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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The sharp outer boundary of Saturn's B ring, which is the bright ring region seen to the right in this image, is maintained by a strong resonance with the moon Mimas as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08243:
The Huygens Gap
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Tiny, dust-sized particles in Saturn's rings become much easier to see at high phase angle -- the angle formed by the Sun, the rings and the spacecraft. The brightest ring is the F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08244:
Janus Hides in Plain Sight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Bright ringlets and dark gaps at the inner edge of the C ring sweep across this scene. The C ring contains numerous 'plateaus' -- broad ring regions that are bright and surrounded by fainter material as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08245:
Inner C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This remarkably clear view from that flyby shows the moon's characteristically dark mid-latitudes, and more southern terrain than NASA's Cassini spacecraft has usually been able to glimpse.
PIA08246:
Outbound View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Two images of Saturn's A and B ring showcase the opposition effect, a brightness surge that is visible on Saturn's rings when the Sun is directly behind NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08247:
Opposition Surge on the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Two images of Saturn's A and B ring showcase the opposition effect, a brightness surge that is visible on Saturn's rings when the Sun is directly behind NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08248:
Opposition Surge on the B Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Few large craters are to be found in the wrinkled terrain of Enceladus, where the surface has been reworked by geologic processes presumably resulting from the moon's inner warmth. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08249:
Moon With a Warm Heart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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With Saturn's terminator as a backdrop, this view from NASA's Cassini shows the unlit face of the rings making it easy to distinguish between areas that are actual gaps, where light passes through essentially unimpeded.
PIA08250:
Seeing the Difference
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The ancient gorge of Ithaca Chasma carves a path across Saturn's moon, Tethys and continues out of sight over the moon's limb in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08251:
Tethys Is Gorges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The night skies of Saturn are graced by the planet's dazzling rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08252:
Night on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down onto the unlit side of Saturn's ringplane. It nicely shows a near-arm/far-arm brightness asymmetry in the B ring.
PIA08253:
Saturn Shine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks into the wide crater Melanthius in this view of the southern terrain on Saturn's moon Tethys. The crater possesses a prominent cluster of peaks in its center which are relics of its formation.
PIA08254:
Toward Melanthius
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As the particles comprising Saturn's A ring slip into the planet's shadow, they find themselves briefly in the penumbra of Saturn's shadow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08255:
Penumbral Fade
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-31 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This splendid view showcases Saturn's moon Dione's tortured complex of bright cliffs. At lower right is the feature called Cassandra, exhibiting linear rays extending in multiple directionsas captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 24, 2006.
PIA08256:
Incredible Cliffs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Encke gap displays gentle waves in its inner and outer edges that are caused by gravitational tugs from the small moon Pan as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08257:
Encke Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Enceladus continues to exhale water ice into Saturn orbit, keeping the E ring topped off with tiny particles as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08258:
Living Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the clumpy disturbed appearance of the brilliant F ring. The irregular structure of the ring is due to the gravitational perturbations on the ring material by one of Saturn's moons, Prometheus.
PIA08259:
Disturbances by Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-06 Pleiades Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The stars of the Pleiades cluster, also known by the names 'M45' and 'the Seven Sisters,' shine brightly in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08260:
The Seven Sisters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Soft light from Saturn lifts the veil of night from the moons Dione (lower left) and Rhea (upper right). A scant crescent on each satellite marks the limit of the Sun's direct reach in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 11, 2006.
PIA08261:
Glow of Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus zooms across NASA's Cassini spacecraft's field of view, attended by faint streamers and deep gores in the F ring. This frame from a movie sequence of five images shows the F ring shepherd moon shaping the ring's inner edge.
PIA08262:
The Ring Sculptor Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-11 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Mimas plows along in its orbit, its pockmarked surface in crisp relief. The bright, steep walls of the enormous crater, Herschel gleam in the sunlight as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08264:
Blasted Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's B and C rings disappear behind the immense planet. Where they meet the limb, the rings appear to bend slightly owing to upper-atmospheric refraction as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08265:
Saturn Hides the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Daphnis, the tiny moon that inhabits the Keeler Gap in the outer edge of Saturn's A ring, is captured here in remarkable detail with its entourage of waves. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07809:
Daphnis At Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini radar instrument shows an impact crater with a diameter of 30 kilometers (19 miles) on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA08737:
Crater Studies on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini radar instrument was acquired by the Cassini radar instrument in synthetic aperture mode during a Sept. 7, 2006, flyby of Titan.
