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Cassini Saturn Probe Undergoes Preflight Testing

Cassini Saturn Probe Undergoes Preflight Testing

(October 31, 1996) The newly assembled Cassini Saturn probe undergoes vibration and thermal testing at the JPL facilities in Pasadena, California. Subjected to weeks of "shake and bake" tests that imitate the f... more

Launch of Cassini Orbiter & Huygens Probe

Launch of Cassini Orbiter & Huygens Probe

(October 15, 1997) A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe. Launch occurred at 4:43 a.m. EDT, ... more

Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe aboard the Titan IV

Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe aboard the Titan IV

This image from 1997 is of the Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA Cassini spacecraft at Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, the Mobile Service Tower has been retracted away. NASA/JPL/KSC

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe. NASA/JPL/KSC

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe NASA/JPL/KSC

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe. NASA/JPL/KSC

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV

A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe. NASA/JPL/KSC

Single Still Image

Single Still Image

This narrow angle image taken NASA Cassini camera system of the Moon is one of the best of a sequence of narrow angle frames taken as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Ea... more

Triptych of the Moon

Triptych of the Moon

This composite image was made from NASA Cassini which captured a significant portion of the Moon during a Moon flyby imaging sequence.All three images have been scaled so that the brightness of Crisium basin, t... more

Masursky

Masursky

The face of asteroid Masursky as seen by NASA Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem ISS, January, 2000. NASA/JPL

Cassini First-Look Images of Jupiter

Cassini First-Look Images of Jupiter

This image of Jupiter was taken by the Cassini Imaging Science narrow angle camera through the blue filter (centered at 445 nanometers) on October 1, 2000, 15:26 UTC at a distance of 84.1million km from Jupiter... more

Jupiter in Color, by Cassini

Jupiter in Color, by Cassini

Jupiter in Color, by Cassini NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Jupiter Great Red Spot in Cassini Image

Jupiter Great Red Spot in Cassini Image

The Great Red Spot below and right of center seen in this image from NASA Cassini spacecraft is a giant atmospheric storm as wide as two Earths and over 300 years old. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Jupiter in blue, ultraviolet and Near Infrared

Jupiter in blue, ultraviolet and Near Infrared

These three images of Jupiter, taken through the narrow angle camera of NASA Cassini spacecraft from a distance of 77.6 million kilometers 48.2 million miles on October 8, reveal more than is apparent to the na... more

Nine Frames as Jupiter Turns

Nine Frames as Jupiter Turns

This sequence of nine true-color, narrow-angle images shows the varying appearance of Jupiter as it rotated through more than a complete 360-degree turn. Image from NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Jupiter and Europa in Near Infrared

Jupiter and Europa in Near Infrared

These two images, taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft, show Jupiter in a near-infrared wavelength, and catch Europa, one of Jupiter largest moons, at different phases. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Still from Red Spot Movie

Still from Red Spot Movie

This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of cloud movements on Jupiter. The smallest features visible are about 500 kilometers about 300 mile... more

Still from Processed Movie of Zonal Jets

Still from Processed Movie of Zonal Jets

This image is one frame from a movie clip of cloud motions on Jupiter, from the side of the planet opposite to the Great Red Spot. It was taken in the first week of October 2000 by the narrow-angle camera on NA... more

Eyeing Ganymede

Eyeing Ganymede

Jupiter casts a baleful eye toward the moon Ganymede in this enhanced-contrast image from NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Northern Belt of Jupiter

Northern Belt of Jupiter

A four-panel frame shows a section of Jupiter north equatorial belt viewed by NASA Cassini spacecraft at four different wavelengths, and a separate reference frame shows the location of the belt on the planet. ... more

Still from High-Clouds Jupiter Movie

Still from High-Clouds Jupiter Movie

This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of high-altitude cloud movements on Jupiter. It was taken in early October 2000. NASA/JPL/University... more

Jupiter Eye to Io

Jupiter Eye to Io

This image taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 1, 2000, shows details of Jupiter Great Red Spot and other features that were not visible in images taken earlier, when Cassini was farther from Jupiter. NASA... more

