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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-18 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The tilted crescent of Saturn displays lacy cloud bands here along with a bright equatorial region and threadlike ring shadows on the northern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08159:
A Complex Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of the ringed planet shows its tilt relative to the plane of its orbit around the Sun as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08160:
Viewing Saturn from the Plane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-20 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three of Saturn's moons are captured with the planet in this exquisite family portrait. At top, Saturn is bedecked with the shadows of its innermost rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08161:
Worlds in Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-21 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Rhea shows off her bright, fresh-looking impact crater in this view from NASA's Cassini view taken during a close approach.
PIA08148:
Revisiting the Splat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The bright whorls and small-scale specks of convective clouds drift through a region just north of Saturn's bright equatorial band. Observers have seen major storms develop in this region in the past 15-20 years as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08162:
Rotating Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of the faint E ring - a ring feature now known to be created by Enceladus - also shows two of Saturn's small moons that orbit within the ring, among a field of stars in the background. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08163:
The Enceladus Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The three very different moons seen here provide targets of great interest for planetary scientists studying the Saturn system. Captured by NASA's Cassini, along with the rings, are Tethys at upper right, Enceladus below center and Janus at lower left.
PIA08165:
Frontier Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Dreamy colors ranging from pale rose to butterscotch to sapphire give this utterly inhospitable gas planet a romantic appeal. Shadows of the rings caress the northern latitudes whose blue color is presumed to be a seasonal effect as seen by NASA's Cassini
PIA08166:
Saturn's Subtle Spectrum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Seen here are areas mapped on Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode. Shown are a variety of geologic features, including impact craters, wind-blown deposits, channels and cryovolcanic features.
PIA08099:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode. Shown are a variety of geologic features, including impact craters, wind-blown deposits, channels and cryovolcanic features.
PIA08100:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - Flat Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The complex and dynamic atmosphere of Titan displays multiple haze layers near the north pole in this view from NASA's Cassini, which also provides an excellent look at the detached stratospheric haze layer that surrounds the moon at lower latitudes.
PIA08167:
Shifting Northern Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This remarkably detailed view of Saturn's clouds reveals waves at the northern boundary of the bright equatorial zone, presumably associated both with the strong wind shear there. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on March 16, 2006.
PIA08168:
Waves and Shear
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-02 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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
ISS - Narrow Angle
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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 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie shows how data from two different instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft can be combined to give an integrated view of Titan's surface.
PIA07785:
Comparing Notes on Titan -- Radar & Imaging Science Subsystem Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Saturn's moon Titan from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the southwestern area of a feature called Xanadu (bottom right of the image).
PIA08425:
Radar Images the Margin of Xanadu
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Saturn's moon Titan from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Shikoku Facula, a region that is bright in both radar and visible wavelengths.
PIA08426:
Radar Images Shikoku - "Great Britain"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This splendid view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers a detailed look at the faint rings within the Cassini Division as well as a rare glimpse of the Keeler gap moon, Daphnis.
PIA08171:
Is That a Moon?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a set of images acquired by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer, in the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, west), at five different altitudes above Titan's surface.
PIA08119:
Views of Titan from Different Altitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a flattened (Mercator) projection of the view from the descent imager/spectral radiometer on the European Space Agency's Huygens probe at four different altitudes.
PIA08427:
Mercator Projection of Huygens's View at Different Altitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a stereographic (fish-eye) view of Titan's surface from six different altitudes. The images taken by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer show the haze layer at 20 to 21 kilometers.
PIA08112:
Stereographic View of Titan's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a flattened (Mercator) projection of the Huygens probe's view from 10 kilometers altitude (6 miles). The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08113:
Mercator Projection of Huygens's View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster is a stereographic (fish-eye) projection taken with the descent imager/spectral radiometer onboard the European Space Agency's Huygens probe, when the probe was about 5 kilometers (3 miles) above Titan's surface.
PIA08114:
Fish-eye View of Titan's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a composite view from the descent imager/spectral radiometer taken while the European Space Agency's Huygens probe was setting on Titan's surface, juxtaposed with a similarly scaled picture taken on the Moon's surface.
PIA08115:
Titan's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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When printed on letter sized paper this poster shows the size of the 'rocks' on Titan's surface in their true size. This Huygens image was taken on Jan. 14, 2005. The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08116:
Titan's Pebbles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This image is from data collected during the 147-minute plunge through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to a soft sandy riverbed by the European Space Agency's Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer on Jan. 14, 2005.
