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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11695:
Before a Veiled Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-30 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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The tiny moon Pandora appears beyond the bright disk of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora orbits outside the F ring and, in this image, is farther from Cassini than the rings are.
PIA12516:
Beyond Bright Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-05 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small moon Prometheus, slightly overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows off its potato-like shape as it orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.
PIA12520:
Little Tuber Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-08 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea's trailing hemisphere shows off its wispy terrain on the left of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft which includes Saturn's rings in the distance.
PIA12519:
Rings and Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the bright arc in Saturn's faint G ring contains a little something special. Although it can't be seen here, the tiny moonlet Aegaeon orbits within the bright arc.
PIA12525:
Faint Ring, Bright Arc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Pandora and Prometheus, the shepherding moons of the F ring, orbit inside and outside the thin ring. The elongated, potato-like shapes of the two moons are both visible in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12527:
Potato Pair
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-19 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan is nearly lost within Saturn's rings in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a small section of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12530:
Lost Among Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-21 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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The cratered moon Mimas appears as if it has been hung like an ornament above Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12532:
Mimas Globe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-26 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Janus, its rugged surface shown in shadow and light, passes before the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12535:
Janus Before the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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The effects of the small moon Prometheus loom large on two of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a short time before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12537:
Affecting Two Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes grace the B ring in this image which also includes the shadow of the moon Mimas and was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12540:
Spoke/Shadow Combo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two of Saturn's moons straddle the planet's rings in this color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Mimas is closest to NASA's Cassini spacecraft here. Epimetheus is on the far side of the rings. Saturn's shadow cuts across the middle of the rings.
PIA12543:
Color Between Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Janus is almost hidden between the planet's rings and the larger moon Rhea in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The northern part of Janus can be seen peeking above the rings.
PIA12558:
Hidden Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-02 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Daphnis casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraftabout six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox. Daphnis appears as a tiny bright dot in the Keeler Gap of the A ring near the center top.
PIA12580:
The Shortest of Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's small moons straddle the rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From left to right are Pandora, Prometheus and, near the top right, Epimetheus.
PIA12587:
Tiny Trio
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a look through the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon to spy light and dark in the area called Adiri on Titan.
PIA12591:
Zooming in on Adiri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-23 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Atlas, just below the center of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.
PIA12595:
Charting Atlas' Path
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12601:
Pan's Effects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-13 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's tiny moon Atlas, just to the left of the center of the image, appears almost indistinguishable from the background stars seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12610:
Lost Among Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft image holds an unseen treasure orbiting within the bright arc of Saturn's G ring: the tiny moonlet Aegaeon. Too small to be seen here, it is thought to be the source of the debris forming the bright arc in the lower right.
PIA12612:
In the Arc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-19 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Janus, passing between the rings and NASA's Cassini orbiter, poses for a snapshot taken by the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA12614:
Rings and Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's second largest moon Rhea pops in and out of view behind the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which includes the smaller moon Epimetheus.
PIA12618:
Peekaboo Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Part of the shadow of Saturn's moon Epimetheus appears as if it has been woven through the planet's rings in this image taken about a month and a half before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12620:
Woven Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows are cast by Daphnis and the moon's attendant edge waves in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken about a month and a half before the Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12622:
Shadows from the Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two of Saturn's small moons can be seen orbiting beyond the planet's thin F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora is on the left, and Epimetheus is on the right.
PIA12627:
Petite Pair Beyond Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings, partially darkened by the planet's shadow, cut a striking figure before Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The moon Mimas is near the bottom of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12629:
Cut by Saturn's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-12 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12631:
Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-17 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Daphnis, appearing as a tiny speck in the Keeler Gap of the A ring on the far right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, is almost lost among the moon's attendant edge waves.
PIA12634:
Hidden Among Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Rhea looms 'over' a smaller and more distant Epimetheus against a striking background of planet and rings. The two moons aren't actually close to each other.
PIA12638:
Big and Small Before Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-25 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12640:
Pan's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the limb of Saturn and, on the right of this image, views part of the rings through the planet's atmosphere. Saturn's atmosphere can distort the view of the rings from some angles.
