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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows the ring moons inspected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in super-close flybys. The rings and moons depicted are not to scale.
PIA22772:
Cassini Moons Flybys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Atlas and Pan emerge from the far side of Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Light passing through the upper reaches of the planet's atmosphere is refracted, or bent, distorting the image of the rings beyond.
PIA08946:
Emergent Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini has sighted Prometheus and Pandora, the two F-ring-shepherding moons whose unpredictable orbits both fascinate scientists and wreak havoc on the F ring.
PIA05387:
Prometheus and Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft shows two of Saturn's moons, Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across) and Pandora (84 kilometers, or 52 miles across), shepherding the planet's narrow F-ring.
PIA05393:
Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The path that lies ahead for NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission is indicated in this image which illustrates where the spacecraft will be just 27 days from now, when it arrives at Saturn.
PIA06061:
Passage through the Ring Plane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's magnificent rings show some of their intricate structure in this image taken on May 11, 2004, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow angle camera.
PIA05410:
Rings and Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's peaceful beauty invites NASA's Cassini spacecraft for a closer look in this natural color view, taken during the spacecraft's approach to the planet.
PIA06077:
Ringworld Waiting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-01 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sighted tiny Pan, a body only 20 kilometers (12 miles) across. Pan is responsible for parting the Encke Gap in Saturn's outer A ring.
PIA06084:
Pan Found! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn and its rings are prominently shown in this color image, along with three of Saturn's smaller moons. This image was taken on June 18, 2004, with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow angle camera, 8.2 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA06422:
Pretty in Pink
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn hosts its own miniature solar system, with an entourage of more than 30 moons. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's A and F rings.
PIA06522:
Atlas, Pandora and Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-23 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Orbiting in the Encke Gap of Saturn's A ring, the moon Pan casts a shadow on the ring in this image taken about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12555:
Shadow from the Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-05 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Pan just after the little moon emerged from Saturn's shadow.
PIA06554:
Faint Ring Details
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie, showing six of Saturn's small ring-region moons as they raced around the planet, was made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 15, 2004.
PIA06174:
Race of the Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows, from upper right to lower left, the thin C ring, multi-toned B ring, the dark Cassini Division, the A ring and narrow F ring.
PIA06586:
Bound to Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons appear almost like a string of pearls in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but looks are deceiving.
PIA06588:
String of Moons?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This montage of four images of Saturn's knotted F ring shows different locations around the ring, even though all taken within a few hours of each other. These images were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07522:
Four Views of the F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shepherd moon, Pandora, is seen here alongside the narrow F ring that it helps maintain. Pandora is 84 kilometers (52 miles) across. NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this view from about four degrees above the ringplane.
PIA07523:
Pandora's Flocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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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 2005-07-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Prometheus and Pandora are captured here in a single image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken from less than a degree above the dark side of Saturn's rings.
PIA07544:
F Ring Shepherds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft turns its gaze toward Saturn's outer A ring to find the moon Pan coasting behind one of the thin ringlets with which it shares the Encke Gap.
PIA07574:
Ring Study Subjects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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From just outside the faint edge of Saturn's F ring, the moon Pandora keeps watch over her fine-grained flock as seen by NASA's Cassini orbiter.
PIA07579:
Keeping Things in Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows dark drapes in the inner strands of Saturn's F ring caused by the gravitational influence of the shepherd moon Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across).
PIA07712:
Shaping the Drapes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-15 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Pan occupies the Encke Gap at the center of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also displays some of the A ring's intricate wave structure. Pan is 26 kilometers (16 miles) across.
PIA07587:
Pan's Corridor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A grandiose gesture of gravity, Saturn's icy rings fan out across many thousands of kilometers of space. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on July 20, 2005.
PIA07591:
Sweeping Ring View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view looks up toward the sunlit side of Saturn's rings, as Dione and Pandora trundle by. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image in visible light with its narrow-angle camera on Sept. 16, 2005.
