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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-28 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two moons hover above the rings from this perspective, Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across), at left, and Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across), at right as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18360:
Dark Moons, Dark Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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It's difficult to get a sense of scale when viewing Saturn's rings, but the Cassini Division (seen here between the bright B ring and dimmer A ring) is almost as wide as the planet Mercury as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18365:
The Great Divide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This feature, is actually tectonic in nature, created by stresses in Enceladus' icy shell.
PIA18366:
Y Marks the Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings is cast.
PIA18367:
Criss-Crossed Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-09 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
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Epimetheus, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with Saturn in the background, is lumpy and misshapen, thanks in part to its size and formation process. Bombardment over the eons has left this tiny moon's surface heavily pitted.
PIA20482:
Hard Knock Life
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Most planetary rings appear to be shaped, at least in part, by moons orbiting their planets, but nowhere is that more evident than in Saturn's F ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20483:
Sculptor and His Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-30 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Mimas coast in their silent orbits beyond the rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ansa, or outer edge of the rings, is visible at left.
PIA18369:
In Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a bright disruption (features known as 'jets') in Saturn's narrow F ring suggesting it may have been disturbed recently, though not by Pandora which lurks nearby at lower right.
PIA20485:
Not Guilty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-04 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan and moons like it have profound effects on Saturn's rings. The effects can range from clearing gaps, to creating new ringlets, to raising vertical waves that rise above and below the ring plane, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20490:
Pandemonium
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-25 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's A and F rings appear bizarrely warped where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens.
PIA20491:
Bent Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-15 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Tethys and Hyperion appear to be near neighbors in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, even though they are actually 930,000 miles apart here. Tethys is the larger body on the left.
PIA20493:
Distant Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione reveals its past via contrasts in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The features visible here are a mixture of tectonics (bright, linear features and impact cratering) the round features, which are spread across the entire surface.
PIA20492:
A Moon's Contrasts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's rings appear to bend as they pass behind the planet's darkened limb due to refraction by Saturn's upper atmosphere.
PIA20497:
A Dark Bend
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-19 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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Pan may be small as satellites go, but like many of Saturn's ring moons, it has a has a very visible effect on the rings. This images was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 2, 2016.
PIA20499:
Where the Small Moon Rules
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-03 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan, lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left.
PIA20501:
Two Tiny Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-17 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Pandora, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in isolation beside Saturn's kinked and constantly changing F ring.
PIA20504:
Lonely Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
PIA21051:
Watching Summer Clouds on Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.
PIA20508:
Faint F Ring and Prometheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-05 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 22, 2016, show's the moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time.
PIA20512:
Chaos at Hyperion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-12 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the waves that Saturn's moon, Daphnis, raises on the edges of the Keeler Gap, can also be used to deduce the moon's mass and even some of its orbital behavior.
PIA20511:
Watching the Wavemaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-19 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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It may look as though Saturn's moon Mimas is crashing through the rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but Mimas is actually 28,000 mi (45,000 km) away from the rings. There is a strong connection between the icy moon and Saturn's rings
PIA20510:
Crash Course
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn's moon Pandora.
PIA21055:
Pandora Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows wispy clouds, floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes. These wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan's northern latitudes.
PIA20516:
Send in the Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-09 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Shadows cast across Mimas' defining feature, Herschel Crater, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20515:
Mimas' Mountain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-18 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. 16, 2017. This is the closest view of the small moon obtained yet.
PIA21056:
Daphnis Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-23 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Tethys, one of Saturn's larger icy moons, vaguely resembles an eyeball staring off into space in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The resemblance is due to the enormous crater, Odysseus, and its complex of central peaks.
PIA20518:
Here's Looking at You, Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-30 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's lit hemisphere faces away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's camera, yet the moon's darkened surface features are dimly illuminated in this image, due to Saturnshine.
PIA20514:
Coy Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Seen from outside, Enceladus appears to be like most of its sibling moons: cold, icy and inhospitable, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20522:
Potentially Hospitable Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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When seen up close, the F ring of Saturn resolves into multiple dusty strands. NASA's Cassini spacecraft's view shows three bright strands and a very faint fourth strand off to the right.
