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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Three of Saturn's diverse family of moons are captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Titan hovers above the thin line of the rings. Epimetheus is a mere speck at far left. Enceladus sits in front of the ringplane from Cassini's view.
PIA09016:
Trio Near the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Two small portions of Saturn's F ring shine brilliantly in scattered sunlight as Rhea floats in the distance beyond. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA09014:
Darkside Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two of Saturn's moons, Mimas and Rhea, regard each other across a vast distance in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA09013:
On Opposing Sides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A string of icy moons stretches across the Saturn system in this view from nearly edge-on with the ringplane. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA09011:
Crowded Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Prometheus glides across the scene from left to right, sculpting and perturbing particles in Saturn's F ring. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on June 28, 2007.
PIA09006:
The Agitator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three of Saturn's brood are captured near the rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Together they showcase the rich variety of worlds found in the Saturn system.
PIA09004:
A Diverse Family
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's enchanting rings display crisply defined edges and strong contrast on their unilluminated side. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08999:
Sidelong View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft skims past Saturn's ringplane at a low angle, spotting two ring moons on the far side.
PIA08997:
Across the Dark Ringplane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Off the shoulder of giant Saturn, a bright pinpoint marks the location of the ring moon Atlas (image center). Shadows cast by the C ring adorn the planet at upper right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08996:
Sojourn at Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies two of the small, irregular moons that patrol the outer edges of Saturn's main rings.
PIA08994:
On Their Rounds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The shepherd moons Prometheus and Pandora drive the quirky F ring in its circuit of Saturn, while Mimas lurks in the distance. This image was taken in visible green light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
PIA08993:
Mimas and the Shepherds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A surge in brightness appears on the rings directly opposite the Sun in this image taken on June 12, 2007 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This opposition surge travels across the rings as the spacecraft watches.
PIA08992:
Surging Across the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Faint features in Saturn's innermost ring, the D ring, are brought into view in this strongly contrast-enhanced image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A few background stars are visible through the sheer ring as squiggly star trails.
PIA08990:
D-Ring Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This bright, isolated plateau in the middle of the C ring displays interesting internal variations in brightness. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 12, 2007.
PIA08988:
C-Ring Variations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Incredible swirling details in Saturn's northern clouds can be seen in this dazzling view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Shadows cast by the rings embrace the northern hemisphere.
PIA08987:
Northern Sights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The effects of three of Saturn's ring moons can be spotted in this single narrow-angle camera view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08985:
Three Meddlesome Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies multiple spokes in Saturn's outer B ring. The precise origin and evolution of these transient features continue to provide ring scientists with intriguing puzzles to solve.
PIA08983:
Puzzling Spokes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Graceful giant Saturn poses with a few of the small worlds it holds close. From this viewpoint NASA's Cassini spacecraft can see across the entirety of the planet's shadow on the rings, to where the ringplane emerges once again into sunlight.
PIA08982:
Nightside Vista
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-11 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Epimetheus floats above Saturn's swirling skies in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on June 1, 2007.
PIA08981:
Above the Fray
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes down toward Saturn's unilluminated ringplane to find Janus hugging the outer edge of rings.
PIA08977:
Waving to Janus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Immense Saturn is visible through the A ring as Pan coasts along its private corridor as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08975:
A-Ring Odyssey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward northern latitudes on Saturn and out across the ringplane. This infrared view probes clouds beneath the hazes that obscure the planet's depths in natural color views
PIA08973:
Depth Sounding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Pan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings to spy on the moon Pan as it cruises through the Encke Gap.
PIA08972:
Tracking Pan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-26 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Saturn's rings reflect sunlight most strongly when Earth is located directly between Saturn and the sun. This mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a small bright spot moving from the outermost B ring across the Cassini Division.
PIA09213:
Cat's Eye Rings and Peek-a-boo Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies an intriguing bright clump in Saturn's F ring. Also of interest is the dark gash that appears to cut through the ring immediately below the clump.