PIA07625:
Dione and Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This excellent grouping of three moons Dione, Tethys and Pandora near the rings provides a sampling of the diversity of worlds that exists in Saturn's realm. This image was taken in visible blue light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07628:
Satellite Trio
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This spectacular image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Prometheus (at right) and Pandora (at left), with their flock of icy ring particles (the F ring) between them.
PIA07653:
Close to the Shepherd Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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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 2006-01-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Gazing across the plains of Saturn's icy rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches the F ring shepherd moon Pandora hovering in the distance.
PIA07665:
Distant Shepherd
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Distant Rhea (right) poses here for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, as Pandora hovers against Saturn's dark shadow on the rings.
PIA08136:
Moons Near and Far
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Shadow-striped Saturn and its exquisitely thin rings occupy the near field in this NASA Cassini spacecraft view, while a crescent Rhea hangs in the distance.
PIA08132:
In Orbit with Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures three moons at once as they hurtle around Saturn. In the background, Saturn's night side covers the more distant portion of the rings, betraying the presence of the unseen giant.
PIA08139:
Where's Saturn?
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Staring toward the outer edge of Saturn's main rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots Pandora and tiny Atlas. Several clumps are visible in the narrow F ring, as well as multiple dusty strands flanking the F ring core.
PIA08145:
Small Moons on the Edge
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Epimetheus floats in the distance below center, showing only the barest hint of its irregular shape. Pandora hides herself in the ringplane, near upper right, appearing as little more than a bump in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08175:
Ring-Hugging Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small, walnut-shaped moon, Pan, embedded in the planet's rings, coasts along in this frame from a movie clip from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08320:
Cruising with Pan Animation Icon
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Hiding within the Encke gap is the small moon Pan, partly in shadow and party cut off by the outer A ring in this view. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08230:
Down Under on Pan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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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 2006-11-24 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Pan in the Encke gap shows hints of detail on the moon's dark side, which is lit by saturnshine -- sunlight reflected off Saturn.
PIA08317:
Brilliant Pan
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Pan is seen in this color view as it sweeps through the Encke Gap with its attendant ringlets. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08857:
Pan's Progress
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Bright undulations disturb a faint ringlet drifting through the center of the Encke Gap. This ring structure shares the orbit of the moon Pan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08861:
The Bends
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies Pan speeding through the Encke Gap, its own private path around Saturn.
PIA08889:
Pan's Highway
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Pan prepares to be engulfed by the darkness of Saturn's shadow, visible here as it stretches across the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08920:
Taking the Plunge
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Saturn's ring-embedded moons, Pan and Daphnis, are captured in an alignment they repeat with the regularity of a precise cosmic clock as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08926:
The Gap Moons
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings to spy on the moon Pan as it cruises through the Encke Gap.
PIA08972:
Tracking Pan
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Immense Saturn is visible through the A ring as Pan coasts along its private corridor as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08975:
A-Ring Odyssey
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The effects of three of Saturn's ring moons can be spotted in this single narrow-angle camera view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08985:
Three Meddlesome Moons
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft skims past Saturn's ringplane at a low angle, spotting two ring moons on the far side.
PIA08997:
Across the Dark Ringplane
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views from edge-on with the rings are perfect for capturing multiple Saturnian moons grouped closely.
PIA09008:
Cassini Scores a Triple
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a gathering of three moons, Tethys, Rhea, and Pandora, near the rings' outer edge as the icy worlds dutifully march about Saturn.
PIA09733:
Parade of Moons
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Three of Saturn's closest-orbiting moons are captured here, rounding the rings. They include Atlas, Pandora, and Mimas, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 6, 2007.
PIA09744:
Cluster of Moons
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Two of Saturn's icy attendants, Pandora and Mimas, race past on their circuit of the ringed beauty in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 8, 2007.
PIA09752:
Saturn's Confidants
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Saturn's rings cut across their own shadows on the planet and hide a tiny secret. Barely visible in the Encke Gap is the embedded moon Pan in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 18, 2007.
