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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.
PIA12626:
Bite Out of Iapetus
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Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12657:
Dark Interrupting Bright
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.
PIA12681:
Sliver of Iapetus
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With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12697:
Yin and Yang
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Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12706:
Infringing Darkness
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes one of its last good looks at Iapetus, a Saturnian moon known for its yin-yang-like, bright-and-dark color pattern.
PIA12776:
Southern Iapetus
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A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere while the leading hemisphere is extremely dark and whose trailing hemisphere is as white as snow.
PIA14624:
Big Crater Down South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive 'yin and yang' appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17142:
Yin and Yang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Iapetus was produced from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system.
PIA18436:
Color Maps of Iapetus - 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.
PIA18307:
Path to the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared toward Saturn's two-toned moon Iapetus for about a week in early 2015, in a campaign motivated in part to investigate subtle color differences within the moon's bright terrain.
PIA19062:
Investigating Subtle Colors on Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn-facing hemisphere of Iapetus. Cassini Regio on Iapetus is covered in a layer of dark, dusty material creating a stark contrast to the much brighter region that surrounds it.
PIA21332:
Puzzled Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft bids farewell to Saturn's yin-and-yang moon, Iapetus. This image is from the last set of observations Cassini made of this world of striking contrasts.
PIA21347:
Farewell to Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-03 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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From beneath the ring plane, this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the small, irregularly shaped moon Janus, following the orbital path it shares with slightly smaller Epimetheus.
PIA06552:
Janus and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-03 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied the heavily cratered, irregularly shaped moon of Saturn as it glided along in its orbit, about 11,000 kilometers beyond the bright core of the narrow F ring.
PIA06577:
January's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-11 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The irregularly-shaped moon Janus and the small ring moon Atlas had just emerged from the darkness of Saturn's shadow when NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught this view of the two moons.
PIA06603:
Little Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-21 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's icy, impact-riddled moon Mimas slips briefly in front of Saturn's moon Janus in this frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06221:
Mimas Occults Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-24 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft was nearly in the plane of Saturn's rings when it took this image of Janus.
PIA06612:
Janus Rides the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-25 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view of Saturn's moon Janus from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what appear to be two large craters near the boundary between day and night.
PIA06613:
Janus: God of Beginnings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-27 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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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 2005-09-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The Roman god Janus is usually depicted with two faces, one looking forward and one behind. Janus is captured here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, showing two faces of its own.
PIA07580:
The Two Faces of Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-10 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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This close pairing of Janus and Epimetheus shows the two moons at 'high phase,' meaning that only a thin sliver of sunlit terrain is visible on each moon. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA07699:
Dim Duo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Janus peeks out from beneath the ringplane, partially lit here by reflected light from Saturn. A couple of craters can be seen on the moon's surface. At right, two faint clumps of material are seen in the dynamic F ring in this image from NASA's Cassini.
PIA08169:
Janus on the Far Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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In their orbital ballet, Janus and Epimetheus swap positions every four years -- one moon moving closer to Saturn, the other moving farther away. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08170:
The Dancing Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-26 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft provides this dramatic portrait of Janus against the cloud-streaked backdrop of Saturn.
PIA08296:
Superb Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-30 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Janus floats above the meandering clouds of Saturn. A few of the large craters on the moon are just visible
PIA08951:
Janus Floats On
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-04 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down toward Janus, which hugs the outer edges of Saturn's rings. Janus orbits Saturn beyond the narrow core of the F ring in this image captured on Nov. 25, 2007.
PIA09808:
Facing Janus
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Janus skirts the edges of Saturn's main rings. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shown that this small moon and its co-orbital companion, Epimetheus, also share their orbit with a diffuse ring of fine particles.
PIA09843:
A True "Ring Moon"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-26 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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On Jan. 29, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft viewed Saturn's luminescent rings provide striking contrasts of light and darkness, as the irregular shape of Janus glides across the foreground.
PIA09866:
Saturn Noir
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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On Feb. 13, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft provided a window on the awesome scale of the Saturn system, with the giant planet dominating one of its smaller satellites. Just outside the main ring system, orbits Janus.
PIA09871:
Pebble in a Pond
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this exquisite, close-up view of Saturn's moon Janus, looking toward the south polar region, on Feb. 20, 2008.
PIA09872:
Janus: Down South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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n Apr. 14, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a hint of topography on Janus, which orbits Saturn just outside the planet's narrow F ring.
PIA09914:
Shadows of Janus
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Craters cover the rugged surface of Saturn's moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 17, 2008.
PIA10407:
Ragged Crescent
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Craters large and small cover the rugged surface of Saturn's moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 26, 2008.
PIA10417:
Rugged Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a far-off view of Saturn's irregularly shaped, icy moon Janus on June 10, 2008.
