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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-14 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's shadow spreads across the rings here, extending beyond the F ring and its tenuous, flanking ringlets. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches Saturn's moon Mimas on its day-long sojourn around the planet.
PIA07608:
Rubbing-out the Rings
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Rhea's distinctive bright and relatively fresh-rayed crater lies in stark contrast to the large, round basin which sits along the terminator (the boundary between day and night) in this unmagnified view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07609:
Crater Contrast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's mid-B ring shows intriguing structure, the cause of which has yet to be explained by ring scientists. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a radial location located between 107,200 to 115,700 kilometers from Saturn.
PIA07610:
Mysterious B Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an inner region of Saturn's C ring. It covers a radial location on the rings located approximately 78,000 to 80,500 kilometers (48,500 to 50,000 miles) from the center of the planet.
PIA07611:
Bright "Plateau"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys partially occulting the moon Dione. The difference in the surface brightness of the two moons is immediately apparent.
PIA07621:
Tethys Meets Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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As it departed its encounter with Saturn's moon Dione, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sailed above an unreal landscape blasted by impacts. The rising Sun throws craters into sharp contrast and reveals steep crater walls.
PIA07745:
Icy Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The cratered and cracked disk of Saturn's moon Dione looms ahead in this mosaic of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct.11, 2005, as it neared its close encounter with the icy moon.
PIA07746:
Dione in Full View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The cratered and cracked disk of Saturn's moon Dione looms ahead in this mosaic of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2005, as it neared its close encounter with the icy moon.
PIA07747:
Dione in Full View - False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to prove that the closer the view of the myriad worlds constituting the Saturn system, the more interesting and varied the views become.
PIA07748:
In the Groove
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-20 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Prometheus chases Pandora in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but the outcome of their race has already been decided by gravity. Prometheus orbits closer to Saturn and thus moves faster than does Pandora.
PIA07612:
Racing Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-24 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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The Saturn moon Mimas is much smaller than Rhea, but the geometry of this scene exaggerates the actual differences in size. Here, Mimas is on the opposite side of the rings from Rhea and NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07614:
Misleading Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Outside the soft edge of Cassini's F ring, Epimetheus and Janus negotiate their nearly-shared orbit. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 8, 2005.
PIA07615:
Switcharoo Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The outer reaches of Saturn's Cassini Division merges with the inner A ring (at the right) in a region that is rich in structure. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera.
PIA07616:
The Cassini Division's Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic of 15 NASA Cassini images of Saturn's F ring shows how the moon Prometheus creates a gore in the ring once every 14.7 hours, as it approaches and recedes from the F ring on its eccentric orbit.
PIA07750:
The Prometheus Effect
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-27 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows two of the largest craters on Saturn's icy moon Tethys: Odysseus in the northern hemisphere and Melanthius in the south.
PIA07617:
Hue and Contrast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-28 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the far-off wispy canyons of Saturn's moon Dione and sees an interesting dichotomy between the bright wisps and the bright south polar region at the bottom.
PIA07618:
Dione's Canyonlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's restless clouds offer endless complexity, such as this small-scale repeating pattern which is superimposed a larger-scale wavelike modulation of the boundary between a bright zone and a darker belt. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08202:
Pattern Upon Pattern
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Enceladus seems to hover above the outer reaches of Saturn's B ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 15, 2005.
PIA07619:
Iceball Among Snowballs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This brief movie catches Saturn's moon Tethys partially occulting the moon Dione. Images in this frame from a movie sequence were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 11, 2005.
PIA07620:
Tethys Meets Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-02 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers up this nice view of the craters Odysseus (at the top) and Melanthius (at the bottom) on Saturn's moon Tethys.
PIA07622:
Big Bangs on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-03 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's expansive rings separate the moon's Tethys (at the top) from Dione (at the bottom). This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 12, 2005.
PIA07623:
Moons with Separate Paths
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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 2005-11-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Looking back toward the sun brings out the thin haze than hovers 500 kilometers (310 miles) above Saturn's moon Titan. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2005.
PIA07626:
Titan's Ultraviolet Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione is about to swing around the edge of the thin F ring in this color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Sept. 20, 2005. More than one thin strand of the F ring's tight spiral can be seen here.
PIA07627:
Wisps in Color
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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 2005-11-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The moons Dione and Tethys face each other across the gulf of Saturn's rings. Here, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Tethys below and the anti-Saturn side of Dione above.
