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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-17 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's moon Tethys and its great crater Odysseus, while at the same time capturing veiled Titan in the distance (at left).
PIA07705:
Tethys and Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This scene contains a great deal of bright, whorl-shaped cloud activity in Saturn's northern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07706:
Feathery Northern Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 13, 2006 is centered on the bright region called Xanadu. It includes the bright, crescent-shaped Hotei arcus.
PIA07707:
Titan Smiles Back
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows the bluish appearance of the southern 'tiger stripe' features and other relatively youthful fractures attributable to larger grain sizes of relatively pure ice.
PIA07708:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (False color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows wrinkles and cracks have reworked the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, perhaps due to the influence of tidal stresses.
PIA07709:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Bright, wispy markings stretch across a region of darker terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea. This image was taken using NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 17, 2006.
PIA08120:
Rhea's Wisps in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn.
PIA07788:
Storm at Night (Limb View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn.
PIA07789:
Storm at Night (Reprojected View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-24 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This intense false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft highlights and enhances color variations across the cratered and cracked surface of Saturn's moon Rhea.
PIA08121:
Intense Color on Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-27 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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A small and battered reminder of the solar system's violent youth, the ice moon Mimas hurtles around its gas giant parent, Saturn. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 20, 2006.
PIA08122:
Mimas and the Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Structure in Saturn's narrow and complex F ring is seen here, including one of the faint strands (at the left) that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shown to curl around the planet in a tight, rotating spiral.
PIA08123:
F Ring Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Ghostly details make this dark scene more than just a beautiful grouping of two Saturn moons, with Tethys on the left and Titan on the right. This view was obtained in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 19, 2006.
PIA08124:
Saturnian Specters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-02 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Sunlight strikes the terminator region on Saturn's moon Iapetus at nearly horizontal angles, making visible the vertical relief of many features. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 22, 2006.
PIA08125:
To the Relief of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08126:
Titan Shines Through
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-06 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This specially processed composite view reveals a tremendous amount of structure in the northern polar atmosphere of Titan. Images were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08127:
The Air Up There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view of Saturn's G ring shows its extremely sharp inner edge and more diffuse outer boundary. Using its large high-gain antenna as a shield, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew through the region interior to the G ring during insertion into Saturn orbit.
PIA08129:
G Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Occasional views like this one, showing vertical relief in Saturn's cloud tops, help the streamers and swirls of gas seem more like a three dimensional structure than a smooth surface. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08130:
Ripples of Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This interesting vortex in Saturn's atmosphere is surrounded by a halo of bright clouds that extend away toward the east and west. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 24, 2006.
PIA08131:
Accented Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus as imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in February 2005. The monochrome view is presented along with a color-coded version on the right.
PIA07798:
Spray Above Enceladus III
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A masterpiece of deep time and wrenching gravity, the tortured surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus and its fascinating ongoing geologic activity tell the story of the ancient and present struggles of one tiny world.
PIA07800:
Enceladus the Storyteller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, as imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in January 2005. The monochrome view is presented along with a color-coded image on the right.
PIA07801:
Spray Above Enceladus II
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea and Enceladus hover in the distance beyond Saturn's ringplane. Enceladus (left), bathed in icy particles from Saturn's E ring, appears noticeably brighter than Rhea in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08133:
Rhea and Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-14 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione steps in front of Tethys for a few minutes in an occultation, or mutual event. These events occur frequently for NASA's Cassini spacecraft when it is orbiting close to the ringplane.
PIA08134:
Taking a Bite Out of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-15 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas briefly slipped in front of Tethys while NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked on and captured the event in this series of images.
PIA08135:
Quick Passage
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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 2006-03-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This composite of 24 images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows multiple layers in Titan's stratospheric haze. The most prominent layer is located about 500 kilometers (300 miles) above the surface and is seen at all latitudes, encircling the moon.
PIA08137:
Haze Layers on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This perspective, from just beneath Saturn's ringplane, gives the rings a pointed appearance and captures a few clumps at the edge of the narrow F ring. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Feb. 12, 2006.
PIA08138:
The Rings Make a Point
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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 2006-03-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This atmosphere close-up shows bright clouds in Saturn's northern hemisphere being sheared apart. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, approximately 3.3 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA08140:
Shear Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's atmosphere comes alive with a multitude of dark vortices swirling through the southern hemisphere. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 16, 2006.
PIA08141:
Vortices Abound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Storm Alley's latest, greatest resident, the recent lightning-producing storm seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Earth-based observers churns away.
PIA08142:
Against the Current
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows drape Saturn's northern hemisphere, providing a different kind of look at prominent features in the rings. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 18, 2006.
PIA08143:
Structure in the Shadows
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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 2006-03-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Crater-scarred Rhea floats in the distance, peeking out from behind Saturn's partly shadowed rings. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks upward from just beneath the ringplane.
PIA08146:
Rhea Beyond the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks up from beneath the ringplane to spy Atlas hugging the outer edge of the A ring, above center. This image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Feb. 23, 2006.
PIA08147:
Edgy Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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These figures show four propeller-shaped structures discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in close-up images of Saturn's A ring.