PIA12641:
Rings Through Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-28 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings occupy the foreground of this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The small moon Janus appears to hover above, while the far larger moon Rhea is partially obscured by the rings.
PIA12643:
Rings, Rhea and Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-01 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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Atlas can be seen just above the center of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image as the moon orbits in the Roche Division between Saturn's A ring and thin F ring.
PIA12645:
Speck Between Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-07 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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An illuminated quarter of the moon Tethys is imaged near a swath of Saturn's rings. Though the moon appears to be hanging directly below the rings, Tethys is actually farther from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and the rings are in the foreground.
PIA12649:
Rings and Quarter Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Kinky, discontinuous ringlets occupy the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in the middle of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image; parts of these thin ringlets cast shadows onto the A ring.
PIA12650:
Encke Gap Ringlet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-10 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of small moons join Saturn's second largest moon in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image spotlighting Rhea in front of the rings. Janus is seen beyond the rings on the right and Prometheus is visible between the main rings and thin F ring on left.
PIA12652:
Tethys in the Fore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of Saturn's small moons orbit near the planet's rings, which appear well illuminated in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is near the center of the image and Pandora is on the left.
PIA12656:
By Bright Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings and small moon Prometheus obscure NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of the planet's second largest moon, Rhea. Prometheus can be seen just below the center of the image, in front of Rhea.
PIA12661:
Cutting Off Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-25 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft swooped in for a close-up of the cratered, fractured surface of Saturn's moon Dione in this image taken during the spacecraft's Jan. 27, 2010, non-targeted flyby.
PIA12663:
Flying Over Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's brightly lit rings slice across this NASA Cassini spacecraft picture taken before a backdrop of the planet's clouds.
PIA12665:
Bright Slice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of Saturn's small satellites, Janus and Pandora, accompany the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft presenting the view in dramatic diagonal fashion.
PIA12668:
Rings on a Diagonal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-13 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12675:
Prometheus Amid Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Janus orbits in front of the rings, which are partially darkened by the shadow of the planet in viwe from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's shadow obscures about half the rings.
PIA12680:
Only Half the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of Saturn's small, icy satellites accompany the planet's rings in snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are between Janus and Prometheus.
PIA12683:
Chunks of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a propeller-shaped disturbance in one of Saturn's rings created by a moon that is too small to be seen here. The moon is invisible at the center of the image.
PIA12789:
Tracking a Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon appears dark in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings. The propeller is marked with a red arrow in the top left.
PIA12791:
Propeller from Unlit Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon is brightly illuminated on the sunlit side of Saturn's rings in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon, which is too small to be seen, is marked with a red arrow.
PIA12790:
Sunlit Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is part of a set of images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA12792:
Propeller Churns the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is from a set of mosaic images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing three fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Such 'fans' suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12784:
Multiple F-Ring "Fans"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright clumps of ring material and a fan-like structure appear near the core of Saturn's tenuous F ring in this mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12785:
F Ring's Bright Core Clumps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft depicts fan-like structures in Saturn's tenuous F ring. Bright features are also visible near the core of the ring. Such features suggest the existence of additional objects in the F ring.
PIA12786:
"Fan" in the F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is from a simulation showing the changes to a portion of Saturn's F ring as the shepherding moon Prometheus swings by it. The animation uses data obtained by the imaging cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12787:
The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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While NASA's Cassini spacecraft was pointed to study Saturn's F ring, it happened to catch a globular star cluster passing through the camera's field of view. Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA12788:
Catching a Cluster of Stars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-26 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon's handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12684:
Fleeing the Scene
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past Saturn's rings and small moon Janus to spy the planet's second largest moon, Rhea where lit terrain is seen.
PIA12687:
Rhea Past Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-30 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that rather than being an unchanging disk of peaceful particles, the material that makes up Saturn's rings is constantly pushed and pulled into spectacular shapes. At left is the moon Daphnis.
