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This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters; each is sensitive to different wavelengths of light and reveals clouds and hazes at different altitudes.
This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters; each is sensitive to different wavelengths of light and reveals clouds and hazes at different altitudes.

Saturnian Hexagon Collage

This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters; each is sensitive to different wavelengths of light and reveals clouds and hazes at different altitudes.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA21053
Added: 2016-12-06

Views: 661

Saturnian Hexagon Collage

This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters; each is sensitive to different wavelengths of light and reveals clouds and hazes at different altitudes.

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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was obtained about two days before its first close pass by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings during its penultimate mission phase.
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was obtained about two days before its first close pass by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings during its penultimate mission phase.

Over Saturn's Turbulent North

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was obtained about two days before its first close pass by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings during its penultimate mission phase.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA21052
Added: 2016-12-06

Views: 557

Over Saturn's Turbulent North

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was obtained about two days before its first close pass by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings during its penultimate mission phase.

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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 22, 2016, show's the moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time.
This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 22, 2016, show's the moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time.

Chaos at Hyperion

This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 22, 2016, show's the moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time.

Target: Hyperion
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20512
Added: 2016-12-05

Views: 289

Chaos at Hyperion

This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 22, 2016, show's the moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time.

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Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings

Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20509
Added: 2016-11-28

Views: 708

Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings

Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.
Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.

Faint F Ring and Prometheus

Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20508
Added: 2016-11-21

Views: 832

Faint F Ring and Prometheus

Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's north polar region displaying its beautiful bands and swirls. Where they meet and flow past each other, the bands' interactions produce many eddies and swirls.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's north polar region displaying its beautiful bands and swirls. Where they meet and flow past each other, the bands' interactions produce many eddies and swirls.

Saturn's 'Watercolor' Swirls

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's north polar region displaying its beautiful bands and swirls. Where they meet and flow past each other, the bands' interactions produce many eddies and swirls.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20507
Added: 2016-11-14

Views: 1146

Saturn's 'Watercolor' Swirls

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn's north polar region displaying its beautiful bands and swirls. Where they meet and flow past each other, the bands' interactions produce many eddies and swirls.

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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.

Ring Details on Display

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20506
Added: 2016-11-07

Views: 967

Ring Details on Display

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.

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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.

Watching Summer Clouds on Titan

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21051
Added: 2016-11-04

Views: 350

Watching Summer Clouds on Titan

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.

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Saturn appears as a serene globe amid tranquil rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, the planet's atmosphere is an ever-changing scene of high-speed winds and evolving weather patterns, punctuated by occasional large storms.
Saturn appears as a serene globe amid tranquil rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, the planet's atmosphere is an ever-changing scene of high-speed winds and evolving weather patterns, punctuated by occasional large storms.

View from Above

Saturn appears as a serene globe amid tranquil rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, the planet's atmosphere is an ever-changing scene of high-speed winds and evolving weather patterns, punctuated by occasional large storms.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20502
Added: 2016-10-31

Views: 790

View from Above

Saturn appears as a serene globe amid tranquil rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, the planet's atmosphere is an ever-changing scene of high-speed winds and evolving weather patterns, punctuated by occasional large storms.

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Saturn's clouds are full of raw beauty, but they also represent a playground for a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which seeks to understand the motion of gases and liquids. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's clouds are full of raw beauty, but they also represent a playground for a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which seeks to understand the motion of gases and liquids. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Fluid Fantasy

Saturn's clouds are full of raw beauty, but they also represent a playground for a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which seeks to understand the motion of gases and liquids. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20503
Added: 2016-10-24

Views: 960

Fluid Fantasy

Saturn's clouds are full of raw beauty, but they also represent a playground for a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which seeks to understand the motion of gases and liquids. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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These two natural color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the changing appearance of Saturn's north polar region between 2012 and 2016.
These two natural color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the changing appearance of Saturn's north polar region between 2012 and 2016.

