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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this arresting view of Saturn just before Epimetheus crossed into the blinding glare of the planet's sunlit crescent and was lost.
PIA08218:
A Captivating Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan shines beyond the rings like a brilliant ring of fire, its light gleaming here and there through the gaps in Saturn's magnificent plane of ice. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08219:
Rings Occulting Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The unlit side of the rings glows with scattered sunlight as two moons circle giant Saturn. The light reaching NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view has traveled many paths before being captured.
PIA08220:
Light from Many Paths
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's two largest moons meet in the sky in a rare embrace. Smog-enshrouded Titan glows to the left of airless Rhea. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 11, 2006.
PIA08221:
Titan's Kiss
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Four minutes after NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured dark Mimas and softly-lit Enceladus near the ringplane, Mimas had slipped into near-obscurity against Saturn's dark side.
PIA08222:
Mimas in Hiding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The narrow and twisted F ring lights up this scene, which features Mimas against the unlit side of Saturn's ringplane. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 13, 2006.
PIA08223:
Land of Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Two frigid moons, Rhea and Enceladus, shine in reflected light from Saturn. In such low light and at great distance, Rhea's cratered surface looks deceptively smooth in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08224:
Planetglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two ring moons chase each other as their larger sibling looks on. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Tethys at lower left, along with perpetually mingling Epimetheus at left of center, and Janus at center.
PIA08225:
Darkened Moons, Searing F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Titan was acquired on April 30, 2006, NASA's Cassini's radar instrument in synthetic-aperture mode over the continent-sized region called Xanadu.
PIA08552:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - April 30, 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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A network of river channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. This radar image was captured by NASA's Cassini Radar Mapper on April 30, 2006.
PIA08604:
Xanadu's Meandering Rivers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Cassini's powerful radar eyes have uncovered a geologic goldmine in a region called Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. Panning west to east, the geologic features include river channels, mountains and hills, a crater and possible lakes.
PIA08605:
Titan's Geological Goldmine - Radar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-21 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The ice jets of Enceladus send particles streaming into space hundreds of kilometers above the south pole of this spectacularly active moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08226:
Boosting the Signal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-24 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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The shadow of Epimetheus, one of Saturn's co-orbital moons, races across the planet's restless cloud tops. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light.
PIA08227:
Shade from Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the unlit ringplane as Mimas glides silently in front of Dione.
PIA08228:
Night Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft, using its radar system, has discovered very strong evidence for hydrocarbon lakes on Titan. Dark patches, which resemble terrestrial lakes, seem to be sprinkled all over the high latitudes surrounding Titan's north pole.
PIA08630:
Lakes on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea and Enceladus shared the sky just before the smaller moon passed behind its larger, cratered sibling.This image is part of a 'mutual event' series in which one moon passes close to or in front of another
PIA08229:
Enceladus Approaches
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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 2006-07-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Prominent dark areas found in the Titan's equatorial region appear to contain vast and continuous dune fields, discovered by NASA's Cassini Radar experiment and likely composed of particles that drop from Titan's unique, smoggy atmosphere.
PIA08231:
Saturn's View of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-31 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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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 2006-08-01 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft finds oddly-shaped Atlas gliding along the edge of the A ring. The moon has a prominent equatorial bulge, which is accentuated here by the grazing viewing angle of Cassini, making Atlas appear pointy
PIA08233:
Watching Atlas's Waistline
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-02 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This Cassini spacecraft view shows how the bright and dark regions on Iapetus fit together like the seams of a baseball. Some of the material that covers the moon's dark, leading side spills over into regions on the brighter trailing side
PIA08234:
World of Contrast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-04 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This extreme false-color view of Saturnian moon Hyperion shows color variation across the impact-blasted surface of the tumbling moon in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft .
PIA08236:
Eroded Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-07 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Two slim crescents smile toward NASA's Cassini spacecraft following an occultation event.
PIA08237:
Rhea Releases Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to profile the haze structure and opacity in Saturn's upper atmosphere with images like this, which captures Rigel, a star in Orion whose brightness is well-known, as it passes behind the planet.