PIA10427:
Mountain of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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This shadowy scene is one of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's closest views of Saturn's moon Janus taken on June 30, 2008.
PIA10447:
Profile of Janus
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On a high-inclination orbit of Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed down at the north polar region of Janus on July 14, 2008.
PIA10455:
North on Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-06 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's battered moon Janus wears the record of its long history of impacts. Janus orbits just beyond the outer reaches of Saturn's A and F rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 28, 2008.
PIA10507:
Scarred Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down on the cratered northern leading hemisphere of Dione, showing the moon's pockmarked surface in this image taken on June 11, 2009.
PIA10599:
Two-Faced Janus
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A large crater on Saturn's tiny moon Janus is distinctly visible in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on March 5, 2009.
PIA11469:
Janus' Pole Crater
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The small moon Janus is illuminated by light from both the sun and Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 9, 2009.
PIA11514:
Two Lights on Two-faced Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches Janus joining other Saturnian moons in the equinox shadow-casting party in this image taken on Mar. 10, 2009.
PIA11517:
Janus' Ring Shadow Premiere
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From hundreds of thousands of kilometers away, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies craters on the surface of the moon Janus.
PIA11534:
Craters on Janus
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Seen from the unlit side of Saturn's A ring, the shadow of the moon Janus is cast across the Encke Gap.
PIA11536:
Across the Encke Gap
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The shadow of the moon Janus crosses the Encke Gap as it strikes the plane of Saturn's rings in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11568:
Shadow Crosses a Gap
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft eyes a prominent crater on the moon Janus.
PIA11575:
Crater View
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A wide shadow is cast onto the thin F ring and the A ring by the moon Janus in this image taken as Saturn approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11576:
Wide Shadow of Janus
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Saturn's rings cast a shadow on the moon Janus in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft made possible only around the time of the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11590:
Rings Return the Favor
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The moon Janus casts a shadow on Saturn's A ring but misses the thin F ring as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 28, 2009.
PIA11602:
Skipping a Ring
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the south pole and cratered surface of Saturn's moon Janus in this image taken by the narrow-angle camera.
PIA11597:
Janus' Cratered South
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Janus, Saturn's small moon named after the two-faced god, here displays two illuminated hemispheres taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11627:
Twice-lit Janus
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Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11694:
Ring Shadows on Janus Animation Icon
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Saturn's moon Janus, its rugged surface shown in shadow and light, passes before the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12535:
Janus Before the Rings
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus passes in front of Janus in this 'mutual event' (one moon passing close to or in front of another) chronicled by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These three images were each taken a little more than a minute apart.
PIA12602:
Cruising Past Janus
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Janus, passing between the rings and NASA's Cassini orbiter, poses for a snapshot taken by the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA12614:
Rings and Janus
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Saturn's moon Janus orbits in front of the rings, which are partially darkened by the shadow of the planet in viwe from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's shadow obscures about half the rings.
PIA12680:
Only Half the Rings
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12712:
Beyond Curved Rings
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Saturn's rings appear curved in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also shows the moon Janus in the distance. Janus is at the bottom of the image and is farther from the spacecraft than the rings are.
PIA12714:
Blasted Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the cratered south polar area of Saturn's moon Rhea to spy the moon Dione and the planet's rings in the distance. Dione's 'wispy' terrain can be seen on the trailing hemisphere of that moon.
PIA12759:
Janus in the Way
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Shadows darken parts of some of Janus' large craters as NASA's Cassini takes a close look during its flyby of this Saturnian moon on March 27, 2012.
PIA14607:
Janus' Craters
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of Janus, an irregularly shaped moon. Lacking sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape, Janus has had its lumpy primordial shape only slightly modified by impacts since its formation.
PIA14667:
Lumpy Janus
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The irregularly shaped moon Janus keeps up its lonely orbit as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Even though Janus shares its orbit with the moon Epimetheus, they never get very close to one another.
PIA17132:
Lonely, Lumpy Janus
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's tiny irregular moon Janus surrounded by the vast, dark expanse of the outer solar system.
PIA17146:
Janus from Afar
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Janus seems to almost stare off into the distance, contemplating deep, moonish thoughts as the F ring stands by at the bottom of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18299:
Contemplative Janus
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In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18304:
Janus the Jewel
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Although Janus should be the least lonely of all moons -- sharing its orbit with Epimetheus -- it still spends most of its orbit far from other moons, alone in the vastness of space in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18315:
Janus Stands Alone
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It's difficult not to think of an egg when looking at Saturn's moon Methone, seen here during NASA's Cassini flyby of the small moon. The relatively smooth surface adds to the effect created by the oblong shape.
PIA14633:
Gray Egg
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-21 Mimas Voyager
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The cratered surface Saturn's moon Mimas is seen in this image taken NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 from a range of 425,000 kilometers (264,000 miles).