PIA08969:
Object of Interest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-15 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's odd but ever-intriguing F ring displays multiple lanes and several bright clumps. The Keeler and Encke gaps are visible in the outer A ring, at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08963:
Odd Ring Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's brilliant rings are accompanied here by a pack of small moons, Mimas, Janus, Pandora, and Prometheus, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 29, 2007.
PIA08961:
Entourage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn's A ring displays a marked asymmetry in brightness between the region nearer to NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the region farther from it. The A ring is the broad, bright section of the rings outside of the dark B ring.
PIA08959:
Difference on the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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A small icy world plies the space between Saturn's A and F rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08957:
In-between Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view from NASA'sCassini spacecraft shows a group of more than a dozen spokes in Saturn's outer B ring. The B ring displays the azimuthal asymmetry, or variation with longitude around the planet, that is characteristic of the spoke-forming region
PIA08955:
Spoke Set
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Flying over the unlit side of Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's glow, represented in brilliant shades of electric blue, sapphire and mint green, while the planet's shadow casts a wide net on the rings.
PIA09212:
Neon Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-30 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Janus floats above the meandering clouds of Saturn. A few of the large craters on the moon are just visible
PIA08951:
Janus Floats On
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Storms and cloud bands emerge from beneath Saturn's obscuring hazes in this infrared view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08949:
Banded Beauty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Saturn and its rings manifest a rich interplay between shadow and light in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings shine on their unilluminated side by virtue of scattered sunlight emerging from its passage through the ringplane.
PIA08948:
Tricks of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus pulls away from an encounter with Saturn's F ring, leaving behind a reminder of its passage. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 18, 2007.
PIA08947:
Hit and Run
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Atlas and Pan emerge from the far side of Saturn in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Light passing through the upper reaches of the planet's atmosphere is refracted, or bent, distorting the image of the rings beyond.
PIA08946:
Emergent Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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This false-color image of Saturn's main rings was made by combining data from multiple star occultations using NASA's Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph.
PIA09210:
Mapping Clumps in Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The F ring shepherd moon Prometheus touches the face of Saturn once more before moving off into blackness and continuing in its orbit. Images were obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 13, 2007.
PIA08944:
Prometheus Makes Contact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft surveys Saturn's outstretched ring system in the infrared from a vantage point high above the planet's northern latitudes.
PIA08942:
Blue Expanse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Across the expanse of Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies two small moons in consort. Atlas is seen exterior to the bright outer edge of the A ring. Daphnis, below Atlas in this view, orbits Saturn within the narrow Keeler Gap.
PIA08941:
Ring Moon Rendezvous
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Fine, sharp-edged details and smooth gradients in the ring features of the Cassini Division are imaged here together at excellent resolution. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08937:
Diagonal Division
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across Saturn's cloud-dotted north and shadowed pole, and out across the lanes of ice that compose its rings.
PIA08933:
An Icy Composition
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Held in gravity's embrace, Saturn's darkened, icy rings encircle the clouded gas giant as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08931:
In Saturn's Grasp
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ISS - Wide Angle
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The rings of Saturn glow softly as sunlight from below wends its way through. Some of the Sun's light bounces off the rings' opposite side as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08929:
Suncatcher
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's ring-embedded moons, Pan and Daphnis, are captured in an alignment they repeat with the regularity of a precise cosmic clock as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08926:
The Gap Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-23 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The presence of the tiny ring moon Daphnis is betrayed by the edge waves it creates in the Keeler gap. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08924:
Moon's Signature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus speeds ahead of two dark gores in the F ring's inner edge. The ring's bright core swerves and twirls in its wake as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08922:
Ahead of the Pack
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Pan prepares to be engulfed by the darkness of Saturn's shadow, visible here as it stretches across the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08920:
Taking the Plunge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-12 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The shepherd moon Prometheus is lit partly by reflected light from Saturn as it lurks near the heavily perturbed F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08918:
Shifting Strands
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The oblong form of Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus glides by, trailing behind it wiggles in Saturn's ribbon-like F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08914:
The Perturber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows details of Saturn's outer A ring, including the Encke and Keeler gaps. The A ring brightens substantially outside the Keeler Gap.
