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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with this time-lapse series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap of Saturn's rings.
PIA06238:
Discovery of the Wavemaker (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's celestial sleuthing has paid off with a series of images which confirmed earlier suspicions that a small moon was orbiting within the narrow Keeler gap within Saturn's rings.
PIA06239:
Discovery of the Wavemaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This stereographic projection of NASA's Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer images from the European Space Agency's Huygens probe combines 60 images in 31 triplets, projected from a height of 3,000 meters above the black 'lakebed' surface.
PIA07870:
Huygens Titan Mosaic #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-13 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Looking closely at Saturn's moon Rhea during a somewhat distant flyby, NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides this view of what appears to be a bright, rayed and therefore relatively young crater.
PIA06648:
Great White Splat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-16 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two large impact basins, including the 450-kilometer-wide Odysseus basin, mark the face of Saturn's moon Tethys, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06649:
Tethys and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This mosaic from NASA's Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera on the European Space Agency's Huygens probe combines 17 image triplets, projected from an altitude of 800 meters (2,625 feet).
PIA07871:
Huygens Titan Mosaic #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-17 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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From just beneath the ringplane, Saturn's rings take on a strange and unfamiliar appearance, as Saturn's battered moon Mimas looks on. This image was taken in polarized green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA06650:
Near the Ringplane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Enceladus is seen here against the darkness of the planet's night side. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on March 11, 2005.
PIA06651:
Pencil-thin Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Dione is eclipsed here by the narrow band of Saturn's rings, which in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows one of the interesting ways that they transmit light.
PIA06652:
F Ring Edges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-20 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's icy moon Enceladus hovers above Saturn's exquisite rings in this color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06653:
Bright Ice, Dirty Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The great eye of Saturn's moon Mimas, a 130-kilometer-wide impact crater called Herschel, stares out from the battered moon, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06654:
Mimas Stares Back
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07872:
Small Particles in Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini instruments provide complementary information about the structure of Saturn's rings. Narrow and wide angle cameras provide images in the visible region of the electromagnetic, spectrum much like a digital camera does.
PIA07874:
Multiple Eyes of Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07873:
Radio Occultation: Unraveling Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07875:
Small Particles in Ring A
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-23 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio Science Subsystem
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Specially designed Cassini orbits place Earth and Cassini on opposite sides of Saturn's rings, a geometry known as occultation. NASA's Cassini spacecraft conducted the first radio occultation observation of Saturn's rings on May 3, 2005.
PIA07960:
Waves and Small Particles in Ring A
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an up-close look at Saturn's atmosphere, revealing wavelike structures in the planet's constantly changing clouds.
PIA06655:
Waves on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings appear strangely warped in this view of the rings seen through the upper Saturn atmosphere. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was obtained using a near-infrared filter.
PIA06656:
Bending the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peeks at Saturn's relatively dark south pole, providing an up-close look at the haze-free upper atmosphere there.
PIA06657:
Close Look at the Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This poetic wide-angle camera view of Saturn reveals several small, dark storms in the southern latitudes, where storm activity has been prevalent since before NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived in orbit.
PIA06658:
Sunlit South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Infrared-bright spot discovered on Titan is the type of enigmatic feature that is best investigated by putting together many different types of information as possible. NASA's Cassini varied array of scientific instruments is equal to the task.
PIA07876:
Titan's Odd Spot Baffles Scientists
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found an unusual bright, red spot on Titan. This dramatic color (but not true color) image was taken during the April 16, 2005, encounter with Titan.
PIA07877:
Red Spot on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A string of three of Saturn's icy moons encircles the planet in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07510:
Saturn's Derby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This unmagnified view of Saturn's moon Dione captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the moon's bright, wispy terrain, along with several large impact craters.
PIA07511:
Dramatic Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows an amazing close-up of Saturn's rings, revealing their incredible variety.
PIA07512:
Scanning the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This close-up image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers directly through regions of the A, B and C rings (from top to bottom here) to glimpse shadows of the very same rings cast upon the planet's atmosphere.
