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  • Saturn and four moons

    Quieted Storm

    The Cassini spacecraft examines Saturn and the planet's northern hemisphere, which was ravaged by a huge storm for much of 2011.

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  • Enceladus

    Dark Moon, Dramatic Plume

    Below a darkened Enceladus, a plume of water ice is backlit in this view of one of Saturn's most dramatic moons.

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  • Hyperion

    Distant Hyperion

    The Cassini spacecraft gazes at Saturn's far-off moon Hyperion. This view was obtained at a distance of approximately 324,000 miles (521,000 kilometers) from Hyperion and at a Sun-Hyperion-spacecraft,...

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  • Saturn's moon Tethys and Titan

    Haze Before Ice

    Saturn's moon Tethys, with its stark white icy surface, peeps out from behind the larger, hazy, colorful Titan in this Cassini view of the two moons. Saturn's rings lie between the two.

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  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012

    Portrait of Rhea

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 26,019 miles (41,873 kilometers) away.
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  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012

    Rhea's Surface

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 26,257 miles (42,258 kilometers) away.
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  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012

    Rhea Close-up

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 26,157 miles (42,096 kilometers) away.
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  • Saturn's rings and the moon Prometheus

    Across to Prometheus

    The Cassini spacecraft looks across Saturn's rings and finds the moon Prometheus, a shepherd of the thin F ring.

    Prometheus (53 miles, or 86 kilometers across) looks like a small white bu...

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  • Saturn's moon Mimas

    Cut-Off Rings

    Saturn's moon Mimas joins the planet's rings which appear truncated by the planet's shadow in this Cassini spacecraft image.

    Saturn is off to the left, out of view here. The inner rings a...

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  • Artist's concept shows a possible model of Titan's internal structure

    Layers of Titan

    This artist's concept shows a possible model of Titan's internal structure that incorporates data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In this model, Titan is fully differentiated, which means the denser c...

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  • Several views of the north polar cloud covering Saturn's moon Titan

    Changes in Titan's North Polar Cloud

    This series of images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows several views of the north polar cloud covering Saturn's moon Titan. The false-color images were obtained by Cassini's visual and infr...

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  • Snapshots of Titan's north polar cloud

    Snapshots of Titan's North Polar Cloud

    This series of false-color images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the dissolving cloud cover over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan. The images, obtained by Cassini's visual and infrar...

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  • Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks small here, pictured to the right of the gas giant in this Cassini spacecraft view.

    Beside a Giant

    Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks small here, pictured to the right of the gas giant in this Cassini spacecraft view.

    Titan (3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers across) is in the upper rig...

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  • Rhea and Titan

    Rhea Before Titan

    Craters appear well defined on icy Rhea in front of the hazy orb of the much larger moon Titan in this Cassini spacecraft view of these two Saturn moons.

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  • A quintet of Saturn's moons

    Quintet of Moons

    A quintet of Saturn's moons come together in the Cassini spacecraft's field of view for this portrait.

    Janus (179 kilometers, or 111 miles across) is on the far left. Pandora (81 kilomete...

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  • Crescent Enceladus appears with Saturn's rings

    Rings and Enceladus

    A crescent Enceladus appears with Saturn's rings in this Cassini spacecraft view of the moon.

    The famed jets of water ice emanating from the south polar region of the moon are faintly vis...

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  • Saturn and Dione

    Dione on a Diagonal

    Saturn and Dione appear askew in this Cassini spacecraft view, with the north poles rotated to the right, as if they were threaded along on the thin diagonal line of the planet's rings.

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  • Saturn and two of its moons, Enceladus and Tethys

    Pendent Pair

    A pair of Saturn's moons appears as if hung below the planet's rings in this Cassini spacecraft view.

    Enceladus (313 miles, or 504 kilometers across) appears just below the rings here, ne...

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  • Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus

    Planted Potato

    Saturn's small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus appears embedded within the planet's rings near the center of this Cassini spacecraft view while the larger moon Mimas orbits beyond the rings.

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  • Saturn's moon Mimas peeks out from behind the night side of the larger moon Dione

    Past Night

    Saturn's moon Mimas peeks out from behind the night side of the larger moon Dione in this Cassini image captured during the spacecraft's Dec. 12, 2011, flyby of Dione.

    Dione is 698 miles,...

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