PIA08912:
A Ring Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-04 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus draws a fresh streamer of material from the F ring as it passes the ring's interior edge as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08910:
Streamer Genesis
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The F ring dissolves into a fuzzy stream of particles -- rather different from its usual appearance of a narrow, bright core flanked by dimmer ringlets. A bright clump of material flanks the ring's core as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08908:
Unfocused F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-29 Atlas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the multiple strands of the ever-changing F ring, also sighting Atlas at its station just beyond the A ring edge. A few faint background stars are visible in this image.
PIA08906:
Atlas and the F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-28 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's shepherd moon Prometheus draws material from the F ring along an invisible thread of gravity. Near lower left is an identical feature the moon created on a previous pass near the ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08916:
Moon at Work
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The brilliant core of the F ring displays a breakaway clump of material, possibly related to the other objects NASA's Cassini spacecraft has witnessed in the dynamic ring in the past few years of observations.
PIA08905:
Budding F Ring
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Bright strands in Saturn's ever changing F ring emerge from the planet's shadow. The F ring usually has a single bright core but the section of the ring seen here appears to have a second bright strand as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08903:
F Ring Strands
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The Cassini Division appears to emerge out of Saturn's shadow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08901:
The Familiar Division
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ISS - Wide Angle
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From beneath the ringplane, NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes stock of Saturn's southern skies and peeks through the rings and beyond their shadows at the northern latitudes.
PIA08898:
South on Saturn
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Two moons of Saturn, Pan and Pandora, rendezvous in the Saturnian skies above NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08897:
Helene and Mimas
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A bright spoke extends across the unilluminated side of Saturn's B ring about the same distance as that from London to Cairo. The background ring material displays some azimuthal asymmetry as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08891:
Bent Spoke
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies Pan speeding through the Encke Gap, its own private path around Saturn.
PIA08889:
Pan's Highway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Surely one of the most gorgeous sights the solar system has to offer, Saturn sits enveloped by the full splendor of its stately rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08362:
Blinding Saturn
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Our robotic emissary, flying high above Saturn, captured this view of an alien copper-colored ring world. The overexposed planet has deliberately been removed to show the unlit rings alone as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08361:
Ring World
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Dark and sharply defined ring shadows appear to constrict the flow of color from Saturn's warmly hued south to the bluish northern latitudes as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08360:
Tourniquet Shadows
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ISS - Wide Angle
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With pastel blues, pinks, greens and golds, Saturn displays a dazzling diversity of colors and hues as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08359:
Pastel Planet
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Magnificent blue and gold Saturn floats obliquely as one of its gravity-bound companions, Dione, hangs in the distance. The darkened rings seem to nearly touch their shadowy reverse images on the planet below as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08358:
Symmetry in Shadow
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie begins with a view of the sunlit side of the rings. As the spacecraft speeds from south to north, the rings appear to tilt downward and collapse to a thin plane.
PIA08356:
The Great Crossing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The giant planet is a moody world whose disposition appears to change with he view. Its atmosphere rages with thunderous and hurricane-like storms. Its majestic rings spin a tale of ancient collisions and cataclysm
PIA08347:
The Lore of Saturn
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This strikingly crisp view shows Atlas heading into Saturn's shadow at upper left. The moon's basic, elongated shape is easy to detect as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08887:
Toward the Shadow
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Three of the small worlds that hug the outer edges of Saturn's immense ring system are captured in portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08885:
Three Little Moons
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views Saturn's southern latitudes in colors of pastel yellow, spying a great, eye-shaped vortex just northward of the south polar region.
PIA08883:
Tempest-Tossed Saturn
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a spectacular view of Saturn's banded southern hemisphere and dark central polar storm, while its dazzling rings lie far beyond the horizon.
PIA08880:
Southern Exposure
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Epimetheus is a lonely dot beyond Saturn's rings. The little moon appears at lower left, outside the narrow F ring. Several very faint spokes lurk in the B ring, at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08867:
Epimetheus and the Dark Side
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This group of spokes in Saturn's B ring extends over more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) radially across the ringplane as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08877:
Spoke Siblings
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The strands of Saturn's F ring disappear into the darkness of the planet's shadow. Background stars make trails across the sky during the long exposure as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08878:
Into the Shadow
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The dark B ring of Saturn is highlighted here by numerous faint spokes. The two most prominent spokes are seen below and to the right of center as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08874:
Faint Spokes
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes toward a distant star as Saturn's rings slip past in the foreground. At upper left is the outer A ring, with its dark Keeler Gap. At lower right, a train of bright clumps shuttles past in the wispy F ring.