PIA07630:
The Face-off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Like an ancient mariner charting the coastline of an unexplored wilderness, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place. These combined images were taken on Oct. 28, 2005.
PIA07752:
Naming New Lands - October Flyby (annotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Like an ancient mariner charting the coastline of an unexplored wilderness, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place. These combined images were taken on Sept. 7, 2005.
PIA07753:
Naming New Lands - September Flyby (annotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Like an ancient mariner charting the coastline of an unexplored wilderness, NASA's Cassini spacecraft repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place.
PIA07754:
Naming New Lands - October Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place. This image shows more than half of Titan's Saturn-facing hemisphere at moderate resolution.
PIA07755:
Naming New Lands - September Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The dark Cassini Division, within Saturn's rings, contains a great deal of structure, as seen in this color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken on May 18, 2005.
PIA07631:
Graceful Lanes of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-16 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini's best close-up view of Saturn's F ring shepherd moon, Pandora, shows that this small ring-moon is coated in fine dust-sized icy material in this image taken on Sept. 5, 2005.
PIA07632:
Pandora's Color Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-17 Calypso Cassini-Huygens
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This color image taken on Sept. 23, 2005 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides the best look yet at Saturn's moon Calypso, a Trojan (trailing moon) of the larger moon Tethys.
PIA07633:
Colorful Cratered Calypso
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The 'H'-shaped region Fensal-Aztlan is faintly visible on Saturn's murky moon Titan in this enhanced clear-filter view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07634:
The Land Beneath the Murk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea floats below the innermost regions of Saturn's amazing rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Rhea allows a glimpse of the wispy terrain that covers the trailing hemisphere of Rhea.
PIA07635:
Sleek Rings, Rugged Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the soft appearance of Dione's wispy terrains belies their true nature. They are, in fact, complex systems of crisp, braided fractures that cover the moon's trailing hemisphere.
PIA07636:
Captivating Dione
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Saturn's moon Dione's icy surface is scarred by craters at Carthage Linea in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2005.
PIA07638:
At Carthage Linea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-25 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Impact-battered Mimas steps in front of Saturn's rings, showing off its giant 130-kilometer (80-mile) wide crater Herschel. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07639:
Herschel Sees the Sun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The Sun's rays strike the terrains near the terminator on Tethys at low angles, throwing features there into sharp relief. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07640:
Rough Sphere of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A target of intense interest to Cassini mission scientists is Enceladus, whose wrinkled and frozen crescent is seen here with Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07641:
Wrinkled Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Gray and barren Rhea drifts beneath Saturn's more colorful rings. Bright wispy markings on the trailing hemisphere of Rhea are just visible curling along the western limb in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07642:
Rhea in Profile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's G ring glows like a neon garland in this lovely narrow angle camera image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07643:
G Ring Aglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In a rare moment, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this enduring portrait of a near-alignment of four of Saturn's restless moons. Timing is critical when trying to capture a view of multiple bodies, like this one.
PIA07644:
When Moons Align
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This fanciful view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Saturnian moons, Dione and Enceladus, from just beneath the ringplane. Enceladus is on the near side of the rings with respect to Cassini, and Dione is on the far side.
PIA07645:
Dione and Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A fine spray of small, icy particles emanating from the warm, geologically unique province surrounding the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus was observed in NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera image of the crescent moon taken on Jan. 16, 2005.
PIA07760:
Spray Above Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This NASA Cassini image of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun shows the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region.
PIA07759:
Fountains of Enceladus - Image #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Recent Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region. This image was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2005.
PIA07758:
Fountains of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Seen here is the end result of the process that occurs every time the moon Prometheus closely approaches Saturn's F ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Oct. 25, 2007.
PIA09782:
Gores in the Strands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-07 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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This dramatic image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's craggy moon Pandora skimming along the F ring's outer edge. Pandora orbits about 1,000 kilometers exterior to the ring, but in this view is projected onto the ring.
PIA07647:
Pandora on a String
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's sibling moons, Rhea and Dione, pose for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view. Even at this distance, it is easy to see that Dione (below) appears to have been geologically active in the more recent past, compared to Rhea (above).