PIA07513:
Looking Through the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-06 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Rhea displays one of its more prominent features here: a bright, rayed crater which was seen at much higher resolution in an image taken two weeks earlier by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07514:
Rhea's Bright Splat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-07 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's brightly sunlit moon Rhea commands the foreground in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07517:
Sun-Drenched Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This spectacular and disorienting maze of lines is a Cassini portrait of the gas giant Saturn, its rings and its small, icy moon Mimas. This view was obtained in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07515:
Moon Against the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three very different worlds crowd the frame in this unique view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which although partly overexposed, provides a splendid look at several major targets of interest for the mission.
PIA07518:
One View, Multiple Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-10 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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From a viewing angle slightly above the ringplane, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied Saturn's moon Atlas, which orbits Saturn between the broad A ring and the thin F ring.
PIA07516:
Embedded Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's hazy moon Titan appears to drift above Saturn's ringplane in this view taken only a tenth of a degree above the rings. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on March 25, 2005.
PIA07519:
Titan Beyond the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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On Oct. 26, 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew over Saturn's moon Titan at less than 1,200 kilometers at closest approach. Cassini acquired several infrared images with spatial resolution ranging from a few tens of kilometers to 2 kilometers per pixel.
PIA07961:
Map of Titan in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Details of the circular feature, which scientists think is an ice volcano, which could be a source of methane in Titan's atmosphere, show up at wavelengths larger than 1.3 microns. Images were taken during NASA's Cassini Oct. 26, 2004, flyby of Titan.
PIA07963:
Titan Volcano in Several Infrared Wavelengths
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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From infrared images that show variations in brightness and texture, a geological map of the circular feature, thought to be a volcano, has been obtained using NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer.
PIA07964:
Geologic Map of Titan Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This high-resolution infrared image was taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's closest approach to Titan on Oct. 26, 2004. These images were obtained by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument. This feature might be a volcano.
PIA07962:
Infrared Image of Titan Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This false-color mosaic of Saturn's largest moon Titan, obtained by NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows what scientists interpret as an icy volcano.
PIA07965:
Titan Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's climb to progressively higher elevations reveals the 'negative' side of Saturn's rings.
PIA07520:
What's That Speck?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's atmosphere is essentially transparent at wavelengths visible to the human eye, but when the view through the atmosphere is oblique. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07521:
Funhouse Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This montage of four images of Saturn's knotted F ring shows different locations around the ring, even though all taken within a few hours of each other. These images were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07522:
Four Views of the F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The shepherd moon, Pandora, is seen here alongside the narrow F ring that it helps maintain. Pandora is 84 kilometers (52 miles) across. NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this view from about four degrees above the ringplane.
PIA07523:
Pandora's Flocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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These two images, taken 10 minutes apart, demonstrate NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to see the different depths of Saturn's immense atmosphere, using an array of specially designed spectral filters.
PIA07524:
Probing Saturn's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's night side in this view, capturing a glimpse of Dione's tortured surface in the foreground and a far-off view of Epimetheus beyond Saturn.
PIA07525:
Aligned Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Dione skims along just above Saturn's ringplane as storms churn in the planet's atmosphere below. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on May 5, 2005.
PIA07526:
Soft Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The story of the solar system is written upon the faces of its many worlds, such as Saturn's icy moon Rhea, seen here in an image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07527:
Rhea's Memory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-24 Pan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Pan is seen here orbiting within the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in two differently processed versions of the same image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07528:
Revealing Pan's Influence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Twice as far from the Sun as Jupiter, Saturn's colder temperatures mean that clouds form lower in its atmosphere. This enhanced-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft uses exaggerated contrast and intensity to make Saturn's cloud bands easy to see.
PIA07672:
Deep Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-27 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close-up look at Saturn's moon Janus reveals spots on the moon's surface which may be dark material exposed by impacts. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2005.
PIA07529:
Spots on Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is one of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's closest views to date of Saturn's F ring shepherd moon Pandora. At least one crater is visible on the surface of this moon, which is thought to be an icy rubble pile, loosely bound together by gravity.
PIA07530:
Off Pandora's Shoulder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-29 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to survey the small worlds that orbit near Saturn's rings, capturing this view of Epimetheus. The moon's lumpy, irregular topography can be seen here, along with several impact craters.
PIA07531:
Brush with Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft swung in close to Saturn as it rounded the planet's night side, beginning another orbit and moving to progressively higher elevations in order to study the rings.
PIA07532:
Toward the Dayside
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's Encke Gap (325 kilometers, or 200 miles wide) whose center is 133,590 kilometers (83,010 miles) from Saturn. This division in the rings is home to the small moon called Pan.