PIA20519:
F for Fabulous
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-14 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, is featured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap.
PIA17212:
The Realm of Daphnis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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When viewed from a distance with the sun directly behind NASA's Cassini, the larger, brighter craters really stand out on moons like Dione. Among these larger craters, some leave bright ray patterns across the moon.
PIA20521:
Rays of Creusa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues its weekly ring-grazing orbits, diving just past the outside of Saturn's F ring, it is tracking several small, persistent objects there.
PIA21432:
Hardy Objects in Saturn's F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured these remarkable views of a propeller feature in Saturn's A ring on Feb. 21, 2017. These are the sharpest images taken of a propeller (nickedname 'Santos-Dumond') so far.
PIA21433:
Cassini Targets a Propeller in Saturn's A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, NASA's Cassini spacecraft see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity
PIA20524:
Dichotomy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-13 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas' gigantic crater Herschel lies near the moon's limb in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20523:
The Big One
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-14 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Mimas' surface is pockmarked with countless craters, the largest of which gives the icy moon its distinctive appearance. This mosaic is one of the highest resolution views ever captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the icy moon.
PIA17213:
Farewell to Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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As it sped away from a relatively distant encounter with Titan on Feb. 17, 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this mosaic view of the moon's northern lakes and seas.
PIA21434:
Titan: Kraken and Ligeia In Sharper Focus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-16 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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These stereo views, or anaglyphs, highlight the unusual, quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan.This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21435:
Pan Anaglyph (3-D)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-16 Pan Cassini-Huygens
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These two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show how the spacecraft's perspective changed as it passed within 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) of Saturn's moon Pan on March 7, 2017, Cassini's closest encounter.
PIA21436:
Pan Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed in on Saturn's A ring, revealing narrow, detailed structures that get even finer as the cameras' resolution increases.
PIA20526:
A Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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What appears as a pair of bright dashes at the center of this image is one of the features rings scientists have dubbed 'propellers.' This image of Bleriot is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20525:
Checking in on Bleriot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-30 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The propeller informally named 'Earhart' is seen in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft at much higher resolution than ever before. In this view, half of the Encke Gap is visible as the dark region at right.
PIA21437:
'Earhart' Propeller in Saturn's A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's C ring isn't uniformly bright. Instead, about a dozen regions of the ring stand out as noticeably brighter than the rest of the ring, as shown here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20529:
Plateaus Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-12 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn-facing hemisphere of Iapetus. Cassini Regio on Iapetus is covered in a layer of dark, dusty material creating a stark contrast to the much brighter region that surrounds it.
PIA21332:
Puzzled Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-24 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the low angle of the sun over Tethys' massive canyon, Ithaca Chasma (near the terminator, at right), highlights the contours of this enormous rift.
PIA20527:
Dark Chasm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The north polar area of Enceladus, seen in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is heavily cratered, an indication that the surface has not been renewed since quite long ago. But the south polar region shows signs of intense geologic activity
PIA21326:
North Pole of Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Cassini's best image of the propeller feature known informally as Bleriot. Bleriot is the largest of the propellers in Saturn's rings.
PIA21447:
Bleriot Propeller Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-10 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the sharpest ever taken of belts of the features called propellers in the middle part of Saturn's A ring. The propellers are the small, bright features that look like double dashes.
PIA21448:
Propeller Belts of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-22 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21330:
Slim Crescent of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-29 Daphnis Cassini-Huygens
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This close-up view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the Keeler Gap, which is near the outer edge of Saturn's main rings, shows in great detail just how much the moon Daphnis affects the edges of the gap.
PIA21329:
Waving Goodbye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn's moon Titan, along with dark hydrocarbon lakes and seas clustered around the north pole.
PIA21615:
Northern Summer on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Many of the features seen in Saturn's rings are shaped by the planet's moons. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows two different effects of moons that cause waves in the A ring and kinks in a faint ringlet.
