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This illustration imagines the view from NASAs Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings, as part of the missions Grand Finale.
This illustration imagines the view from NASAs Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings, as part of the missions Grand Finale.

Grand Finale: One of Cassini's Last Dives (Illustration)

This illustration imagines the view from NASAs Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings, as part of the missions Grand Finale.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA22768
Added: 2018-10-03

Views: 507

Grand Finale: One of Cassini's Last Dives (Illustration)

This illustration imagines the view from NASAs Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings, as part of the missions Grand Finale.

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This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the missions Grand Finale.
This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the missions Grand Finale.

Grand Finale: Cassini in the Gap (Illustration)

This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the missions Grand Finale.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA22767
Added: 2018-10-02

Views: 489

Grand Finale: Cassini in the Gap (Illustration)

This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the missions Grand Finale.

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This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.

Cassini orbiting Saturn (Illustration)

This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA22766
Added: 2018-10-02

Views: 675

Cassini orbiting Saturn (Illustration)

This illustration shows NASAs Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.

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This compilation of images from nine flybys of Titan by NASAs Cassini spacecraft in 2009 and 2010 captures three instances when clear bright spots suddenly appeared in images.
This compilation of images from nine flybys of Titan by NASAs Cassini spacecraft in 2009 and 2010 captures three instances when clear bright spots suddenly appeared in images.

Dust Storms on Titan

This compilation of images from nine flybys of Titan by NASAs Cassini spacecraft in 2009 and 2010 captures three instances when clear bright spots suddenly appeared in images.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA22484
Added: 2018-09-24

Views: 396

Dust Storms on Titan

This compilation of images from nine flybys of Titan by NASAs Cassini spacecraft in 2009 and 2010 captures three instances when clear bright spots suddenly appeared in images.

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This frame from an animation shows clear bright spots on Saturn's moon, Titan, that have been interpreted as evidence of dust storms.
This frame from an animation shows clear bright spots on Saturn's moon, Titan, that have been interpreted as evidence of dust storms.

Spotting Dust Storms on Titan

This frame from an animation shows clear bright spots on Saturn's moon, Titan, that have been interpreted as evidence of dust storms.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA22483
Added: 2018-09-24

Views: 227

Spotting Dust Storms on Titan

This frame from an animation shows clear bright spots on Saturn's moon, Titan, that have been interpreted as evidence of dust storms.

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Artist's concept of a dust storm on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Artist's concept of a dust storm on Saturn's moon, Titan.

Dust Storms Raised by Strong Winds on Titan (Artist's Concept)

Artist's concept of a dust storm on Saturn's moon, Titan.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA22482
Added: 2018-09-24

Views: 528

Dust Storms Raised by Strong Winds on Titan (Artist's Concept)

Artist's concept of a dust storm on Saturn's moon, Titan.

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During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured this view of the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas.
During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured this view of the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas.

Titan Lakes

During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured this view of the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA22481
Added: 2018-09-13

Views: 1361

Titan Lakes

During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured this view of the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas.

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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys disappearing behind Titan as observed by Cassini on Nov. 26, 2009. Tethys is about 660 miles (1,070 kilometers) across.
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys disappearing behind Titan as observed by Cassini on Nov. 26, 2009. Tethys is about 660 miles (1,070 kilometers) across.

Tête-à-tête

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys disappearing behind Titan as observed by Cassini on Nov. 26, 2009. Tethys is about 660 miles (1,070 kilometers) across.

Target: Tethys
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA22648
Added: 2018-08-20

Views: 1991

Tête-à-tête

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's moon Tethys disappearing behind Titan as observed by Cassini on Nov. 26, 2009. Tethys is about 660 miles (1,070 kilometers) across.

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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that the rings of Saturn are made mostly of particles of water ice that range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that the rings of Saturn are made mostly of particles of water ice that range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.

Translucent Arcs

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that the rings of Saturn are made mostly of particles of water ice that range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA14943
Added: 2018-08-13

Views: 2571

Translucent Arcs

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that the rings of Saturn are made mostly of particles of water ice that range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.

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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured five of Saturn's moons. Moons visible in this view: Janus; Pandora; Enceladus, Mimas & Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured five of Saturn's moons. Moons visible in this view: Janus; Pandora; Enceladus, Mimas & Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.

Group Portrait

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured five of Saturn's moons. Moons visible in this view: Janus; Pandora; Enceladus, Mimas & Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12797
Added: 2018-07-30

Views: 1705

Group Portrait

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured five of Saturn's moons. Moons visible in this view: Janus; Pandora; Enceladus, Mimas & Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.