PIA08875:
A Helpful Star
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the innermost region of Saturn's rings, capturing (from right to left) the C and B rings. The dark, inner edge of the Cassini Division is just visible in the lower left corner.
PIA08869:
The Inner Rings
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Two bright vortices roll across the cloud-lined face of Saturn, where winds howl at high speeds never experienced on Earth as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08866:
Agitators of the Atmosphere
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to observe brightness variations along the orbital direction within Saturn's B ring.
PIA08865:
Unknown Origin
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These two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken about eight minutes apart, show clump-like structures and a great deal of dust in Saturn's ever-changing F ring.
PIA08863:
Breakup Captured?
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's current high-inclination orbit allows for some fantastic perspectives, like this shot of Saturn's south pole, which looks toward the rings beyond.
PIA08862:
Down Below
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Bright undulations disturb a faint ringlet drifting through the center of the Encke Gap. This ring structure shares the orbit of the moon Pan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08861:
The Bends
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward daybreak on Saturn through the delicate strands of the C ring. Some structure and contrast is visible in the clouds far below.
PIA08860:
Toward Morning
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From on high, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots a group of faint spokes against the striped landscape of the B ring, the dark region in the middle of the rings here. The spokes appear as irregular blotches.
PIA08859:
Stars and Stripes ... and Spokes
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This psychedelic view of Saturn and its rings is a composite made from images taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera using spectral filters sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light.
PIA08858:
Saturnian Psychedelia
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The image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Dec. 15, 2006. Both luminous and translucent, the C ring sweeps out of the darkness of Saturn's shadow and obscures the planet at lower left.
PIA08855:
Scintillating C Ring
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares toward Saturn through its gauzy veil of rings. The great ice-particle screen acts like a filter here, attenuating the glare from the planet and making its high altitude haze easy to see.
PIA08853:
Veil of Ice
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This ringscape shows the outermost part of the rings' spoke-forming region, the other edge of the B ring, and the regular bands of material within the Cassini Division. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08852:
The Spoke Boundary
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Saturn's entire main ring system spreads out below NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this night side view, which shows the rings disappearing into the planet's shadow.
PIA08850:
The Vanishing Rings
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Prometheus dips into the inner F ring at its farthest point from Saturn in its orbit, creating a dark gore and a corresponding bright streamer as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08849:
Act of Creation
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Prometheus interacts gravitationally with the inner flanking ringlets of the F ring, creating dark channels as it passes. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08847:
Moon and Its Handiwork
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With the Sun directly behind NASA's Cassini, the spacecraft spies the opposition surge in Saturn's inner A ring. The opposition effect becomes visible from this special viewing geometrry.
PIA08846:
At Opposition
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The striated appearance of the F ring is immediately apparent in the region of the ring that trails behind the moon Prometheus as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08845:
The "Gore-y" Details
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Storms whip up the cloud bands of Saturn's southern hemisphere in this infrared view. Small fractions of the A and F rings are visible at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08844:
Saturnian Squiggles
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Saturn's moon Janus and Epimetheus in their orbital dance as the F ring slides out of view.
PIA08348:
Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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With its dazzling rings, Saturn radiates a beauty and splendor like no other known world. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the cool crescent of Saturn from above the ringplane, with the planet's shadow cutting neatly across the many lanes of ice.
PIA08340:
Shadowlands
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Lit by reflected light from Saturn, Enceladus appears to hover above the gleaming rings, its well-defined ice particle jets spraying a continuous hail of tiny ice grains as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08337:
Brilliant Ice Dust
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A close-up of the F ring shows dark gores in its interior faint ringlets following the passage of Prometheus. Each gore represents a single interaction of the moon with the F ring material as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08843:
Stretching the Gores
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