PIA08238:
Cassini: the Profiler
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-09 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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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 2006-07-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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 2006-08-10 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Unlike most of the dull grey moons in the Solar System, Hyperion's color is a rosy tan and looks like a spongy potato, as shown is this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08240:
Rosy Tan Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view of the inner A ring shows intriguing variations in brightness along the direction of ring motion -- from top to bottom. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08241:
Azimuthal Variability
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's low density and fast rotation combine to give it its characteristic oblate shape. The dramatic crescent captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft demonstrates how the ringed planet is much wider at the equator than at the poles.
PIA08242:
Flattened Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Tiny, dust-sized particles in Saturn's rings become much easier to see at high phase angle -- the angle formed by the Sun, the rings and the spacecraft. The brightest ring is the F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08244:
Janus Hides in Plain Sight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright ringlets and dark gaps at the inner edge of the C ring sweep across this scene. The C ring contains numerous 'plateaus' -- broad ring regions that are bright and surrounded by fainter material as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08245:
Inner C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This remarkably clear view from that flyby shows the moon's characteristically dark mid-latitudes, and more southern terrain than NASA's Cassini spacecraft has usually been able to glimpse.
PIA08246:
Outbound View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The sharp outer boundary of Saturn's B ring, which is the bright ring region seen to the right in this image, is maintained by a strong resonance with the moon Mimas as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08243:
The Huygens Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two images of Saturn's A and B ring showcase the opposition effect, a brightness surge that is visible on Saturn's rings when the Sun is directly behind NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08247:
Opposition Surge on the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two images of Saturn's A and B ring showcase the opposition effect, a brightness surge that is visible on Saturn's rings when the Sun is directly behind NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08248:
Opposition Surge on the B Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Few large craters are to be found in the wrinkled terrain of Enceladus, where the surface has been reworked by geologic processes presumably resulting from the moon's inner warmth. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08249:
Moon With a Warm Heart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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With Saturn's terminator as a backdrop, this view from NASA's Cassini shows the unlit face of the rings making it easy to distinguish between areas that are actual gaps, where light passes through essentially unimpeded.
PIA08250:
Seeing the Difference
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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
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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 2006-08-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down onto the unlit side of Saturn's ringplane. It nicely shows a near-arm/far-arm brightness asymmetry in the B ring.
PIA08253:
Saturn Shine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-29 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks into the wide crater Melanthius in this view of the southern terrain on Saturn's moon Tethys. The crater possesses a prominent cluster of peaks in its center which are relics of its formation.
PIA08254:
Toward Melanthius
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As the particles comprising Saturn's A ring slip into the planet's shadow, they find themselves briefly in the penumbra of Saturn's shadow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08255:
Penumbral Fade
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-31 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This splendid view showcases Saturn's moon Dione's tortured complex of bright cliffs. At lower right is the feature called Cassandra, exhibiting linear rays extending in multiple directionsas captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 24, 2006.
PIA08256:
Incredible Cliffs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This synthetic aperture radar image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its recent pass by Titan's south pole on Dec. 20, 2007.
PIA10218:
Radar Images Titan's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The Encke gap displays gentle waves in its inner and outer edges that are caused by gravitational tugs from the small moon Pan as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08257:
Encke Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus continues to exhale water ice into Saturn orbit, keeping the E ring topped off with tiny particles as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08258:
Living Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the clumpy disturbed appearance of the brilliant F ring. The irregular structure of the ring is due to the gravitational perturbations on the ring material by one of Saturn's moons, Prometheus.
PIA08259:
Disturbances by Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Soft light from Saturn lifts the veil of night from the moons Dione (lower left) and Rhea (upper right). A scant crescent on each satellite marks the limit of the Sun's direct reach in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 11, 2006.
PIA08261:
Glow of Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Prometheus zooms across NASA's Cassini spacecraft's field of view, attended by faint streamers and deep gores in the F ring. This frame from a movie sequence of five images shows the F ring shepherd moon shaping the ring's inner edge.
