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Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry. The rings, which are seen nearly edge-on, are the dark bands above Tethys.
Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry. The rings, which are seen nearly edge-on, are the dark bands above Tethys.

Ices and Shadows

Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry. The rings, which are seen nearly edge-on, are the dark bands above Tethys.

Target: Tethys
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18355
Added: 2016-02-08

Views: 1371

Ices and Shadows

Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry. The rings, which are seen nearly edge-on, are the dark bands above Tethys.

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The soft, bright-and-dark bands displayed by Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the signature of methane in the planet's atmosphere.
The soft, bright-and-dark bands displayed by Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the signature of methane in the planet's atmosphere.

Methane Saturn

The soft, bright-and-dark bands displayed by Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the signature of methane in the planet's atmosphere.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18354
Added: 2016-02-01

Views: 1773

Methane Saturn

The soft, bright-and-dark bands displayed by Saturn in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the signature of methane in the planet's atmosphere.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.

A Half-Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18351
Added: 2016-01-25

Views: 1498

A Half-Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this half-lit view of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose icy surface is is uniformly bright, far brighter than Earth's moon.

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Saturn's moons, like Janus, irregularly shaped bodies, and Tethys, spherically shaped, demonstrate the main difference between small moons and large ones. It's all about the moon's shape.
Saturn's moons, like Janus, irregularly shaped bodies, and Tethys, spherically shaped, demonstrate the main difference between small moons and large ones. It's all about the moon's shape.

Janus and Tethys

Saturn's moons, like Janus, irregularly shaped bodies, and Tethys, spherically shaped, demonstrate the main difference between small moons and large ones. It's all about the moon's shape.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18353
Added: 2016-01-18

Views: 2517

Janus and Tethys

Saturn's moons, like Janus, irregularly shaped bodies, and Tethys, spherically shaped, demonstrate the main difference between small moons and large ones. It's all about the moon's shape.

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During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.
During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.

Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up

During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA20017
Added: 2016-01-13

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Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Close-up

During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft revisited a landscape, and a mystery, that it had originally glimpsed more than 10 years earlier.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, around 10 times the diameter of Earth, dwarfs it retinue of moons. Tethys is seen here at lower right.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, around 10 times the diameter of Earth, dwarfs it retinue of moons. Tethys is seen here at lower right.

Saturn the Mighty

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, around 10 times the diameter of Earth, dwarfs it retinue of moons. Tethys is seen here at lower right.

Target: Tethys
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18350
Added: 2016-01-11

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Saturn the Mighty

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, around 10 times the diameter of Earth, dwarfs it retinue of moons. Tethys is seen here at lower right.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Enceladus above the rings and Rhea below. The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the thin line of Saturn's F ring.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Enceladus above the rings and Rhea below. The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the thin line of Saturn's F ring.

Triple Play

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Enceladus above the rings and Rhea below. The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the thin line of Saturn's F ring.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18352
Added: 2016-01-04

Views: 496

Triple Play

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Enceladus above the rings and Rhea below. The comparatively tiny speck of Atlas can also be seen just above and to the left of Rhea, and just above the thin line of Saturn's F ring.

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Dione's beautiful wispy terrain is brightly lit alongside Saturn's elegant rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are relatively young fractures on the trailing hemisphere of Dione's icy surface.
Dione's beautiful wispy terrain is brightly lit alongside Saturn's elegant rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are relatively young fractures on the trailing hemisphere of Dione's icy surface.

Wisps Under the Rings

Dione's beautiful wispy terrain is brightly lit alongside Saturn's elegant rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are relatively young fractures on the trailing hemisphere of Dione's icy surface.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18346
Added: 2015-12-28

Views: 2815

Wisps Under the Rings

Dione's beautiful wispy terrain is brightly lit alongside Saturn's elegant rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are relatively young fractures on the trailing hemisphere of Dione's icy surface.

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This montage of images from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
This montage of images from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

Enceladus North Pole Montage

This montage of images from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA20015
Added: 2015-12-22

Views: 7358

Enceladus North Pole Montage

This montage of images from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows the precise location of the north pole on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

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Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.
Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.

Enceladus, Old and New

Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18347
Added: 2015-12-21

Views: 2274

Enceladus, Old and New

Enceladus dramatically displays the contrast between its older and newer terrain as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Enceladus. North on Enceladus is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.

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NASA's Cassini orbiter peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015.
NASA's Cassini orbiter peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015.

Features of the North

NASA's Cassini orbiter peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17211
Added: 2015-12-21

Views: 1883

Features of the North

NASA's Cassini orbiter peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015.

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NASA's Cassini orbiter shows its final close flyby of Enceladus to focus on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the planet Saturn beyond.
NASA's Cassini orbiter shows its final close flyby of Enceladus to focus on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the planet Saturn beyond.

Ice and Atmosphere

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows its final close flyby of Enceladus to focus on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the planet Saturn beyond.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17210
Added: 2015-12-21

Views: 1307

Ice and Atmosphere

NASA's Cassini orbiter shows its final close flyby of Enceladus to focus on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the planet Saturn beyond.

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During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows this view featuring the nearly parallel furrows and ridges of the feature named Samarkand Sulci.
During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows this view featuring the nearly parallel furrows and ridges of the feature named Samarkand Sulci.

