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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two of Saturn's moons straddle the planet's rings in this color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Mimas is closest to NASA's Cassini spacecraft here. Epimetheus is on the far side of the rings. Saturn's shadow cuts across the middle of the rings.
PIA12543:
Color Between Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes grace the B ring in this image which also includes the shadow of the moon Mimas and was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12540:
Spoke/Shadow Combo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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The effects of the small moon Prometheus loom large on two of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a short time before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12537:
Affecting Two Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-27 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Tethys stands out as a tiny crescent of light in front of the dark of Saturn's night side. Tethys can be seen above the ringplane on the far right of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image.
PIA12536:
Dwarfed Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-26 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Janus, its rugged surface shown in shadow and light, passes before the planet's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12535:
Janus Before the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A pastel crescent of Saturn is interrupted by the moon Mimas and the rings in this color image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles across) appears as a dark speck just above the rings.
PIA12533:
Blemished by Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-21 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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The cratered moon Mimas appears as if it has been hung like an ornament above Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12532:
Mimas Globe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-19 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-13 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's shadow is elongated as it is cast onto the round shape of Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon is not visible here. This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12526:
Dione's Distorted Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the bright arc in Saturn's faint G ring contains a little something special. Although it can't be seen here, the tiny moonlet Aegaeon orbits within the bright arc.
PIA12525:
Faint Ring, Bright Arc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-08 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Rhea's trailing hemisphere shows off its wispy terrain on the left of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft which includes Saturn's rings in the distance.
PIA12519:
Rings and Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-05 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's small moon Prometheus, slightly overexposed in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows off its potato-like shape as it orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring.
PIA12520:
Little Tuber Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-01 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Epimetheus casts a shadow across colorful rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the planet's August 2009 equinox. Epimetheus is visible as a small dot at the center of the bottom of the image.
PIA12518:
Moon, Shadow and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the south pole of Enceladus, with a glimpse of Saturns rings in the distance, during the spacecrafts close flyby Nov. 2, 2009.
PIA12517:
Enceladus Before the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-30 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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The tiny moon Pandora appears beyond the bright disk of Saturn's rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora orbits outside the F ring and, in this image, is farther from Cassini than the rings are.
PIA12516:
Beyond Bright Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's shadow interrupts the planet's rings, leaving just thin slivers of the rings visible in this image, which shows a pair of the planet's small moons. Helene is in the center top of the image, Epimetheus is in the lower right.
PIA12514:
Splinters of Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a look at Saturn's diffuse E ring which is formed from icy material spewing out of the south pole of the moon Enceladus. The E ring is seen nearly edge-on from slightly above the northern side of Saturn's ring plane.
PIA12512:
Eyeing the E Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11695:
Before a Veiled Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Janus overtakes the larger moon Rhea in a dance played out before Saturn and its rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11692:
Catching Big Sister Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-22 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Tiny Daphnis appears as a bright dot in the Keeler Gap next to shadows cast by the moon and the edge waves it has created in the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA12510:
Ripples from Daphnis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Dramatic differences between dark and light embellish image of Saturn, its rings and its moons Dione and Enceladus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11649:
Brightness Bucks the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-18 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The shadow of Saturn's largest moon darkens a huge portion of the gas giant planet. Titan is not pictured here, but its shadow is elongated in the bottom right of the image.
PIA11648:
Enormous Elongated Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-15 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Orbiting near the plane of Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the span of the rings to spy the small moon Epimetheus. The brightest spoke is visible on the left of the image.
PIA11645:
Epimetheus, Rings and Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-14 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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While studying Saturn's atmosphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft happens to catch a view of two small, icy satellites. Mimas drifts past on the far right of the image. Janus appears as a black dot just below the rings near the center of the image.
PIA11644:
Study in Miniature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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From just above the plane of Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of Saturn two months after Saturn's August 2009 equinox, showing the shadow of its rings as a narrow band on the planet.