PIA08262:
The Ring Sculptor Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-15 Helene Cassini-Huygens
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This set of images exposes details on small and crumpled-looking Helene. Large portions of this Trojan moon of Dione appear to have been blasted away by impacts. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08269:
Helene's Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-11 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas plows along in its orbit, its pockmarked surface in crisp relief. The bright, steep walls of the enormous crater, Herschel gleam in the sunlight as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08264:
Blasted Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's B and C rings disappear behind the immense planet. Where they meet the limb, the rings appear to bend slightly owing to upper-atmospheric refraction as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08265:
Saturn Hides the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft whizzed past Dione on Aug. 16, 2006, capturing this slightly motion-blurred view of the moon's fractured and broken landscape in reflected light from Saturn.
PIA08266:
Dim Details on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A brilliant spot of sunlight, the opposition effect, travels outward across the rings as NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbits Saturn. This surge in ring brightness is created around the point directly opposite the Sun from the spacecraft.
PIA08267:
Surging Onward Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This mosaic shows extraordinary details of tectonic deformation in the fractured south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, where jets of water ice spray outward to form Saturn's E ring. The images were captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11686:
Enceladan Tectonics
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Daphnis, the tiny moon that inhabits the Keeler Gap in the outer edge of Saturn's A ring, is captured here in remarkable detail with its entourage of waves. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07809:
Daphnis At Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini radar instrument shows an impact crater with a diameter of 30 kilometers (19 miles) on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA08737:
Crater Studies on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini radar instrument was acquired by the Cassini radar instrument in synthetic aperture mode during a Sept. 7, 2006, flyby of Titan.
PIA08738:
Swimming in Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This composite image, composed of two images taken with NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows a crescent view of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA08733:
Titan's Crescent View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn was constructed by combining three images at three different infrared wavelengths.
PIA08735:
Saturn's Kaleidoscope of Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn shows ring shadows running across the upper portion of the planet, and sunlight illuminating the lower portion of the planet.
PIA08734:
Saturn's Light from Within
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image depicts Saturn's moon Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer after closest approach on a July 22, 2006, flyby.
PIA08736:
Clouds over Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft recorded these infrared images of Titan's northern hemisphere.
PIA08739:
Ethane Clouds Over Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This moody true color portrait of Saturn shows a world that can, at times, seem as serene and peaceful as it is frigid and hostile. This image was acquired with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on Aug. 18, 2006.
PIA08271:
Shadow and Shade
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's shadow cuts sharply across the rings in this remarkable night side view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08270:
The Beauty of Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Wispy fingers of bright, icy material reach tens of thousands of kilometers outward from Saturn's moon Enceladus into the E ring, while the moon's active south polar jets continue to fire away. Image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08321:
Ghostly Fingers of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A new diffuse ring, coincident with the orbits of Saturn's moon's Janus and Epimetheus, has been revealed in ultra-high phase angle views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08322:
The Janus/Epimetheus Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Cassini casts powerful eyes on our home planet, and captures Earth, a pale blue orb -- and a faint suggestion of our moon -- among the glories of the Saturn system.
PIA08324:
Pale Blue Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan's murky atmosphere shines as a halo of scattered light in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 10, 2006.
PIA08268:
Titan's Halo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's clouds billow and swirl in the turbulent zones of shear between eastward- and westward-flowing jets. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the terminator on Saturn, where night gives way to day.
PIA08263:
Clouds at Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft presents a tempestuous scene in which the clouds of Saturn's bright equatorial region entwine with those in darker, southerly latitudes.
PIA08272:
Blustery Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-25 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this terrain, the dark material that coats Cassini Regio accentuates slopes and crater floors, creating a land of stark contrasts as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08273:
Duotone Moon
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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 2006-09-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This wide and sweeping view of the sunlit rings of Saturn takes in the impressive variety in their structure in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08275:
So Much to See
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the wrinkled, fractured and remarkably crater-poor terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA08276:
Enigma in Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft there is a bright clump-like feature visible within the Encke Division. Also discernible are periodic brightness variations along the outer (right side) gap edge.
