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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-14 Tethys ISS - Wide Angle
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The night sides of Saturn and Tethys are dark places indeed. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows shadows are darker areas than sunlit areas, and in space, with no air to scatter the light, shadows can appear almost totally black.
PIA18333:
From the Night Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-07 Saturn IRTF
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These two images, taken with NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, capture two different phases of this wave oscillation at Saturn's equator.
PIA10358:
Saturn's Infrared Temperature Snapshot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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An intriguing knotted ringlet within the Encke Gap is the main attraction in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06534:
Mind the Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cast threadlike shadows on the planet's northern hemisphere. Note the translucent C ring, and thin outermost F ring. The image was taken with NASA's Cassini narrow angle camera in visible light on May 10, 2004.
PIA05394:
Rings and Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken May 21, 2004 displays the ringed planet's subtle, multi-hued atmospheric bands.
PIA06060:
Colorful Saturn, Getting Closer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-13 Phoebe Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Phoebe delivers on its promise to reveal new wonders to NASA's Cassini spacecraft by showing probable evidence of an ice-rich body overlain with a thin layer of dark material.
PIA06067:
Phoebe's Surprise
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-14 Phoebe Cassini-Huygens
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On June 11, 2004, during its closest approach to Phoebe, NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this extremely high resolution view of a dark, desolate landscape.
PIA06069:
Dark Desolation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Rhea and Enceladus appear above and below the rings on the left of this image, serving to visually offset the dominance of Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12554:
Balancing It Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's peaceful beauty invites NASA's Cassini spacecraft for a closer look in this natural color view, taken during the spacecraft's approach to the planet.
PIA06077:
Ringworld Waiting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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The best view of Saturn's rings in the ultraviolet indicates there is more ice toward the outer part of the rings, than in the inner part, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA05075:
Saturn's A Ring From the Inside Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is rendered in three dimensions in this close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12548:
Prometheus Popping in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This detailed view of Saturn's southern hemisphere shows clouds, storms and waves in the planet's many latitudinal bands was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 12, 2004.
PIA06505:
A Crisp View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a movie is a condensed version of NASA's Cassini spacecraft 44-hour approach to Titan. During the movie, the planet rotates about 40 degrees and the spacecraft's distance to the moon ranges from 1,800,000 to 700,000 kilometers.
PIA06137:
Close Encounter of a First Kind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-29 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a splendid portrait created by light and gravity. Saturn's lonely moon Mimas is seen against the cool, blue-streaked backdrop of Saturn's northern hemisphere.
PIA06142:
Nature's Canvas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's shadow stretches across the rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06538:
The Adventure Ahead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-13 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a computer animation shows the observations to be taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft spanning roughly a nine-hour period surrounding its upcoming flyby of Dione on Dec. 14, 2004.
PIA06149:
Dione Flyby Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This image was returned on Jan 14, 2005, by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe during its successful descent to land on Titan. This colored view, following processing to add reflection spectra data, gives a better indication of the actual color.
PIA07232:
First Color View of Titan's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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A view of Titan from the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument on NASA's Cassini orbiter. The Huygens probe landed in the small red circle on the boundary of the bright and dark regions.
PIA07239:
Titan Landing Site Seen From Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Magnetometer
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This artist concept shows the detection of an atmosphere on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
PIA07370:
Atmosphere on Enceladus (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-24 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During its very close flyby of Enceladus on March 9, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft took high resolution images of the icy moon that are helping scientists interpret the complex topography of this intriguing little world.
PIA06217:
Sliced-up Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2005-08-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This processed image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of Titan reveals mid-latitudes on the moon's Saturn-facing side. Bazaruto Facula is visible with a dark unnamed crater at its center.
PIA07730:
Titan's Sideways Cipher
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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With this full-disk mosaic, NASA's Cassini presented the best view yet of the south pole of Saturn's moon Tethys, taken on Sept. 24, 2005. The giant rift Ithaca Chasma cuts across the disk.
PIA07738:
Tethys in Full View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This stunning false-color view of Saturn's moon Hyperion reveals crisp details across the strange, tumbling moon's surface. The view was obtained during NASA's Cassini close flyby on Sept. 26, 2005.
PIA07740:
Odd World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a movie sequence shows highlights of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Sept. 26, 2005, flyby of the odd, icy moon Hyperion.