PIA07790:
Four Propellers
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This magnified view illustrates the general orientation of the 'propeller' features in Saturn's rings as they orbit the planet as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07791:
Propeller Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This dramatic close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Tethys shows the large crater Penelope lying near center, overprinted by many smaller, younger impact sites.
PIA08149:
Penelope Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As our robotic emissary to Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is privileged to behold such fantastic sights as this pairing of two moons beyond the rings. The bright, narrow F ring is the outermost ring structure seen
here.
PIA08150:
Enceladus Races Onward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This view of high southern latitudes on Saturn shows very linear clouds at top, usually indicative of stable prevailing winds, and two turbulent, swirling features farther south. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft
PIA08151:
Turbulent Down South
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This atmospheric close-up shows a bright, somewhat distorted feature in Saturn's southern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08152:
Strange Shape
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Long, thin streamers of cloud arc gracefully across this view of Saturn's southerly latitudes as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08153:
Seeking the Cloud Tops
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Gaseous Saturn rotates quickly -- once every approximately 10.8 hours -- and its horizontal cloud bands rotate at different rates relative to each other as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08154:
Bright Vortex
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Streamers, swirls and vortices roll across the dynamic face of Saturn as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08155:
Psychedelic Saturn
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Bright, high altitude clouds, like those imaged here, often appear more filamentary or streak-like than clouds imaged at slightly deeper levels in Saturn's atmosphere. This view from NASA's Cassini also shows one of the many 'cat's eye' vortices.
PIA08156:
Cat-Eyed Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This poetic scene shows the giant, smog-enshrouded moonTitan behind Saturn's nearly edge-on rings. Much smaller Epimetheus is just visible to the left of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08157:
Crescent Moon with Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the Saturnian horizon as Dione and Janus glide past.
PIA08158:
Sidelong at Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons are captured with the planet in this exquisite family portrait. At top, Saturn is bedecked with the shadows of its innermost rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08161:
Worlds in Orbit
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Rhea shows off her bright, fresh-looking impact crater in this view from NASA's Cassini view taken during a close approach.
PIA08148:
Revisiting the Splat
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The bright whorls and small-scale specks of convective clouds drift through a region just north of Saturn's bright equatorial band. Observers have seen major storms develop in this region in the past 15-20 years as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08162:
Rotating Flow
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The three very different moons seen here provide targets of great interest for planetary scientists studying the Saturn system. Captured by NASA's Cassini, along with the rings, are Tethys at upper right, Enceladus below center and Janus at lower left.
PIA08165:
Frontier Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The complex and dynamic atmosphere of Titan displays multiple haze layers near the north pole in this view from NASA's Cassini, which also provides an excellent look at the detached stratospheric haze layer that surrounds the moon at lower latitudes.
PIA08167:
Shifting Northern Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Janus peeks out from beneath the ringplane, partially lit here by reflected light from Saturn. A couple of craters can be seen on the moon's surface. At right, two faint clumps of material are seen in the dynamic F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini.
PIA08169:
Janus on the Far Side
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In their orbital ballet, Janus and Epimetheus swap positions every four years -- one moon moving closer to Saturn, the other moving farther away. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08170:
The Dancing Moons
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This splendid view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers a detailed look at the faint rings within the Cassini Division as well as a rare glimpse of the Keeler gap moon, Daphnis.
PIA08171:
Is That a Moon?
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This amazing perspective view captures battered Mimas against the hazy limb of Saturn. Mimas has been badly scarred by impacts over the eons; its wide crater, Herschel, lies in the darkness at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08172:
Sharp Focus on Mimas
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down upon Rhea, whose cratered surface was already ancient before any complex life developed on Earth. The terrain seen here has probably changed little in the past billion years.
PIA08173:
The Record of Rhea
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The wispy fractured terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is illuminated here by 'Saturnshine' -- dim reflected light from the planet. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Mar. 24, 2006.
PIA08174:
Bright Fractures in the Dark
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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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This rare color view of Saturn's night side shows how the rings dimly illuminate the southern hemisphere, giving it a dull golden glow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08176:
Saturn's Night Colors
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A distant glimpse of Iapetus reveals details within the dark terrain of Cassini Regio, including an impact basin at top that is roughly 400 kilometers (250 miles) wide. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08177:
Mysterious Iapetus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivers this stunning vista showing small, battered Epimetheus and smog-enshrouded Titan, with Saturn's A and F rings stretching across the scene.
PIA07786:
Stunning Vistas
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Four of Saturn's many and varied moons crowd this single frame from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08182:
A Multitude of Moons
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The faint F ring extends across the image; Janus appears directly between its near and far edges taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08178:
Epimetheus Falls Behind
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This comparison view shows a common, large vortex on Saturn as it plows through the atmosphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08179:
Round and Round They Go
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Enceladus briefly passes behind the crescent of Rhea in these images, which are part of a 'mutual event' sequence taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences help scientists refine our understanding of the orbits of Saturn's moons.
