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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-14 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory scientists use their computer models to generate a view of the sun's magnetic field. An extreme ultraviolet view of the sun is compared with the same image showing the superimposed field lines on August 10, 2018.
PIA22662:
Magnetic Field Portrayed Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a minor eruption of charged particles rising up and twisting about before falling back into the Sun in this close-up of the Sun from a two-hour period on Aug. 13, 2018.
PIA22673:
Twisting Outburst Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-03 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that over the course of just one day a tiny active region grew to became almost as large as its many-days-old neighbor (Aug. 23-24, 2018).
PIA22680:
New Active Region Grows Up Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-17 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that a large coronal hole began to emerge and intensify (Sept. 4-6, 2018).
PIA22722:
Emerging Coronal Hole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-17 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that in just about seven hours, the SDO spacecraft saw the moon transit the Sun two times (Sept. 9-10, 2018).
PIA22723:
Double Lunar Transit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows two images taken at virtually the same time but in different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.
PIA22724:
Two Wavelengths, Two Different Images Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-17 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the Sun's rotation bringing a new active region into view, revealing the dynamic arches and twisting streams of its magnetic field (Oct. 10-11, 2018).
PIA18139:
Sole Active Region in Profile Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-29 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that a solar prominence rose up above the Sun's surface, twisted and spun around, then became elongated and broke away. (Oct. 24-25, 2018).
PIA18140:
Eruptive Prominence Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-12 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a good-sized coronal hole at a slanted angle nearly centered on the face of the sun (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2018).
PIA18141:
Central Coronal Hole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-14 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a lunar transit, when the Moon partially blocked SDO's view of the Sun on Nov. 7, 2018.
PIA18142:
SDO Observes a Partial Lunar Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-19 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows two solar prominences, directly at opposite sides of the Sun, over a 26-hour period (Nov. 12-13, 2018).
PIA18143:
Opposing Solar Prominences Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-05 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long-lasting coronal hole has again rotated around to face the Earth (Nov. 28-30, 2018).
PIA18144:
Reappearing Coronal Hole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-11 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows an active region that appeared on Dec. 5, 2018.
PIA21211:
Solar Active Region's Cameo Appearance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-24 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showed four smallish prominences along the sun's edge at about the same time (Dec. 12-14, 2018).
PIA21212:
Small Prominences Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-19 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is in another eclipse season as of Feb. 6, 2019. This image shows the Earth briefly blocking SDO's view of the Sun.
PIA21213:
Spring 2019 Eclipse Season Arrives Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that the Sun has gone an entire month without any sunspots (Feb. 1-18, 2019).
PIA21218:
Spotless February Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-11 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long lunar transit on Mar. 6, 2019.
PIA21905:
Criss-Crossing Lunar Transit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows three of the many fragments making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3. The picture also provides the best look yet at the crumbling comet's trail of debris.
PIA08438:
Comet Stepping Stones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-10 Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the broken Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 skimming along a trail of debris left during its multiple trips around the sun.
PIA08452:
A Million Comet Pieces
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Saturn Voyager
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Saturn and two of its moons, Tethys (above) and Dione, were photographed by NASA's Voyager 1 on November 3, 1980, from 13 million kilometers (8 million miles).
PIA00024:
Saturn With Tethys and Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Saturn Voyager
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This false-color image of Saturn's southern hemisphere taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 6, 1980, shows the unique red oval cloud feature located at 55 degrees south latitude.
PIA00025:
Saturn - False Color of Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Saturn Voyager
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Two brown ovals, at right, some 10,000 km (6,000 miles) across, were found at approximately 40` and 60` latitude in Saturn's northern hemisphere by NASA's Voyager 1. The photo was taken on November 7, 1980.
PIA00026:
Saturn - Brown Ovals in Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-30 Saturn Voyager
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A view of Saturn's clouds extending from 40` to 60` N latitude shows a ribbon-like wave structure in the south with small convective features marking a westward jet in the north. This image was obtained on November 10, 1980 by NASA's Voyager 1.
