Saturn system

  • Saturn: Through a Glass Brightly
    The natural beauty of Saturn's rings shine through when Cassini looks on the nearly-translucent, icy debris in color.
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  • Saturn’s Family Portrait
    The Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn takes a wide-angle view of the ringed planet's extended moon system. These mostly icy moons have highly reflective, bright surfaces and tend to smooth over many impact scars when their frozen veneers heal.
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  • Saturn's Family Portrait
    The Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn takes a wide-angle view of the ringed planet's extended moon system. These mostly icy moons have highly reflective, bright surfaces and tend to smooth over many impact scars when their frozen veneers heal.
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  • Saturn’s New F-ring Shepherd?
    In the solar system, the second highest satellite tally is Saturn's. Before the Cassini mission, thirty-one moons were known--a number that has changed since the successful orbital insertion of the spacecraft.
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  • Saturn's New F-ring Shepherd?
    In the solar system, the second highest satellite tally is Saturn's. Before the Cassini mission, thirty-one moons were known--a number that has changed since the successful orbital insertion of the spacecraft.
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  • Death Star Lookalike
    Saturn's satellite, Mimas, can be imaged from afar and imagined up close, but its striking resemblance to the fictional Death Star from Star Wars gives the most dramatic view of its violent past.
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  • Eye Through the Hurricane
    Planet-scale storms are best seen from far away, preferably from orbit. Hurricane Frances is no exception, but terrestrial storms are nothing compared to what shapes Saturn, the windiest place in our solar system.
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  • Saturn's Rainbow Rings
    Images showing the hot and cold parts of Saturn's rings feature a false-color temperature map of this icy debris field. The red to blue rainbow represents the most accurate picture of hot to cold regions.
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  • Saturn’s Rainbow Rings
    Images showing the hot and cold parts of Saturn's rings feature a false-color temperature map of this icy debris field. The red to blue rainbow represents the most accurate picture of hot to cold regions.
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  • Shepherding the Lightweight World
    More spectacular Saturn images from Cassini have arrived, but a two-dimensional view of this ringed world cannot capture its strange composition as the only planet less dense than water.
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