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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Tethys was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 293 meters (961 feet) per pixel
PIA07781:
Map of Tethys -- December 2005
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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With the icy rings between them, Dione and Tethys each show off the prominent features for which they are known. Dione displays wispy fractures that adorn its trailing side. Tethys, closest to NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows its impact basin Odysseus.
PIA07659:
Children of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-26 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Although it is no longer uncharted land, the origin of the dark territory of Cassini Regio on Iapetus remains a mystery. The view from NASA's Cassini looks down onto the northern hemisphere of Iapetus and shows terrain on the moon's leading hemisphere.
PIA07660:
A Moon with Two Dark Sides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has Mimas and Pandora on its side as it gazes across the ringplane at distant Tethys. The two smaller moons were on the side of the rings closer to Cassini when this image was taken.
PIA07661:
Choosing Sides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-28 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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A crescent Tethys shows off its great scar, Ithaca Chasma, for which the moon is renowned. The lit surface visible here is on the moon's Saturn-facing hemisphere. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07662:
A Truly Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Epimetheus and Janus are lit here by reflected 'greylight' from Saturn. The Sun brightens only thin slivers of the moons'
surfaces as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07663:
A Dark Duo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-30 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures this dual portrait of an apparently dead moon and one that is very much alive. Tethys, shows no signs of recent geologic activity. Enceladus is covered in fractures and faults and spews icy particles into space.
PIA07664:
Envious Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Gazing across the plains of Saturn's icy rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches the F ring shepherd moon Pandora hovering in the distance.
PIA07665:
Distant Shepherd
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan, Saturn's largest moon and Mimas in the foreground are seen together in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan's gravity is weaker than Earth's, so the moon's atmosphere is quite extended -- a quality hinted at in this view.
PIA07666:
Mimas...and Titan Beyond
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Tethys floats before the massive, golden-hued globe of Saturn in this natural color view. The thin, dark line of the rings curves around the horizon at top in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07667:
Adrift at Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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After journeying a bit more than an hour across the Solar System, bright sunlight reflects off the gleaming icy cliffs in the wispy terrain of Dione and is captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's cameras several light seconds later.
PIA07668:
Light Seconds from Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-06 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this magnificent view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, delicate haze layers high in the atmosphere encircle the oblate figure of Saturn.
PIA07669:
Seeing High in the Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-07 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Subtle features in Saturn's equatorial region and the nearly edge-on rings are captured in this view NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07670:
Watching Saturn's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Whiffs of cloud dance in Saturn's atmosphere, while the dim crescent of Rhea hangs in the distance. The dark ringplane cuts a diagonal across the top left corner of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07671:
Serenity Above, Tempests Below
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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 2006-01-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This moody portrait of Saturn captured by NASA's Cassini orbiter shows a razor-thin ringplane bisecting the clouds of the bright equatorial region. The rings cast dark, shadowy bands onto the planet's northern latitudes.
PIA07673:
Tilted Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As northern winter ends on Saturn and NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of the north pole improves, the swirls and eddies visible until now only in the south are gradually coming into view in the northern hemisphere.
PIA07674:
Hoping for a Hex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A great storm swims in the cloud lanes of Saturn's high northern latitudes. Dark bands across the bottom of this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are shadows cast by the partly opaque rings.
PIA07675:
A Storm Escapes the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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As the ringed giant tugged on NASA's Cassini spacecraft, urging it to make yet another orbit, the intrepid spacecraft took in this all-encompassing panorama.
PIA07676:
Slightly Sideways Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Like a rope of brilliant neon, Saturn's rings outshine everything else in this night side view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, while the sunlit southern face of the rings reflects a dim glow onto the atmosphere below.
PIA07678:
Gleaming Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two Saturnian storms swirl in the region informally dubbed 'storm alley' by scientists. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 9, 2005, at a distance of approximately 3.2 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA07677:
Storms Embrace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two of Saturn's battered, icy companions, Tethys and Mimas, hover here, above the ringplane. A wide band of visible rings is in between the two moons in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07679:
Moons in Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's interpretation of the area surrounding Huygens landing site, based on images and data returned Jan. 14, 2005. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
PIA06079:
Huygens Landing Site Revisited (Animation - Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-23 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this glimpse of icy Epimetheus just before the small moon disappeared behind the bulk of Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA07680:
Iceberg Beyond the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-24 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's ring moon Prometheus continues its work shaping the delicate F ring as Dione looks on. The image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 20, 2005.