PIA08118:
A View from Huygens - Jan. 14, 2005 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This frame from a movie, built with data collected during the ESA's Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and after touchdown. The camera was funded by NASA.
PIA08117:
Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This amazing perspective view captures battered Mimas against the hazy limb of Saturn. Mimas has been badly scarred by impacts over the eons; its wide crater, Herschel, lies in the darkness at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08172:
Sharp Focus on Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the radar-bright western margin of Xanadu, one of the most prominent features on Titan.
PIA08428:
Xanadu: Rivers Flowed onto a Sunless Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the radar-bright region Xanadu and two circular features interpreted to be degraded impact craters.
PIA08429:
Impact Craters on Xanadu
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan shows the location mapped with NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode on April 30, 2006.
PIA08430:
Radar Flyby of Titan - April 30, 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-08 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down upon Rhea, whose cratered surface was already ancient before any complex life developed on Earth. The terrain seen here has probably changed little in the past billion years.
PIA08173:
The Record of Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The wispy fractured terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is illuminated here by 'Saturnshine' -- dim reflected light from the planet. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Mar. 24, 2006.
PIA08174:
Bright Fractures in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Titan Radar Mapper instrument imaged this area atop Xanadu, the bright area of Titan, on April 30, 2006.
PIA08448:
Titan's Land-o-Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This complex area of hilly terrain and erosional channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini Titan Radar Mapper on April 30, 2006.
PIA08449:
Complex Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Epimetheus floats in the distance below center, showing only the barest hint of its irregular shape. Pandora hides herself in the ringplane, near upper right, appearing as little more than a bump in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08175:
Ring-Hugging Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This rare color view of Saturn's night side shows how the rings dimly illuminate the southern hemisphere, giving it a dull golden glow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08176:
Saturn's Night Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivers this stunning vista showing small, battered Epimetheus and smog-enshrouded Titan, with Saturn's A and F rings stretching across the scene.
PIA07786:
Stunning Vistas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A distant glimpse of Iapetus reveals details within the dark terrain of Cassini Regio, including an impact basin at top that is roughly 400 kilometers (250 miles) wide. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08177:
Mysterious Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image was taken with NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on Oct. 28, 2005. This was the fourth flyby of Titan during which radar images were obtained. The most ubiquitous features in this swath are
PIA08454:
Dunes and more Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Four of Saturn's many and varied moons crowd this single frame from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08182:
A Multitude of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The faint F ring extends across the image; Janus appears directly between its near and far edges taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08178:
Epimetheus Falls Behind
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This comparison view shows a common, large vortex on Saturn as it plows through the atmosphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08179:
Round and Round They Go
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-18 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Enceladus briefly passes behind the crescent of Rhea in these images, which are part of a 'mutual event' sequence taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences help scientists refine our understanding of the orbits of Saturn's moons.
PIA08180:
Now You See Me…
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three large and impressive vortices, including two that appear to be interacting, are captured here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as they swirl through Saturn's active southern latitudes.
PIA08181:
Storms Roll Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-22 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's yin-yang moon Iapetus is seen in these two views showing the moon's dark leading hemisphere. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 8, 2006.
PIA08164:
From Dark to Bright and Red to White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's Dione and Rhea pair up for an occultation, or mutual event, as seen by NASA's Cassini. While the lit portion of each moon is but a crescent, the dar side of Dione has begun to take a bite out of its distant sibling moon.
PIA08183:
Orbs Align
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The small, dark form of Janus cruises along in front of bright Saturn. The edge-on rings cast dramatic shadows onto the northern hemisphere as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08184:
Ring Moon, Ring Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-25 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Quiet and cold, a crescent Tethys floats above the nearly edge-on rings of Saturn. The only surface features visible to NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Tethys from this distance are a few impact craters.
PIA08185:
Cratered Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-26 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A prominent scar on Rhea is seen by NASA's Cassini. A large and ancient impact basin is seen at upper right. The giant feature occurs within a terrain that appears rugged and which likely is saturated with other smaller craters.
PIA08186:
Reminder of Ages Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The brilliant supergiant star, Rigel, emerges from behind the haze of Saturn's upper atmosphere in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08187:
Help from Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, peaks out from under the planet's rings of ice in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on April 28, 2006.
