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  • Catching Big Sister

    Catching Big Sister

    Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this movie captured shortly after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

  • The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings in this movie from Cassini.

    Before a Veiled Rhea

    The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea, which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings, in this movie from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

  • Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this movie captured shortly after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

    Ring Shadows on Janus

    Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this movie captured shortly after Saturn's August 2009 equinox.

  • Moon Jumble

    Moon Jumble

    A gaggle of moons parades around Saturn's rings in this movie from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, featuring Rhea and three other moons.

  • Moons in Motion

    Moons in Motion

    The moon Tethys is joined by two smaller moons in this movie from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

  • Reflection of sunlight off Titan lake

    Reflection of Sunlight off Titan Lake

    This image shows the first flash of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan. The glint off a mirror-like surface is known as a specular reflection.

  • two global images of Iapetus

    Global View of Iapetus' Dichotomy

    These two global images of Iapetus show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon.

  • Three different false-color views of Saturn's moon Iapetus

    Color Dichotomy on Iapetus

    Three different false-color views of Saturn's moon Iapetus show the boundary of the global "color dichotomy" on the hemisphere of this moon facing away from Saturn.

  • This movie shows new details of a jet stream that follows a hexagon-shaped path and has long puzzled scientists.

    Spring Reveals Saturn's Hexagon Jet Stream

    This movie from Cassini, made possible only as Saturn's north pole emerged from winter darkness, shows new details of a jet stream that follows a hexagon-shaped path and has long puzzled scientists.

  • Saturn and its moon Prometheus

    Streamer-channels and Shadow

    Saturn's moon Prometheus, orbiting near the streamer-channels it has created in the thin F ring, casts a shadow on the A ring in this image taken a little more than a week after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

  • Cassini Captures Ghostly Dance of Saturn's Northern Lights

    Northern Aurora in Motion

    An aurora, shining high above the northern part of Saturn, moves from the night side to the day side of the planet in this movie recorded by Cassini.

  • Unprocessed image from Cassini's Enceladus flyby

    Ridges and Fractures

    This unprocessed image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its Nov. 21, 2009 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • Unprocessed image from Cassini's Enceladus flyby

    Enceladus' Mighty Plume

    This unprocessed image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its Nov. 21, 2009 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • the multicolored (blue and green) bubble represents the new measurements of the emission of particles known as energetic neutral atoms

    Bubble of Our Sun's Influence

    New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggest that the shape of our solar system moving through the local Milky Way galaxy looks like a bubble -- or a rat -- traveling through a boa constrictor's belly.

  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft created this image of the bubble around our solar system

    Particles from the Heliosphere

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft created this image of the bubble around our solar system based on emissions of particles known as energetic neutral atoms.

  • Perspective view of Baghdad Sulcus, Enceladus

    Perspective View of Baghdad Sulcus

    This view of Baghdad Sulcus on Saturn's moon Enceladus shows a wedge-shaped area between two prominent branches of Baghdad Sulcus.

  • Raw image from Cassini's Nov. 02, 2009, flyby of Enceladus

    Enceladus' Icy Surface

    Cassini captured this raw image on its Nov. 02, 2009, flyby of Enceladus.

  • Unprocessed image of Enceladus taken during Cassini's Nov. 2, 2009, flyby

    Jets Aglow

    This unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Enceladus appears to show separate jets spewing from the moon.

  • Unprocessed image of Enceladus taken during Cassini's Nov. 2, 2009, flyby

    The Misty Plume

    In this unprocessed image, sunlight brightens a crescent curve along the edge of Saturn's moon Enceladus and highlights its misty plume.

  • Target 3 of Cassini Scientist for a Day shows a portion of Titan and its atmosphere.

    Enigmatic Titan

    Titan’s golden, smog-like atmosphere and complex layered hazes appear to Cassini as a luminous ring around the planet-sized moon.