PIA01968:
Saturn's Moon Mimas
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This NASA Voyager 1 picture of Mimas shows a large impact structure at 110 W Long., located on that face of the moon which leads Mimas in its orbit. The feature, about 130 kilometers in diameter, is more than one-quarter the diameter of the entire moon.
PIA02266:
Mimas - Large Impact Structure
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This image of Saturn's moon Mimas was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 and shows the heavily and uniformly cratered surface of the satellite.
PIA02267:
Mimas - cratered surface
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Soon after orbital insertion, NASA's Cassini spacecraft returned its best look yet at the heavily cratered moon Mimas (398 kilometers, 247 miles across).
PIA05423:
That's No Space Station
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Looking beyond Saturn's magnificent rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of the moon Mimas in orbit about the gas giant.
PIA05428:
Beyond the Rings: Mimas
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Lonely Mimas swings around Saturn, seeming to gaze down at the planet's splendid rings, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06471:
Mimas Looks On
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On its first orbit of the ringed planet, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed into the distance to capture this image of the icy moon Mimas (398 kilometers or 247 miles wide).
PIA06473:
Gazing Upon Mimas
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a nearly half-full Mimas (a moon that is 398 kilometers, or 247 miles, across) beyond Saturn's rings.
PIA06506:
Mimas and the Rings
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Mimas, seen here beyond Saturn's rings, is a major sculptor of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow angle camera on Sept. 7, 2004.
PIA06509:
Influence of Mimas
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a tiny Mimas, dwarfed by a huge white storm and dark waves on the edge of a cloud band in Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA06524:
Dwarfed by Storms
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a splendid portrait created by light and gravity. Saturn's lonely moon Mimas is seen against the cool, blue-streaked backdrop of Saturn's northern hemisphere.
PIA06142:
Nature's Canvas
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Mimas orbits beyond the outer fringes of Saturn's main rings, as shown in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06550:
Moon's Influence
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Wave-like patterns in Saturn's rings and a nearly half-full Mimas are caught together in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06556:
Saturn's Ring Patterns
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This image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn-facing side of icy Mimas, revealing the craters and long linear chasms that cross the moon's surface.
PIA06565:
Battered Icy Mimas
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Mimas is caught in the spotlight beneath Saturn's rings in this amazing view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06572:
Spotlight on Mimas
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Saturn's moon Mimas has many large craters, but its Herschel crater dwarfs all the rest. This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the large crater 130 kilometers wide has a prominent central peak, seen here almost exactly on the terminator.
PIA06582:
Herschel: Dead-On
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Mimas drifts along in its orbit against the azure backdrop of Saturn's northern latitudes in this true color view. The long, dark lines on the atmosphere are shadows cast by the planet's rings.
PIA06176:
Mimas Blues
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Reflected light from Saturn dimly illuminates the night side of the cratered moon Mimas in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06585:
Outsider Moon
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's ability to remain precisely and steadily pointed at targets, such as Saturn's moon Mimas, yields sharp images despite the relatively high speed at which the spacecraft moves.
PIA06591:
Target Locked!
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Mimas, a little moon of Saturn with a big crater, is the star of this image, a frame from a movie consisting of 37 individual frames taken over 20 minutes, while NASA's Cassini spacecraft remained sharply pointed at the icy worldlet.
PIA06198:
Mimas On the Move Animation Icon
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Saturn's moon Mimas shines in reflected ultraviolet light from the Sun in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06617:
Moon Wears a Scar
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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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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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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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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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This map of the surface of Saturn's moon Mimas illustrates the regions that were imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby of the moon on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA06255:
Mimas: Closer Than Ever Before
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The most detailed images ever taken of Saturn's moon Mimas by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, show it to be one of the most heavily cratered Saturnian moons, with little if any evidence for internal activity.
PIA06256:
A World of Hurt
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False color images of Saturn's moon, Mimas, reveal variation in either the composition or texture across its surface.
PIA06257:
Mimas Showing False Colors #1
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During its approach to Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera obtained multi-spectral views of the moon from a range of 228,000 kilometers (142,500 miles).
PIA06258:
Up Close to Mimas
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During its close flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of Mimas against the broad expanse of Saturn's rings.
PIA06412:
Mimas Against the Rings
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This false color image of Saturn's moon Mimas from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals variation in either the composition or texture across its surface.
PIA06259:
Mimas Showing False Colors #2
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This frame from a movie was made of narrow-angle images taken over a period of seven hours during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close encounter with Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA07710:
Flying Over Mimas Animation Icon
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As the closest-orbiting of Saturn's intermediate-sized moons, Mimas is occasionally captured against the planet's dim and shadowed northern latitudes. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on July 18, 2005.
PIA07573:
First Quarter Mimas
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