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  • Artist's concept shows comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 heading into Jupiter

    Comet Impact Into Jupiter

    This artist's concept shows comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 heading into Jupiter in July 1994, while its dust cloud creates a rippling wake in Jupiter's ring. The comet, as imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telesc...

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  • Alternating light and dark bands, extending a great distance across Saturn's D and C rings, are shown here in these Cassini images

    Extensive Spiral Corrugations

    Alternating light and dark bands, extending a great distance across Saturn's D and C rings, are shown here in these Cassini images taken one month before the planet's August 2009 equinox.

  • Equatorial Titan Clouds

    Equatorial Titan Clouds

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles the change of seasons as it captures clouds concentrated near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

    Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowe...

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  • Saturn's moon Titan

    Titan's Arrow-Shaped Storm

    A huge arrow-shaped storm blows across the equatorial region of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, chronicling the seasonal weather changes on Saturn's largest moon.

    This...

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  • Saturn's moon Helene

    Saturn's Moon Helene

    This image of Saturn's moon Helene was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 31, 2011.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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  • Saturn's moon Rhea

    Craggy Craters on Rhea

    This raw image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Rhea shows craters in an area between day and night on the icy moon. Cassini's wide-angle camera was about 200 kilometers (100 mil...

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  • raw image of Saturn's icy moon Rhea in the foreground

    Princess Rhea and Her Entourage

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image showing Saturn's icy moon Rhea taking center stage, with cameo appearances by Saturn's rings and three clearly visible moons. In this image, Dione appears...

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  • This true color mosaic of Jupiter was constructed from images taken by the narrow angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 29, 2000

    Cassini Jupiter Portrait

    This true color mosaic of Jupiter was constructed from images taken by the narrow angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 29, 2000, during its closest approach to the giant planet a...

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  • These images and movie show the distribution of the organic molecule acetylene at the north and south poles of Jupiter, based on data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in early January 2001

    Acetylene around Jupiter's Poles

    These images and movie show the distribution of the organic molecule acetylene at the north and south poles of Jupiter, based on data obtained by NAS...

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  • Bands of eastward and westward winds on Jupiter appear as concentric rotating circles

    Jupiter Polar Winds Movie

    Bands of eastward and westward winds on Jupiter appear as concentric rotating circles in this movie composed of Cassini spacecraft images that have been re-...

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  • Unexpected dynamics in Jupiter's upper atmosphere, or stratosphere, including the birth and motion of a dark vortex wider than Earth

    Ultraviolet Movie of Jupiter's Polar Stratosphere

    Unexpected dynamics in Jupiter's upper atmosphere, or stratosphere, including the birth and motion of a dark vortex wider than Earth, appear in a › View Image

  • Raw image of Saturn's moon Dione

    Wispy Dione

    This raw image of Saturn's moon Dione taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the fractured region known as "wispy terrain." The image was obtained on Dec. 20, 2010, from a distance of about 107,000 ...

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  • Raw image of Saturn's moon Enceladus

    Dark Moon, Bright Spray

    This raw image of Saturn's moon Enceladus was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 20, 2010. The spacecraft was approximately 158,000 kilometers (98,000 miles) away from Enceladus.

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  • Complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution atlas of Saturn's moon Rhea

    The Rhea Atlas

    Presented here is a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution atlas of Saturn's moon Rhea, made from data obtained by the imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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  • Southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea

    Rhea South Polar Map - November 2009

    The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

    This map is an updat...

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  • Northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea

    Rhea North Polar Map - November 2009

    The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea is seen in this polar stereographic map, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.

    This map...

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  • global digital map of Saturn's moon Rhea

    Map of Rhea - November 2009

    This global digital map of Saturn's moon Rhea was created using data obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.

    The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 417 meters ...

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  • Icy fractures on Saturn's moon Rhea

    Rhea's Western Wisps

    Icy fractures on Saturn's moon Rhea reflect sunlight brightly in this high-resolution mosaic created from images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its March 2, 2010, flyby. This flyby was t...

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  • Rhea's fractured terrain in 3-D

    Rhea's Fractured Terrain in 3-D

    Wispy fractures cut through cratered terrain on Saturn's moon Rhea in this high resolution, 3-D image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The image shows a level of detail not seen previously.

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  • Hemispheric color differences on Saturn's moon Rhea

    False-Color Rhea

    Hemispheric color differences on Saturn's moon Rhea are apparent in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This image shows the side of the moon that always faces the planet.

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