PIA07681:
Prometheus with Distant Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft contains not one, but two moons. Tethys is slightly overexposed so that the real target of this image, tiny Atlas, can be seen. Atlas is at image center, just outside the A ring.
PIA07682:
Speck of a Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close view of Rhea prominently shows two large impact basins on the ancient and battered moon. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 23, 2005.
PIA07685:
Pulverized Pulchritude (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close view of Rhea, taken on Dec. 23, 2005 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows two large impact basins on the ancient and battered moon. The great age of these basins is suggested by the large number of smaller craters that are overprinted on them.
PIA07686:
Pulverized Pulchritude (Enhanced Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-27 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione displays linear grooves and subtle streaks in this image taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Dec. 24, 2005.
PIA07687:
Detail on Dione (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-27 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The leading hemisphere of Dione displays subtle variations in color across its surface in this false color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft takene on Dec. 24, 2005.
PIA07688:
Detail on Dione (False color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Scarred and battered Rhea fills NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view. Notable here is the sharp relief of steep crater walls near the terminator. Icy Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is Saturn's second-largest moon.
PIA07689:
Cratered Iceball
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-31 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft highlights tectonic faults and craters on Saturn's moon Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation.
PIA07690:
Dione Has Her Faults (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-31 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 24, 2005, highlights tectonic faults and craters on Dione, an icy world that has undoubtedly experienced geologic activity since its formation.
PIA07691:
Dione Has Her Faults (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This close-up of Saturn's moon Dione's icy surface shows deeply shadowed craters near the terminator, as well as a group of roughly linear faults above center. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 24, 2005.
PIA07692:
Dione: Magnified View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-02 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Plunging cliffs and towering mountains characterize the gigantic impact structure called Odysseus on Saturn's moon Tethys. The great impact basin lies before NASA's Cassini spacecraft in one of the best views yet obtained.
PIA07693:
The Great Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-03 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a 

distant encounter on Dec. 23, 2005. Hyperion (174 miles across) is covered with closely packed and deeply etched pits.
PIA07683:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-03 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion hangs before NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a distant encounter in Dec. 2005.
PIA07684:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Still)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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For Enceladus, wrinkles mean the opposite of old age. This view of a crescent Enceladus from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a transition zone between a wrinkled and presumably younger region of terrain and an older, more heavily cratered region.
PIA07694:
Youthful Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked toward the darkened night side of Saturn to capture the eerie glow of the rings, which, not being blocked by the planet's bulk, remained brilliant in full sunlight.
PIA07695:
Rings Against a Dark Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-08 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
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These views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show surface features and color variation on the Trojan moon Telesto. The smooth surface of this moon suggests that, like Pandora, it is covered with a mantle of fine, dust-sized icy material.
PIA07696:
A Closer Look at Telesto (Monochrome)
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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 25, 2005, show surface features and color variation on the Trojan moon Telesto. The smooth surface suggests that, like Pandora, it is covered with a mantle of fine, dust-sized icy material.
PIA07697:
A Closer Look at Telesto (False-Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-09 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The profile of Ithaca Chasma forms a great scar in the icy crescent of Tethys. The chasm stretches more than 1,000 kilometers over Tethys' surface, from north to south. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 25, 2005.
PIA07698:
Grim Tethys
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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 2006-02-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The three mosaics shown here were composed with data from NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer taken during the last three Titan flybys.
PIA02145:
Mapping Titan's Changes
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie of Titan shows data taken with NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer during the last three flybys of Titan.
PIA02146:
An Infrared Movie of Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This global infrared map of Titan was composed with data from NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer taken during the last two Titan flybys.
PIA02147:
An Infrared Map of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of Titan, captured by NASA's Cassini spacraft on Dec. 26. 2005, reveals structure in the moon's complex atmosphere.
PIA07700:
Titanic Complexity (Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of Titan reveals structure in the moon's complex atmosphere. The geometry of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view of Titan during this flyby was similar to that of Voyager 1's pass in 1980.
PIA07701:
Titanic Complexity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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Lightning sounds from Saturn can be heard via radio signals received by the radio and
plasma wave science instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02166:
Lightning Sounds from Saturn (Audio)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn.
PIA07788:
Storm at Night (Limb View)
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This image NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a rare and powerful storm on the night side of Saturn.
