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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows the ring moons inspected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in super-close flybys. The rings and moons depicted are not to scale.
PIA22772:
Cassini Moons Flybys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2009. The Sun provides striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets.
PIA17144:
A Song of Ice and Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings.
PIA17218:
A Farewell to Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's graceful lanes of orbiting ice (its iconic rings) wind their way around the planet to pass beyond the horizon in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21352:
The Grace of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This montage of views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three of Saturn's small ring moons: Atlas (top), Daphnis (middle) and Pan (bottom) at the same scale for ease of comparison.
PIA21449:
Small Wonders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The propeller informally named 'Earhart' is seen in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft at much higher resolution than ever before. In this view, half of the Encke Gap is visible as the dark region at right.
PIA21437:
'Earhart' Propeller in Saturn's A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-16 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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These two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show how the spacecraft's perspective changed as it passed within 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) of Saturn's moon Pan on March 7, 2017, Cassini's closest encounter.
PIA21436:
Pan Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-16 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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These stereo views, or anaglyphs, highlight the unusual, quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan.This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21435:
Pan Anaglyph (3-D)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn's moon Pandora.
PIA21055:
Pandora Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan, lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left.
PIA20501:
Two Tiny Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-19 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan may be small as satellites go, but like many of Saturn's ring moons, it has a has a very visible effect on the rings. This images was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 2, 2016.
PIA20499:
Where the Small Moon Rules
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-04 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan and moons like it have profound effects on Saturn's rings. The effects can range from clearing gaps, to creating new ringlets, to raising vertical waves that rise above and below the ring plane, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20490:
Pandemonium
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a bright disruption (features known as 'jets') in Saturn's narrow F ring suggesting it may have been disturbed recently, though not by Pandora which lurks nearby at lower right.
PIA20485:
Not Guilty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft we see features ring scientists call 'gores,' to the right of the bright clump, and a 'jet,' to the left of the bright spot.
PIA18337:
Gored Clump in Saturn's F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Although Mimas and Pandora, shown here, both orbit Saturn, they are very different moons. The shapes of moons can teach us much about their history. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18339:
Worlds Apart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Prometheus and Pandora are almost hidden in Saturn's rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus is the left most moon in the ring plane, roughly in the center of the image. Pandora is towards the right.
PIA18334:
Moons In Hiding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two masters of their craft are caught at work shaping Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora (upper right) sculpts the F ring. Meanwhile, Daphnis is busy holding open the Keeler gap (bottom center).
PIA18298:
The Shapers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-08 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's innermost moon Pan orbits the giant planet seemingly alone in a ring gap its own gravity creates. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, this image.
PIA18281:
Pan Alone in the Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-14 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft within the vast expanse of Saturn's rings, Prometheus appears as little more than a dot. But that little moon still manages to shape the F ring, confining it to its narrow domain.
PIA18272:
A Dot Does a Lot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-21 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17161:
God of the Gap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two pairs of moons make a rare joint appearance. The F ring's shepherd moons, Prometheus and Pandora, appear just inside and outside of the F ring (the thin faint ring furthest from Saturn) as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17157:
Four Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Although their gravitational effects on nearby ring material look quite different, Prometheus and Pan are both shepherd moons, holding back nearby ring edges in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17133:
Two Shepherds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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The shepherd moon Pan orbits Saturn in the Encke gap while the A ring surrounding the gap displays wave features created by interactions between the ring particles and Saturnian moons in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14668:
Pan and Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The ring-region Saturnian moons Prometheus and Pan are both caught 'herding' their respective rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14644:
Moons at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits in the middle of the Encke Gap of the planet's A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan is visible as a bright dot in the gap near the center of this view.
PIA14625:
Pan In the Middle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Compared to the gas giant, the two moons shown on either side of Saturn seem particularly small in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Tethys and Pandora are also present but barely visible.
PIA14614:
Enormous Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Daphnis and Pan demonstrate their effects on the planet's rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Daphnis, at left, orbits in the Keeler Gap of the A ring; Pan at right, orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ring.
PIA14608:
Ring Moons' Effects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A quartet of Saturn's moons, from tiny to huge, surround and are embedded within the planet's rings in this Cassini composition. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in the background, and the moon's north polar hood is clearly visible.