PIA07533:
Resonant Effects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of Titan's south pole from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals the intriguing dark feature named Ontario Lacus and a host of smaller features dotting the south polar region.
PIA06240:
Land of Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Although it is far too cold for blossoming flowers, summer does bring storm clouds and presumably rain to Titan's south polar region, as shown in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06241:
Clouds in the Distance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Although it is far too cold for blossoming flowers, summer does bring storm clouds and presumably rain to Titan's south polar region, as shown in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06242:
Clouds in the Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Mimas, whose low density suggests that it is primarily composed of ice, has a flattened or oblate shape reminiscent of Saturn's. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2005.
PIA07534:
Not Quite Round
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-05 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's icy moon Tethys displays a very old impact basin here, just southeast of its giant canyon system, Ithaca Chasma. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2005.
PIA07535:
Icy Scars
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Tethys, named for a sea goddess, shows off two of its more puzzling features in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Ithaca Chasma, near lower right, stretches for more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) across the moon's surface.
PIA07536:
Tethys Mysteries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This sweeping view of Saturn's rings offers a look at how the planet's moons help shape and maintain this structure, making Saturn the jewel of the solar system. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07537:
Splendid Striations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-08 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Three of Saturn's icy moons are seen here, along with the magnificent water-ice rings and the cold gaseous envelope of the planet's atmosphere. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on June 1, 2005.
PIA07538:
Saturn's Icy Realm
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Rhea displays two large impact features here, along the terminator (the boundary between day and night), plus a superb rayed crater to the east. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07539:
Diversity of Impacts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-12 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Prometheus is seen here emerging from the darkness of Saturn's shadow. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, at a distance of approximately 2.1 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA07540:
Solar Eclipses…Daily
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus hovers between the A and F rings as if suspended on an invisible thread, while bright clouds drift in Saturn's atmosphere approximately 130,000 kilometers beyond. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07541:
Shepherd of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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During a recent pass of Saturn's moon Titan, one of more than 40 during NASA's Cassini's planned four-year mission, the spacecraft acquired this infrared view of the bright Xanadu region and the moon's south pole.
PIA07542:
Clues in the Bright and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-23 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This anaglyph from images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a dramatic, 3-D view of one of the deep fractures nicknamed 'tiger stripes' on Saturn's moon Enceladus which are located near the moon's south pole, spray jets of water ice.
PIA11687:
Baghdad Sulcus in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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When NASA's Cassini gazes down at Saturn's rings with the Sun directly behind the spacecraft, an unusual phenomenon called the 'opposition effect' can be seen. The effect is visible here as a bright region, near right, toward the inner edge of the A ring.
PIA07543:
Rings At Opposition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon, Hyperion, looking a bit like a sponge, pops into view in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06245:
Pop-Up Moon (non-stereo version)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie sequence provides the record of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first close brush with Hyperion, Saturn's chaotically tumbling moon.
PIA06243:
Encountering Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Hyperion pops into view in this stereo anaglyph created from NASA's Cassini images; differing views are helpful in interpreting the moon's irregular shape. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA06244:
Pop-Up Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This map of the surface of Enceladus illustrates the regions that will be imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its planned very close flyby on July 14, 2005.
PIA06246:
Closer to Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons Prometheus and Pandora are captured here in a single image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken from less than a degree above the dark side of Saturn's rings.
PIA07544:
F Ring Shepherds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-19 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The majesty of Saturn overwhelms in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's moon Tethys glides past in its orbit, and the icy rings mask the frigid northern latitudes with their shadows.
PIA07545:
Fantasy Made Real
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-20 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is NASA's Cassini spacecraft's best look yet at the Trojan moon Telesto (24 kilometers, or 15 miles across), which orbits Saturn about 60 degrees ahead of the much larger Tethys (1,071 kilometers, or 665 miles across).
PIA07546:
Trojan Telesto
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons Helene and tiny Polydeuces (not seen here) are Trojan moons of Dione, orbiting about 60 degrees ahead of and behind, the much larger moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 20, 2005.
PIA07547:
Helene from Afar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-22 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers through the icy particles that comprise Saturn's rings as Prometheus sits perched on the planet's limb (edge).