PIA07649:
Seeing Double
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005. The discovery of active eruptions on a third outer solar system body is one of the great highlights of NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA07762:
Enceladus Plume Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This giant mosaic reveals Saturn's icy moon Rhea in her full, crater-scarred glory. The images in this mosaic were taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera during a close flyby on Nov. 26, 2005.
PIA07763:
Rhea: Full Moon
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Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this mesmerizing image acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
PIA07766:
Iapetus Spins and Tilts Animation Icon
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Saturn's impact-pummeled moon Hyperion stares back at NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this six-image mosaic, taken during the spacecraft's close approach on Sept. 26, 2005.
PIA07761:
Cosmic Blasting Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Viewing Saturn's rings very close to edge-on produces some puzzling effects, as these two images of the F ring demonstrate. Both images were taken using the clear spectral filters on NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07651:
On the Edge
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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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The searing arc of light seen here is Saturn's icy F ring, seen nearly edge-on. In the background, NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Rhea is lit by reflected light from Saturn and the rings, with only the slightest sliver of light at its bottom.
PIA07655:
Bright Arc of Ice
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Gazing across the ringplane, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots a Saturn-lit Mimas and the tiny Trojan moon Helene. Only the bright crescent on Mimas' eastern limb is lit by the Sun; the moon's night side is illuminated by Saturnshine.
PIA07657:
Small Worlds of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Dione is partly occulted by Saturn's rings in this nearly edge-on view, taken from less than a tenth of a degree above the ringplane. The side of the rings nearer to NASA's Cassini spacecraft was masked by Saturn's shadow at the time and appears dark.
PIA07658:
Slicing Through Dione
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With the icy rings between them, Dione and Tethys each show off the prominent features for which they are known. Dione displays wispy fractures that adorn its trailing side. Tethys, closest to NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows its impact basin Odysseus.
PIA07659:
Children of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-26 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Although it is no longer uncharted land, the origin of the dark territory of Cassini Regio on Iapetus remains a mystery. The view from NASA's Cassini looks down onto the northern hemisphere of Iapetus and shows terrain on the moon's leading hemisphere.
PIA07660:
A Moon with Two Dark Sides
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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 2005-12-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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A crescent Tethys shows off its great scar, Ithaca Chasma, for which the moon is renowned. The lit surface visible here is on the moon's Saturn-facing hemisphere. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07662:
A Truly Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Epimetheus and Janus are lit here by reflected 'greylight' from Saturn. The Sun brightens only thin slivers of the moons'
surfaces as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07663:
A Dark Duo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures this dual portrait of an apparently dead moon and one that is very much alive. Tethys, shows no signs of recent geologic activity. Enceladus is covered in fractures and faults and spews icy particles into space.
PIA07664:
Envious Tethys
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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 2006-01-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Titan, Saturn's largest moon and Mimas in the foreground are seen together in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan's gravity is weaker than Earth's, so the moon's atmosphere is quite extended -- a quality hinted at in this view.
PIA07666:
Mimas...and Titan Beyond
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys floats before the massive, golden-hued globe of Saturn in this natural color view. The thin, dark line of the rings curves around the horizon at top in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07667:
Adrift at Saturn
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After journeying a bit more than an hour across the Solar System, bright sunlight reflects off the gleaming icy cliffs in the wispy terrain of Dione and is captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras several light seconds later.
PIA07668:
Light Seconds from Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Subtle features in Saturn's equatorial region and the nearly edge-on rings are captured in this view NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07670:
Watching Saturn's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Whiffs of cloud dance in Saturn's atmosphere, while the dim crescent of Rhea hangs in the distance. The dark ringplane cuts a diagonal across the top left corner of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07671:
Serenity Above, Tempests Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from an animation show two crescent moons dance around Saturn as far-off Dione slips behind its
sibling moon Rhea. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view on Dec. 5, 2005.
PIA07770:
Rhea Eclipses Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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With its thick, distended atmosphere, Titan's orange globe shines softly, encircled by a thin halo of purple light-scattering haze as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07774:
Titan's Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As northern winter ends on Saturn and NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of the north pole improves, the swirls and eddies visible until now only in the south are gradually coming into view in the northern hemisphere.
PIA07674:
Hoping for a Hex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A great storm swims in the cloud lanes of Saturn's high northern latitudes. Dark bands across the bottom of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are shadows cast by the partly opaque rings.
PIA07675:
A Storm Escapes the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Like a rope of brilliant neon, Saturn's rings outshine everything else in this night side view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, while the sunlit southern face of the rings reflects a dim glow onto the atmosphere below.
