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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained the highest-resolution movie yet of a unique six-sided jet stream, known as the hexagon, around Saturn's north pole.
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The sunlit edge of Titan's south polar vortex stands out distinctly against the darkness of the moon's unilluminated hazy atmosphere.
To the Cassini spacecraft's infrared eyes, Saturn's graceful clouds sometimes take on the appearance of an impressionist's painting of the giant planet.
NASA has released a natural-color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible.
The craters of Tethys tell the story of a violent history marked by impacts. The names of the craters also tell oft-violent stories: in this case, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
This view, from 29 July 2011, looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories that put the spacecraft into optimal viewing positions, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has obtained new pictures of the liquid methane and ethane seas and lakes that reside near Titan's north pole.
This portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings was created from images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.
This image was taken by Cassini on October 10, 2013 and received on Earth October 11, 2013. The camera was pointing toward SATURN-RINGS at approximately 937,781 miles (1,509,212 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.
Enceladus's unusual plume is only easily visible when the Cassini spacecraft and the Sun are on opposite sides of Enceladus. So what's lighting up the moon then? It's light reflected off Saturn.
A beautiful "mini-jet" appears in the dynamic F ring of Saturn. Saturn's A ring (including the Keeler gap and just a hint of the Encke gap at the upper-right) also appears.
Saturn's rings appear to form a majestic arc over the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
During closest approach of this Titan flyby, Cassini's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) instrument will, for the first time, acquire images of Punga Mare.
A monster storm that erupted on Saturn in late 2010 - as large as any storm ever observed on the ringed planet -- has already impressed researchers with its intensity and long-lived turbulence.
Like their semi-divine namesakes, Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center) stand together. Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak, lies just to the southeast on the day/night terminator.
Titan's polar collar -- previously seen by Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope -- has now been observed by the Cassini spacecraft, seen here in ultraviolet light.
The intensity of jets of water ice and organic particles that shoot out from Saturn's moon Enceladus depends on the moon's proximity to the ringed planet, according to data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.
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