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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Dione illustrates the regions that was imaged by Cassini during the spacecraft's very close flyby of the moon on Oct. 11, 2005.
PIA07743:
Cassini's Visit to Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys partially occulting the moon Dione. The difference in the surface brightness of the two moons is immediately apparent.
PIA07621:
Tethys Meets Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Speeding toward pale, icy Dione, Cassini's view is enriched by the tranquil gold and blue hues of Saturn in the distance. The horizontal stripes near the bottom of the image are Saturn's rings.
PIA07744:
Ringside with Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As it departed its encounter with Saturn's moon Dione, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sailed above an unreal landscape blasted by impacts. The rising Sun throws craters into sharp contrast and reveals steep crater walls.
PIA07745:
Icy Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The cratered and cracked disk of Saturn's moon Dione looms ahead in this mosaic of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct.11, 2005, as it neared its close encounter with the icy moon.
PIA07746:
Dione in Full View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The cratered and cracked disk of Saturn's moon Dione looms ahead in this mosaic of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2005, as it neared its close encounter with the icy moon.
PIA07747:
Dione in Full View - False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to prove that the closer the view of the myriad worlds constituting the Saturn system, the more interesting and varied the views become.
PIA07748:
In the Groove
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Zooming in closer and closer, this frame from a movie chronicles NASA's Cassini spacecraft targeted flyby of Dione, with Saturn and its lovely rings forming a dramatic backdrop.
PIA07749:
Ice Moon Rendezvous Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-20 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Prometheus chases Pandora in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but the outcome of their race has already been decided by gravity. Prometheus orbits closer to Saturn and thus moves faster than does Pandora.
PIA07612:
Racing Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft close looks at Saturn to frame a view encompassing the entire C ring. In the dark region closer to the planet lies the much dimmer D ring. The bright B ring wraps around the left side of the scene.
PIA07613:
Framing the C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-24 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Saturn moon Mimas is much smaller than Rhea, but the geometry of this scene exaggerates the actual differences in size. Here, Mimas is on the opposite side of the rings from Rhea and NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07614:
Misleading Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Outside the soft edge of Cassini's F ring, Epimetheus and Janus negotiate their nearly-shared orbit. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 8, 2005.
PIA07615:
Switcharoo Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The outer reaches of Saturn's Cassini Division merges with the inner A ring (at the right) in a region that is rich in structure. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera.
PIA07616:
The Cassini Division's Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-25 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 2005-10-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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These three radar passes from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Sept. 7, 2005 reveal a variety of geologic features, including impact craters, wind-blown deposits, channels, and cryovolcanic features.
PIA08110:
Titan Viewed by Cassini's Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan shows the location of the upcoming Oct. 28, 2005, Titan flyby and the areas mapped so far by NASA's Cassini Radar Mapper using its Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging mode.
PIA08111:
Titan Viewed by Cassini's Radar - Flat Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This mosaic of 15 NASA Cassini images of Saturn's F ring shows how the moon Prometheus creates a gore in the ring once every 14.7 hours, as it approaches and recedes from the F ring on its eccentric orbit.
PIA07750:
The Prometheus Effect
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-27 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows two of the largest craters on Saturn's icy moon Tethys: Odysseus in the northern hemisphere and Melanthius in the south.
PIA07617:
Hue and Contrast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-28 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the far-off wispy canyons of Saturn's moon Dione and sees an interesting dichotomy between the bright wisps and the bright south polar region at the bottom.
PIA07618:
Dione's Canyonlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's restless clouds offer endless complexity, such as this small-scale repeating pattern which is superimposed a larger-scale wavelike modulation of the boundary between a bright zone and a darker belt. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08202:
Pattern Upon Pattern
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Enceladus seems to hover above the outer reaches of Saturn's B ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 15, 2005.
PIA07619:
Iceball Among Snowballs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This brief movie catches Saturn's moon Tethys partially occulting the moon Dione. Images in this frame from a movie sequence were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 11, 2005.
PIA07620:
Tethys Meets Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-02 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers up this nice view of the craters Odysseus (at the top) and Melanthius (at the bottom) on Saturn's moon Tethys.
PIA07622:
Big Bangs on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-03 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's expansive rings separate the moon's Tethys (at the top) from Dione (at the bottom). This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 12, 2005.
PIA07623:
Moons with Separate Paths
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-04 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's moon Mimas is a mere pinprick of light, while the nearly edge-on rings and the ghostly globe of Saturn steal the scene.