PIA14579:
In, Around, Beyond Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A quintet of Saturn's moons come together in this portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is seen on the far left, Pandora orbits near the middle, Enceladus appears above the center, and Rhea and Mimas are seen on the right side.
PIA14573:
Quintet of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Six of Saturn's moons orbiting within and beyond the planet's rings are collected in this Cassini spacecraft image; they include Enceladus, Epimetheus, Atlas, Daphnis, Pan, and Janus.
PIA12741:
Sextet of Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows seem ubiquitous in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's rings. The moon Pan casts a long shadow towards the right from where it orbits in the Encke Gap of the A ring in the upper right of the image.
PIA12730:
Shadows Everywhere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Four of Saturn's moons join the planet for a well balanced portrait. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is in the lower left. Tethys appears in upper right. The smaller moons Pandora and Epimetheus are barely visible here.
PIA12718:
Quartet and Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The F ring's shepherds, Prometheus and Pandora, join Epimetheus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of three of Saturn's moons and the rings.
PIA12717:
Trio of Small Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot that also features a couple of the planet's moons large and small. Dione can be seen in the upper left of the image while Pandora appears as a small speck beyond the thin F ring.
PIA12699:
Spoke Embellishment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small, ring-embedded moon Pan, on the extreme right of this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image, can be seen interacting with the ringlets that share the Encke Gap of the A ring with this moon.
PIA12691:
Pan in Action
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of Saturn's small satellites, Janus and Pandora, accompany the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft presenting the view in dramatic diagonal fashion.
PIA12668:
Rings on a Diagonal
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A pair of Saturn's small moons orbit near the planet's rings, which appear well illuminated in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Janus is near the center of the image and Pandora is on the left.
PIA12656:
By Bright Rings
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Saturn's small moon Pan casts a long shadow across the A ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12640:
Pan's Shadow
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Two of Saturn's small moons can be seen orbiting beyond the planet's thin F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora is on the left, and Epimetheus is on the right.
PIA12627:
Petite Pair Beyond Rings
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Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap near the top of the image, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12601:
Pan's Effects
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft two light sources illuminate Saturn's highly reflective moon Enceladus featuring bright rings and the small moon Pandora in the foreground.
PIA12600:
Dual Illuminated Enceladus
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Three of Saturn's small moons straddle the rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From left to right are Pandora, Prometheus and, near the top right, Epimetheus.
PIA12587:
Tiny Trio
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Two of Saturn's moons orbit beyond four of the planet's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. From the top right of the picture are the C, B, A, and thin F rings, the small moon Pandora and, near the middle of the image, the moon Enceladus.
PIA12582:
Pair Past the Rings
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Orbiting in the Encke Gap of Saturn's A ring, the moon Pan casts a shadow on the ring in this image taken about six months after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12555:
Shadow from the Gap
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Pan is nearly lost within Saturn's rings in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a small section of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12530:
Lost Among Rings
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Pandora and Prometheus, the shepherding moons of the F ring, orbit inside and outside the thin ring. The elongated, potato-like shapes of the two moons are both visible in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12527:
Potato Pair
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A gaggle of moons parade around Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in which the large moon Rhea passes in front of the small moon Janus. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11693:
Moon Jumble Animation Icon
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The moon Tethys is upstaged by two smaller moons, Pandora and Prometheus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11691:
Moons in Motion Animation Icon
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Saturn's small moon Pan, brightly overexposed, casts a short shadow on the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11647:
Stubby Shadow
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a couple of small moons in this image taken while the spacecraft was nearly in the plane of Saturn's rings.
PIA11643:
Mimas and Pan
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A pair of Saturn's moons, Pan and Janus, cast their shadows on the A ring in this NASA's Cassini spacecraft image taken about a month and a half after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11641:
Two Pairs
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The small moon Pan casts a short shadow on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11625:
Pan's Short Shadow
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a shadow near a streamer-channel created by the moon in the thin F ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11621:
Shadow Between the Shepherds
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About a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, shadows continue to grace the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter. Pan runs through the center of this image.
