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Scenic Shock

By OrbitalHub on Aug 17, 2017

January 11, 2011. Saturn's northern storm marches through the planet's atmosphere in the top right of this false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's atmosphere and its rings are shown here in a false-color composite made from 12 ima...

Encroaching Shadow

By OrbitalHub on Aug 15, 2017

November 30, 2010. This Cassini narrow-angle camera image -- one of those acquired in the survey conducted by the Cassini imaging science team of the geyser basin at the south pole of Enceladus -- was taken as Cassini was looking across the moon's so...

Hyperion in Shadow

By OrbitalHub on Aug 13, 2017

November 28, 2010. NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this raw image of the Saturnian moon Hyperion when the spacecraft was about 73,000 kilometers (45,000 miles) away from the moon's surface. Please visit OrbitalHub to read more...

Mimas

By OrbitalHub on Aug 11, 2017

October 16, 2010. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft obtained this raw image of the moon Mimas just before Mimas went into shadow behind Saturn. The camera was approximately 101,552 kilometers (63,1010 miles) away. Please visit OrbitalHub to read more...

Looming Enceladus

By OrbitalHub on Aug 8, 2017

August 13, 2010. Small water ice particles fly from fissures in the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image taken during the flyby of the moon by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the night side of Saturn, which is...

August 13, 2010. This dramatic view looks across the region of Enceladus' geyser basin and down on the ends of the Baghdad and Damascus fractures that face Saturn. The image, which looks approximately in the direction of Saturn, was taken from a more...

August 13, 2010. Jets of water ice particles spew from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A crescent of the moon appears dimly illuminated in front of the bright limb of Saturn. This view looks toward the nig...