PIA07624:
Bright Rings for Southern Skies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view looks up toward the sunlit side of Saturn's rings, as Dione and Pandora trundle by. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image in visible light with its narrow-angle camera on Sept. 16, 2005.
PIA07625:
Dione and Pandora
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Looking back toward the sun brings out the thin haze than hovers 500 kilometers (310 miles) above Saturn's moon Titan. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2005.
PIA07626:
Titan's Ultraviolet Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione is about to swing around the edge of the thin F ring in this color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Sept. 20, 2005. More than one thin strand of the F ring's tight spiral can be seen here.
PIA07627:
Wisps in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This excellent grouping of three moons Dione, Tethys and Pandora near the rings provides a sampling of the diversity of worlds that exists in Saturn's realm. This image was taken in visible blue light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07628:
Satellite Trio
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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From Saturn orbit, NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides a perspective on the ringed planet that is never seen from Earth. In our skies, Saturn's disk is always nearly fully illuminated by the sun. From this vantage point Cassini can see both hemispheres.
PIA07629:
A Privileged View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moons Dione and Tethys face each other across the gulf of Saturn's rings. Here, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Tethys below and the anti-Saturn side of Dione above.
PIA07630:
The Face-off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Large areas of this Cassini synthetic aperture radar image of Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are covered by long, dark ridges.
PIA03567:
Dunes Galore
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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 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft carried the European Space Agency's Huygens probe to Saturn and released it in December 2004. The magenta cross in both images shows the best estimate of the actual Huygens landing site.
PIA03569:
Pinpointing Huygens Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic aperture radar image of Titan was taken on Oct. 28, 2005, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by at a distance of 1,350 kilometers (840 miles).
PIA03566:
Tectonic Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Like an ancient mariner charting the coastline of an unexplored wilderness, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place. These combined images were taken on Oct. 28, 2005.
PIA07752:
Naming New Lands - October Flyby (annotated)
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Like an ancient mariner charting the coastline of an unexplored wilderness, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place. These combined images were taken on Sept. 7, 2005.
PIA07753:
Naming New Lands - September Flyby (annotated)
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Like an ancient mariner charting the coastline of an unexplored wilderness, NASA's Cassini spacecraft repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place.
PIA07754:
Naming New Lands - October Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft repeated encounters with Titan are turning a mysterious world into a more familiar place. This image shows more than half of Titan's Saturn-facing hemisphere at moderate resolution.
PIA07755:
Naming New Lands - September Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-17 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon, Rhea, illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini during the spacecraft's close flyby of the moon on Nov. 26, 2005.
PIA07756:
Prime Time for Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The dark Cassini Division, within Saturn's rings, contains a great deal of structure, as seen in this color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken on May 18, 2005.
PIA07631:
Graceful Lanes of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-16 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini's best close-up view of Saturn's F ring shepherd moon, Pandora, shows that this small ring-moon is coated in fine dust-sized icy material in this image taken on Sept. 5, 2005.
PIA07632:
Pandora's Color Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-17 Calypso Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This color image taken on Sept. 23, 2005 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides the best look yet at Saturn's moon Calypso, a Trojan (trailing moon) of the larger moon Tethys.
PIA07633:
Colorful Cratered Calypso
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The 'H'-shaped region Fensal-Aztlan is faintly visible on Saturn's murky moon Titan in this enhanced clear-filter view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07634:
The Land Beneath the Murk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-16 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 2005-11-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This set of images shows the areas mapped so far on Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode.
PIA03571:
Titan Viewed by Cassini's Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Rhea floats below the innermost regions of Saturn's amazing rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Rhea allows a glimpse of the wispy terrain that covers the trailing hemisphere of Rhea.
PIA07635:
Sleek Rings, Rugged Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the soft appearance of Dione's wispy terrains belies their true nature. They are, in fact, complex systems of crisp, braided fractures that cover the moon's trailing hemisphere.
PIA07636:
Captivating Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft prepared for its rendezvous with Saturn's moon, Dione, on Oct. 11, 2005, capturing the brilliant, cratered iceball in front of its shadow-draped planet.
PIA07637:
On Approach to Dione
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Dione's icy surface is scarred by craters at Carthage Linea in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2005.