PIA09758:
Secretive Rings
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Mimas and Pandora, as well as Herschel crater, as they hurtle around the vast icy disk of Saturn's rings, in this view taken on Sept. 19, 2007.
PIA09760:
Moon Harvest
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These images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Saturn's moons Pan and Atlas, showing their distinctive 'flying saucer' shapes, owing to equatorial ridges not seen on the other moons of Saturn.
PIA08405:
Saturn's Saucer Moons
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A section of Saturn's perturbed F ring displays kinks in its bright strands. At left, edge waves in the Encke Gap, caused by the presence of Pan is seen, along with two faint ringlets. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 14, 2007.
PIA09800:
Bright Strands
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On Dec. 21 1007, NASA's Cassini spacecraft viewed Saturn's two ring-embedded moons, Daphnis and Pan, along with clearly visible signs of their perturbing effects on the ring edges that border the gaps they inhabit.
PIA09812:
Daphnis and Pan
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Prometheus and Pandora, Saturn's F-ring shepherd moons are seen in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 6, 2007, which also features narrow ringlets in the Encke gap at left.
PIA09816:
Ring Herders
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A small ring-embedded moon coasts into view from behind shadow-draped Saturn. The rings' image is distorted near Saturn by the planet's upper atmosphere, to the right of Pan, as viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 22, 2007.
PIA09822:
Pan in View
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Two of Saturn's ring moons, Pan and Atlas, are captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, along with the signature of another. This image was taken not long after Prometheus passed, leaving a trail of dark gores in the inner edge of the F ring.
PIA09845:
Pan in the Fast Lane
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Embedded in Saturn's A ring is saucer-shaped Pan. The moon is seen here with two of the diffuse ringlets with which it shares the Encke Gap. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on Feb. 12, 2008.
PIA09868:
Encke Inhabitants
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Pan sits nestled in its gap, like a beacon on the far side of Saturn's rings. The especially bright region seen here is the Cassini Division. This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Mar. 4, 2008.
PIA09879:
Lighthouse Moon
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Curving wakes perturb the edges of the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring. The culprit in their creation is the flying saucer-shaped moon Pan, shining brightly within the gap. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on Mar. 5, 2009.
PIA09883:
Waking the A Ring
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Saturn's brilliant limb shines through the semi-transparent A ring, while the outer F ring shepherd moon, Pandora, hangs against the black sky in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Apr. 5, 2008.
PIA09899:
The Shepherd and Saturn
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Pan coasts down its private highway within the Encke Gap. The limb of Saturn is seen through the rings at upper left in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Apr. 24, 2008.
PIA09911:
Pan in the Driver's Seat
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The Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring is maintained by the presence of the moon Pan, which shares the gap with several diffuse ringlets in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 10, 2008.
PIA10402:
Pan's Gap
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Saucer-shaped Pan glides through the Encke Gap in Saturn's rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on June 10, 2008.
PIA10430:
Encke's Moon
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken from a vantage point 64 degrees above Saturn's moon Dione's equator, looking down onto the bright fractures that cover the moon's trailing side.
PIA10431:
Above the Cracks
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Two ring moons, Daphnis and Pandora, sweep through this scene focused on Saturn's intriguing F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 5, 2008.
PIA10453:
F Ring in Between
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This mosaic of two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken on Aug. 15, 2008, shows Pan and Prometheus creating features in nearby rings.
PIA10468:
Disturbing Moons
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Saturn's moon Pandora casts its shadow upon the F ring. Moon shadows upon the rings will become an increasingly common sight for NASA's Cassini spacecraft as equinox approaches and the Sun moves northward through the ringplane.
PIA10479:
Pandora's Shadow
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The moons Pan (near center) and Daphnis cruise through the Encke and Keeler gaps, respectively. The edge waves used to discover Daphnis can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the brightening on either side of the moon.
PIA10529:
Making Waves
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Pandora orbits near a kink in the F ring. Whether it was Prometheus or Pandora that created the kink is not obvious in this instance in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 15, 2008.
