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NASA's Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on Feb. 9. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.
NASA's Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on Feb. 9. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.

Return to Rhea

NASA's Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on Feb. 9. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.

Target: Rhea
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle, Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA19057
Added: 2015-03-30

Views: 6140

Return to Rhea

NASA's Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on Feb. 9. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.

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Much as its name implies, tiny Epimetheus (Greek for hindsight) was discovered in hindsight. It was only later that astronomers realized that Janus and Epithemeus were not the same object.
Much as its name implies, tiny Epimetheus (Greek for hindsight) was discovered in hindsight. It was only later that astronomers realized that Janus and Epithemeus were not the same object.

20-20 Hindsight

Much as its name implies, tiny Epimetheus (Greek for hindsight) was discovered in hindsight. It was only later that astronomers realized that Janus and Epithemeus were not the same object.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18305
Added: 2015-03-30

Views: 147

20-20 Hindsight

Much as its name implies, tiny Epimetheus (Greek for hindsight) was discovered in hindsight. It was only later that astronomers realized that Janus and Epithemeus were not the same object.

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From afar, Saturn's rings look like a solid, homogenous disk of material. But upon closer examination from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, we see that there are varied structures in the rings at almost every scale imaginable.
From afar, Saturn's rings look like a solid, homogenous disk of material. But upon closer examination from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, we see that there are varied structures in the rings at almost every scale imaginable.

Groovy

From afar, Saturn's rings look like a solid, homogenous disk of material. But upon closer examination from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, we see that there are varied structures in the rings at almost every scale imaginable.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18308
Added: 2015-03-16

Views: 305

Groovy

From afar, Saturn's rings look like a solid, homogenous disk of material. But upon closer examination from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, we see that there are varied structures in the rings at almost every scale imaginable.

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This illustration depicts potential origins of methane found in the plume of gas and ice particles that sprays from Saturn's moon, Enceladus, based on research by scientists working with the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer on NASA's Cassini mission.
This illustration depicts potential origins of methane found in the plume of gas and ice particles that sprays from Saturn's moon, Enceladus, based on research by scientists working with the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer on NASA's Cassini mission.

Trapping of Methane In Enceladus' Ocean

This illustration depicts potential origins of methane found in the plume of gas and ice particles that sprays from Saturn's moon, Enceladus, based on research by scientists working with the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer on NASA's Cassini mission.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
ID#: PIA19059
Added: 2015-03-11

Views: 530

Trapping of Methane In Enceladus' Ocean

This illustration depicts potential origins of methane found in the plume of gas and ice particles that sprays from Saturn's moon, Enceladus, based on research by scientists working with the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer on NASA's Cassini mission.

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This cutaway view of Saturn's moon Enceladus is an artist's rendering that depicts possible hydrothermal activity that may be taking place on and under the seafloor of the moon's subsurface ocean, based on published results from NASA's Cassini mission.
This cutaway view of Saturn's moon Enceladus is an artist's rendering that depicts possible hydrothermal activity that may be taking place on and under the seafloor of the moon's subsurface ocean, based on published results from NASA's Cassini mission.

Enceladus: Possible Hydrothermal Activity (Artist's Concept)

This cutaway view of Saturn's moon Enceladus is an artist's rendering that depicts possible hydrothermal activity that may be taking place on and under the seafloor of the moon's subsurface ocean, based on published results from NASA's Cassini mission.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
ID#: PIA19058
Added: 2015-03-11

Views: 947

Enceladus: Possible Hydrothermal Activity (Artist's Concept)

This cutaway view of Saturn's moon Enceladus is an artist's rendering that depicts possible hydrothermal activity that may be taking place on and under the seafloor of the moon's subsurface ocean, based on published results from NASA's Cassini mission.

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The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.
The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.

Path to the Dark Side

The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18307
Added: 2015-03-09

Views: 576

Path to the Dark Side

The moon Iapetus, like the 'force' in Star Wars, has both a light side and a dark side. Scientists think that Iapetus' dark/light asymmetry was actually created by material migrating away from the dark side.

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Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).
Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).

Frozen Paradise

Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18309
Added: 2015-03-02

Views: 427

Frozen Paradise

Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).