Frozen Fractures

During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows this view featuring the nearly parallel furrows and ridges of the feature named Samarkand Sulci.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17209
Added: 2015-12-21

Views: 698

Frozen Fractures

During its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus, NASA's Cassini orbiter shows this view featuring the nearly parallel furrows and ridges of the feature named Samarkand Sulci.

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Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.
Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.

Bull's-eye Moons

Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18349
Added: 2015-12-14

Views: 1879

Bull's-eye Moons

Like a cosmic bull's-eye, Enceladus and Tethys line up almost perfectly for NASA's Cassini. Since they are also at relatively similar distances from the spacecraft, their apparent sizes in this image are a good approximation of their relative sizes.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Epimetheus (116 kilometers, or 72 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of the small moon.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Epimetheus (116 kilometers, or 72 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of the small moon.

Examining Epimetheus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Epimetheus (116 kilometers, or 72 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of the small moon.

Target: Epimetheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17208
Added: 2015-12-08

Views: 357

Examining Epimetheus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Epimetheus (116 kilometers, or 72 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of the small moon.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn's moon Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of Prometheus.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn's moon Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of Prometheus.

Prometheus Up Close

NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn's moon Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of Prometheus.

Target: Prometheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17207
Added: 2015-12-08

Views: 703

Prometheus Up Close

NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn's moon Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. This is one of Cassini's highest resolution views of Prometheus.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across), with its smooth equatorial ridge, during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. The view offers one of Cassini's best glimpses of Atlas.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across), with its smooth equatorial ridge, during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. The view offers one of Cassini's best glimpses of Atlas.

Atlas Escaping

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across), with its smooth equatorial ridge, during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. The view offers one of Cassini's best glimpses of Atlas.

Target: Atlas
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA17206
Added: 2015-12-08

Views: 329

Atlas Escaping

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Atlas (30 kilometers, or 19 miles across), with its smooth equatorial ridge, during a moderately close flyby on Dec. 6, 2015. The view offers one of Cassini's best glimpses of Atlas.

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Tethys, dwarfed by the scale of Saturn and its rings, appears as an elegant crescent in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. Views like this are impossible from Earth, where we only see Saturn's moons as (more or less) fully illuminated disks.
Tethys, dwarfed by the scale of Saturn and its rings, appears as an elegant crescent in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. Views like this are impossible from Earth, where we only see Saturn's moons as (more or less) fully illuminated disks.

Crescent Tethys and Rings

Tethys, dwarfed by the scale of Saturn and its rings, appears as an elegant crescent in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. Views like this are impossible from Earth, where we only see Saturn's moons as (more or less) fully illuminated disks.

Target: Tethys
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18348
Added: 2015-12-07

Views: 313

Crescent Tethys and Rings

Tethys, dwarfed by the scale of Saturn and its rings, appears as an elegant crescent in this image taken by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. Views like this are impossible from Earth, where we only see Saturn's moons as (more or less) fully illuminated disks.

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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.

Peering Through Titan's Haze

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA20016
Added: 2015-12-04

Views: 1219

Peering Through Titan's Haze

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.

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Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Water World

Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18343
Added: 2015-11-30

Views: 1197

Water World

Enceladus' famous south polar water jets can be seen just above the moon's dark, southern limb in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's rings are so expansive that they often sneak into pictures of other bodies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Here, they appear with the planet in a picture taken during a close flyby of Dione.
Saturn's rings are so expansive that they often sneak into pictures of other bodies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Here, they appear with the planet in a picture taken during a close flyby of Dione.

Dione Before the Rings

Saturn's rings are so expansive that they often sneak into pictures of other bodies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Here, they appear with the planet in a picture taken during a close flyby of Dione.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18344
Added: 2015-11-23

Views: 265

Dione Before the Rings

Saturn's rings are so expansive that they often sneak into pictures of other bodies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Here, they appear with the planet in a picture taken during a close flyby of Dione.

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Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

A Brighter Moon

Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18345
Added: 2015-11-16

Views: 739

A Brighter Moon

Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Although Epimetheus appears to be lurking above the rings here, it's actually just an illusion resulting from the viewing angle of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, Epimetheus and the rings both orbit in Saturn's equatorial plane.
Although Epimetheus appears to be lurking above the rings here, it's actually just an illusion resulting from the viewing angle of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, Epimetheus and the rings both orbit in Saturn's equatorial plane.

Epimetheus Above the Rings

Although Epimetheus appears to be lurking above the rings here, it's actually just an illusion resulting from the viewing angle of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, Epimetheus and the rings both orbit in Saturn's equatorial plane.

Target: Epimetheus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18342
Added: 2015-11-09

Views: 385

Epimetheus Above the Rings

Although Epimetheus appears to be lurking above the rings here, it's actually just an illusion resulting from the viewing angle of NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In reality, Epimetheus and the rings both orbit in Saturn's equatorial plane.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).
NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).

Dunelands of Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18341
Added: 2015-11-02

Views: 586

Dunelands of Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).

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Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.
Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.

Departing Enceladus

Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA17205
Added: 2015-10-30

Views: 2646

Departing Enceladus

Following a successful close flyby of Enceladus, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this artful composition of the icy moon with Saturn's rings beyond.

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