PIA10530:
Pandora Gets Kinky
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Pan orbits in the Encke gap near the middle of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 5, 2008. Also visible is one of the three dusty ringlets that reside in the Encke gap.
PIA10541:
Pan's Ringlet
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The Encke Gap moon, Pan, has left its mark on a scalloped ringlet of the Encke Gap. The moon creates these perturbations as it sweeps through the gap in the A ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA10574:
God of Shepherds and Flocks
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Tiny Daphnis' impact on the Keeler gap in which it resides can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 11, 2009.
PIA10579:
Small but Effective
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Set starkly against the blackness of space are Saturn's F ring's delicate strands which are periodically gored by its shepherding moon, Prometheus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 11, 2009.
PIA10587:
Fragile F Ring
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In the center of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the shadow of Pan is a short streak thrown over the edge of the A ring where Pan travels its path through the Encke Gap.
PIA11652:
Pan's Very Own Shadow
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Atlas is seen in this image taken on March 23, 2009 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft with several background stars as the moon orbits within the Roche Division, the region between Saturn's A and F rings.
PIA11491:
Minuscule Moon Shadow
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Saturn's moon Pan casts a delicate shadow onto the planet's A ring. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on May 2, 2009.
PIA11511:
Pan's Slender Shadow
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Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap, casts a slender shadow onto the A ring. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11529:
Shadow of Saucer-Shaped Moon
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The shadow of the moon Mimas is cast on Saturn's outer A ring in this image which also shows a couple of moons and a collection of stars. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11538:
Shadow Between Moons
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As Saturn's equinox continues to approach, the moon Pan casts a slightly longer shadow on the A ring. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11549:
Lengthening Shadows
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Saturn's moon Pan casts a longer shadow across the A ring as the planet's August 2009 equinox draws near. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11581:
Pan's Lengthening Shadow
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This image shows a pair of moons, Pandora and Prometheus, continuing their shepherding duties near Saturn's thin F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11589:
A Pair of Shepherds
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The moon Pan casts a shadow on Saturn's outer A ring in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on July 29, 2009.
PIA11595:
Round the Outside
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Saturn's moons Prometheus and Pan cast a pair of shadows on the A ring in this image taken shortly after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus creates streamer-channels in the F ring.
PIA11604:
Prometheus and Pan Pair
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Moon shadows are cast on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter almost a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11607:
Shadows on the A Ring
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About a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, shadows continue to grace the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter. Pan runs through the center of this image.
PIA11612:
Shadows Still Seen
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a shadow near a streamer-channel created by the moon in the thin F ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11621:
Shadow Between the Shepherds
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The small moon Pan casts a short shadow on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11625:
Pan's Short Shadow
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A pair of Saturn's moons, Pan and Janus, cast their shadows on the A ring in this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image taken about a month and a half after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11641:
Two Pairs
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a couple of small moons in this image taken while the spacecraft was nearly in the plane of Saturn's rings.
PIA11643:
Mimas and Pan
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Saturn's small moon Pan, brightly overexposed, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11647:
Stubby Shadow
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The moon Tethys is upstaged by two smaller moons, Pandora and Prometheus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11691:
Moons in Motion Animation Icon
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A gaggle of moons parade around Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in which the large moon Rhea passes in front of the small moon Janus. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11693:
Moon Jumble Animation Icon
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Pandora and Prometheus, the shepherding moons of the F ring, orbit inside and outside the thin ring. The elongated, potato-like shapes of the two moons are both visible in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12527:
Potato Pair
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Pan is nearly lost within Saturn's rings in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a small section of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12530:
Lost Among Rings
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Three of Saturn's small moons straddle the rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From left to right are Pandora, Prometheus and, near the top right, Epimetheus.
PIA12587:
Tiny Trio
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft two light sources illuminate Saturn's highly reflective moon Enceladus featuring bright rings and the small moon Pandora in the foreground.
PIA12600:
Dual Illuminated Enceladus
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