, with its variety of spectral filters, allows for revealing views of the eastward- and westward-flowing cloud bands that encircle the ringed giant, Saturn.
PIA07550:
Bright Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the unlit side of Saturn's splendid rings made visible by sunlight filtering through the rings from the lit side.
PIA07551:
Dim on the Darkside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Far above the howling winds of Saturn, its icy moons circle the planet in silence. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Mimas near the upper right, while Tethys hovers at the bottom.
PIA07553:
Wind World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which have been monitored by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet.
PIA07966:
Eerie Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which have been monitored by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. These auroras are similar to Earth's northern and southern lights.
PIA07967:
Bizarre Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Believe it or not, this extreme close-up of Saturn's swirling clouds was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from more than one million kilometers (621,370 miles) from the gas giant planet.
PIA07555:
Atmospheric Illusion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new images of Saturn's auroral emissions, which are similar to Earth's Northern Lights.
PIA06436:
Saturn's Auroras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn poses with Tethys in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The C ring casts thin, string-like shadows on the northern hemisphere. Above that lurks the shadow of the much denser B ring.
PIA07560:
Saturn and Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These images were taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 4 and 5, 2005, showing vortices mingling amidst other turbulent motions in Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA07562:
Saturn's Anti-Hurricanes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's turbulent atmosphere is reminiscent of a Van Gogh painting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. However, unlike the famous impressionist painter, Cassini records the world precisely as it appears to the spacecraft's cameras.
PIA07563:
Impressions from Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Faint filaments in Saturn's atmosphere spiral around two oval-shaped storms in a direction opposite to the winds which rotate around Southern Hemisphere hurricanes on Earth. The image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 6, 2005.
PIA07564:
Filaments and Vortices
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New images provided by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a diverse array of clouds in the depths of Saturn.
PIA03557:
A New View of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New images provided by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a diverse array of clouds in the depths of Saturn.
PIA03558:
A New View of Saturn - Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Saturn's clouds and hazes at three different levels in the atmosphere are depicted in the image on the right, as observed by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03559:
A 3-D View of Saturn's Clouds and Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This is a collection of the most detailed images of deep-level clouds obtained by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03560:
A Gallery of Views of Saturn's Deep Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer obtained temperature maps of Saturn's main rings (A, B and C) that showed ring temperatures decreasing with increasing solar phase angle on both the lit and unlit sides of the rings.
PIA03561:
Slower Spinning Rings #1
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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Temperature changes mapped with NASA's Cassini's composite and infrared spectrometer throughout Saturn's main rings show the ring temperatures decreasing with the increase of the Sun-spacecraft-ring angle on both the lit and unlit sides of the rings.
PIA03562:
Slower Spinning Rings #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This infrared view of Saturn's southern hemisphere shows the bright, high altitude equatorial band at the top, and the dark bull's-eye that marks the planet's south pole. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA07585:
Image Compression
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The latitude bands and swirling storms of Saturn, always intriguing to scientists, often are exquisitely beautiful as well. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on July 31, 2005.
PIA07588:
Vortex Variety
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie, shows Saturn's rotation in three different spectral filters, demonstrates NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to probe various levels within the planet's outer cloud layers.
PIA07590:
Three Views of Saturn (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's prying infrared vision allows details of Saturn's storm-ridden hydrogen atmosphere to be revealed as never before.
PIA07593:
Stormy Days
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ISS - Wide Angle
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These two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken 23 minutes apart, show many vortices and turbulent wakes in Saturn's atmosphere. They also show the overall filamentary structure of the flow in the atmosphere.
PIA07594:
"2-D" Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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There is much to examine in close-ups of Saturn's atmosphere, like this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists are interested in the bright, turbulent-looking, thin boundary between the large-scale features in the upper half of image.
PIA07599:
Saturnian Meteorology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The thin and meandering ribbon-like filaments seen here are indicative of two-dimensional turbulence. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Aug. 20, 2005.
PIA07605:
Mesmerizing Meanders
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's restless clouds offer endless complexity, such as this small-scale repeating pattern which is superimposed a larger-scale wavelike modulation of the boundary between a bright zone and a darker belt. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08202:
Pattern Upon Pattern
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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From Saturn orbit, NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides a perspective on the ringed planet that is never seen from Earth. In our skies, Saturn's disk is always nearly fully illuminated by the sun. From this vantage point Cassini can see both hemispheres.
PIA07629:
A Privileged View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This fanciful view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Saturnian moons, Dione and Enceladus, from just beneath the ringplane. Enceladus is on the near side of the rings with respect to Cassini, and Dione is on the far side.
PIA07645:
Dione and Enceladus
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This brooding portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the southwest limb (edge) of the cold gas giant and the thread-like cloud features lurking there.
PIA07646:
Pensive Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Feathery cloud bands fill Saturn's crescent in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Features in the atmosphere are visible all the way to the terminator, the boundary between night and day, where the Sun's rays are coming in almost horizontally.