PIA12688:
Pushing and Pulling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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As Enceladus spews water ice from its south polar region, NASA's Cassini also shows Saturn's faint G ring before the moon.
PIA12693:
Enceladus and G Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-11 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Rhea is gently lit in front of a background of the planet with a wide shadow cast by the rings which are seen nearly edge-on in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12696:
Rhea, Rings and Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-13 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures here one of its closest views of Saturn's ring-embedded moon Daphnis. Seen at the upper left of this image, Daphnis appears in the Keeler Gap near the edge waves it has created in the A ring.
PIA12698:
Closest Daphnis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-20 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12703:
Shadow Before Equinox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A propeller-shaped structure, created by an unseen moon, can be seen in Saturn's A ring and looks like a small, dark line interrupting the bright surrounding ring material in the upper left of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12707:
A-ring Propeller
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a 'fan' in Saturn's tenuous F ring. This fan-like structure appears as dark lines spreading outward from the left of the bright clump of ring material near the center of the image.
PIA12710:
'Fan' Spread
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12712:
Beyond Curved Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A quartet of Saturn's moons are shown with a sliver of the rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From left to right in this image are Epimetheus, Janus, Prometheus, and Atlas.
PIA12715:
Moon Quartet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The F ring's shepherds, Prometheus and Pandora, join Epimetheus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of three of Saturn's moons and the rings.
PIA12717:
Trio of Small Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Delicate shadows are cast outward from Saturn's thin F ring in the lower left of this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. The moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across) is seen just above the center of the image.
PIA12720:
F-Ring Shadows
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Clumps of ring material are revealed along the edge of Saturn's A ring in this image taken during the planet's August 2009 equinox. The granular appearance of the outer edge of the A ring is likely created by gravitational clumping of particles there.
PIA12722:
Equinoctial Clumps
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Several structures in Saturn's A ring are exposed near the Encke Gap in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A peculiar kink can be seen in one particularly bright ringlet at the bottom right.
PIA12727:
A-Ring Structures
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Shadows seem ubiquitous in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's rings. The moon Pan casts a long shadow towards the right from where it orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ring in the upper right of the image.
PIA12730:
Shadows Everywhere
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft composition features Saturn's rings (top of image), its second largest moon, Rhea (on right of image), and one of the planet's tiny moons, Telesto (near the middle of image) appears as a bright speck.
PIA12736:
Rings, Rhea and Telesto
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Vertical structures, among the tallest seen in Saturn's main rings, rise abruptly from the edge of Saturn's B ring to cast long shadows on the ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft two weeks before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11668:
The Tallest Peaks
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Keeping a close watch on the outer portion of Saturn's B ring, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records the complex inward and outward movement of the edge of the ring. This ring movement resembles the suspected behavior of spiral disk galaxies.
PIA12794:
Galactic Behavior for the Outer B Ring
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The outer edge of Saturn's B ring exhibits an unexpected feature in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image was obtained when the sun was over the planet's equator and lit the rings exactly exactly edge on.
PIA11669:
Strange Things Afoot in the B Ring
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This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the outer edge of Saturn's B ring, reveals the combined effects of a tugging moon and oscillations that can naturally occur in disks like Saturn's rings and spiral galaxies.
PIA12795:
Oscillations at B Ring Edge
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Vertical structures in the variable outer edge of Saturn's B ring cast shadows in these two images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shortly after the planet's August 2009 northern vernal equinox.
PIA12796:
Long Spiky Shadows
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Six of Saturn's moons orbiting within and beyond the planet's rings are collected in this Cassini spacecraft image; they include Enceladus, Epimetheus, Atlas, Daphnis, Pan, and Janus.
PIA12741:
Sextet of Moons
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the cratered south polar area of Saturn's moon Rhea to spy the moon Dione and the planet's rings in the distance. Dione's 'wispy' terrain can be seen on the trailing hemisphere of that moon.
PIA12755:
Beyond Southern Rhea
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The right-hand limb of Saturn's moon Mimas appears flattened as Herschel Crater is viewed edge-on in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The planet's rings are in the background.
