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Saturn's Moons

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Saturn’s moon Iapetus photographed by the Cassini spacecraft. The right side is overexposed because it’s illuminated by the Sun. The left side glows by light reflecting off Saturn’s clouds. Since sunlight is much fainter at Saturn’s distance than at Earth’s, Cassini had to make a long time exposure to capture this image. (Credit: NASA) Mona Evans, "Earthshine" www.bellaonline.c...

Can't get enough of that mighty fine Earthshine

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Infographic about Titan, the mysterious cloud-covered moon of Saturn. Facts about Titan's heavy atmosphere, lakes of hydrocarbons and the possibility of life. (Credit: Karl Tate) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

New Technique Shines Light on Titan, Largest Moon of Saturn (Photo)

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Here are three of the greatest discoveries of the Cassini-Huygens mission, which was 10 years old in 2014. The discovery of geysers on the moon Enceladus, lakes of liquid methane on Titan, and the a picture taken from the surface of Titan by the Huygens lander. Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

Ten Years at Saturn: Cassini’s 10 Greatest Pictures

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This is a still from the video of a crescent Rhea transiting a crescent Saturn. You have to look carefully to the night side of Saturn (on the right) to see Rhea's faint crescent just below the rings. The photo is edge-on to the rings which show up as a dark line. Mona Evans, “Rhea Moon of Saturn” www.bellaonline.c...

▶ Rhea Transits Saturn - YouTube (Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA) The slim crescent of the moon Rhea transits a crescent Saturn. In an interplay of contrast and shadow, the moon goes dark against the planet, and then its crescent suddenly brightens as it slips in front of Saturn's night side. The view is edge-on to the rings, which you can see as a dark line. Mona Evans, “Rhea Moon of Saturn” www.bellaonline.c...

False-color image of Europa's trailing northern hemisphere. (Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) A geological survey of Europa showed a massive, 20,000 square-km portion of its surface was gone. In Sept 2014, researchers published evidence suggesting a plate tectonic system may be moving old portions of the surface beneath adjacent plates. If confirmed, this would make Europa the only known place in the solar system (apart from Earth) whose surface is being shaped by active plate tectonics.

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Saturn's moon Rhea, Epimetheus transiting. (Image data credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Processed image copyright: G. Ugarković) Mona Evans, "Saturn's Moons - Facts for Kids" www.bellaonline.c...

Saturn's moon Rhea, Epimetheus transiting

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Titan and Dione as seen by Cassini. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute) Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

Saturn's satellites and ring structures. (Credit: ESA) Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

Cassini image of Saturn's moon Hyperion. (Photo Credit: NASA/JPL) This moon that looks like a sponge is probably a fragment of a larger moon that broke up long ago. Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

Saturn's shadows. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute) The moon Mimas is in the foreground. The blue backdrop isn't Saturn's rings. It's the shadows of the rings on the planet's northern hemisphere. When Cassini first went into orbit around Saturn the far north did look blue, but seasonal changes turned that into a golden hue. Mona Evans, "Cassini Mission and Website" www.bellaonline.c...

Saturn’s shadows

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This illustration shows the various steps that lead to the formation of the aerosols that make up the haze on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

Prometheus and Pan, shepherd moons at work. Prometheus maintains a gap in the F ring (lower left) and Pan keeps the Encke gap open. You can see Pan in the center of the gap. The other bright object is a background star. Image taken 2012-09-18. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) ©Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

Saturn's moon Iapetus. Comparison of the two hemispheres. The dark terrain is called Cassini Regio after Jean Dominique Cassini. It's fairly smooth, showing that new material is being deposited which covers old cratering. (Credit: JPL NASA) Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

Soaring Over Titan: Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes. Data from the Cassini spacecraft’s radar instrument was used for this 3-D flyover of the hydrocarbon lakes & seas at the north pole region, starting at Kraken Mare. The vertical heights are exaggerated tenfold and the data has been colorized, both for visual effect. (Credit: NASA/JPL-CalTech/ASI/USGS) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

Doom Mons. A mountain on Titan named after Mount Doom in "The Lord of the Rings" where Frodo destroys the ring of power and ends Sauron's reign. In order to see the location, you need to click on the image and go to the original site. (Coordinates on Titan: 14° 39′ 0″ S, 40° 25′ 12″ W)  (-14.65°, -40.42°) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon. Taken by Cassini spacecraft in visible light on 2013-09-10. It was about 1.6 million km from Rhea. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) Mona Evans, “Rhea Moon of Saturn” www.bellaonline.c...

Ligeia Mare, second largest known body of liquid on Titan. (Image is artistically enhanced from NASA's Cassini mission) The lake is filled with liquid hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane, and is one of the many seas and lakes that bejewel Titan's north polar region. (Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

Titan's upper atmosphere (natural color). Here methane molecules are broken apart by solar UV light and the byproducts combine to form compounds like ethane and acetylene. The haze preferentially scatters blue and UV wavelengths of light. Lower in the atmosphere, the haze turns into a smog of complex organic molecules that absorbs about 90% of the visible light from the Sun. (Credit: JPL/NASA) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

First global topographic map of Titan. It was made using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Image released May 15, 2013. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/JHUAPL/Cornell/Weizman) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

Diagram of the internal structure of Titan according to the fully differentiated dense-ocean model. (Credit: Kelvinsong) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

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Cassini radar sees sand dunes in Belet on Saturn's giant moon Titan (lower photo) that are sculpted like Namibian sand dunes on Earth (upper photo). The bright features in the lower radar photo are not clouds but topographic features among the dunes. (Credit: NASA/JSC - uppper photo; NASA/JPL - lower photo) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn" www.bellaonline.c...

Titan, composite taken during Cassini flyby 2005-04-16, approximating what Titan would look like to the human eye: a hazy orange globe surrounded by a tenuous, bluish haze. The orange is due to hydrocarbon particles making up the haze, which was frustrating for scientists studying the NASA Voyager mission images in 1980-81. But Cassini can see through the haze in infrared. (Credit: NASA/JPL) Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

Saturn's moon Iapetus, showing the bright trailing hemisphere. Part of the dark area appears on the right - the equatorial ridge is in profile on the right limb. The large crater Engelier is near the bottom; to its lower right is the rim of the partly obliterated, Gerin. (Cassini mosaic) Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

Dione (false-color image) 2005. Fourth-largest moon of Saturn, orbiting at about the same distance as our Moon orbits Earth. It has a varied terrain, is probably made mostly of water ice with a rocky core, and has a tenuous atmosphere. (Image: NASA/JPL/SSI) ©Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons" www.bellaonline.c...

NASA - Dione Has Her Faults (False Color)

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