PIA07789:
Storm at Night (Reprojected View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-14 Telesto Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft passed within a cosmic stone's throw of Telesto in October, 2005 capturing this shot of the tiny Trojan moon.
PIA07702:
Smooth Surface of Telesto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Great, oval-shaped storms churn through Saturn's clouds in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of southern latitudes.
PIA07703:
Small-scale Details
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This fortunate view sights along Saturn's ringplane to capture three moons aligned in a row: Dione at left, Prometheus at center and Epimetheus at right. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07704:
Clinging to the Rings
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's moon Tethys and its great crater Odysseus, while at the same time capturing veiled Titan in the distance (at left).
PIA07705:
Tethys and Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This scene contains a great deal of bright, whorl-shaped cloud activity in Saturn's northern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07706:
Feathery Northern Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 13, 2006 is centered on the bright region called Xanadu. It includes the bright, crescent-shaped Hotei arcus.
PIA07707:
Titan Smiles Back
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Enceladus, shows the bluish appearance of the southern 'tiger stripe' features and other relatively youthful fractures attributable to larger grain sizes of relatively pure ice.
PIA07708:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (False color)
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows wrinkles and cracks have reworked the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, perhaps due to the influence of tidal stresses.
PIA07709:
Fresh Features on Enceladus (Monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Bright, wispy markings stretch across a region of darker terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea. This image was taken using NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 17, 2006.
PIA08120:
Rhea's Wisps in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-24 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This intense false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft highlights and enhances color variations across the cratered and cracked surface of Saturn's moon Rhea.
PIA08121:
Intense Color on Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-27 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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A small and battered reminder of the solar system's violent youth, the ice moon Mimas hurtles around its gas giant parent, Saturn. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 20, 2006.
PIA08122:
Mimas and the Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Structure in Saturn's narrow and complex F ring is seen here, including one of the faint strands (at the left) that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shown to curl around the planet in a tight, rotating spiral.
PIA08123:
F Ring Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Ghostly details make this dark scene more than just a beautiful grouping of two Saturn moons, with Tethys on the left and Titan on the right. This view was obtained in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 19, 2006.
PIA08124:
Saturnian Specters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-02 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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Sunlight strikes the terminator region on Saturn's moon Iapetus at nearly horizontal angles, making visible the vertical relief of many features. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 22, 2006.
PIA08125:
To the Relief of Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan's smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08126:
Titan Shines Through
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This specially processed composite view reveals a tremendous amount of structure in the northern polar atmosphere of Titan. Images were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08127:
The Air Up There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-07 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's moon Enceladus hangs like a single bright pearl against the golden-brown canvas of Saturn and its icy rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08128:
A Pearl at Dusk
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view of Saturn's G ring shows its extremely sharp inner edge and more diffuse outer boundary. Using its large high-gain antenna as a shield, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew through the region interior to the G ring during insertion into Saturn orbit.
PIA08129:
G Sharp
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Occasional views like this one, showing vertical relief in Saturn's cloud tops, help the streamers and swirls of gas seem more like a three dimensional structure than a smooth surface. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08130:
Ripples of Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-09 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This view shows excess heat radiation from cracks near the moon's south pole. These warm fissures are the source of plumes of dust and gas seen by multiple instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its flyby of Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA07793:
Searching for Warmth
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Imaging Science Subsystem
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This view shows excess heat radiation from cracks near the moon's south pole. These warm fissures are the source of plumes of dust and gas seen by multiple instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its flyby of Enceladus on July 14, 2005.
PIA07794:
Searching for Warmth
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus as imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in February 2005. The monochrome view is presented along with a color-coded version on the right.
PIA07798:
Spray Above Enceladus III
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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As Saturn's active moon Enceladus continues to spew icy particles into space, scientists struggle to understand the mechanics of what is going on beneath the fractured south polar terrain. This graphic illustrates key aspects of the model.
PIA07799:
Enceladus "Cold Geyser" Model
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A masterpiece of deep time and wrenching gravity, the tortured surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus and its fascinating ongoing geologic activity tell the story of the ancient and present struggles of one tiny world.
PIA07800:
Enceladus the Storyteller
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Plumes of icy material extend above the southern polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, as imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in January 2005. The monochrome view is presented along with a color-coded image on the right.
PIA07801:
Spray Above Enceladus II
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-10 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This interesting vortex in Saturn's atmosphere is surrounded by a halo of bright clouds that extend away toward the east and west. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 24, 2006.