PIA07678:
Gleaming Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Two of Saturn's battered, icy companions, Tethys and Mimas, hover here, above the ringplane. A wide band of visible rings is in between the two moons in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07679:
Moons in Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Two Saturnian storms swirl in the region informally dubbed 'storm alley' by scientists. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 9, 2005, at a distance of approximately 3.2 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA07677:
Storms Embrace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-23 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this glimpse of icy Epimetheus just before the small moon disappeared behind the bulk of Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA07680:
Iceberg Beyond the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-24 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's ring moon Prometheus continues its work shaping the delicate F ring as Dione looks on. The image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 20, 2005.
PIA07681:
Prometheus with Distant Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft contains not one, but two moons. Tethys is slightly overexposed so that the real target of this image, tiny Atlas, can be seen. Atlas is at image center, just outside the A ring.
PIA07682:
Speck of a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This close view of Rhea prominently shows two large impact basins on the ancient and battered moon. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 23, 2005.
PIA07685:
Pulverized Pulchritude (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This close view of Rhea, taken on Dec. 23, 2005 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows two large impact basins on the ancient and battered moon. The great age of these basins is suggested by the large number of smaller craters that are overprinted on them.
PIA07686:
Pulverized Pulchritude (Enhanced Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-27 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione displays linear grooves and subtle streaks in this image taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 24, 2005.
PIA07687:
Detail on Dione (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-27 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The leading hemisphere of Dione displays subtle variations in color across its surface in this false color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft takene on Dec. 24, 2005.
PIA07688:
Detail on Dione (False color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Scarred and battered Rhea fills NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view. Notable here is the sharp relief of steep crater walls near the terminator. Icy Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is Saturn's second-largest moon.
PIA07689:
Cratered Iceball
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft highlights tectonic faults and craters on Saturn's moon Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation.
PIA07690:
Dione Has Her Faults (Monochrome)
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 24, 2005, highlights tectonic faults and craters on Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation.
PIA07691:
Dione Has Her Faults (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up of Saturn's moon Dione's icy surface shows deeply shadowed craters near the terminator, as well as a group of roughly linear faults above center. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 24, 2005.
PIA07692:
Dione: Magnified View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-02 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Plunging cliffs and towering mountains characterize the gigantic impact structure called Odysseus on Saturn's moon Tethys. The great impact basin lies before NASA's Cassini spacecraft in one of the best views yet obtained.
PIA07693:
The Great Basin
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The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a 

distant encounter on Dec. 23, 2005. Hyperion (174 miles across) is covered with closely packed and deeply etched pits.
PIA07683:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Saturn's tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion hangs before NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a distant encounter in Dec. 2005.
PIA07684:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Still)
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For Enceladus, wrinkles mean the opposite of old age. This view of a crescent Enceladus from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a transition zone between a wrinkled and presumably younger region of terrain and an older, more heavily cratered region.
PIA07694:
Youthful Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-08 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
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These views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show surface features and color variation on the Trojan moon Telesto. The smooth surface of this moon suggests that, like Pandora, it is covered with a mantle of fine, dust-sized icy material.
PIA07696:
A Closer Look at Telesto (Monochrome)
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 25, 2005, show surface features and color variation on the Trojan moon Telesto. The smooth surface suggests that, like Pandora, it is covered with a mantle of fine, dust-sized icy material.
PIA07697:
A Closer Look at Telesto (False-Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-09 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The profile of Ithaca Chasma forms a great scar in the icy crescent of Tethys. The chasm stretches more than 1,000 kilometers over Tethys' surface, from north to south. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 25, 2005.
PIA07698:
Grim Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-10 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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This close pairing of Janus and Epimetheus shows the two moons at 'high phase,' meaning that only a thin sliver of sunlit terrain is visible on each moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07699:
Dim Duo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft passed within a cosmic stone's throw of Telesto in October, 2005 capturing this shot of the tiny Trojan moon.
PIA07702:
Smooth Surface of Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Great, oval-shaped storms churn through Saturn's clouds in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of southern latitudes.
PIA07703:
Small-scale Details
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This fortunate view sights along Saturn's ringplane to capture three moons aligned in a row: Dione at left, Prometheus at center and Epimetheus at right. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07704:
Clinging to the Rings
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