PIA00027:
Saturn -- Ribbon-like Wave Structure in Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Saturn Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 2 took this 'true color' photograph of Saturn on July 21, 1981. The moons Rhea and Dione appear as blue dots to the south and southeast of Saturn, respectively.
PIA00030:
Saturn With Rhea and Dione (True Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-19 Saturn Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 image of Saturn and its ring taken Nov. 16, 1980 four days after closest approach to Saturn, from a distance of 5,300, 000 km (3,300,000 miles).
PIA00335:
Full-disk Color Image of Crescent Saturn with Rings and Ring Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Saturn Voyager
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This enhanced-color picture from NASA's Voyager shows Saturn, its rings, and four of its icy satellites. Tethys, Dione, and Rhea are visible against the darkness of space, and 

another smaller satellite (Mimas) is visible against Saturn's cloud tops.
PIA00349:
Saturn and 4 Icy Moons, Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Saturn Voyager
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This approximate natural-color image from NASA's Voyager 2 shows Saturn, its rings, and four of its icy satellites. Three satellites Tethys, Dione, and Rhea are visible against the darkness of space.
PIA00400:
Saturn and 4 Icy Moons in Natural Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-18 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes down at the marvelous rings and swirling clouds of giant Saturn from above the planet's north pole.
PIA08823:
Such Splendor
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-28 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 took this 'false color' photograph of Saturn on July 21, 1981, when the spacecraft was 33.9 million kilometers (21 million miles) from the planet.
PIA01143:
Saturn With Rhea and Dione (false color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this false-color image of Saturn on Junary 4, 1998, providing detailed information on the clouds and hazes in Saturn's atmosphere.
PIA01268:
An Infrared View of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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This is the first image of Saturn's ultraviolet aurora taken by the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope in October 1997.
PIA01269:
Hubble Provides Clear Images of Saturn's Aurora
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This is a rare view of Saturn's rings seen just after the Sun has set below the ring plane, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope on Nov. 21, 1995.
PIA01270:
Sunset on Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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This series of 10 Hubble Space Telescope images, taken on Nov. 21, 1995, captures several small moons orbiting Saturn. Hubble snapped the five pairs of images while the Earth was just above the ring plane and the Sun below it.
PIA01271:
Moons Around Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope snapshot of Saturn with its rings barely visible. Normally, astronomers see Saturn with its rings tilted. Earth was almost in the plane of Saturn's rings, thus the rings appear edge-on.
PIA01272:
Edge-on View of Saturn's Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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Saturn's magnificent ring system is seen tilted edge-on in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture taken on August 10, 1995.
PIA01273:
Hubble again views Saturn's Rings Edge-on
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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This four-picture sequence (spanning 30 minutes) shows one of four moons discovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, in images taken of Saturn on May 22, 1995, when Saturn's rings were tilted edge-on to Earth.
PIA01274:
Hubble Discovery Image of New Moon Orbiting Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured Saturn on May 22, 1995 as the planet's magnificent ring system turned edge-on. This ring-plane crossing occurs approximately every 15 years when the Earth passes through Saturn's ring plane.
PIA01275:
Saturn's Rings Edge-on
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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This sequence of images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, taken on May 22, 1995, documents a rare astronomical alignment, Saturn's magnificent ring system turned edge-on. This occurs when the Earth passes through Saturn's ring plane.
PIA01276:
Hubble Views Saturn Ring-Plane Crossing
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This sequence of images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, taken on May 22, 1995, documents a rare astronomical alignment, Saturn's magnificent ring system turned edge-on. This occurs when the Earth passes through Saturn's ring plane.
PIA01277:
Hubble Views Saturn Ring-Plane Crossing (Satellites Labeled)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn storms observed by NASA's Voyager, Aug. 5, 2004. Voyager 1 and 2 observed radio signals from lightning which were interpreted as being from a persistent, low-latitude storm system.
PIA01364:
Saturn Taken from Voyager 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This false color picture of Saturn's northern hemisphere was assembled from ultraviolet, violet and green images obtained Aug. 19, 1998 by NASA's Voyager 2. The several weather patterns evident include three spots flowing westward.