PIA08188:
Titan on the Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-31 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Rhea's crater-saturated surface shows a large bright blotch, which was likely created when a geologically recent impact sprayed bright, fresh ice ejecta over the moon's surface. This is image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08189:
Bright Ice Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This graphic illustrates the interior of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It shows warm, low-density material rising to the surface from within, in its icy shell (yellow) and/or its rocky core (red). This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08500:
Enceladus Roll
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The dark shadows that drape Saturn's northern latitudes are split by three familiar bright gaps as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08190:
Sun Through the Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The soft, sweeping shadows of Saturn's C ring cover bright patches of clouds in the planet's atmosphere. The shadow-throwing rings stretch across the view at bottom. The dark inner edge of the B ring is visible at top as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08191:
Shadow Strands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons Janus and Prometheus look close enough to touch in this stunningly detailed view in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08192:
So Close…
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini finds artistic harmony in the dark and icy realm of Saturn. The dim, unlit side of the rings is shown here. The narrow F ring appears bright when seen from angles near the plane of the rings.
PIA08193:
Arc and Crescent (Artist Concept)
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The dim, unlit side of Saturn's rings hides a secret in this view. Shy Mimas can be seen peeking out from behind the rings below center in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08194:
Hiding a Moon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini stares toward the night side of Saturn, seen here on the right, as the active icy moon Enceladus glides past.
PIA08195:
Dark Side of Saturn's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view was taken from above the ringplane and looks toward the unlit side of the rings. Here, the probe gazes upon Titan in the distance beyond Saturn and its dark and graceful rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08196:
A Sight to Behold
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The plumes of Saturn's moon Enceladus continue to gush icy particles into Saturn orbit, making this little moon one of a select group of geologically active bodies in the solar system as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08197:
A Moon's Telltale Tail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's atmosphere produces beautiful and sometimes perplexing features. The bright feature below center may be a rare crossing of a feature from a zone to a belt, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08198:
Curious Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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An enhanced close-up view shows at least two distinct jets spraying a mist of fine particles from the south polar region of Enceladus. This image shows the night side of Saturn and the active moon against dark sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08199:
Scattered Ice, Scattered Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This oblique view of Saturn shows what may be localized upwellings in the clouds of Saturn's southern hemisphere. This view looks toward the unlit side of the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08200:
Saturn Aslant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The dark side of the ringplane glows with scattered light, including the luminous F ring, which shines like a rope of brilliant neon. Below, Dione presents an exquisitely thin crescent in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08201:
Saturn's Night Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's restless clouds offer endless complexity, such as this small-scale repeating pattern which is superimposed a larger-scale wavelike modulation of the boundary between a bright zone and a darker belt. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08202:
Pattern Upon Pattern
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Two Saturnian moons meet in the sky. Dione departs after crossing the face of Rhea for several minutes. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2006.
PIA08203:
Uncovering Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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During a recent flyby of Titan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked beyond the utterly overcast moon and spied clear, distant Rhea in the blackness.
PIA08204:
From Cloudy to Clear
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Ithaca Chasma rips across the cratered surface of Tethys, creating a scar more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) long, from north to south. NASA's Cassini spacecraft got a closer look at this ancient rift during a Sept. 2005 flyby of Tethys.
PIA08205:
Torn-up Terrain
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The brightest body in the solar system, Enceladus, is contrasted here against Titan's smoggy, golden murk as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Feb. 5, 2006.
PIA07787:
A Tale of Two Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Three of Saturn's moons swim past in this frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences, called mutual events, are useful for refining scientists' understanding the orbits of the moons.
PIA07802:
Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
PIA07804:
The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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The slim crescent of the moon Rhea glides silently onto the featureless, golden face of Saturn in this mesmerizing color movie. Images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera, at a distance close to 221,000 kilometers from Rhea.
PIA07806:
Rhea Transits Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus are captured swinging around Saturn's rings and past Dione in this frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07808:
Three Moons Meet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small, walnut-shaped moon, Pan, embedded in the planet's rings, coasts along in this frame from a movie clip from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08320:
Cruising with Pan Animation Icon
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The long, gently meandering character of the clouds in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a tracer of the generally stable flow of Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA08206:
Saturn's Streamers
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Wrinkled and cracked Enceladus hangs in the distance as the pitted ring moon Janus, at right, rounds the outer edge of the F ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08207:
Moons of Interest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-27 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea's devastated surface creates a jagged terminator as mountains and crater rims break-up the line between day and night. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on May 22, 2006.