PIA11640:
Narrow Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11639:
Ghostly Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-03 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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This image, which at first appears to show a serene scene, in fact 
reveals dramatic disturbances created in Saturn's A ring by its moon 
Daphnis as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11637:
Daphnis' Disturbances
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The bright arc within Saturn's G ring is shown truncated by the shadow of the planet at the bottom of this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11635:
Slicing the Arc
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A moon's shadow strikes Saturn's rings near bright spokes on the B ring near the center of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft about one month after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11634:
Shadow and Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the shadows of two moons as they appear on Saturn, above and below the plane of the planet's rings.
PIA11633:
Shadows Above and Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-25 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's moon Prometheus, orbiting near the streamer-channels it has created in the thin F ring, casts a shadow on the A ring in this image taken a little more than a week after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11631:
Streamer-channels and Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-23 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Long shadows stretch away from the towering edge waves created by the gravity of the moon Daphnis in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a little more than a week before Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11629:
Slanting Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's camera looks in near-infrared light at a dramatic view of Saturn, its ringplane and the shadows of a couple of its moons.
PIA11628:
Scene Seen in the Near-Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-19 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Janus, Saturn's small moon named after the two-faced god, here displays two illuminated hemispheres taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11627:
Twice-lit Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Spokes, those ghostly radial markings on Saturn's B ring, appear bright compared to the rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a little more than a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11623:
Bright Spokes, Dark Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks to the night side of Saturn and its rings for a view that includes Dione. Tiny Pandora is also present outside the F ring in this image taken on Sept. 22, 2009.
PIA11619:
Dione and the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of moon shadows and a series of spokes adorn this ring image taken about a month after Saturn's August 2009 equinox. The shadow of the moon Janus stretches across the middle of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11618:
Shadows Side by Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the night side of Saturn, dimly lit on the left of this image by ringshine, for a subtly distorted view of the planet's rings.
PIA11616:
Atmospheric Distortion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-02 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Prometheus casts a shadow on the narrow F ring in this image captured by NASA's Cassini Orbiter weeks after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11614:
Shadow on a Thin Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini Orbiter captures a far-off view of the two-toned surface of Saturn's moon, Iapetus.
PIA11609:
Shadow and a Wave
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini Orbiter peers toward the distant, icy plains of Saturn's moon Tethys. The planet's A and F rings slice across the top of this view.
PIA12319:
Cold Light from Afar
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini Orbiter caught the shadow of the moon Prometheus as a small dark dot on Saturn just below the narrow shadow cast by the rings in the center of this image.
PIA11606:
Shadow Below Another
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Janus casts a shadow on Saturn's A ring but misses the thin F ring as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on May 28, 2009.
PIA11602:
Skipping a Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A scalloped look is created in the edges of the Keeler Gap in Saturn's outer A ring as the moon Daphnis orbits in the gap in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Feb. 25, 2009.
PIA11598:
Pulchritudinous Perturbations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-06 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of Saturn's moons, Dione and Tethys, accompany the planet and its rings in this image taken shortly after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11593:
Saturnscape After Equinox
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The long shadow of a small moon cuts across Saturn's A ring and thin F ring as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11592:
Epimetheus' Long Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-29 Janus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cast a shadow on the moon Janus in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft made possible only around the time of the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11590:
Rings Return the Favor
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's B ring showing off bright spokes in the middle of this image taken at high phase in visible light with the narrow-angle camera.
PIA11587:
Spokes on Display
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Beyond the ansa of Saturn's rings, a crescent Rhea completes this ring-and-moon composition captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11586:
Rhea and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Ring material, pulled to spectacular heights above the ring plane by the gravity of the moon Daphnis, casts long shadows on Saturn's A ring in NASA's Cassini image taken about a month before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11677:
New Heights for Edge Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Several sets of shadows are cast onto the A ring in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter about a week after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11676:
Shadows and More Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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These two images, taken four years before Saturn's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, indicate the streaks in these images are likely evidence of impacts into the planet's rings.
PIA11675:
New Views on Old Finds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The bright streaks visible in these image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken during Saturn's August 2009 equinox are exciting evidence of a constant rain of interplanetary projectiles onto the planet's rings.
PIA11674:
Rain on the Plane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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An unusually large propeller feature is detected just beyond the Encke Gap in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's outer A ring taken a couple days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11672:
Giant Propeller in A Ring
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This mosaic, part of a larger mosaic of images captured by NASA's Cassini Orbiter just hours before exact equinox at Saturn, shows that the spiral corrugation in the planet's inner rings continues right up to the inner B ring.