PIA01365:
Saturn's Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This comparison shows Saturn's north temperate region as viewed Nov. 5, 1980, by Voyager 1, and Aug. 21 by its sister craft, Voyager 2, from a range of 3.1 million miles. A gigantic storm system in the planet's atmosphere is featured.
PIA01375:
Saturn's North Temperate Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-13 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image of Saturn from NASA's Voyager 2, obtained Aug. 21 from a distance of 3.4 million miles, shows further evidence of weather patterns at all latitudes. A stream of clouds is moving in the westward flow.
PIA01376:
Voyager 2 Image of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-13 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This photographic mosaic of Saturn is the result of the processing of three green-filter frames obtained Aug. 20, 1980, when NASA's Voyager 2 was 5.7 million kilometers (3.4 million miles) from the planet.
PIA01377:
Photographic Mosaic of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-13 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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The extensive ribbonlike cloud structure in Saturn's atmosphere is visible in this image from NASA's Voyager 2, obtained Aug. 23, 1980 from a range of 2.5 million kilometers (1.6 million miles).
PIA01378:
Saturn's Ribbonlike Cloud Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-17 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Wide Angle
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A vortex, or large atmospheric storm, is visible in this color composite of NASA's Voyager 2 Saturn images obtained Aug. 25, 1979 from a range of 1 million kilometers (620,000 miles).
PIA01379:
Saturnian Atmospheric Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn and its satellites Tethys (outer left), Enceladus (inner left) and Mimas (right of rings) are seen in this mosaic of images taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Oct. 30, 1980 from a distance of 18 million kilometers (11 million miles).
PIA01383:
Saturn and its Satellites Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-26 Saturn Hubble Space Telescope
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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, taken on Dec. 1, 1994, of the ringed planet Saturn shows a rare storm that appears as a white arrowhead-shaped feature near the planet's equator.
PIA01464:
Hubble Observes a New Saturn Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Saturn Voyager
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This montage of images of the Saturnian system was prepared from an assemblage of images taken by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980.
PIA01482:
Saturn System Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Saturn Voyager
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This montage of images of the planets visited by Voyager 2 was prepared from an assemblage of images taken in 1980 by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft.
PIA01483:
Voyager Tour Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Saturn appears serene and majestic in the first color composite made of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its approach to the ringed planet, with arrival still 20 months away.
PIA02884:
Distant Saturn Sighting
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-11 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This family portrait shows the smaller satellites of Saturn as viewed by NASA's Voyager 2 during its swing through the Saturnian system.
PIA01954:
Collage of Saturn's Smaller Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-14 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Voyager 2, taken Aug. 18, 1981, from a distance of 6.8 million kilometers (4.2 million miles), shows the region extending from 20 north latitude to Saturn's polar region.
PIA01956:
Voyager 2 Image of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-14 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Voyager 2, taken Aug. 18, 1981, from a distance of 6.8 million kilometers (4.2 million miles), shows the region extending from 20 north latitude to Saturn's polar region.
PIA01957:
Photograph of Saturn Constructed in False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-25 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this image from NASA's Voyager, taken Aug. 16, 1981, a strangely curled cloud attached by a thin ribbon to the bright white cloud region to the north.
PIA01958:
Saturn's Northern Mid-latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-25 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this image from NASA's Voyager 2 of Saturn, obtained Aug. 11, 1981, from a range of 14.7 million kilometers (9.1 million miles), north is at the upper right edge of the disc. Seen above the planet are the satellites Dione (right) and Enceladus.
PIA01959:
Voyager 2 Image of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-25 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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These images of NASA's Voyager 2 of Saturn's northern hemisphere were taken Aug. 19, 1981, from a distance of 7.1 million kilometers (4.4 million miles).
PIA01960:
Saturn's Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-25 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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In this false-color photograph Voyager 2, obtained Aug. 20, 1981, from a distance of 6.4 million kilometers (4 million miles), north is to the upper left. This view of the northern edge of Saturn's North Temperate Belt.
