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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 2004-09-30 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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In its own way, this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the shepherd moon Prometheus (102 kilometers, 63 miles across) is one of the lords of Saturn's rings.
PIA06488:
Moon and its Flock
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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 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 2005-06-24 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Pan is seen here orbiting within the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in two differently processed versions of the same image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07528:
Revealing Pan's Influence
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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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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 2005-09-05 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 2005-09-15 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 2005-09-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals not one but two of the four narrow ringlets in the Encke Gap (325 kilometers, or 200 miles, wide). The innermost of the two ringlets is much brighter and full of clumps.
PIA07595:
Clumps for Encke
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-27 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the unlit side of the rings as Pan heads into Saturn's shadow. The moon is accompanied by faint ringlets in the Encke Gap.
PIA08826:
Pan Speeds into Darkness
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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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Three of the small worlds that hug the outer edges of Saturn's immense ring system are captured in portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08885:
Three Little Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Our robotic emissary, flying high above Saturn, captured this view of an alien copper-colored ring world. The overexposed planet has deliberately been removed to show the unlit rings alone as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08361:
Ring World
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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 2007-05-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn and its rings manifest a rich interplay between shadow and light in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings shine on their unilluminated side by virtue of scattered sunlight emerging from its passage through the ringplane.
PIA08948:
Tricks of Light
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Saturn's brilliant rings are accompanied here by a pack of small moons, Mimas, Janus, Pandora, and Prometheus, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 29, 2007.
PIA08961:
Entourage
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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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Graceful giant Saturn poses with a few of the small worlds it holds close. From this viewpoint NASA's Cassini spacecraft can see across the entirety of the planet's shadow on the rings, to where the ringplane emerges once again into sunlight.
PIA08982:
Nightside Vista
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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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The shepherd moons Prometheus and Pandora drive the quirky F ring in its circuit of Saturn, while Mimas lurks in the distance. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA08993:
Mimas and the Shepherds
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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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Saturn sits nested in its rings of ice NASA's Cassini spacecraft once again plunges toward the graceful giant.
PIA08388:
On the Final Frontier
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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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Saturn looks on as Tethys, Pandora, and Mimas round the rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 6, 2007.
PIA09773:
Circling Satellites
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Saturn's icy satellites, Tethys, Mimas, Janus, and Pandora wheel about the colorful giant planet, while the rings shine dimly in scattered sunlight in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 30, 2007.
PIA09776:
Solar System in Miniature
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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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A color portrait of Saturn's sunlight-scattering rings hosts a group of several moons including Eceladus, Pandora, and Mimas, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 22, 2007.
PIA09824:
Field of Moons
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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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Sunlight scatters through Saturn's rings, emerging on the unilluminated side. Prometheus and Pandora are visible in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, respectively internal and external to the narrow F ring.
PIA09851:
Scattered Sunlight
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From on high, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a group of three ring moons in their travels around Saturn. Janus is seen at top, while Pandora hugs the outer edge of the narrow F ring. More difficult to spot is Pan, which is a mere speck in this view.
PIA09865:
Grandeur of the Rings
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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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On Mar. 17, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a fleet of small moons patrols the outskirts of Saturn's icy rings. Shown here are shepherd moon Prometheus, Pandora, and Janus.
PIA09890:
The Orbiting Fleet
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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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Two small moons, Janus and Pandora, race across the face of Saturn. The planet's icy rings cast dark shadows onto the feathery clouds below in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on June 18, 2008.
PIA10428:
Moons in Transit
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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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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots a couple of large, wedge-shaped spokes in Saturn's B ring in this image from July 8, 2008.
PIA10450:
Like Spokes of Old
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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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A trio of Saturn's icy moons, Enceladus, Pandora, and Mimas, crowds together along NASA's Cassini spacecraft's line of sight in this image captured on June 28, 2007.
PIA10481:
Gathering of Moons
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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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Three of Saturn's satellites, Janus, Pandora (just outside the F ring), and Pan are visible in this snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 7, 2008.
PIA10556:
Moons in a Row
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This November 2008 snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases a classic view of the triangular shape typical of many of the spokes in Saturn's outer B ring.
PIA10561:
The Classic Wedge
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Structure in the tenuous F ring can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the ring's bright core taken on Dec. 8, 2008.
PIA10569:
It's Full of Moons!
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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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Epimetheus is the lone moon orbiting Saturn, but a closer inspection reveals a couple of companions in the rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 20, 2009.
PIA10584:
Small Sidekicks
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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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