Changing Colors in Saturn's North

These two natural color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the changing appearance of Saturn's north polar region between 2012 and 2016.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA21049
Added: 2016-10-21

Views: 2410

Changing Colors in Saturn's North

These two natural color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the changing appearance of Saturn's north polar region between 2012 and 2016.

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Pandora, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in isolation beside Saturn's kinked and constantly changing F ring.
Pandora, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in isolation beside Saturn's kinked and constantly changing F ring.

Lonely Moon

Pandora, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in isolation beside Saturn's kinked and constantly changing F ring.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20504
Added: 2016-10-17

Views: 886

Lonely Moon

Pandora, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in isolation beside Saturn's kinked and constantly changing F ring.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen here at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen here at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings.

In Daylight on the Night Side

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen here at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20505
Added: 2016-10-10

Views: 2158

In Daylight on the Night Side

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen here at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings.

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Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan, lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left.
Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan, lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left.

Two Tiny Moons

Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan, lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20501
Added: 2016-10-03

Views: 920

Two Tiny Moons

Two tiny moons of Saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pan, lower-right, is in the process of overtaking the slower Atlas, visible at upper-left.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the brilliant disk of Saturn, surrounded by the icy lanes of its rings. Faint wisps of cloud are visible in the atmosphere. At bottom, ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the brilliant disk of Saturn, surrounded by the icy lanes of its rings. Faint wisps of cloud are visible in the atmosphere. At bottom, ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet.

Hidden Wonders

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the brilliant disk of Saturn, surrounded by the icy lanes of its rings. Faint wisps of cloud are visible in the atmosphere. At bottom, ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20500
Added: 2016-09-26

Views: 2090

Hidden Wonders

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the brilliant disk of Saturn, surrounded by the icy lanes of its rings. Faint wisps of cloud are visible in the atmosphere. At bottom, ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet.

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Scientists from NASA's Cassini mission suggested in a 2016 paper that the appearance of a cloud of dicyanoacetylene (C4N2) ice in Titan's stratosphere may be explained by
Scientists from NASA's Cassini mission suggested in a 2016 paper that the appearance of a cloud of dicyanoacetylene (C4N2) ice in Titan's stratosphere may be explained by

'Solid State' Chemistry in Titan Ice Particles

Scientists from NASA's Cassini mission suggested in a 2016 paper that the appearance of a cloud of dicyanoacetylene (C4N2) ice in Titan's stratosphere may be explained by

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA20715
Added: 2016-09-20

Views: 405

'Solid State' Chemistry in Titan Ice Particles

Scientists from NASA's Cassini mission suggested in a 2016 paper that the appearance of a cloud of dicyanoacetylene (C4N2) ice in Titan's stratosphere may be explained by "solid-state" chemistry taking place inside ice particles.

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Pan may be small as satellites go, but like many of Saturn's ring moons, it has a has a very visible effect on the rings. This images was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 2, 2016.
Pan may be small as satellites go, but like many of Saturn's ring moons, it has a has a very visible effect on the rings. This images was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 2, 2016.

Where the Small Moon Rules

Pan may be small as satellites go, but like many of Saturn's ring moons, it has a has a very visible effect on the rings. This images was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 2, 2016.

Target: Pan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20499
Added: 2016-09-19

Views: 3409

Where the Small Moon Rules

Pan may be small as satellites go, but like many of Saturn's ring moons, it has a has a very visible effect on the rings. This images was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 2, 2016.

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This frame from a movie is one of many exposures taken by NASA's Cassnii spacecraft. Cassini stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain exposures showing just over four Saturn days. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
This frame from a movie is one of many exposures taken by NASA's Cassnii spacecraft. Cassini stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain exposures showing just over four Saturn days. A movie is available at the Photojournal.