High Latitude Mottling on Jupiter

High Latitude Mottling on Jupiter

The familiar banded appearance of Jupiter at low and middle latitudes gradually gives way to a more mottled appearance at high latitudes in this striking true color image taken Dec. 13, 2000, by NASA Cassini sp... more

Io in Front of Jupiter

Io in Front of Jupiter

Jupiter four largest satellites, including Io, the golden ornament in front of Jupiter in this image from NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Jupiter Main Ring and 2 Satellites

Jupiter Main Ring and 2 Satellites

These are the first pictures that NASA Cassini spacecraft took of Jupiter ring, a portion of which appears in each frame as an arc opening toward the right. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Europa and Callisto under the Watchful Gaze of Jupiter

Europa and Callisto under the Watchful Gaze of Jupiter

One moment in an ancient, orbital dance is caught in this color picture taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 7, 2000, just as two of Jupiter four major moons, Europa and Callisto, were nearly perfectly alig... more

Ganymede and Jupiter

Ganymede and Jupiter

The solar system largest moon, Ganymede, is captured here alongside the planet Jupiter in a color picture taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 3, 2000. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Still from Planetwide Movie

Still from Planetwide Movie

This single frame from a color movie of Jupiter from NASA Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to unpeel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map. NAS... more

Jupiter Clouds in Depth

Jupiter Clouds in Depth

Images from NASA Cassini spacecraft using three different filters reveal cloud structures and movements at different depths in the atmosphere around Jupiter south pole. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

3-D Atmosphere Movie

3-D Atmosphere Movie

NASA Cassini spacecraft took narrow-angle images of Jupiter outer atmosphere, showing the giant planet as if it were constantly bathed in sunlight. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

2-D Atmosphere Movie

2-D Atmosphere Movie

NASA Cassini spacecraft took narrow-angle images of Jupiter outer atmosphere, showing the giant planet as if it were constantly bathed in sunlight. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Turbulent Region Near Great Red Spot

Turbulent Region Near Great Red Spot

This image is a still frame, created from images taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft, shows a turbulent region west of Jupiter Great Red Spot. The small, bright white spots are believed to be thunderstorms. NASA/J... more

Small Storms Near Great Red Spot

Small Storms Near Great Red Spot

This image is a still frame, created from images taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft, shows small spots slipping over each other east of Jupiter Great Red Spot. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Storm Merger on Jupiter

Storm Merger on Jupiter

Taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft, a small white spot, probably a thunderstorm, lies to the south of a larger, brown spot on Jupiter. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Satellite Rings Movie

Satellite Rings Movie

This brief movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it approached Jupiter, shows the motions, over a 16 hour-period, of two satellites embedded in Jupiter'... more

Jupiter Hot Spot

Jupiter Hot Spot

In this movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the blue region in the center is a relatively cloud-free area where thermal radiation fr... more

Jupiter High Latitudes

Jupiter High Latitudes

This movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a high-latitude area of Jupiter. At latitudes above 45 degrees, the banded appearance... more

Jupiter in True and False Color

Jupiter in True and False Color

These color composite frames of the mid-section of Jupiter were of narrow angle images acquired on December 31, 2000, a day after Cassini's closest approach to the planet. The smallest features in these frames ... more

Jupiter Night and Day

Jupiter Night and Day

Day and night side narrow angle images taken on January 1, 2001 illustrating storms visible on the day side which are the sources of visible lightning when viewed on the night side. The images have been enhance... more

A New Year for Jupiter and Io

A New Year for Jupiter and Io

A New Year for Jupiter and Io NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Polarized Light from Jupiter

Polarized Light from Jupiter

Polarized Light from Jupiter NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

High Resolution Globe of Jupiter

High Resolution Globe of Jupiter

This true-color simulated view of Jupiter is composed of 4 images taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft on December 7, 2000. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Himalia, a Small Moon of Jupiter

Himalia, a Small Moon of Jupiter

Himalia, a Small Moon of Jupiter NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Jupiter Night-Side Auroras, North and South