PIA08277:
Encke Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-02 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The great basin that interrupts the contours of this moon's crescent identifies the satellite unmistakably as Mimas. The giant crater Herschel is this moon's most obvious feature as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08278:
Positive ID
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Although difficult to see at first, more than one moon is at work sculpting Saturn's rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08279:
Two Sculptors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-04 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The wrinkled border of Enceladus' south polar region snakes across this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, separating fresher, younger terrain from more ancient, cratered provinces.
PIA08280:
A Folded Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A group of bright spokes tightly cluster together in Saturn's B ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08288:
The Spoke Search
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini radar image shows two lakes 'kissing' each other on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The image from a flyby on Sept. 23, 2006, covers an area about 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide by 40 kilometers (25 miles) high.
PIA08740:
Titan's "Kissing Lakes"
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Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan shows clear shorelines that are reminiscent of terrestrial lakes. With Titan's colder
temperatures and hydrocarbon-rich atmosphere the lakes likely contain a combination of methane and ethane, not water.
PIA08741:
Shorefront Property, Anyone?
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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 2006-10-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's Cassini watches the rings pass in front of the bright red giant star Aldebaran, the star's light fluctuates, providing information about the concentrations of ring particles within the various radial features in the rings.
PIA08283:
Flickering Aldebaran #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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 The central-peaked crater Telemachus lies in the deeply grooved terrain that marks the northern reaches of Ithaca Chasma in this false-color and monochrome view of Saturn's moon Tethys from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08284:
Transition on Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's Cassini watches the rings pass in front of the bright red giant star Aldebaran, the star's light fluctuates, providing information about the concentrations of ring particles within the various radial features in the rings.
PIA08285:
Flickering Aldebaran #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sturn's moon Enceladus has enchanted scientists and non-scientists alike. With its potential for near-surface liquid water, the icy moon may be a possible abode for life. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08286:
Half-lit Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's Cassini watches the rings pass in front of bright red giant star Aldebaran, the star's light fluctuates, providing information about the concentrations of ring particles within the various radial features in the rings.
PIA08287:
Flickering Aldebaran #3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color mosaic of Saturn shows deep-level clouds silhouetted against Saturn's glowing interior. This image was made with data from NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer.
PIA08732:
Saturn's Silhouetted Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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In this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's fascinating meteorology manifests itself in a 'string of pearls' formation, spanning over 60,000 kilometers (37,000 miles).
PIA01941:
String of Pearls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This mosaic of Saturn's rings was acquired by NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument on Sept. 15, 2006, while the spacecraft was in the shadow of the planet looking back towards the rings
PIA01940:
Saturn's Rings in Infrared
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's D ring--the innermost of the planet's rings -- sports an intriguing structure that appears to be a wavy, or 'vertically corrugated,' spiral as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08325:
A Twisted Tale
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A vertical corrugation in Saturn's almost transparent D ring can give rise to brightness variations. The diagonal lines (or arrows) correspond to lines of sight through the corrugated ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08326:
D Ring Sight Lines
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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 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired with the sun almost directly behind Saturn, reveals a previously unknown faint ring of material coincident with the orbit of the small moon Pallene.
PIA08328:
Moon-Made Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering NASA's Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world.
PIA08329:
In Saturn's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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High-resolution NASA Cassini images show an astonishing level of structure in Saturn's Cassini Division, including two ringlets that were not seen in NASA Voyager spacecraft images 25 years ago.
PIA08330:
New Rings for Cassini's Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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High-resolution NASA Cassini images show an astonishing level of structure in Saturn's Cassini Division, including two ringlets that were not seen in NASA Voyager spacecraft images 25 years ago.
PIA08331:
New Rings for Cassini's Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini radar system, a previously unseen style of lakes is revealed. The lakes here assume complex shapes and are among the darkest seen so far on Titan.
PIA01943:
Lakes and More Lakes
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