PIA01961:
Saturn's North Temperate Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-28 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Circulation around a large brown spot in Saturn's atmosphere can be seen in this pair of NASA's Voyager 2 images taken Aug. 23 and 24, 1981, from distances of 2.7 million and 2.3 million kilometers (1.7 million and 1.4 million miles), respectively.
PIA01963:
Large Brown Spot in Saturn's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-06 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 returned this view of Saturn and its ring system Aug. 11, when the spacecraft was 13.9 million kilometers (8.6 million miles) away and approaching the large, gaseous planet at about l million km. (620,000 mi.) a day.
PIA01966:
Saturn and its Ring System
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-21 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 1 looked back at Saturn on Nov. 16, 1980, four days after the spacecraft flew past the planet, to observe the appearance of Saturn and its rings from this unique perspective.
PIA01969:
Saturn and its Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-16 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Further details of Saturn's atmosphere are evident in this photograph, a black-and-white print of a green-filter frame taken Aug. 21 by NASA's Voyager 2.
PIA01973:
Saturn's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-10 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 1 took this photograph of Saturn on Oct. 18, 1980, 34 million kilometers (21.1 million miles) from the planet.
PIA02225:
Saturn Approach - Full Disk
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-10 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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The north polar region of Saturn is pictured in great detail in this NASA Voyager 2 image obtained Aug. 25 from a range of 633,000 kilometers (393,000 miles).
PIA02226:
Saturn - North Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-20 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image of the northern hemisphere of Saturn was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 5, 1980 at a range of 9 million kilometers (5.5 million miles) shows a variety of features in Saturn's clouds.
PIA02230:
Northern Hemisphere of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-07 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This false color image from NASA's Voyager 1, taken on November 6, 1980 from a distance of about 8 million kilometers, shows somewhat similar, although much smaller, red spot on Saturn.
PIA02239:
Saturn's Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-23 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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The three separate components of Saturn's F-ring are seen in this image taken by NASA's Voyager l on Nov. 12, 1980, from a range of 750,000 kilometers (466,000) miles.
PIA02272:
Saturn's F-ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Saturn Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's F, or outermost ring was photographed from the un-illuminated face of the rings by NASA's Voyager 1 at a range of 750,000 kilometers (470,000 miles).
PIA02283:
Saturn's F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-25 Saturn Voyager
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Two satellites of Saturn share an orbit 151,400 kilometers from the center of the planet. The leading co-orbital satellite, designated 1980S1, is seen in transit across Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980.
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Saturn's Satellite 1980S1
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Saturn's rings are bright and its northern hemisphere defined by bright features as NASA's Voyager 2 approaches Saturn, which it will encounter on Aug. 25, 1981.
PIA03152:
Saturn's Atmospheric Changes
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These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn's rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere.
PIA03156:
A Change of Seasons on Saturn
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A series of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn's rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere.
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A Change of Seasons on Saturn - October, 1996
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A series of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn's rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere.
PIA03159:
A Change of Seasons on Saturn - October, 1997
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A series of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn's rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere.
PIA03160:
A Change of Seasons on Saturn - October, 1998
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A series of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn's rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere.
PIA03161:
A Change of Seasons on Saturn - October, 1999
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A series of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn's rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere.
PIA03162:
A Change of Seasons on Saturn - October, 2000
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This is an artists concept of NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver, just after the main engine has begun firing.
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Artists's Conception of Cassini Saturn Orbit Insertion
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft in a Jet Propulsion Laboratory assembly room in 1997.
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Cassini Spacecraft in a JPL Assembly Room
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A cold, dusky Saturn looms in the distance in this striking, natural color view of the ringed planet and five of its icy satellites. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini's narrow angle camera on Nov. 9, 2003, from a distance of 111.4 million kilometers.
PIA04913:
Looming Saturn
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The narrow angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft took a series of exposures of Saturn and its rings and moons on February 9, 2004, which were composited to create this stunning, color image.