PIA07638:
At Carthage Linea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-25 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Impact-battered Mimas steps in front of Saturn's rings, showing off its giant 130-kilometer (80-mile) wide crater Herschel. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07639:
Herschel Sees the Sun
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Sun's rays strike the terrains near the terminator on Tethys at low angles, throwing features there into sharp relief. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07640:
Rough Sphere of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A target of intense interest to Cassini mission scientists is Enceladus, whose wrinkled and frozen crescent is seen here with Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera on Oct. 13, 2005.
PIA07641:
Wrinkled Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Gray and barren Rhea drifts beneath Saturn's more colorful rings. Bright wispy markings on the trailing hemisphere of Rhea are just visible curling along the western limb in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07642:
Rhea in Profile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's G ring glows like a neon garland in this lovely narrow angle camera image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07643:
G Ring Aglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In a rare moment, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this enduring portrait of a near-alignment of four of Saturn's restless moons. Timing is critical when trying to capture a view of multiple bodies, like this one.
PIA07644:
When Moons Align
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This fanciful view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Saturnian moons, Dione and Enceladus, from just beneath the ringplane. Enceladus is on the near side of the rings with respect to Cassini, and Dione is on the far side.
PIA07645:
Dione and Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A fine spray of small, icy particles emanating from the warm, geologically unique province surrounding the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus was observed in NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera image of the crescent moon taken on Jan. 16, 2005.
PIA07760:
Spray Above Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This NASA Cassini image of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun shows the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region.
PIA07759:
Fountains of Enceladus - Image #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Recent Cassini images of Saturn's moon Enceladus backlit by the sun show the fountain-like sources of the fine spray of material that towers over the south polar region. This image was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2005.
PIA07758:
Fountains of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie shows a quick succession of multiple products of Titan's surface from NASA's Cassini orbiter and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe.
PIA06435:
Huygens Landing Site (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent sequence. The probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA06434:
Huygens Descent Sequence (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
Radar Mapper
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This composite image shows a mosaic of the European Space Agency's Huygens probe landing site, as seen by the descent imager/spectral radiometer on the Huygens probe. The mosaic is overlaid on a NASA Cassini orbiter radar image.
PIA06437:
Huygens Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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Images recorded by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer between 11 and 5 miles were assembled to produce this panoramic mosaic. The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06438:
Titan's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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Images recorded by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer between 4 and 0.3 miles (7 and 0.5 kilometers) were assembled to produce this panoramic mosaic of Titan.
PIA06439:
Titan's Surface #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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Images from the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer side-looking imager and from the medium resolution imager, acquired after landing, were merged to produce this image.
PIA06440:
View from Titan's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Seen here is the end result of the process that occurs every time the moon Prometheus closely approaches Saturn's F ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Oct. 25, 2007.
PIA09782:
Gores in the Strands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This is a perspective view of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan near the Huygens probe landing site that includes the bright-dark boundary between the bright highlands and lower dark plains.
PIA06441:
Bright Highlands and Dark Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This perspective view shows dark plains on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan about 3 miles from the Huygens probe landing site. The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06442:
Dark Plains on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This brooding portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the southwest limb (edge) of the cold gas giant and the thread-like cloud features lurking there.
PIA07646:
Pensive Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-07 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This dramatic image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's craggy moon Pandora skimming along the F ring's outer edge. Pandora orbits about 1,000 kilometers exterior to the ring, but in this view is projected onto the ring.
PIA07647:
Pandora on a String
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Feathery cloud bands fill Saturn's crescent in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Features in the atmosphere are visible all the way to the terminator, the boundary between night and day, where the Sun's rays are coming in almost horizontally.
PIA07648:
Clear Sky on High
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's sibling moons, Rhea and Dione, pose for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view. Even at this distance, it is easy to see that Dione (below) appears to have been geologically active in the more recent past, compared to Rhea (above).
PIA07649:
Seeing Double
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005. The discovery of active eruptions on a third outer solar system body is one of the great highlights of NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA07762:
Enceladus Plume Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This giant mosaic reveals Saturn's icy moon Rhea in her full, crater-scarred glory. The images in this mosaic were taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera during a close flyby on Nov. 26, 2005.
PIA07763:
Rhea: Full Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In the nick of time, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this image of the eastern rim of Saturn's moon Rhea's bright, ray crater. The impact event appears to have made a prominent bright splotch on the leading hemisphere of Rhea.