PIA08180:
Now You See Me…
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Three large and impressive vortices, including two that appear to be interacting, are captured here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as they swirl through Saturn's active southern latitudes.
PIA08181:
Storms Roll Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The brilliant supergiant star, Rigel, emerges from behind the haze of Saturn's upper atmosphere in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08187:
Help from Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-22 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's yin-yang moon Iapetus is seen in these two views showing the moon's dark leading hemisphere. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 8, 2006.
PIA08164:
From Dark to Bright and Red to White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's Dione and Rhea pair up for an occultation, or mutual event, as seen by NASA's Cassini. While the lit portion of each moon is but a crescent, the dar side of Dione has begun to take a bite out of its distant sibling moon.
PIA08183:
Orbs Align
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The small, dark form of Janus cruises along in front of bright Saturn. The edge-on rings cast dramatic shadows onto the northern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08184:
Ring Moon, Ring Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-25 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Quiet and cold, a crescent Tethys floats above the nearly edge-on rings of Saturn. The only surface features visible to NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Tethys from this distance are a few impact craters.
PIA08185:
Cratered Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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A prominent scar on Rhea is seen by NASA's Cassini. A large and ancient impact basin is seen at upper right. The giant feature occurs within a terrain that appears rugged and which likely is saturated with other smaller craters.
PIA08186:
Reminder of Ages Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, peaks out from under the planet's rings of ice in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on April 28, 2006.
PIA08188:
Titan on the Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-31 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea's crater-saturated surface shows a large bright blotch, which was likely created when a geologically recent impact sprayed bright, fresh ice ejecta over the moon's surface. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08189:
Bright Ice Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The dark shadows that drape Saturn's northern latitudes are split by three familiar bright gaps as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08190:
Sun Through the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic illustrates the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It shows warm, low-density material rising to the surface from within, in its icy shell (yellow) and/or its rocky core (red). This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08500:
Enceladus Roll
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Prometheus look close enough to touch in this stunningly detailed view in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08192:
So Close…
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The dim, unlit side of Saturn's rings hides a secret in this view. Shy Mimas can be seen peeking out from behind the rings below center in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08194:
Hiding a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini stares toward the night side of Saturn, seen here on the right, as the active icy moon Enceladus glides past.
PIA08195:
Dark Side of Saturn's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This view was taken from above the ringplane and looks toward the unlit side of the rings. Here, the probe gazes upon Titan in the distance beyond Saturn and its dark and graceful rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08196:
A Sight to Behold
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The plumes of Saturn's moon Enceladus continue to gush icy particles into Saturn orbit, making this little moon one of a select group of geologically active bodies in the solar system as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08197:
A Moon's Telltale Tail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's atmosphere produces beautiful and sometimes perplexing features. The bright feature below center may be a rare crossing of a feature from a zone to a belt, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08198:
Curious Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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An enhanced close-up view shows at least two distinct jets spraying a mist of fine particles from the south polar region of Enceladus. This image shows the night side of Saturn and the active moon against dark sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08199:
Scattered Ice, Scattered Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This oblique view of Saturn shows what may be localized upwellings in the clouds of Saturn's southern hemisphere. This view looks toward the unlit side of the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08200:
Saturn Aslant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The dark side of the ringplane glows with scattered light, including the luminous F ring, which shines like a rope of brilliant neon. Below, Dione presents an exquisitely thin crescent in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08201:
Saturn's Night Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows a bright arc of material flashing around the edge of Saturn's G ring, a tenuous ring outside the main ring system. The images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 25, 2006.
PIA07805:
Persistent Arc Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Two Saturnian moons meet in the sky. Dione departs after crossing the face of Rhea for several minutes. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2006.
PIA08203:
Uncovering Rhea
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Ithaca Chasma rips across the cratered surface of Tethys, creating a scar more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) long, from north to south. NASA's Cassini spacecraft got a closer look at this ancient rift during a Sept. 2005 flyby of Tethys.
PIA08205:
Torn-up Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The long, gently meandering character of the clouds in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a tracer of the generally stable flow of Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA08206:
Saturn's Streamers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Wrinkled and cracked Enceladus hangs in the distance as the pitted ring moon Janus, at right, rounds the outer edge of the F ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08207:
Moons of Interest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-27 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea's devastated surface creates a jagged terminator as mountains and crater rims break-up the line between day and night. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 22, 2006.
PIA08208:
Ragged Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A great vortex rolls through high southern latitudes on Saturn, whirling twisted contours into the clouds. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 2.8 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA08210:
Stirred-up Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Dazzling Titan glows with a 360-degree sunset as light scatters through its very extended atmosphere. The rings show their unlit side to NASA's Cassini, as the spacecraft viewed them from slightly above the ringplane.
PIA08211:
Ring of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The brightest body in the solar system, Enceladus, is contrasted here against Titan's smoggy, golden murk as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Feb. 5, 2006.
PIA07787:
A Tale of Two Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons swim past in this frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences, called mutual events, are useful for refining scientists' understanding the orbits of the moons.
PIA07802:
Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
PIA07804:
The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus are captured swinging around Saturn's rings and past Dione in this frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07808:
Three Moons Meet Animation Icon
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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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