PIA05380:
Approach to Saturn
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NASA's Cassini narrow angle camera took this image of Saturn on Feb. 16, 2004, from a distance of 66.1 million kilometers (41.1 million miles) in a special filter which reveals clouds and haze high in the atmosphere.
PIA05381:
Saturn Methane Image
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These images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show clumps seemingly embedded within Saturn's narrow, outermost F ring.
PIA05382:
Clumps in the F Ring
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Bands and spots in Saturn's atmosphere, including a dark band south of the equator with a scalloped border, are visible in this image from NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
PIA05383:
Blue Saturn
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Wind-blown clouds and haze high in Saturn's atmosphere are captured in this image taken by NASA's Cassini narrow angle camera in February 2004.
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High Winds Aloft on Saturn Animation Icon
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As NASA's Cassini closes in on Saturn, its view is growing sharper with time and now reveals new atmospheric features in the planet's southern hemisphere.
PIA05385:
Spots on Saturn
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Three months before its scheduled arrival at Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has observed two storms in the act of merging. With diameters close to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), both storms, which appear as spots in the southern hemisphere.
PIA05386:
Merging Saturnian Storms
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NASA's Cassini has sighted Prometheus and Pandora, the two F-ring-shepherding moons whose unpredictable orbits both fascinate scientists and wreak havoc on the F ring.
PIA05387:
Prometheus and Pandora
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A montage of NASA's Cassini images, taken in four different regions of the spectrum from ultraviolet to near-infrared, demonstrates that there is more to Saturn than meets the eye.
PIA05388:
Four Ways to See Saturn
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Saturn and its rings completely fill the field of view of NASA's Cassini's narrow angle camera in this natural color image taken on March 27, 2004. This is the last single 'eyeful' of Saturn and its rings.
PIA05389:
Saturn in Color
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The veils of Saturn's most mysterious moon have begun to lift in NASA's Cassini's eagerly awaited first glimpse of the surface of Titan; scientists believe organic matter rains from hazy skies and seas of liquid hydrocarbons dot a frigid surface.
PIA05390:
The Veils of Titan
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As NASA's Cassini nears its rendezvous with Saturn, new detail in the banded clouds of the planet's atmosphere are becoming visible.
PIA05391:
Bands of Clouds and Lace
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NASA's Cassini orbiter continues its observations of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, stealing another early peek at the haze-enshrouded surface.
PIA05392:
Peering Closer at Titan
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This image from NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft shows two of Saturn's moons, Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across) and Pandora (84 kilometers, or 52 miles across), shepherding the planet's narrow F-ring.
PIA05393:
Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring
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Saturn's rings cast threadlike shadows on the planet's northern hemisphere. Note the translucent C ring, and thin outermost F ring. The image was taken with NASA's Cassini narrow angle camera in visible light on May 10, 2004.
PIA05394:
Rings and Shadows
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows dramatic details in the swirling, turbulent bands of clouds in Saturn's atmosphere. Particularly noteworthy is the disturbed equatorial region.
PIA05395:
Swirls of Clouds
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the multitude of grooves for which Saturn's rings are famed.
PIA05396:
Groovy Rings and Moons
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These images are from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, taken March 22 (top) and May 16, 2004, of Saturn's displays its familiar banded structure, with haze and clouds at various altitudes.
PIA05981:
Saturn from Far and Near
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This image is a view from NASA's Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope taken on March 22, 2004. The subtle pastel colors of ammonia-methane clouds trace a variety of atmospheric dynamics.
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Saturn from Far and Near (Hubble Space Telescope)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft returned this image of Saturn on May 16, 2004, when its imaging science subsystem narrow-angle camera was too close to fit the entire planet in its field-of-view.
PIA05983:
Saturn from Far and Near (Cassini-Huygens)
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This close-up image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's southern hemisphere, shows several dark spots huddled in the mid-latitude region.
PIA05397:
Storms in Saturn's Atmosphere
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