Staring at Saturn

This frame from a movie is one of many exposures taken by NASA's Cassnii spacecraft. Cassini stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain exposures showing just over four Saturn days. A movie is available at the Photojournal.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA21047
Added: 2016-09-15

Views: 1031

Staring at Saturn

This frame from a movie is one of many exposures taken by NASA's Cassnii spacecraft. Cassini stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25 to 27, 2016, to obtain exposures showing just over four Saturn days. A movie is available at the Photojournal.

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This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016, as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice in May 2017. Saturn's year is nearly 30 Earth years long.
This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016, as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice in May 2017. Saturn's year is nearly 30 Earth years long.

Saturn, Approaching Northern Summer

This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016, as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice in May 2017. Saturn's year is nearly 30 Earth years long.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA21046
Added: 2016-09-15

Views: 2397

Saturn, Approaching Northern Summer

This view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016, as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice in May 2017. Saturn's year is nearly 30 Earth years long.

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Saturn's shadow stretched beyond the edge of its rings for many years after NASA's Cassini first arrived at Saturn, casting an ever-lengthening shadow that reached its maximum extent at the planet's 2009 equinox. This image was captured in 2015.
Saturn's shadow stretched beyond the edge of its rings for many years after NASA's Cassini first arrived at Saturn, casting an ever-lengthening shadow that reached its maximum extent at the planet's 2009 equinox. This image was captured in 2015.

Barely Bisected Rings

Saturn's shadow stretched beyond the edge of its rings for many years after NASA's Cassini first arrived at Saturn, casting an ever-lengthening shadow that reached its maximum extent at the planet's 2009 equinox. This image was captured in 2015.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20498
Added: 2016-09-12

Views: 2452

Barely Bisected Rings

Saturn's shadow stretched beyond the edge of its rings for many years after NASA's Cassini first arrived at Saturn, casting an ever-lengthening shadow that reached its maximum extent at the planet's 2009 equinox. This image was captured in 2015.

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This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.
This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.

The 'Xanadu Annex' on Titan (Denoised)

This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA20714
Added: 2016-09-07

Views: 1575

The 'Xanadu Annex' on Titan (Denoised)

This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.

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This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.
This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.

The 'Xanadu Annex' on Titan

This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA20712
Added: 2016-09-07

Views: 465

The 'Xanadu Annex' on Titan

This synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) image was obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 25, 2016, during its 'T-121' pass over Titan's southern latitudes. The image shows an area nicknamed the 'Xanadu annex' by members of the Cassini radar team.

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Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snaking across the surface of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Radar Mapper.
Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snaking across the surface of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Radar Mapper.

Flowing Dunes of Shangri-La (Denoised)

Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snaking across the surface of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Radar Mapper.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA20711
Added: 2016-09-07

Views: 1092

Flowing Dunes of Shangri-La (Denoised)

Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snaking across the surface of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Radar Mapper.

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The Shangri-La Sand Sea on Titan is shown in this image from the Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snake across the surface of Titan.
The Shangri-La Sand Sea on Titan is shown in this image from the Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snake across the surface of Titan.

Flowing Dunes of Shangri-La

The Shangri-La Sand Sea on Titan is shown in this image from the Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snake across the surface of Titan.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA20710
Added: 2016-09-07

Views: 566

Flowing Dunes of Shangri-La

The Shangri-La Sand Sea on Titan is shown in this image from the Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Hundreds of sand dunes are visible as dark lines snake across the surface of Titan.

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Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's rings appear to bend as they pass behind the planet's darkened limb due to refraction by Saturn's upper atmosphere.
Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's rings appear to bend as they pass behind the planet's darkened limb due to refraction by Saturn's upper atmosphere.

A Dark Bend

Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's rings appear to bend as they pass behind the planet's darkened limb due to refraction by Saturn's upper atmosphere.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20497
Added: 2016-09-05

Views: 840

A Dark Bend

Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's rings appear to bend as they pass behind the planet's darkened limb due to refraction by Saturn's upper atmosphere.

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