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Saturn's oblateness, the varying opacity of its rings and the shadows cast by those rings, sometimes creates elaborate and complicated patterns from NASA's Cassini's perspective.
Saturn's oblateness, the varying opacity of its rings and the shadows cast by those rings, sometimes creates elaborate and complicated patterns from NASA's Cassini's perspective.

Cubist Saturn

Saturn's oblateness, the varying opacity of its rings and the shadows cast by those rings, sometimes creates elaborate and complicated patterns from NASA's Cassini's perspective.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18303
Added: 2015-02-23

Views: 243

Cubist Saturn

Saturn's oblateness, the varying opacity of its rings and the shadows cast by those rings, sometimes creates elaborate and complicated patterns from NASA's Cassini's perspective.

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In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Janus the Jewel

In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Janus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18304
Added: 2015-02-16

Views: 539

Janus the Jewel

In reality, Janus and the rings both orbit Saturn and are only weakly connected to each other through their mutual gravitational tugs as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.
Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.

Leilah Fluctus Despeckled

Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19054
Added: 2015-02-12

Views: 754

Leilah Fluctus Despeckled

Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.

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This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.
This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.

Titan Despeckled Montage

This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19053
Added: 2015-02-12

Views: 825

Titan Despeckled Montage

This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.

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These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.
These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.

Despeckling Ligea Mare

These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19052
Added: 2015-02-12

Views: 4719

Despeckling Ligea Mare

These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.

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NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.
NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.

Perspective on Kraken Mare Shores

NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19051
Added: 2015-02-12

Views: 1443

Perspective on Kraken Mare Shores

NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.

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Many color images are taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in red light so scientists can study the often subtle color variations of Saturn's rings. These variations may reveal clues about the chemical composition and physical nature of the rings.
Many color images are taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in red light so scientists can study the often subtle color variations of Saturn's rings. These variations may reveal clues about the chemical composition and physical nature of the rings.

Study in Scarlet

Many color images are taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in red light so scientists can study the often subtle color variations of Saturn's rings. These variations may reveal clues about the chemical composition and physical nature of the rings.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18301
Added: 2015-02-09

Views: 269

Study in Scarlet

Many color images are taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in red light so scientists can study the often subtle color variations of Saturn's rings. These variations may reveal clues about the chemical composition and physical nature of the rings.

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Tiny Epimetheus is dwarfed by adjacent slivers of the A and F rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Tiny Epimetheus is dwarfed by adjacent slivers of the A and F rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Deceptively Small

Tiny Epimetheus is dwarfed by adjacent slivers of the A and F rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Epimetheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18302
Added: 2015-02-02

Views: 1048

Deceptively Small

Tiny Epimetheus is dwarfed by adjacent slivers of the A and F rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.
This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.

Titan Observed Naked in the Solar Wind

This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA19055
Added: 2015-01-28

Views: 1406

Titan Observed Naked in the Solar Wind

This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.

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Two masters of their craft are caught at work shaping Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora (upper right) sculpts the F ring. Meanwhile, Daphnis is busy holding open the Keeler gap (bottom center).
Two masters of their craft are caught at work shaping Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora (upper right) sculpts the F ring. Meanwhile, Daphnis is busy holding open the Keeler gap (bottom center).

The Shapers

Two masters of their craft are caught at work shaping Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora (upper right) sculpts the F ring. Meanwhile, Daphnis is busy holding open the Keeler gap (bottom center).

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18298
Added: 2015-01-26

Views: 310

The Shapers

Two masters of their craft are caught at work shaping Saturn's rings captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora (upper right) sculpts the F ring. Meanwhile, Daphnis is busy holding open the Keeler gap (bottom center).

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Janus seems to almost stare off into the distance, contemplating deep, moonish thoughts as the F ring stands by at the bottom of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Janus seems to almost stare off into the distance, contemplating deep, moonish thoughts as the F ring stands by at the bottom of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Contemplative Janus

Janus seems to almost stare off into the distance, contemplating deep, moonish thoughts as the F ring stands by at the bottom of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Janus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18299
Added: 2015-01-19

Views: 378

Contemplative Janus

Janus seems to almost stare off into the distance, contemplating deep, moonish thoughts as the F ring stands by at the bottom of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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A bright spot can be seen on the left side of Rhea in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The spot is the crater Inktomi, named for a Lakota spider spirit.
A bright spot can be seen on the left side of Rhea in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The spot is the crater Inktomi, named for a Lakota spider spirit.