PIA11612:
Shadows Still Seen
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Moon shadows are cast on Saturn's A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter almost a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11607:
Shadows on the A Ring
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Saturn's moons Mimas and Pandora join bright B ring spokes in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured on Aug. 30, 2009.
PIA11605:
Portrait of Bright Spokes
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Saturn's moons Prometheus and Pan cast a pair of shadows on the A ring in this image taken shortly after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus creates streamer-channels in the F ring.
PIA11604:
Prometheus and Pan Pair
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The moon Pan casts a shadow on Saturn's outer A ring in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on July 29, 2009.
PIA11595:
Round the Outside
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This image shows a pair of moons, Pandora and Prometheus, continuing their shepherding duties near Saturn's thin F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11589:
A Pair of Shepherds
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Saturn's moon Pan casts a longer shadow across the A ring as the planet's August 2009 equinox draws near. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11581:
Pan's Lengthening Shadow
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Just before Saturn's August 2009 equinox, Dione joined other Saturnian moons in casting shadows on the planet's main rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11578:
Dione's Ring Shadow Premiere
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The moon Tethys casts its shadow on Saturn's rings next to the shadow of the planet in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox. This image is from as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11554:
Side by Side Shadows
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As Saturn's equinox continues to approach, the moon Pan casts a slightly longer shadow on the A ring. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11549:
Lengthening Shadows
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The shadow of the moon Mimas is cast on Saturn's outer A ring in this image which also shows a couple of moons and a collection of stars. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11538:
Shadow Between Moons
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Saturn's moon Pan, orbiting in the Encke Gap, casts a slender shadow onto the A ring. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11529:
Shadow of Saucer-Shaped Moon
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Saturn's moon Pan casts a delicate shadow onto the planet's A ring. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on May 2, 2009.
PIA11511:
Pan's Slender Shadow
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Atlas is seen in this image taken on March 23, 2009 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft with several background stars as the moon orbits within the Roche Division, the region between Saturn's A and F rings.
PIA11491:
Minuscule Moon Shadow
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A quartet of Saturn's moons, Mimas, Tethys, Rhea, and Pandora, is seen here with the planet's F and A rings in this from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on April 11, 2009.
PIA11488:
Reciprocating Rings
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In the center of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the shadow of Pan is a short streak thrown over the edge of the A ring where Pan travels its path through the Encke Gap.
PIA11652:
Pan's Very Own Shadow
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Set starkly against the blackness of space are Saturn's F ring's delicate strands which are periodically gored by its shepherding moon, Prometheus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 11, 2009.
PIA10587:
Fragile F Ring
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Epimetheus is the lone moon orbiting Saturn, but a closer inspection reveals a couple of companions in the rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 20, 2009.
PIA10584:
Small Sidekicks
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Tiny Daphnis' impact on the Keeler gap in which it resides can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 11, 2009.
PIA10579:
Small but Effective
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The Encke Gap moon, Pan, has left its mark on a scalloped ringlet of the Encke Gap. The moon creates these perturbations as it sweeps through the gap in the A ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA10574:
God of Shepherds and Flocks
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Structure in the tenuous F ring can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the ring's bright core taken on Dec. 8, 2008.
PIA10569:
It's Full of Moons!
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This November 2008 snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases a classic view of the triangular shape typical of many of the spokes in Saturn's outer B ring.
PIA10561:
The Classic Wedge
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Three of Saturn's satellites, Janus, Pandora (just outside the F ring), and Pan are visible in this snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 7, 2008.
PIA10556:
Moons in a Row
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Pan orbits in the Encke gap near the middle of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 5, 2008. Also visible is one of the three dusty ringlets that reside in the Encke gap.
PIA10541:
Pan's Ringlet
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Pandora orbits near a kink in the F ring. Whether it was Prometheus or Pandora that created the kink is not obvious in this instance in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 15, 2008.
PIA10530:
Pandora Gets Kinky
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The moons Pan (near center) and Daphnis cruise through the Encke and Keeler gaps, respectively. The edge waves used to discover Daphnis can be seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the brightening on either side of the moon.