PIA08738:
Swimming in Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft whizzed past Dione on Aug. 16, 2006, capturing this slightly motion-blurred view of the moon's fractured and broken landscape in reflected light from Saturn.
PIA08266:
Dim Details on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This composite image, composed of two images taken with NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows a crescent view of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA08733:
Titan's Crescent View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn shows ring shadows running across the upper portion of the planet, and sunlight illuminating the lower portion of the planet.
PIA08734:
Saturn's Light from Within
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn was constructed by combining three images at three different infrared wavelengths.
PIA08735:
Saturn's Kaleidoscope of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image depicts Saturn's moon Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer after closest approach on a July 22, 2006, flyby.
PIA08736:
Clouds over Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A brilliant spot of sunlight, the opposition effect, travels outward across the rings as NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbits Saturn. This surge in ring brightness is created around the point directly opposite the Sun from the spacecraft.
PIA08267:
Surging Onward Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft recorded these infrared images of Titan's northern hemisphere.
PIA08739:
Ethane Clouds Over Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-15 Helene Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This set of images exposes details on small and crumpled-looking Helene. Large portions of this Trojan moon of Dione appear to have been blasted away by impacts. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08269:
Helene's Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This moody true color portrait of Saturn shows a world that can, at times, seem as serene and peaceful as it is frigid and hostile. This image was acquired with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Aug. 18, 2006.
PIA08271:
Shadow and Shade
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's shadow cuts sharply across the rings in this remarkable night side view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08270:
The Beauty of Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Wispy fingers of bright, icy material reach tens of thousands of kilometers outward from Saturn's moon Enceladus into the E ring, while the moon's active south polar jets continue to fire away. Image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08321:
Ghostly Fingers of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A new diffuse ring, coincident with the orbits of Saturn's moon's Janus and Epimetheus, has been revealed in ultra-high phase angle views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08322:
The Janus/Epimetheus Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Earth Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini casts powerful eyes on our home planet, and captures Earth, a pale blue orb, and a faint suggestion of our moon, among the glories of the Saturn system in this image taken Sept. 15, 2006.
PIA08323:
Pale Blue Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Cassini casts powerful eyes on our home planet, and captures Earth, a pale blue orb -- and a faint suggestion of our moon -- among the glories of the Saturn system.
PIA08324:
Pale Blue Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's clouds billow and swirl in the turbulent zones of shear between eastward- and westward-flowing jets. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the terminator on Saturn, where night gives way to day.
PIA08263:
Clouds at Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan's murky atmosphere shines as a halo of scattered light in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 10, 2006.
PIA08268:
Titan's Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft presents a tempestuous scene in which the clouds of Saturn's bright equatorial region entwine with those in darker, southerly latitudes.
PIA08272:
Blustery Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-25 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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With no solid land to obstruct their progress, dark vortices often roll through Saturn's atmosphere for months or years, before merging with other vortices as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08274:
Long-lived Vortices
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini radar image shows two lakes 'kissing' each other on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The image from a flyby on Sept. 23, 2006, covers an area about 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide by 40 kilometers (25 miles) high.
PIA08740:
Titan's "Kissing Lakes"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan shows clear shorelines that are reminiscent of terrestrial lakes. With Titan's colder
temperatures and hydrocarbon-rich atmosphere the lakes likely contain a combination of methane and ethane, not water.
PIA08741:
Shorefront Property, Anyone?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This wide and sweeping view of the sunlit rings of Saturn takes in the impressive variety in their structure in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08275:
So Much to See
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the wrinkled, fractured and remarkably crater-poor terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA08276:
Enigma in Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft there is a bright clump-like feature visible within the Encke Division. Also discernible are periodic brightness variations along the outer (right side) gap edge.