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These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan created using data acquired by the VIMS instrument onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon's surface produced so far.
These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan created using data acquired by the VIMS instrument onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon's surface produced so far.

Seeing Titan with Infrared Eyes

These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan created using data acquired by the VIMS instrument onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon's surface produced so far.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA21923
Added: 2018-07-18

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Seeing Titan with Infrared Eyes

These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan created using data acquired by the VIMS instrument onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon's surface produced so far.

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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows its view from orbit around Saturn on Jan. 2, 2010. The rings on the night side of the planet have been brightened significantly to more clearly reveal their features.
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows its view from orbit around Saturn on Jan. 2, 2010. The rings on the night side of the planet have been brightened significantly to more clearly reveal their features.

Planet Six

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows its view from orbit around Saturn on Jan. 2, 2010. The rings on the night side of the planet have been brightened significantly to more clearly reveal their features.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12567
Added: 2018-07-16

Views: 2314

Planet Six

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows its view from orbit around Saturn on Jan. 2, 2010. The rings on the night side of the planet have been brightened significantly to more clearly reveal their features.

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On Aug. 17, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Odysseus crater with its ring of steep cliffs and the mountains that rise at its center, the most visually striking feature on Saturn's icy moon, Tethys.
On Aug. 17, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Odysseus crater with its ring of steep cliffs and the mountains that rise at its center, the most visually striking feature on Saturn's icy moon, Tethys.

Mighty Odysseus

On Aug. 17, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Odysseus crater with its ring of steep cliffs and the mountains that rise at its center, the most visually striking feature on Saturn's icy moon, Tethys.

Target: Tethys
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21613
Added: 2018-06-04

Views: 2646

Mighty Odysseus

On Aug. 17, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Odysseus crater with its ring of steep cliffs and the mountains that rise at its center, the most visually striking feature on Saturn's icy moon, Tethys.

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The detached haze layer that surrounds Titan is clearly visible against Saturn and its rings in the background, the haze growing more complex in its structure near the poles in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The detached haze layer that surrounds Titan is clearly visible against Saturn and its rings in the background, the haze growing more complex in its structure near the poles in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

A World All Its Own

The detached haze layer that surrounds Titan is clearly visible against Saturn and its rings in the background, the haze growing more complex in its structure near the poles in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA19642
Added: 2018-05-21

Views: 1285

A World All Its Own

The detached haze layer that surrounds Titan is clearly visible against Saturn and its rings in the background, the haze growing more complex in its structure near the poles in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's rings cast dark bands across cloud tops in the northern hemisphere. Near the pole, an elongated shadow can be seen from Saturn's moon Tethys. Icy moons Dione (front right) and Enceladus (back right) are also seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's rings cast dark bands across cloud tops in the northern hemisphere. Near the pole, an elongated shadow can be seen from Saturn's moon Tethys. Icy moons Dione (front right) and Enceladus (back right) are also seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

A Stage for Shadows

Saturn's rings cast dark bands across cloud tops in the northern hemisphere. Near the pole, an elongated shadow can be seen from Saturn's moon Tethys. Icy moons Dione (front right) and Enceladus (back right) are also seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18320
Added: 2018-05-14

Views: 1347

A Stage for Shadows

Saturn's rings cast dark bands across cloud tops in the northern hemisphere. Near the pole, an elongated shadow can be seen from Saturn's moon Tethys. Icy moons Dione (front right) and Enceladus (back right) are also seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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On March 13, 2006 Cassini's narrow-angle camera captured this look at Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly edge on. The frame also features Mimas and tiny Janus (above the rings), and Tethys (below the rings).
On March 13, 2006 Cassini's narrow-angle camera captured this look at Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly edge on. The frame also features Mimas and tiny Janus (above the rings), and Tethys (below the rings).

Postcard from the Ring Plane

On March 13, 2006 Cassini's narrow-angle camera captured this look at Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly edge on. The frame also features Mimas and tiny Janus (above the rings), and Tethys (below the rings).

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18323
Added: 2018-05-07

Views: 2644

Postcard from the Ring Plane

On March 13, 2006 Cassini's narrow-angle camera captured this look at Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly edge on. The frame also features Mimas and tiny Janus (above the rings), and Tethys (below the rings).

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Saturn's rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ice particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.
Saturn's rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ice particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.

Gravity's Rainbow

Saturn's rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ice particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA22418
Added: 2018-04-23

Views: 4909

Gravity's Rainbow

Saturn's rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The ice particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains.