Little Bright Spot

A bright spot can be seen on the left side of Rhea in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The spot is the crater Inktomi, named for a Lakota spider spirit.

Target: Rhea
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18300
Added: 2015-01-12

Views: 825

Little Bright Spot

A bright spot can be seen on the left side of Rhea in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The spot is the crater Inktomi, named for a Lakota spider spirit.

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What's that bright point of light in the outer A ring? It's a star, bright enough to be visible through the ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
What's that bright point of light in the outer A ring? It's a star, bright enough to be visible through the ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Wish Upon a Star

What's that bright point of light in the outer A ring? It's a star, bright enough to be visible through the ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18297
Added: 2015-01-05

Views: 2243

Wish Upon a Star

What's that bright point of light in the outer A ring? It's a star, bright enough to be visible through the ring as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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NASA's Cassini orbiter looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Mimas.
NASA's Cassini orbiter looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Mimas.

Polar Scars

NASA's Cassini orbiter looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Mimas.

Target: Mimas
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18292
Added: 2014-12-29

Views: 3109

Polar Scars

NASA's Cassini orbiter looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Mimas.

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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Saturn's main rings, seen here on their 'lit' face, appear much darker than normal. That's because they tend to scatter light back toward its source -- in this case, the Sun.
NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Saturn's main rings, seen here on their 'lit' face, appear much darker than normal. That's because they tend to scatter light back toward its source -- in this case, the Sun.

Darkness

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Saturn's main rings, seen here on their 'lit' face, appear much darker than normal. That's because they tend to scatter light back toward its source -- in this case, the Sun.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18294
Added: 2014-12-22

Views: 2298

Darkness

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Saturn's main rings, seen here on their 'lit' face, appear much darker than normal. That's because they tend to scatter light back toward its source -- in this case, the Sun.

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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Tethys appears to be peeking out from behind Rhea, watching the watcher. Scientists believe that Tethys' surprisingly high albedo is due to the water ice jets emerging from its neighbor, Enceladus.
NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Tethys appears to be peeking out from behind Rhea, watching the watcher. Scientists believe that Tethys' surprisingly high albedo is due to the water ice jets emerging from its neighbor, Enceladus.

Tethys the Spy

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Tethys appears to be peeking out from behind Rhea, watching the watcher. Scientists believe that Tethys' surprisingly high albedo is due to the water ice jets emerging from its neighbor, Enceladus.

Target: Tethys
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18293
Added: 2014-12-15

Views: 1343

Tethys the Spy

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Tethys appears to be peeking out from behind Rhea, watching the watcher. Scientists believe that Tethys' surprisingly high albedo is due to the water ice jets emerging from its neighbor, Enceladus.

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Although solid-looking in many images, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Saturn's rings are actually translucent.
Although solid-looking in many images, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Saturn's rings are actually translucent.

Translucent Rings

Although solid-looking in many images, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Saturn's rings are actually translucent.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18295
Added: 2014-12-08

Views: 1189

Translucent Rings

Although solid-looking in many images, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Saturn's rings are actually translucent.

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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Enceladus (visible in the lower-left corner of the image) is but a speck before enormous Saturn, but even a small moon can generate big waves of excitement throughout the scientific community.
NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Enceladus (visible in the lower-left corner of the image) is but a speck before enormous Saturn, but even a small moon can generate big waves of excitement throughout the scientific community.

Mighty Little Dot

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Enceladus (visible in the lower-left corner of the image) is but a speck before enormous Saturn, but even a small moon can generate big waves of excitement throughout the scientific community.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18296
Added: 2014-12-01

Views: 1308

Mighty Little Dot

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows that Enceladus (visible in the lower-left corner of the image) is but a speck before enormous Saturn, but even a small moon can generate big waves of excitement throughout the scientific community.

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