PIA21333:
Grooves and Kinks in the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This montage of views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three of Saturn's small ring moons: Atlas (top), Daphnis (middle) and Pan (bottom) at the same scale for ease of comparison.
PIA21449:
Small Wonders
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This zoomed-in view of Epimetheus, one of the highest resolution ever taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a surface covered in craters, vivid reminders of the hazards of space.
PIA21335:
Zoom-in on Epimetheus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-17 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Enceladus' intriguing south-polar jets are viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in reflected Saturn-shine.
PIA21338:
Jets from a Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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The central feature in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is called Plateau P1. Plateau regions are brighter than their surroundings, and have sharp edges.
PIA21618:
Textures in the C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Recent images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show features in Saturn's C ring called 'plateaus' revealing a streaky texture that is very different from the textures of the regions around them.
PIA21619:
More Textures in the C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the rings beyond Saturn's sunlit horizon, where a thin haze can be seen along the limb.
PIA21621:
Haze on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini gazed toward high southern latitudes near Saturn's south pole to observe ghostly curtains of dancing light, Saturn's southern auroras, or southern lights.
PIA21623:
Southern Auroras Over Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-07 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
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The thin sliver of Saturn's moon Prometheus lurks near ghostly structures in Saturn's narrow F ring in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Many of the narrow ring's faint and wispy features result from its gravitational interactions with Prometheus.
PIA21340:
Prometheus and the Ghostly F Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-14 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Clouds on Saturn take on the appearance of strokes from a cosmic brush thanks to the wavy way that fluids interact in Saturn's atmosphere in this false color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21341:
Cloudy Waves (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's moon Titan in a view that highlights the extended, hazy nature of the moon's atmosphere.
PIA21625:
Highlighting Titan's Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a wave structure in Saturn's rings known as the Janus 2:1 spiral density wave.
PIA21627:
Staggering Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-07 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one the highest-resolution color images of any part of Saturn's rings, to date, showing a portion of the inner-central part of the planet's B Ring.
PIA21628:
Colorful Structure at Fine Scales
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.
PIA21887:
Last Enceladus Plume Observation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft bids farewell to Saturn's yin-and-yang moon, Iapetus. This image is from the last set of observations Cassini made of this world of striking contrasts.
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Farewell to Iapetus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The brightly lit limb of a crescent Enceladus looks ethereal against the blackness of space as seen by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft. The rest of the moon, lit by light reflected from Saturn, presents a ghostly appearance.
PIA21346:
Phantom Limb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed toward the northern hemisphere of Saturn to spy subtle, multi-hued bands in the clouds there.
PIA21888:
Dreamy Swirls on Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.
PIA21889:
Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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As it glanced around the Saturn system one final time, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of the planet's giant moon Titan. These views were obtained by Cassini on Sept. 13, 2017. They are among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.
PIA21890:
A Last Look at Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione is captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, half in shadow and half in light. Sinuous canyons carve interconnected paths across the moon's icy landscape. The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21349:
Half-lit Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-06 Pandora Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini hurtled toward its fatal encounter with Saturn, the spacecraft turned to catch this final look at Saturn's moon Pandora next to the thin line of the F ring.
PIA21355:
Pandora, the Would-Be Perturber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-13 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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In this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a bright and narrow ringlet located toward the outer edge of the C ring is flanked by two broader features called plateaus.
PIA21356:
So Long, C Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-20 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This image is of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's final observation of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on May 2, 2017. The spacecraft was at the time high above the plane of Saturn's rings, looking down at Rhea's northern hemisphere.
PIA21354:
Above Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Enceladus drifting before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water.
PIA21900:
All Aglow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings, made of countless icy particles, form a translucent veil in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's tiny moon Pan orbits within the Encke Gap in the A ring.
PIA21901:
Veil of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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In this view, Saturn's icy moon Rhea passes in front of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. While Rhea is a heavily-cratered, airless world, Titan's nitrogen-rich atmosphere is even thicker than Earth's.
