Cassini Spacecraft

Glowing Southern Lights

This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the glow of auroras streaking out about 1,000 …

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Catalog Page for PIA08862

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The Cassini spacecraft's current high-inclination orbit allows for some fantastic perspectives, like this shot …

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Phoebe's surprise

13 June 2004<p>On 11 June 2004, Cassini-Huygens sees probable evidence on Phoebe of an ice-rich body overlain with a thin layer of dark material.<p>The …

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Catalog Page for PIA11464

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Day breaks on the northern hemisphere of Saturn in this image from the Cassini spacecraft. The D ring is hidden …

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Catalog Page for PIA06564

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This Cassini image shows predominantly the impact-scarred leading hemisphere of Saturn's icy moon Rhea (1,528 …

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Catalog Page for PIA18323

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>On March 13, 2006 Cassini's narrow-angle camera captured this look at Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly …

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Catalog Page for PIA11700

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Click on the image<p>Change is detected on Saturn's moon Titan, in these three composite images from data taken …

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Catalog Page for PIA08973

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Cassini looks toward northern latitudes on Saturn and out across the ringplane. This infrared view probes clouds …

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Catalog Page for PIA12855

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Click on the image to view the animation<p>The Cassini orbiter has revealed many surprises within the Saturn …

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Catalog Page for PIA09893

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Two dark spots drift across the northern skies of Saturn. The shadows are cast by the moons Tethys and …

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A World All Its Own

Photojournal: PIA19642<p>On May 6, 2012, Cassini’s cameras caught an arresting view of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, drifting before the planet (see …

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Catalog Page for PIA09177

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Click on the image for movie of<br>Titan Lakes Movie<p>This animation shows a mosaic of imagery from Cassini's radar …

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Catalog Page for PIA04913

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>December 5, 2003<p>A cold, dusky Saturn looms in the distance in this striking, natural color view of the ringed …

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Catalog Page for PIA06199

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>For this movie, Cassini pointed its cameras toward Saturn's moon Dione to witness its distant sibling moon Rhea …

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Catalog Page for PIA07777

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This global digital map of Saturn's moon Enceladus was created using data taken during Cassini and Voyager …

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Catalog Page for PIA06588

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Three of Saturn's moons appear almost like a string of pearls in this Cassini image, but looks are …

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Catalog Page for PIA11123

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image was taken during Cassini's extremely close encounter with Enceladus on Oct. 9, 2008.<p>The image was …

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Saturn's gorgeous rings and 3 moons shine in stunning Cassini photo

NASA and the Cassini team have given us another gorgeous blast from Saturn's past.<p>The Cassini spacecraft orbited Saturn from the summer of 2004 until Sept. 15, 2017, when the low-on-fuel probe performed an intentional death dive into the ringed planet's cloud tops.<p>NASA has continued to release …

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A Stage for Shadows

Photojournal: PIA18320<p>Two kinds of dramatic shadows play across the face of Saturn in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraftfrom Dec. 6, 2007. The …

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Catalog Page for PIA09777

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The fine, dust-sized particles of ice in the F ring and Encke Gap ringlets appear relatively bright, with the …

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Catalog Page for PIA15230

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This series of false-color images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the dissolving cloud cover over …

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Postcard from the Ring Plane

Photojournal: PIA18323<p>On March 13, 2006 Cassini’s narrow-angle camera captured this look at Saturn and its rings, seen here nearly edge on. The frame …

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Catalog Page for PIA06998

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Figure 1<p>The Cassini spacecraft snapped this image of the European Space Agency's Huygens probe about 12 hours …

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Catalog Page for PIA10583

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Saturn's north pole hexagon, seen here in an image from the Cassini spacecraft, has been around for awhile. It …

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Spaceball - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video Clip)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart<p>Spaceball<p>Clip1/18/2005<p>What is it with the space missions always looking for water in space? Is there something about …

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Catalog Page for PIA09733

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The Cassini spacecraft captures a gathering of three moons near the rings' outer edge as the icy worlds …

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Catalog Page for PIA07553

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Far above the howling winds of Saturn, its icy moons circle the planet in silence. Mimas is seen near the upper …

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Catalog Page for PIA10439

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Myriad dark vortices, some large and some small, twirl in the high southern latitudes of Saturn. At left, the …

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Catalog Page for PIA11135

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>During two close flybys of Saturn's moon Enceladus in 2008, the cameras on NASA's Cassini acquired several very …

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Catalog Page for PIA08294

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This close-up view of the core of Saturn's narrow outlying F ring provides an unprecedented look at the fine …

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