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Saturn's moon Dione drifts before the planet's rings, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft almost edge on. For all their immense width, the rings are relatively paper-thin.
Saturn's moon Dione drifts before the planet's rings, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft almost edge on. For all their immense width, the rings are relatively paper-thin.

Dione on the Edge

Saturn's moon Dione drifts before the planet's rings, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft almost edge on. For all their immense width, the rings are relatively paper-thin.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA17219
Added: 2018-04-09

Views: 3422

Dione on the Edge

Saturn's moon Dione drifts before the planet's rings, seen here by NASA's Cassini spacecraft almost edge on. For all their immense width, the rings are relatively paper-thin.

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Saturn's rings cast shadows on the planet's cloud tops, providing a perfect backdrop for the brilliant sphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's rings cast shadows on the planet's cloud tops, providing a perfect backdrop for the brilliant sphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Taking a Shine to Enceladus

Saturn's rings cast shadows on the planet's cloud tops, providing a perfect backdrop for the brilliant sphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17216
Added: 2018-04-02

Views: 1832

Taking a Shine to Enceladus

Saturn's rings cast shadows on the planet's cloud tops, providing a perfect backdrop for the brilliant sphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's shadow sweeps across the rings in a view captured on Nov. 5, 2006 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Countless icy particles that make up the rings bask in full daylight.
Saturn's shadow sweeps across the rings in a view captured on Nov. 5, 2006 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Countless icy particles that make up the rings bask in full daylight.

The Edge of the Night

Saturn's shadow sweeps across the rings in a view captured on Nov. 5, 2006 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Countless icy particles that make up the rings bask in full daylight.

Target: S Rings
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17199
Added: 2018-03-19

Views: 3211

The Edge of the Night

Saturn's shadow sweeps across the rings in a view captured on Nov. 5, 2006 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Countless icy particles that make up the rings bask in full daylight.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this striking view of Saturn's moon Dione on July 23, 2012. Its density suggests that about a third of the moon is made up of a dense core (probably silicate rock) with the remainder of its material being water ice.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this striking view of Saturn's moon Dione on July 23, 2012. Its density suggests that about a third of the moon is made up of a dense core (probably silicate rock) with the remainder of its material being water ice.

Dramatic Dione

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this striking view of Saturn's moon Dione on July 23, 2012. Its density suggests that about a third of the moon is made up of a dense core (probably silicate rock) with the remainder of its material being water ice.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17197
Added: 2018-03-12

Views: 2625

Dramatic Dione

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this striking view of Saturn's moon Dione on July 23, 2012. Its density suggests that about a third of the moon is made up of a dense core (probably silicate rock) with the remainder of its material being water ice.

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In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees Saturn and its rings through a wispy haze of Sun glare.
In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees Saturn and its rings through a wispy haze of Sun glare.

Glare on the Window

In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees Saturn and its rings through a wispy haze of Sun glare.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA17185
Added: 2018-03-05

Views: 2469

Glare on the Window

In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees Saturn and its rings through a wispy haze of Sun glare.

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This view of Saturn looks toward the planet's night side, lit in golden hues by sunlight reflected from the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
This view of Saturn looks toward the planet's night side, lit in golden hues by sunlight reflected from the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Final Frontier

This view of Saturn looks toward the planet's night side, lit in golden hues by sunlight reflected from the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA21903
Added: 2018-02-19

Views: 2000

Final Frontier

This view of Saturn looks toward the planet's night side, lit in golden hues by sunlight reflected from the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2009. The Sun provides striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets.
Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2009. The Sun provides striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets.

A Song of Ice and Light

Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2009. The Sun provides striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets.

Target: Enceladus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17144
Added: 2018-02-12

Views: 1900

A Song of Ice and Light

Saturn's moon Enceladus drifts before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2009. The Sun provides striking illumination for the icy particles that make up both the rings and the jets.

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In this view, Saturn's icy moon Rhea passes in front of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. While Rhea is a heavily-cratered, airless world, Titan's nitrogen-rich atmosphere is even thicker than Earth's.
In this view, Saturn's icy moon Rhea passes in front of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. While Rhea is a heavily-cratered, airless world, Titan's nitrogen-rich atmosphere is even thicker than Earth's.

Contrasting Crescents

In this view, Saturn's icy moon Rhea passes in front of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. While Rhea is a heavily-cratered, airless world, Titan's nitrogen-rich atmosphere is even thicker than Earth's.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA21904
Added: 2018-02-05

Views: 4510

Contrasting Crescents

In this view, Saturn's icy moon Rhea passes in front of Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. While Rhea is a heavily-cratered, airless world, Titan's nitrogen-rich atmosphere is even thicker than Earth's.

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