PIA08131:
Accented Vortex
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Rhea and Enceladus hover in the distance beyond Saturn's ringplane. Enceladus (left), bathed in icy particles from Saturn's E ring, appears noticeably brighter than Rhea in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08133:
Rhea and Enceladus
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Saturn's moon Dione steps in front of Tethys for a few minutes in an occultation, or mutual event. These events occur frequently for NASA's Cassini spacecraft when it is orbiting close to the ringplane.
PIA08134:
Taking a Bite Out of Tethys
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Saturn's moon Mimas briefly slipped in front of Tethys while NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked on and captured the event in this series of images.
PIA08135:
Quick Passage
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Distant Rhea (right) poses here for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, as Pandora hovers against Saturn's dark shadow on the rings.
PIA08136:
Moons Near and Far
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Shadow-striped Saturn and its exquisitely thin rings occupy the near field in this NASA Cassini spacecraft view, while a crescent Rhea hangs in the distance.
PIA08132:
In Orbit with Rhea
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This composite of 24 images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows multiple layers in Titan's stratospheric haze. The most prominent layer is located about 500 kilometers (300 miles) above the surface and is seen at all latitudes, encircling the moon.
PIA08137:
Haze Layers on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This perspective, from just beneath Saturn's ringplane, gives the rings a pointed appearance and captures a few clumps at the edge of the narrow F ring. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Feb. 12, 2006.
PIA08138:
The Rings Make a Point
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures three moons at once as they hurtle around Saturn. In the background, Saturn's night side covers the more distant portion of the rings, betraying the presence of the unseen giant.
PIA08139:
Where's Saturn?
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This atmosphere close-up shows bright clouds in Saturn's northern hemisphere being sheared apart. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, approximately 3.3 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA08140:
Shear Zone
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Saturn's atmosphere comes alive with a multitude of dark vortices swirling through the southern hemisphere. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 16, 2006.
PIA08141:
Vortices Abound
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Storm Alley's latest, greatest resident, the recent lightning-producing storm seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Earth-based observers churns away.
PIA08142:
Against the Current
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map is part of a group release of Mercator and polar stereographic projections of Saturn's moon Phoebe. This global digital map of Phoebe was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close flyby of the small moon in June 2004.
PIA07795:
Phoebe: Cartographic Projections (Mercator Projection)
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map is part of a group release of Mercator and polar stereographic projections of Saturn's moon Phoebe. This global digital map of Phoebe was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close flyby of the small moon in June 2004.
PIA07796:
Phoebe: Cartographic Projections (North Polar Map)
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This map is part of a group release of Mercator and polar stereographic projections of Saturn's moon Phoebe. This global digital map of Phoebe was created using data taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close flyby of the small moon.
PIA07797:
Phoebe: Cartographic Projections (South Polar Map)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Shadows drape Saturn's northern hemisphere, providing a different kind of look at prominent features in the rings. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 18, 2006.
PIA08143:
Structure in the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward giant Saturn and its moon Tethys, while a large and powerful storm rages in the planet's southern hemisphere. The storm was observed by the Cassini spacecraft beginning in late Jan. 2006.
PIA08144:
The Storm Continues
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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These figures show four propeller-shaped structures discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in close-up images of Saturn's A ring.
PIA07790:
Four Propellers
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This magnified view illustrates the general orientation of the 'propeller' features in Saturn's rings as they orbit the planet as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07791:
Propeller Motion
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This collection images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. provides context for understanding the location and scale of propeller-shaped features observed within Saturn's A ring.
PIA07792:
Locating the Propellers
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Staring toward the outer edge of Saturn's main rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots Pandora and tiny Atlas. Several clumps are visible in the narrow F ring, as well as multiple dusty strands flanking the F ring core.
PIA08145:
Small Moons on the Edge
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Crater-scarred Rhea floats in the distance, peeking out from behind Saturn's partly shadowed rings. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks upward from just beneath the ringplane.
PIA08146:
Rhea Beyond the Rings
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks up from beneath the ringplane to spy Atlas hugging the outer edge of the A ring, above center. This image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Feb. 23, 2006.
PIA08147:
Edgy Atlas
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This dramatic close-up from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Tethys shows the large crater Penelope lying near center, overprinted by many smaller, younger impact sites.
PIA08149:
Penelope Crater
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