PIA08208:
Ragged Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-29 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A great vortex rolls through high southern latitudes on Saturn, whirling twisted contours into the clouds. This image was taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 2.8 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA08210:
Stirred-up Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Dazzling Titan glows with a 360-degree sunset as light scatters through its very extended atmosphere. The rings show their unlit side to NASA's Cassini, as the spacecraft viewed them from slightly above the ringplane.
PIA08211:
Ring of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini images of Saturn's dynamic atmosphere, like this view, will be combined with data from the spacecraft's two infrared-sensing instruments to measure correlations among cloud features at many altitudes and infer heat flow across the planet.
PIA08212:
Clues in the Clouds
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes in a wide-angle view of majestic, golden-hued Saturn ... home to our robotic spacecraft for two years now. The ringplane cuts across the center of Saturn's crescent which wears shadows cast by the icy rings.
PIA08213:
The Golden Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Sunlight streams through the high-altitude haze layer that extends completely around the giant moon, Titan, in this view of the moon taken by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08214:
Amazing Hazes
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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Dramatic Cassini views of Saturn's E ring, like these side-by-side images, reveal for the first time a double-banded structure. The two images were taken five hours apart when NASA's Cassini spacecraft was approximately 1.9 million kilometers from Saturn.
PIA07803:
Double-Banded E Ring
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This frame from a movie shows a bright arc of material flashing around the edge of Saturn's G ring, a tenuous ring outside the main ring system. The images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 25, 2006.
PIA07805:
Persistent Arc Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked toward the night side of Saturn to spy the darkened orb of Mimas barely visible here near the center of the image hugging the planet's shadow.
PIA08215:
Mimas Seeking Solitude
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The real jewels of Saturn are arguably its stunning collection of icy moons. Seen here with the unlit side of the rings are Titan, Tethys and Enceladus with its fountain-like geysers. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08216:
The Moons are the Stars
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Enceladus blasts its icy spray into space in this unlit-side ring view that also features a tiny sliver of Rhea. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 9, 2006.
PIA08217:
Softly Glowing Scene
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this arresting view of Saturn just before Epimetheus crossed into the blinding glare of the planet's sunlit crescent and was lost.
PIA08218:
A Captivating Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Titan shines beyond the rings like a brilliant ring of fire, its light gleaming here and there through the gaps in Saturn's magnificent plane of ice. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08219:
Rings Occulting Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The unlit side of the rings glows with scattered sunlight as two moons circle giant Saturn. The light reaching NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this view has traveled many paths before being captured.
PIA08220:
Light from Many Paths
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's two largest moons meet in the sky in a rare embrace. Smog-enshrouded Titan glows to the left of airless Rhea. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 11, 2006.
PIA08221:
Titan's Kiss
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Four minutes after NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured dark Mimas and softly-lit Enceladus near the ringplane, Mimas had slipped into near-obscurity against Saturn's dark side.
PIA08222:
Mimas in Hiding
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The narrow and twisted F ring lights up this scene, which features Mimas against the unlit side of Saturn's ringplane. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 13, 2006.
PIA08223:
Land of Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Two frigid moons, Rhea and Enceladus, shine in reflected light from Saturn. In such low light and at great distance, Rhea's cratered surface looks deceptively smooth in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08224:
Planetglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Titan was acquired on April 30, 2006, NASA's Cassini's radar instrument in synthetic-aperture mode over the continent-sized region called Xanadu.
PIA08552:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - April 30, 2006
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Radar Mapper
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A network of river channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. This radar image was captured by NASA's Cassini Radar Mapper on April 30, 2006.
PIA08604:
Xanadu's Meandering Rivers
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Radar Mapper
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Cassini's powerful radar eyes have uncovered a geologic goldmine in a region called Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. Panning west to east, the geologic features include river channels, mountains and hills, a crater and possible lakes.
PIA08605:
Titan's Geological Goldmine - Radar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two ring moons chase each other as their larger sibling looks on. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Tethys at lower left, along with perpetually mingling Epimetheus at left of center, and Janus at center.
PIA08225:
Darkened Moons, Searing F Ring
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