PIA07548:
Prometheus On the Edge
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus reveals its elongated, irregular form to NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image. The moon's long axis points toward Saturn.
PIA07549:
Lumpy Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's keen vision, with its variety of spectral filters, allows for revealing views of the eastward- and westward-flowing cloud bands that encircle the ringed giant, Saturn.
PIA07550:
Bright Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the unlit side of Saturn's splendid rings made visible by sunlight filtering through the rings from the lit side.
PIA07551:
Dim on the Darkside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Turbulent swirls churn in Saturn's atmosphere while the planet's rings form a dazzling backdrop. The rings' complex structure is clearly evident in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07552:
Beyond the Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Far above the howling winds of Saturn, its icy moons circle the planet in silence. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Mimas near the upper right, while Tethys hovers at the bottom.
PIA07553:
Wind World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which have been monitored by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet.
PIA07966:
Eerie Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions
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Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which have been monitored by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. These auroras are similar to Earth's northern and southern lights.
PIA07967:
Bizarre Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of Saturn's moon Enceladus captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, looks toward the moon's terminator and shows a distinctive pattern of continuous, ridged, slightly curved and roughly parallel faults within the moon's southern polar latitudes.
PIA06247:
Tiger Stripes Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This dramatic scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft illustrates an array of processes on Saturn's moon Enceladus, a once geologically active world.
PIA06248:
Craters and Cracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft approached the intriguing ice world of Enceladus for its extremely close flyby on July 14, 2005, the spacecraft obtained images in several wavelengths that were used to create this false-color composite view.
PIA06249:
Enceladus In False Color
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The tortured southern polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus appears strewn with great boulders of ice in these two fantastic views -- the highest resolution images obtained so far by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of any world.
PIA06250:
Boulder-Strewn Surface
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This wide-angle view is one of the highest resolution images yet acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and shows what appears to be a geologically youthful, tectonically fractured terrain.
PIA06251:
Boulder-Strewn Surface -- Wide Angle Camera View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The tortured southern polar terrain of Enceladus appears strewn with great boulders of ice in this fantastic view, one of the highest resolution images obtained so far by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of any world.
PIA06252:
Boulder-Strewn Surface -- Narrow Angle Camera View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus on July 14, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired increasingly high-resolution views of this puzzling ice world.
PIA06253:
Zooming In On Enceladus (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus on July 14, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired high resolution views of this puzzling ice world.
PIA06254:
Zooming In On Enceladus (Mosaic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of Saturn's moon Rhea captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tremendous bright splat that coats much of the moon's leading hemisphere.
PIA07554:
Rhea's Bright Blemish
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Believe it or not, this extreme close-up of Saturn's swirling clouds was acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from more than one million kilometers (621,370 miles) from the gas giant planet.
PIA07555:
Atmospheric Illusion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The 'opposition effect' can be seen in this image of Saturn's B ring from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The bright spot occurs where the angle between the spacecraft, the Sun and the rings is near zero.
PIA07556:
Opposition View
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This richly textured look at Saturn's moon Tethys from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the huge crater Odysseus and its central mountain in relief, as well as many smaller impact sites.
PIA07557:
Texture of Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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These views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken two hours apart, demonstrate the dramatic variability in the structure of Saturn's intriguing F ring.
PIA07558:
Two F Ring Views
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Magnetometer
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This artist concept shows the detection of a dynamic atmosphere on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. NASA's Cassini magnetometer instrument is designed to measure the magnitude and direction of the magnetic fields of Saturn and its moons.
PIA06430:
Enceladus Atmosphere (Artist's Concept)
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UVIS
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During the July 14, 2005, flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph made the first direct detection of an atmosphere, first suggested by Cassini magnetometer measurements.
PIA06431:
Enceladus Atmosphere -- Star Struck
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Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows the surprise that startled NASA Cassini scientists on the composite infrared spectrometer team when they got their first look at the infrared (heat) radiation from the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA06432:
Enceladus Temperature Map
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Imaging Science Subsystem
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This image shows the warmest places in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The unexpected temperatures were discovered by NASA's Cassini composite infrared spectrometer during a close flyby on July 14, 2005.
PIA06433:
Warm Fractures on Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-04 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new images of Saturn's auroral emissions, which are similar to Earth's Northern Lights.
PIA06436:
Saturn's Auroras
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