PIA08277:
Encke Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-02 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The great basin that interrupts the contours of this moon's crescent identifies the satellite unmistakably as Mimas. The giant crater Herschel is this moon's most obvious feature as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08278:
Positive ID
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Although difficult to see at first, more than one moon is at work sculpting Saturn's rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08279:
Two Sculptors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The wrinkled border of Enceladus' south polar region snakes across this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, separating fresher, younger terrain from more ancient, cratered provinces.
PIA08280:
A Folded Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A group of bright spokes tightly cluster together in Saturn's B ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08288:
The Spoke Search
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color mosaic of Saturn shows deep-level clouds silhouetted against Saturn's glowing interior. This image was made with data from NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer.
PIA08732:
Saturn's Silhouetted Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Sunlight filters through Saturn's rings in sepia tones in this artful view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the dark side of the rings.
PIA08282:
The Color of Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's Cassini watches the rings pass in front of the bright red giant star Aldebaran, the star's light fluctuates, providing information about the concentrations of ring particles within the various radial features in the rings.
PIA08283:
Flickering Aldebaran #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image was obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on Oct. 9, 2006. North Polar Pass (Northern Lakes Region, Aaru).
PIA03187:
Titan Radar Swath (T-19 Flyby - Oct. 9, 2006)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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 The central-peaked crater Telemachus lies in the deeply grooved terrain that marks the northern reaches of Ithaca Chasma in this false-color and monochrome view of Saturn's moon Tethys from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08284:
Transition on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's Cassini watches the rings pass in front of the bright red giant star Aldebaran, the star's light fluctuates, providing information about the concentrations of ring particles within the various radial features in the rings.
PIA08285:
Flickering Aldebaran #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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In this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's fascinating meteorology manifests itself in a 'string of pearls' formation, spanning over 60,000 kilometers (37,000 miles).
PIA01941:
String of Pearls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This mosaic of Saturn's rings was acquired by NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument on Sept. 15, 2006, while the spacecraft was in the shadow of the planet looking back towards the rings
PIA01940:
Saturn's Rings in Infrared
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's D ring--the innermost of the planet's rings -- sports an intriguing structure that appears to be a wavy, or 'vertically corrugated,' spiral as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08325:
A Twisted Tale
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A vertical corrugation in Saturn's almost transparent D ring can give rise to brightness variations. The diagonal lines (or arrows) correspond to lines of sight through the corrugated ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08326:
D Ring Sight Lines
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of Saturn's G ring over a full orbital revolution captures its single bright arc on the ring's inner edge.
PIA08327:
Rounding the Corner Animation Icon
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired with the sun almost directly behind Saturn, reveals a previously unknown faint ring of material coincident with the orbit of the small moon Pallene.
PIA08328:
Moon-Made Rings
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ISS - Wide Angle
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With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering NASA's Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world.
PIA08329:
In Saturn's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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High-resolution NASA Cassini images show an astonishing level of structure in Saturn's Cassini Division, including two ringlets that were not seen in NASA Voyager spacecraft images 25 years ago.
PIA08330:
New Rings for Cassini's Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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High-resolution NASA Cassini images show an astonishing level of structure in Saturn's Cassini Division, including two ringlets that were not seen in NASA Voyager spacecraft images 25 years ago.
PIA08331:
New Rings for Cassini's Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Sturn's moon Enceladus has enchanted scientists and non-scientists alike. With its potential for near-surface liquid water, the icy moon may be a possible abode for life. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08286:
Half-lit Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini radar system, a previously unseen style of lakes is revealed. The lakes here assume complex shapes and are among the darkest seen so far on Titan.
PIA01943:
Lakes and More Lakes
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Radar Mapper
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The large dark patch seen on this image at high latitudes surrounding Titan's north pole, is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's radar system, and most likely a hydrocarbon lake.
PIA01942:
Titan's Great Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini watches the rings pass in front of bright red giant star Aldebaran, the star's light fluctuates, providing information about the concentrations of ring particles within the various radial features in the rings.
PIA08287:
Flickering Aldebaran #3
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks through the dense B ring toward a distant star in an image from a recent stellar occultation observation.
PIA08281:
Light from a Flickering Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-17 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms in on Mimas, pitted by craters and slightly out-of-round. Cassini images taken during a flyby of Mimas in August 2005 showed the moon's battered surface up close.
