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  • Dione and Enceladus

    Dione's Deception

    On the top right of this Cassini spacecraft image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actual...

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  • Saturn's moon Enceladus

    Ring Backdrop

    Saturn's moon Enceladus brightly reflects sunlight before a backdrop of the planet's rings and the rings' shadows cast onto the planet.

    The Cassini spacecraft captured this snapshot durin...

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  • Dione

    Dione

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this unprocessed image on Dec. 12, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Saturn's moon Dione from approximately 76,344 miles (122,864 kilometers) away.

    I...

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  • False-color mosaic of Saturn

    Scenic Shock

    Saturn's northern storm marches through the planet's atmosphere in the top right of this false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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  • Storm on Saturn

    Birth of a Behemoth Storm

    The largest storm to ravage Saturn in decades started as a small spot seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 5, 2010 -- the same day Cassini also detected frequent lightning signals...

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  • These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.

    Encircling a Giant

    These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Here Cassini captures the...

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  • With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.

    Kaleidoscopic Rainbows

    With kaleidoscopic forms and hues, these two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the patterns that come and go in the course of one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's n...

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  • These two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show detailed patterns that change during one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.

    Churning Psychedelia

    These two false-color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show detailed patterns that change during one Saturn day within the huge storm in the planet's northern hemisphere.

    Taken about ...

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  • This series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the development of the largest storm seen on the planet since 1990

    Chronicling Saturn's Northern Storm

    This series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the development of the largest storm seen on the planet since 1990. These true-color and composite near-true-color views chronicle the storm ...

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  • False-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tail of Saturn's huge northern storm.

    Storm Tail in False Color

    This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tail of Saturn's huge northern storm.

    See PIA14905 to lear...

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  • Artist concept of electrical circuit between Saturn and Enceladus

    Electrical Circuit Between Saturn and Enceladus

    This artist's concept shows a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that occurs at the "footprint" of the magnetic connection between Saturn and its moon Enceladus. The footprint...

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  • Saturn's moon Helene

    Another View of Helene

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Helene on June 18, 2011.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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  • Saturn's moon Helene

    Crescent Helene

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Helene on June 18, 2011.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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  • Saturn northern storm in infrared and visible light

    Saturn Northern Storm in Infrared and Visible Light

    Thermal infrared images of Saturn from the Very Large Telescope Imager and Spectrometer for the mid-Infrared (VISIR) instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, on Cerro Pa...

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  • False-color infrared image shows clouds of large ammonia ice particles dredged up by a powerful storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere

    Updrafts of Large Ammonia Crystals in Saturn Storm

    This false-color infrared image, obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows clouds of large ammonia ice particles dredged up by a powerful storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Large updrafts dragg...

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  • Artist concept of electrical circuit between Saturn and Enceladus

    Electrical Circuit Between Saturn and Enceladus

    This artist's concept shows a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that occurs at the "footprint" of the magnetic connection between Saturn and its moon Enceladus. The footprint...

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  • A glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole obtained by Cassini's ultraviolet imaging spectrograph on Aug. 26, 2008

    Enceladus 'Footprint' on Saturn

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that marks the presence of an electrical circuit that connects Saturn with its moon Enceladus. This ...

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  • Titan and Callisto

    Titan and Callisto

    These images compare surface features observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at the Xanadu region on Saturn's moon Titan (left), and features observed by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Jupiter's cratered...

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  • Tortola Facula on Saturn's moon Titan

    Tortula Facula

    These side-by-side images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the feature named Tortola Facula on Saturn's moon Titan. The left image was obtained by the visual and infrared mapping spectromete...

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  • Tilting Saturn's rings animation graphic

    Tilting Saturn's Rings

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    This graphic shows in a series of three images how Saturn's r...

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