PIA21904:
Contrasting Crescents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2009. The Sun provides striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets.
PIA17144:
A Song of Ice and Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this striking view of Saturn's moon Dione on July 23, 2012. Its density suggests that about a third of the moon is made up of a dense core (probably silicate rock) with the remainder of its material being water ice.
PIA17197:
Dramatic Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's shadow sweeps across the rings in a view captured on Nov. 5, 2006 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Countless icy particles that make up the rings bask in full daylight.
PIA17199:
The Edge of the Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-02 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings cast shadows on the planet's cloud tops, providing a perfect backdrop for the brilliant sphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17216:
Taking a Shine to Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ice particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.
PIA22418:
Gravity's Rainbow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-21 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The detached haze layer that surrounds Titan is clearly visible against Saturn and its rings in the background, the haze growing more complex in its structure near the poles in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA19642:
A World All Its Own
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-04 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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On Aug. 17, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Odysseus crater with its ring of steep cliffs and the mountains that rise at its center, the most visually striking feature on Saturn's icy moon, Tethys.
PIA21613:
Mighty Odysseus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows its view from orbit around Saturn on Jan. 2, 2010. The rings on the night side of the planet have been brightened significantly to more clearly reveal their features.
PIA12567:
Planet Six
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured five of Saturn's moons. Moons visible in this view: Janus; Pandora; Enceladus, Mimas & Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.
PIA12797:
Group Portrait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that the rings of Saturn are made mostly of particles of water ice that range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.
PIA14943:
Translucent Arcs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys disappearing behind Titan as observed by Cassini on Nov. 26, 2009. Tethys is about 660 miles (1,070 kilometers) across.
PIA22648:
Tête-à-tête
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured this view of the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas.
PIA22481:
Titan Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Shown here are two images of the expected landing site of NASA's Cassini's Huygen's probe (latitude 10.6 S, longitude 191 W).
PIA06136:
Huygen's Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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A variety of surface ages is revealed in this 16-image mosaic taken during NASA's Cassini's first close flyby of Enceladus, on Feb. 17, 2005.
PIA08353:
Enceladus: Trailing Hemisphere
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During its July 2005 flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired one very high-resolution image of the geologically young and active south polar region. This is our highest resolution view of Enceladus.
PIA10350:
South Polar Terrains of Enceladus - Highest Resolution View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The plumes of water and other ice vapors jetting from the surface of Enceladus are one of the most exciting astronomical discoveries of the 21st century. This perspective view was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA10352:
Tiger Stripes on Enceladus - Fracture Zones and Plumes Sources
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-25 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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The topography of planetary surfaces tells us much about the geologic history and forces involved, and volcanically active Enceladus is no exception. This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the oldest most heavily cratered terrains on the surface.
PIA10351:
Ancient Cratered Terrains on Enceladus - A Complex Deformation History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-25 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Infrared-bright spot discovered on Titan is the type of enigmatic feature that is best investigated by putting together many different types of information as possible. NASA's Cassini varied array of scientific instruments is equal to the task.
PIA07876:
Titan's Odd Spot Baffles Scientists
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-26 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Hubble Space Telescope
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft look toward the south polar region of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and show a depression within the moon's orange and blue haze layers near the south pole.
PIA14913:
Orange and Blue Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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On July 19, 2013, in an event celebrated the world over, NASA's Cassini spacecraft slipped into Saturn's shadow and turned to image the planet, seven of its moons, its inner rings, and, in the background, our home planet, Earth.
PIA17172:
The Day the Earth Smiled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-11 Phoebe Cassini-Huygens
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The image on the left shows Cassini's view on approach to Phoebe, while the right shows the spacecraft's departing perspective. As it entered the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft performed its first targeted flyby of one of the planet's moons.
PIA18411:
Arrival and Departure at Phoebe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on Feb. 9. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.
PIA19057:
Return to Rhea
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