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  • Tethys Polar Maps

    Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010

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

    The map is center...

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  • Saturn's moon Titan

    Bright streaks of clouds on Titan

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this raw image of Saturn's moon Titan on Oct. 18, 2010. Bright clouds streak the moon's midsection, likely an indication of changing seasons and the arrival of sprin...

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  • Titan and Tethys

    Titan and Tethys

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this raw image of Saturn's moons Titan and Tethys on Oct. 18, 2010. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is the larger, hazy moon in the background. Tethys is the bright ic...

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  • Saturn's moon Mimas

    Mimas, Just Before Eclipse

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this raw image of the moon Mimas on Oct. 16, 2010, just before Mimas went into shadow behind Saturn. The camera was approximately 101,552 kilometers (63,1010 miles) ...

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  • Saturn's moon Pallene

    Petite Pallene

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a picture of the tiny, 4-kilometer-wide (3-mile-wide) moon Pallene, in front of the planet Saturn. Saturn is more than 120,000 kilometers (75,000 miles) wide at its ...

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  • NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw image of Saturn's moon Titan on Oct. 14, 2010

    Crescent Titan

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw image of Saturn's moon Titan on Oct. 14, 2010, kicking off an action-packed long weekend that took the spacecraft by eight other moons. The camera was pointing ...

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  • Saturnian moons Dione and Rhea

    Road-Tripping by Dione and Rhea

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft took these two wide-angle images of the Saturnian moons Dione and Rhea on Oct. 17, 2010. The images are raw images that have not been validated or calibrated. The image of Di...

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  • set of enhanced-color maps

    Enhanced-Color Maps of Saturn Inner Moons

    This set of enhanced-color maps made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Saturn's moons Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea. The global maps show the colorful splotches and bands...

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  • enhanced-color view of Saturn's moon Mimas

    Mimas' Blue Streak

    This enhanced-color view of Saturn's moon Mimas was made from images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. It highlights the bluish band around the icy moon's equator. The view shows the hemisphere t...

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  • schematic graphic illustrates the bombardments that lead to colorful splotches and bands on the surfaces of several icy moons of Saturn

    Moons Under Bombardment

    This schematic graphic illustrates the bombardments that lead to colorful splotches and bands on the surfaces of several icy moons of Saturn. The arrow indicating the orbital motion of the moon is the...

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  • three enhanced-color views of an equatorial region on Saturn's moon Rhea

    The Colorful Equator of Rhea

    These three enhanced-color views of an equatorial region on Saturn's moon Rhea were made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The colors have been enhanced to show colorful splotches and b...

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  • three views of Saturn's moon Rhea

    Tinted Rhea

    These three views of Saturn's moon Rhea were made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, enhanced to show colorful splotches and bands on the icy moon's surface. Scientists believe the reddi...

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  • False-color composite image of Saturn

    Glowing Southern Lights

    This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the glow of auroras streaking out about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the cloud tops of Saturn'...

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  • false-color composite image of Saturn

    Majestic Saturn, in the Infrared

    This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's rings and southern hemisphere. The composite image was made from 65 individual observation...

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  • A quartet of false-color, composite images of Saturn

    Four Aurora Snapshots

    A quartet of false-color, composite images show the dance of Saturn’s southern lights in data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. This image is among the first images to be released from a study th...

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  • An unusually large propeller feature is detected just beyond the Encke Gap in this Cassini image of Saturn's outer A ring

    Giant Propeller in A Ring

    An unusually large propeller feature is detected just beyond the Encke Gap in this Cassini image of Saturn's outer A ring taken a couple days after the planet's August 2009 equinox.

  • images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings

    Propeller Churns the A Ring

    This movie created from images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings.

  • artist concept of lake on Titan

    Titan's Ethane Lake

    Cassini scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn’s moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, and have positively identified ethane. This result makes Titan the only place in our solar system beyond Earth known to have liquid on its surface.

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  • Lightning Flashing on Saturn

    Lightning Flashing on Saturn

    This Cassini movie -- the first of its kind -- shows lightning on Saturn's night side flashing in a cloud that is illuminated by light from Saturn's rings.

  • First Lightning Flashes on Saturn

    First Lightning Flashes on Saturn

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the first lightning flashes on Saturn when it captured these images on August 17, 2009.