PIA07742:
Flight to Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map of Titan's surface illustrates the regions that will be viewed by the imaging cameras onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's close flyby of Titan on Oct. 28, 2005.
PIA07751:
Cassini's Oct. 28, 2005, Titan Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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The geologic diversity of Titan's surface is well illustrated by this synthetic aperture radar image, obtained on Oct. 28, 2005, during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ninth Titan fly-by and fourth radar pass.
PIA03568:
Diverse Geology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan shows the location mapped with NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode during the Oct. 28, 2005, flyby.
PIA03570:
Radar Swath of Oct. 28, 2005, Titan Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys.
PIA07776:
Map of Dione -- December 2005
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Mimas was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 434 meters (1,424 feet) per
pixel.
PIA07779:
Map of Mimas -- December 2005
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-01-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-01-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this magnificent view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, delicate haze layers high in the atmosphere encircle the oblate figure of Saturn.
PIA07669:
Seeing High in the Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-02-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie of Titan shows data taken with NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer during the last three flybys of Titan.
PIA02146:
An Infrared Movie of Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-03-15 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-03-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-04-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-04-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-04-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of the ringed planet shows its tilt relative to the plane of its orbit around the Sun as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08160:
Viewing Saturn from the Plane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a flattened (Mercator) projection of the Huygens probe's view from 10 kilometers altitude (6 miles). The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08113:
Mercator Projection of Huygens's View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-17 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-18 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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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 2006-05-25 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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-06-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-06-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-06-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-06-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-07-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a ghostly white streak, called a spoke, in Saturn's B ring. This is the first sighting of a spoke in nearly a year, and the first spoke seen by Cassini on the sunlit side of the rings.
PIA07807:
Spokes Sighted Again!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-27 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Hiding within the Encke gap is the small moon Pan, partly in shadow and party cut off by the outer A ring in this view. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08230:
Down Under on Pan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This infrared view from NASA's Cassini looks toward middle to high northern latitudes on Saturn, revealing entrancing meanders in the clouds. The cloud patterns transition from puffier looking in the south to smoother oval shapes in the north
PIA08232:
View to the North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings cut across an eerie scene that is ruled by Titan's luminous crescent and globe-encircling haze, broken by the small moon Enceladus, whose icy jets are dimly visible at its south pole this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08235:
Candle in the Dark
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The rings cannot hide the ragged, icy crescent of Rhea, here imaged in color by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The second-largest moon of Saturn shines brightly through gaps in the rings
PIA08239:
Coy Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The ancient gorge of Ithaca Chasma carves a path across Saturn's moon, Tethys and continues out of sight over the moon's limb in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08251:
Tethys Is Gorges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The night skies of Saturn are graced by the planet's dazzling rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08252:
Night on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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With no solid land to obstruct their progress, dark vortices often roll through Saturn's atmosphere for months or years, before merging with other vortices as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08274:
Long-lived Vortices
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-26 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-10-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Sunlight filters through Saturn's rings in sepia tones in this artful view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the dark side of the rings.
PIA08282:
The Color of Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of Saturn's G ring over a full orbital revolution captures its single bright arc on the ring's inner edge.
PIA08327:
Rounding the Corner Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes down through the dark side of Saturn's rings toward the softly glowing planet. The night side southern hemisphere is lit by sunlight reflecting off the opposite side of the rings.
PIA08298:
Through the Blinds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The rings are awash in subtle tones of gold and cream in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft which shows the outer B ring, the Cassini Division and the inner part of the A ring.
PIA08306:
Colorful Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-18 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes down at the marvelous rings and swirling clouds of giant Saturn from above the planet's north pole.
PIA08823:
Such Splendor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Saturn's moon Janus and Epimetheus in their orbital dance as the F ring slides out of view.
PIA08348:
Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares toward Saturn through its gauzy veil of rings. The great ice-particle screen acts like a filter here, attenuating the glare from the planet and making its high altitude haze easy to see.
PIA08853:
Veil of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-18 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan is seen in this color view as it sweeps through the Encke Gap with its attendant ringlets. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08857:
Pan's Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to observe brightness variations along the orbital direction within Saturn's B ring.
PIA08865:
Unknown Origin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer has imaged a huge cloud system covering the north pole of Titan.