PIA12761:
Mimas' Flat Spot
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A bright clump of material within Saturn's tenuous F ring stands out near the center top of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12766:
In a Thin Ring
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft observes three of Saturn's moons set against the darkened night side of the planet. Seen here are Rhea, closest to Cassini, Enceladus to right of Rhea, and Dione, left of Rhea.
PIA12771:
Bright Moons
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's tiny moon Aegaeon within the G-ring arc. The moonlet Aegaeon (formerly known as S/2008 S 1) can't be seen in this image, but it orbits in the bright arc of Saturn's faint G ring shown here.
PIA12777:
Eye Toward Aegaeon
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A quintet of Saturn's moons come together in this portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is seen on the far left, Pandora orbits near the middle, Enceladus appears above the center, and Rhea and Mimas are seen on the right side.
PIA14573:
Quintet of Moons
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Saturn's rings lie in the distance as NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Titan and its dark region called Shangri-La, east of the landing site of the Huygens Probe.
PIA14575:
East of Huygens
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During a flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 1, 2011, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this portrait of the moon joined by its sibling Epimetheus and the planet's rings.
PIA14582:
Hiding Little Brother
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Saturn's rings lie between a pair of moons in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft that features Mimas and Prometheus. Mimas is the more noticeable of the two moons at top left, Prometheus is near the center of image and closest to Cassini.
PIA14585:
Rings In Between
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the anti-Saturnian side of Dione and shows the cratered surface east of the moon's distinctive wispy terrain which consists of bright cliffs on the moon's trailing hemisphere.
PIA14586:
East of Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The colorful globe of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, passes in front of the planet and its rings in this true color snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14909:
Titan Up Front
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Saturn's fourth-largest moon, Dione, can be seen through the haze of the planet's largest moon, Titan, in this view of the two posing before the planet and its rings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14910:
Titan and Dione
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Saturn's moon Tethys, with its stark white icy surface, peeps out from behind the larger, hazy, colorful Titan in this view of the two moons obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's rings lie between the two.
PIA14911:
Haze Before Ice
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A crescent Enceladus appears with Saturn's rings in this view of the moon from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The famed jets of water ice emanating from the south polar region of the moon are faintly visible here.
PIA14594:
Rings and Enceladus
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Saturn's moon Mimas joins the planet's rings which appear truncated by the planet's shadow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14596:
Cut-Off Rings
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across Saturn's rings and finds the moon Prometheus, a shepherd of the thin F ring. Prometheus looks like a small white bulge near the F ring -- the outermost ring seen here -- above the center of the image.
PIA14598:
Across to Prometheus
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One of the glittering trails caused by small objects punching through Saturn's F ring is highlighted in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These trails show how the F ring, the outermost of Saturn's main rings, is constantly changing.
PIA15500:
Glittering Trail in Saturn's F Ring Animation Icon
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the gravitational pull of Saturn's moon Prometheus creates patterns in Saturn's F ring.
PIA15501:
F Ring Patterns Animation Icon
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This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft around the time it went into orbit around Saturn in 2004 shows a short trail of icy particles dragged out from Saturn's F ring.
PIA15502:
Small Trail at Saturn Orbit Insertion
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This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows trails that were dragged out from Saturn's F ring by objects about a half mile (1 kilometer) in diameter.
PIA15503:
Classic Trails or Mini-Jets
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This image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows some of the more bizarre trails that were dragged out from Saturn's F ring by objects about a half mile (1 kilometer) in diameter.
PIA15504:
Exotic Trails or Mini-Jets
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The constant change in Saturn's wavy, wiggly F ring is on display in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image shows a view looking directly down onto the ring with the planet removed from the center.
PIA15505:
Wavy, Wiggly Ring
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Saturn's moons Daphnis and Pan demonstrate their effects on the planet's rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Daphnis, at left, orbits in the Keeler Gap of the A ring; Pan at right, orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ring.
PIA14608:
Ring Moons' Effects
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These three images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon in Saturn's A ring.
PIA14918:
Hello Again
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