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In the shadows of Saturn's rings

(Phys.org) -- Titan appears to be strung like a bead on Saturn’s rings, which cast shadows onto the southern hemisphere of the gas giant in this beautiful image from Cassini.   Faint but exquisi ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Shepherd Moon face-off!

Two of Saturn's shepherd moons face off across the icy strand of the F ring in this image, acquired by the Cassini spacecraft on December 18, 2012.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Image: Janus from afar

Cassini's narrow angle camera captures Saturn's tiny irregular moon Janus surrounded by the vast, dark expanse of the outer solar system.

dateJan 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Image: Saturn and its moon Dione

(PhysOrg.com) -- Saturn and Dione appear askew in this Cassini spacecraft view, with the north poles rotated to the right, as if they were threaded along on the thin diagonal line of the planet's rings.

dateFeb 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Image: Rhea before Titan

(PhysOrg.com) -- Craters appear well defined on icy Rhea in front of the hazy orb of the much larger moon Titan in this Cassini spacecraft view of these two Saturn moons.

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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What’s up with Iapetus?

Although Saturn's moon Iapetus was first discovered in 1671 by Giovanni Cassini, its behavior was extremely odd. Cassini was able to regularly find the moon when it was to the west of Saturn, but when he waited ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Image: Infrared image of Saturn's rings

(Phys.org) —Although it may look to our eyes like other images of the rings, this infrared image of Saturn's rings was taken with a special filter that will only admit light polarized in one direction. ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in Space Exploration
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