PIA10529:
Making Waves
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A trio of Saturn's icy moons, Enceladus, Pandora, and Mimas, crowds together along NASA's Cassini spacecraft's line of sight in this image captured on June 28, 2007.
PIA10481:
Gathering of Moons
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Saturn's moon Pandora casts its shadow upon the F ring. Moon shadows upon the rings will become an increasingly common sight for NASA's Cassini spacecraft as equinox approaches and the Sun moves northward through the ringplane.
PIA10479:
Pandora's Shadow
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This mosaic of two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken on Aug. 15, 2008, shows Pan and Prometheus creating features in nearby rings.
PIA10468:
Disturbing Moons
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Two ring moons, Daphnis and Pandora, sweep through this scene focused on Saturn's intriguing F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 5, 2008.
PIA10453:
F Ring in Between
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots a couple of large, wedge-shaped spokes in Saturn's B ring in this image from July 8, 2008.
PIA10450:
Like Spokes of Old
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken from a vantage point 64 degrees above Saturn's moon Dione's equator, looking down onto the bright fractures that cover the moon's trailing side.
PIA10431:
Above the Cracks
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Saucer-shaped Pan glides through the Encke Gap in Saturn's rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on June 10, 2008.
PIA10430:
Encke's Moon
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Two small moons, Janus and Pandora, race across the face of Saturn. The planet's icy rings cast dark shadows onto the feathery clouds below in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on June 18, 2008.
PIA10428:
Moons in Transit
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The Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring is maintained by the presence of the moon Pan, which shares the gap with several diffuse ringlets in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 10, 2008.
PIA10402:
Pan's Gap
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Pan coasts down its private highway within the Encke Gap. The limb of Saturn is seen through the rings at upper left in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Apr. 24, 2008.
PIA09911:
Pan in the Driver's Seat
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Saturn's brilliant limb shines through the semi-transparent A ring, while the outer F ring shepherd moon, Pandora, hangs against the black sky in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Apr. 5, 2008.
PIA09899:
The Shepherd and Saturn
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On Mar. 17, 2008, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a fleet of small moons patrols the outskirts of Saturn's icy rings. Shown here are shepherd moon Prometheus, Pandora, and Janus.
PIA09890:
The Orbiting Fleet
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Curving wakes perturb the edges of the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring. The culprit in their creation is the flying saucer-shaped moon Pan, shining brightly within the gap. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on Mar. 5, 2009.
PIA09883:
Waking the A Ring
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Pan sits nestled in its gap, like a beacon on the far side of Saturn's rings. The especially bright region seen here is the Cassini Division. This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Mar. 4, 2008.
PIA09879:
Lighthouse Moon
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Embedded in Saturn's A ring is saucer-shaped Pan. The moon is seen here with two of the diffuse ringlets with which it shares the Encke Gap. NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image on Feb. 12, 2008.
PIA09868:
Encke Inhabitants
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From on high, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a group of three ring moons in their travels around Saturn. Janus is seen at top, while Pandora hugs the outer edge of the narrow F ring. More difficult to spot is Pan, which is a mere speck in this view.
PIA09865:
Grandeur of the Rings
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Sunlight scatters through Saturn's rings, emerging on the unilluminated side. Prometheus and Pandora are visible in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, respectively internal and external to the narrow F ring.
PIA09851:
Scattered Sunlight
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Two of Saturn's ring moons, Pan and Atlas, are captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, along with the signature of another. This image was taken not long after Prometheus passed, leaving a trail of dark gores in the inner edge of the F ring.
PIA09845:
Pan in the Fast Lane
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A color portrait of Saturn's sunlight-scattering rings hosts a group of several moons including Eceladus, Pandora, and Mimas, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 22, 2007.
PIA09824:
Field of Moons
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A small ring-embedded moon coasts into view from behind shadow-draped Saturn. The rings' image is distorted near Saturn by the planet's upper atmosphere, to the right of Pan, as viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 22, 2007.
PIA09822:
Pan in View
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Prometheus and Pandora, Saturn's F-ring shepherd moons are seen in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Dec. 6, 2007, which also features narrow ringlets in the Encke gap at left.
PIA09816:
Ring Herders
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