PIA09171:
Titan's Giant North Pole Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan shows a semi-circular feature that may be part of an impact crater. Very few impact craters have been seen on Titan so far, implying that the surface is young.
PIA09175:
A New Crater on Titan?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows a mosaic of imagery from NASA's Cassini's radar instrument obtained during three flybys of Titan's north pole: T16 (July 22, 2006), T18 (Sept. 23, 2006) and T19 (Oct. 9, 2006)
PIA09177:
Titan Lakes Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down under at the tortured south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, crossed by its 'tiger stripes,' or sulci, as the long, nearly parallel fractures are officially known.
PIA08881:
Icy Outpost?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views Saturn's southern latitudes in colors of pastel yellow, spying a great, eye-shaped vortex just northward of the south polar region.
PIA08883:
Tempest-Tossed Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea displays a marked color contrast from north to south that is particularly easy to see in this extreme color-enhanced view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08886:
Drawing Out Details
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This infrared view from high above Saturn's ringplane highlights the contrast in the cloud bands, the dimly glowing rings and their shadows on the gas giant planet. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08911:
Classic Appeal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The depths of the north pole of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter reveals a dynamic, active planet lurking underneath the ubiquitous cover of upper-level hazes.
PIA09187:
Spinning Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-04 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus draws a fresh streamer of material from the F ring as it passes the ring's interior edge as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08910:
Streamer Genesis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's brilliant rings are accompanied here by a pack of small moons, Mimas, Janus, Pandora, and Prometheus, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 29, 2007.
PIA08961:
Entourage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-10 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus appears as a rather bland orb in this far-off snapshot, but the dark markings, called sulci, long, roughly parallel fractures from which a spray of icy particles escapes into the void, are seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08980:
Exciting Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies two of the small, irregular moons that patrol the outer edges of Saturn's main rings.
PIA08994:
On Their Rounds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Dione and Tethys appear on opposite sides of the rings slide past each other in this stately portrait of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09720:
Children of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A chevron-shaped pattern and bright vortices stand out in the turbulent Saturnian atmosphere. Such features are hallmarks of the boundary between alternating east-west flowing cloud bands. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09722:
In the Boundary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A trio of large storms embraces in Saturn's high north. The three prominent vortices seen here are each wide enough to span the distance from New York City to Denver, or from London to Moscow as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09904:
Immense Vortices
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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While on final approach for its Sept. 2007 close encounter with Saturn's moon Iapetus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spun around to take in a sweeping view of the Saturn System.
PIA08387:
The View from Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Clouds and vortices churn in this beautiful, close-up view of Saturn. This image is part of a series of important of NASA's Cassini observations designed to provide information about winds and convection on Saturn.
PIA09778:
Monitoring the Maelstrom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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From on high, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a group of three ring moons in their travels around Saturn. Janus is seen at top, while Pandora hugs the outer edge of the narrow F ring. More difficult to spot is Pan, which is a mere speck in this view.
PIA09865:
Grandeur of the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The topography of planetary surfaces tells us much about the geologic history and forces involved, and volcanically active Enceladus is no exception. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the oldest most heavily cratered terrains on the surface.
PIA10351:
Ancient Cratered Terrains on Enceladus - A Complex Deformation History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Bright puffs and ribbons of cloud drift lazily through Saturn's murky skies. Saturn's clouds are overlain by a thick layer of haze in this image of pastel shades of yellow and blue from NASA's Cassini oribter taken on Apr. 15, 2008.
PIA09910:
Deep Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-10 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft observes the wrinkled surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing side of Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across).
PIA10422:
Crescent Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Tiny Daphnis' impact on the Keeler gap in which it resides can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 11, 2009.
PIA10579:
Small but Effective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Lots of clouds are visible in this infrared image of Saturn's moon Titan. These clouds form and move much like those on Earth, but in a much slower, more lingering fashion, new results from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show.
PIA12004:
Titan's Lingering Clouds
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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 2009-07-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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The shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas is seen through the unlit side of the Cassini Division of Saturn's rings. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11541:
Shadow in the Cassini Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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New insights into the nature of Saturn's rings are revealed in this panoramic mosaic of 15 images taken during the planet's August 2009 equinox, taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter.
PIA11670:
Ring Scan Spilling Secrets
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