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  • Pattern of daytime temperatures on Mimas

    Bizarre Temperatures on Mimas

    This figure illustrates the unexpected and bizarre pattern of daytime temperatures found on Saturn's small inner moon Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles, in diameter).

  • Mimas three-quarter portrait

    Mimas Three-Quarter Portrait

    Appearing like a cyclops gazing off into space, Saturn's moon Mimas and its large Herschel Crater are profiled in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

  • Herschel Crater in 3-D

    Herschel Crater in 3-D

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a three-dimensional view of the large Herschel Crater on Saturn's moon Mimas during its closest-ever flyby of the moon.

  • Saturn's moon Mimas

    Streaked Craters in False-Color

    This false-color view of Mimas accentuates terrain-dependent color differences and shows dark streaks running down the sides of some of the craters.

  • Saturn's moon Mimas

    Flying by the "Death Star" Moon

    In this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas.

  • Streaks and markings on Mimas

    Streaks and Markings on Mimas

    Relatively dark regions below bright crater walls and streaks on some of the walls are seen in this mosaic of Saturn's moon Mimas.

  • Enceladus' leading hemisphere

    Enceladus' Leading Hemisphere

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a new view of Saturn's moon Enceladus in a whole-disk mosaic of the geologically active moon's leading, or western, hemisphere.

  • Saturn's moon Mimas

    Examining Herschel Crater

    This mosaic, created from images taken by Cassini during its closest flyby of Mimas, looks straight at the moon's huge Herschel Crater and reveals new insights about the moon's surface.

  • Titan's interior (artist's concept)

    Titan's Cool and Sluggish Interior

    This artist's illustration shows the likely interior structure of Saturn's moon Titan deduced from gravity field data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

  • Titan's Sikun Labyrinthus

    Artist's Concept of Sikun Labyrinthus

    This artistic interpretation of Sikun Labyrinthus on Saturn's moon Titan is based on radar and imaging data from Cassini and the descent imaging and spectral radiometer on the Huygens probe.

  • Enceladan tectonics

    Enceladan Tectonics

    This mosaic shows extraordinary details of tectonic deformation in the fractured south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, where jets of water ice spray outward to form Saturn's E ring.

  • Saturn's moon Enceladus

    Peaceful Portrait

    Plumes of water ice spew out from the famed fractures known as "tiger stripes" near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • South pole of Enceladus

    Baghdad Sulcus in Context

    This wide-angle image shows the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • Plumes shoot from Enceladus

    Bursting at the Seams

    Dramatic plumes, both large and small, spray water ice out from many locations along the famed "tiger stripes" near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • Western hemisphere of Enceladus

    New to Old on Enceladus

    This mosaic features the highest resolution data yet captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of the leading, or western, hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • Baghdad Sulcus in 3-D

    Baghdad Sulcus in 3-D

    This anaglyph made from images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a dramatic, 3-D view of one of the deep fractures nicknamed "tiger stripes" on Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • Enceladus' warm Baghdad Sulcus

    Enceladus' Warm Baghdad Sulcus

    Pockets of heat appear along one of the mysterious fractures in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

  • South pole of Enceladus

    Zooming in on Heat at Baghdad Sulcus

    The right-hand image shows a dramatically improved view of heat radiation from a warm fissure near the south pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

  • Saturn's moon Prometheus

    Prometheus Popping in 3-D

    Saturn's potato-shaped moon Prometheus is rendered in three dimensions in this close-up from Cassini.

  • New Wrinkles on Titan

    New Wrinkles on Titan

    In this synthetic aperture radar image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, two generally similar features, upper center and lower right, appear to be low mountains with grooves running roughly in the up-down direction.