PIA07648:
Clear Sky on High
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This montage shows four major icy moons of Saturn that NASA's Cassini spacecraft visited while surveying the Saturnian system during 2005. Largely of ice, they exhibit remarkably different geological histories and varied surface features.
PIA07767:
Season of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A gorgeous close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft at the Saturnian atmosphere reveals small, bright and puffy clouds with long filamentary streamers that are reminiscent of the anvil-shaped Earthly cirrus clouds that extend downwind of thunderstorms.
PIA07650:
Movement in the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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An oval-shaped feature, wider than Earth and with streamers extending out to the east and west, swirls in Saturn's southern hemisphere. This image was taken in wavelengths of polarized infrared light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA07656:
Storm Down Under
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has Mimas and Pandora on its side as it gazes across the ringplane at distant Tethys. The two smaller moons were on the side of the rings closer to Cassini when this image was taken.
PIA07661:
Choosing Sides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Epimetheus and Janus are lit here by reflected 'greylight' from Saturn. The Sun brightens only thin slivers of the moons'
surfaces as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07663:
A Dark Duo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan, Saturn's largest moon and Mimas in the foreground are seen together in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan's gravity is weaker than Earth's, so the moon's atmosphere is quite extended -- a quality hinted at in this view.
PIA07666:
Mimas...and Titan Beyond
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this magnificent view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, delicate haze layers high in the atmosphere encircle the oblate figure of Saturn.
PIA07669:
Seeing High in the Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Subtle features in Saturn's equatorial region and the nearly edge-on rings are captured in this view NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07670:
Watching Saturn's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Whiffs of cloud dance in Saturn's atmosphere, while the dim crescent of Rhea hangs in the distance. The dark ringplane cuts a diagonal across the top left corner of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07671:
Serenity Above, Tempests Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Cool and icy Dione floats in front of giant Saturn bedecked in a dazzling array of colors in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07771:
Dazzling Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Few sights in the solar system are more strikingly beautiful than softly hued Saturn embraced by the shadows of its stately rings.
PIA07772:
The Face of Beauty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This moody portrait of Saturn captured by NASA's Cassini orbiter shows a razor-thin ringplane bisecting the clouds of the bright equatorial region. The rings cast dark, shadowy bands onto the planet's northern latitudes.
PIA07673:
Tilted Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two of Saturn's battered, icy companions, Tethys and Mimas, hover here, above the ringplane. A wide band of visible rings is in between the two moons in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07679:
Moons in Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two Saturnian storms swirl in the region informally dubbed 'storm alley' by scientists. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 9, 2005, at a distance of approximately 3.2 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA07677:
Storms Embrace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Great, oval-shaped storms churn through Saturn's clouds in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of southern latitudes.
PIA07703:
Small-scale Details
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This scene contains a great deal of bright, whorl-shaped cloud activity in Saturn's northern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07706:
Feathery Northern Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Lightning sounds from Saturn can be heard via radio signals received by the radio and
plasma wave science instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02166:
Lightning Sounds from Saturn (Audio)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn.
PIA07788:
Storm at Night (Limb View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn.
PIA07789:
Storm at Night (Reprojected View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Occasional views like this one, showing vertical relief in Saturn's cloud tops, help the streamers and swirls of gas seem more like a three dimensional structure than a smooth surface. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08130:
Ripples of Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This interesting vortex in Saturn's atmosphere is surrounded by a halo of bright clouds that extend away toward the east and west. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 24, 2006.
PIA08131:
Accented Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This atmosphere close-up shows bright clouds in Saturn's northern hemisphere being sheared apart. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, approximately 3.3 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA08140:
Shear Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's atmosphere comes alive with a multitude of dark vortices swirling through the southern hemisphere. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 16, 2006.
PIA08141:
Vortices Abound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Storm Alley's latest, greatest resident, the recent lightning-producing storm seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Earth-based observers churns away.
PIA08142:
Against the Current
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward giant Saturn and its moon Tethys, while a large and powerful storm rages in the planet's southern hemisphere. The storm was observed by the Cassini spacecraft beginning in late Jan. 2006.
PIA08144:
The Storm Continues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of high southern latitudes on Saturn shows very linear clouds at top, usually indicative of stable prevailing winds, and two turbulent, swirling features farther south. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft
PIA08151:
Turbulent Down South
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This atmospheric close-up shows a bright, somewhat distorted feature in Saturn's southern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08152:
Strange Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Long, thin streamers of cloud arc gracefully across this view of Saturn's southerly latitudes as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08153:
Seeking the Cloud Tops
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Gaseous Saturn rotates quickly -- once every approximately 10.8 hours -- and its horizontal cloud bands rotate at different rates relative to each other as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08154:
Bright Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Streamers, swirls and vortices roll across the dynamic face of Saturn as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08155:
Psychedelic Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Bright, high altitude clouds, like those imaged here, often appear more filamentary or streak-like than clouds imaged at slightly deeper levels in Saturn's atmosphere. This view from NASA's Cassini also shows one of the many 'cat's eye' vortices.
PIA08156:
Cat-Eyed Saturn
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