PIA08289:
Mimas in View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed a never-before-seen level of detail in Saturn's F ring, including evidence for the perturbing effect of small moonlets orbiting in or close to the ring's bright core.
PIA08290:
F Ring Dynamism
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-19 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys has a crater-saturated surface, where older, larger basins have been completely overprinted by newer, smaller impacts. This view was captured in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08291:
Target: Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Multiple faint, streamer-like objects can be seen in this high resolution Cassini spacecraft view of the F ring's bright core. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08292:
A Compelling Case
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Bright fractures creep across the surface of icy Dione. This extensive canyon system is centered on a region of terrain that is significantly darker that the rest of the moon in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 27, 2006.
PIA08293:
Dione's Creeping Canyons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view of the core of Saturn's narrow outlying F ring provides an unprecedented look at the fine scale structure of this highly perturbed ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08294:
Shearing Core
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The two prominent dark gaps in Saturn's A ring contain small embedded moons and a host of other intriguing features as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08295:
Tiny Moons, Big Effects
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As ring particles emerge from the darkness of Saturn's shadow, they pass through a region of twilight. The Sun's light, refracted by the planet's atmosphere, peeks around the limb, followed shortly by the Sun itself as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08297:
Into the Light
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes down through the dark side of Saturn's rings toward the softly glowing planet. The night side southern hemisphere is lit by sunlight reflecting off the opposite side of the rings.
PIA08298:
Through the Blinds
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Edge waves in the Keeler Gap betray the presence of the embedded moon Daphnis. At left lies the brilliant F ring with its flanking strands as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08299:
A Dead Giveaway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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These side-by-side views of a star seen through Saturn's densely populated B ring show marked contrast between the region. Images were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 26, 2006.
PIA08300:
The B Ring Variations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings are dark and elusive in this view from high above the ringplane, but their shadows on the planet give them away as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08301:
Dim Rings
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This contrast-enhanced view shows a faint spoke in Saturn's B ring. These ghostly radial structures were imaged by NASA's Voyager spacecraft in the 1980s.
PIA08302:
Spoke Sighting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-06 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied Saturn's shepherd moon, Prometheus, with two long streamers of material that it has pulled out of the F ring. When Prometheus comes close to the F ring in its orbit, the moon's gravity tugs on the ring particles.
PIA08303:
The Hand of Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's fine, innermost rings are seen silhouetted against the southern hemisphere of the planet before partially disappearing into shadow as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08304:
Golden Night on Saturn
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Saturn's bright ringlets seen here are populated with microscopic icy particles and are among the brightest features in the rings at high phase angles as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08305:
Bright in the Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The rings are awash in subtle tones of gold and cream in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which shows the outer B ring, the Cassini Division and the inner part of the A ring.
PIA08306:
Colorful Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares deep into the swirling hurricane-like vortex at Saturn's south pole, where the vertical structure of the clouds is highlighted by shadows.
PIA08332:
Looking Saturn in the Eye Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These images of Saturn's south pole, taken by two different instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft, show the hurricane-like storm swirling there and features in the clouds at various depths surrounding the pole.
PIA08333:
Saturn's Surprisingly Stormy South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini data presented in this view appear to confirm a region of warm atmospheric descent into the eye of a hurricane-like storm locked to Saturn's south pole.
PIA08334:
The Hole at the Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-10 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Bright streaks adorn the face of densely cratered Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08307:
Resplendent Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The A and F rings are alive with moving structures in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Graceful drapes of ring material created by Prometheus are seen sliding by at left, while clumpy ringlets slip through the Encke Gap.
PIA08308:
Streamers and Clumps
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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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Bright, kinked ringlets fill the Encke Gap, while the F ring glows brilliantly and displays its signature knots and flanking, diffuse ringlets as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08310:
Encke's Kinks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-16 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus with a streamer it has created in the inner edge of the F ring. Prometheus comes close to the inner edge of the ring once per orbit, perturbing the ring particles there.
PIA08311:
Toying with Gravity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-17 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Looking down onto the northern hemisphere of geologically complex Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies softened, or 'relaxed,' craters and east-west trending fractures and faults.
PIA08312:
Relaxing on Enceladus
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