PIA11671:
Inner B Ring Terminus
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New insights into the nature of Saturn's rings are revealed in this panoramic mosaic of 15 images taken during the planet's August 2009 equinox, taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter.
PIA11670:
Ring Scan Spilling Secrets
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Alternating light and dark bands, extending a great distance across Saturn's D and C rings taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft one month before the planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11664:
Extensive Spiral Corrugations
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snags a close-up view of the shadow cast onto Saturn's A ring by the moon Epimetheus as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11584:
Zooming in on a Shadow
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Rhea joins other Saturnian moons in casting a shadow on the rings as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA11583:
Rhea's Ring Shadow
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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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Vertical ring structures created by the moon Daphnis cast dark shadows on Saturn's A ring in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11579:
Edge Wave Shadows
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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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A wide shadow is cast onto the thin F ring and the A ring by the moon Janus in this image taken as Saturn approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11576:
Wide Shadow of Janus
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The shadow of the moon Janus dwarfs the shadow of Daphnis on Saturn's A ring in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11574:
Small Moon Shadow
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The shadow of the moon Janus dwarfs the shadow of Daphnis on Saturn's A ring in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11573:
Long Shadow, Short Shadow
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Waves in the edges of the Keeler gap in Saturn's A ring, created by the embedded moon Daphnis, show considerable complexity in this image taken as Saturn approached its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11571:
Complex Edge Waves
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The shadow of the moon Epimetheus crosses Saturn's rings in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11570:
Co-orbital Shadow
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks closely at the outer B ring and the Cassini Division, revealing clump-like structures in the outer edge of the B ring.
PIA11569:
Behold B Ring Clumps
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The shadow of the moon Janus crosses the Encke Gap as it strikes the plane of Saturn's rings in this image taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11568:
Shadow Crosses a Gap
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The moon Prometheus casts a shadow on Saturn's F ring near a streamer-channel it has created on the ring. The image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11566:
Roche Division Shadow Caster
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Saturn's moon Tethys casts a shadow on the planet's A ring alongside the larger shadow cast by the planet itself in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken as Saturn approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11564:
Shadows Big and Small
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The shadows of Saturn's rings appear as a narrow band on the planet in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11563:
Narrowing Ring Shadow
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The shepherding moon Pandora, near the bottom of the image, casts a shadow on Saturn's thin F ring as the planet nears its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11561:
Shepherd's Shadow
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Saturn's moon Janus casts a shadow on the F and A rings while the moon Prometheus, seen on the left of the image, creates a streamer-channel in the thin F ring. This image is from as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11559:
Along the F Ring
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the illuminated side of Saturn's rings to the brilliant moon Enceladus.
PIA11558:
Brilliance Beyond the Rings
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a section of Saturn and its rings which includes a special treat made possible as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox: the shadow of a moon cast on the rings.
PIA11557:
Sampling Saturn and a Shadow
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The shadow of Saturn's icy moon Tethys cuts across the C ring in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11555:
Cutting 'Cross the C Ring
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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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A vertically extended structure or object in Saturn's F ring casts a shadow long enough to reach the A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken just days before planet's August 2009 equinox.
PIA11666:
Shadow Reaches the A Ring
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of a small object in the outer portion of Saturn's B ring casting a shadow on the rings as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11665:
A Small Find Near Equinox
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a shadow cast by a vertically extended structure or object in the F ring in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11663:
Shadows in the F Ring
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As Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox, a shadow is cast by a narrow, vertically extended feature in the F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11662:
Punching through the F Ring
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The moon Prometheus casts a shadow on the thin F ring marked with streamer-channels created by the moon in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11553:
Shadow and Streamer-channels
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Atlas joins other moons casting shadows on Saturn's rings as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11551:
Atlas' Ring Shadow Premiere
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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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Jagged looking shadows stretch away from vertical structures of ring material created by the moon Daphnis in this image taken as Saturn approaches its August 2009 equinox. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11547:
Sawtooth Shadows
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