PIA07764:
Catch that Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows craters within craters cover the scarred face of Saturn's moon Rhea in this oblique, high-resolution view of terrain on the moon's western hemisphere.
PIA07765:
Craters, Craters Everywhere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this mesmerizing image acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
PIA07766:
Iapetus Spins and Tilts Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This false-color view, acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 26, 2005, shows Saturn's moon Hyperion's crater, Meri. Meri is overprinted by a couple of smaller craters.
PIA07768:
Color Variation on Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This montage shows four major icy moons of Saturn that NASA's Cassini spacecraft visited while surveying the Saturnian system during 2005. Largely of ice, they exhibit remarkably different geological histories and varied surface features.
PIA07767:
Season of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Dione Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Saturn's cratered, icy moons, Rhea and Dione, come alive with vibrant color that reveals new information about their surface properties. Images in the Dione false-color view were acquired on Aug. 1, 2005 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07769:
Color Variation Across Rhea and Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's impact-pummeled moon Hyperion stares back at NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this six-image mosaic, taken during the spacecraft's close approach on Sept. 26, 2005.
PIA07761:
Cosmic Blasting Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A gorgeous close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft at the Saturnian atmosphere reveals small, bright and puffy clouds with long filamentary streamers that are reminiscent of the anvil-shaped Earthly cirrus clouds that extend downwind of thunderstorms.
PIA07650:
Movement in the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Viewing Saturn's rings very close to edge-on produces some puzzling effects, as these two images of the F ring demonstrate. Both images were taken using the clear spectral filters on NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07651:
On the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's rings throw imposing shadows and relegate parts of the planet's northern regions to darkness. Three thin and bright arcs in this scene captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft represent three well-known gaps in the immense ring system.
PIA07652:
Gaps in the Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This spectacular image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Prometheus (at right) and Pandora (at left), with their flock of icy ring particles (the F ring) between them.
PIA07653:
Close to the Shepherd Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Sunlight reflects off the bright, frozen surfaces of the billions and billions of particles comprising Saturn's rings to brighten the planet's southern skies. Particles in Saturn's rings are too small to be seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image.
PIA07654:
One Moon Among Billions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The searing arc of light seen here is Saturn's icy F ring, seen nearly edge-on. In the background, NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Rhea is lit by reflected light from Saturn and the rings, with only the slightest sliver of light at its bottom.
PIA07655:
Bright Arc of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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An oval-shaped feature, wider than Earth and with streamers extending out to the east and west, swirls in Saturn's southern hemisphere. This image was taken in wavelengths of polarized infrared light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA07656:
Storm Down Under
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Gazing across the ringplane, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots a Saturn-lit Mimas and the tiny Trojan moon Helene. Only the bright crescent on Mimas' eastern limb is lit by the Sun; the moon's night side is illuminated by Saturnshine.
PIA07657:
Small Worlds of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Dione is partly occulted by Saturn's rings in this nearly edge-on view, taken from less than a tenth of a degree above the ringplane. The side of the rings nearer to NASA's Cassini spacecraft was masked by Saturn's shadow at the time and appears dark.
PIA07658:
Slicing Through Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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With the icy rings between them, Dione and Tethys each show off the prominent features for which they are known. Dione displays wispy fractures that adorn its trailing side. Tethys, closest to NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows its impact basin Odysseus.
PIA07659:
Children of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-26 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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 2005-12-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has Mimas and Pandora on its side as it gazes across the ringplane at distant Tethys. The two smaller moons were on the side of the rings closer to Cassini when this image was taken.
PIA07661:
Choosing Sides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-16 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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During a non-targeted flyby by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Nov. 26, 2005, Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer measured the spectrum of the plumes originating from the south pole of the icy moon.
PIA06443:
Enceladus Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A crescent Tethys shows off its great scar, Ithaca Chasma, for which the moon is renowned. The lit surface visible here is on the moon's Saturn-facing hemisphere. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07662:
A Truly Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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 2005-12-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures this dual portrait of an apparently dead moon and one that is very much alive. Tethys, shows no signs of recent geologic activity. Enceladus is covered in fractures and faults and spews icy particles into space.
PIA07664:
Envious Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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 2006-01-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan, Saturn's largest moon and Mimas in the foreground are seen together in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan's gravity is weaker than Earth's, so the moon's atmosphere is quite extended -- a quality hinted at in this view.
PIA07666:
Mimas...and Titan Beyond
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