Jupiter Night-Side Auroras, North and South

Jupiter Night-Side Auroras, North and South NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Cassini Farewell to Jupiter

Cassini Farewell to Jupiter

On January 15, 2001, 17 days after it passed its closest approach to Jupiter, NASA Cassini spacecraft looked back to see the giant planet as a thinning crescent. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Jupiter Polar Winds Movie

Jupiter Polar Winds Movie

Jupiter Polar Winds Movie NASA/JPL/Southwest Research Institute

Jupiter Magnetosphere Made Visible

Jupiter Magnetosphere Made Visible

Jupiter Magnetosphere Made Visible NASA/JPL/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Inner Radiation Belts of Jupiter

Inner Radiation Belts of Jupiter

Inner Radiation Belts of Jupiter NASA/JPL

Ultraviolet View Shows Jupiter Stratosphere

Ultraviolet View Shows Jupiter Stratosphere

Ultraviolet View Shows Jupiter Stratosphere NASA/JPL/Southwest Research Institute

Ultraviolet Movie of Jupiter Polar Stratosphere

Ultraviolet Movie of Jupiter Polar Stratosphere

Ultraviolet Movie of Jupiter Polar Stratosphere NASA/JPL/Southwest Research Institute

Reconditioning of Cassini Narrow-Angle Camera

Reconditioning of Cassini Narrow-Angle Camera

These five images of single stars, taken at different times with the narrow-angle camera on NASA Cassini spacecraft, show the effects of haze collecting on the camera optics, then successful removal of the haze... more

Distant Saturn Sighting

Distant Saturn Sighting

Saturn appears serene and majestic in the first color composite made of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its approach to the ringed planet, with arrival still 20 months away. The planet was 285 mil... more

Artists Conception of Cassini Saturn Orbit Insertion

Artists Conception of Cassini Saturn Orbit Insertion

Artists Conception of Cassini Saturn Orbit Insertion NASA/JPL

Artist Concept of Cassini Spacecraft

Artist Concept of Cassini Spacecraft

Artist concept of NASA Cassini spacecraft from December, 2002. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04233

Massive Gas Cloud Around Jupiter

Massive Gas Cloud Around Jupiter

Massive Gas Cloud Around Jupiter NASA/JPL/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Jupiter Torus Diagram

Jupiter Torus Diagram

Jupiter Torus Diagram NASA/JPL/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Cassini Spacecraft in a JPL Assembly Room

Cassini Spacecraft in a JPL Assembly Room

On October of 1997, a two-story-tall robotic spacecraft will begin a journey of many years to reach and explore the exciting realm of Saturn, the most distant planet that can easily be seen by the unaided human... more

Cassini Jupiter Portrait

Cassini Jupiter Portrait

This true color mosaic of Jupiter was constructed from images taken by the narrow angle camera onboard NASA Cassini spacecraft, during its closest approach to the giant planet and is its most detailed portrait.... more

Looming Saturn

Looming Saturn

Looming Saturn NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Approach to Saturn

Approach to Saturn

The narrow angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft took a series of exposures of Saturn and its rings and moons on February 9, 2004, which were composited to create this stunning, color image. At the tim... more

Saturn Methane Image

Saturn Methane Image

NASA's Cassini narrow angle camera took this image of Saturn on Feb. 16, 2004, from a distance of 66.1 million kilometers (41.1 million miles) in a special filter which reveals clouds and haze high in the atmos... more

Clumps in the F Ring

Clumps in the F Ring

Scientists have only a rough idea of the lifetime of clumps in Saturn's rings - a mystery that Cassini may help answer. The latest images taken by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft show clumps seemingly embedded ... more

Blue Saturn

Blue Saturn

Bands and spots in Saturn's atmosphere, including a dark band south of the equator with a scalloped border, are visible in this image from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft. The narrow angle camera took the image... more

Spots on Saturn

Spots on Saturn

As Cassini closes in on Saturn, its view is growing sharper with time and now reveals new atmospheric features in the planet's southern hemisphere. Atmospheric features, such as two small, faint dark spots, vi... more

Merging Saturnian Storms

Merging Saturnian Storms

Three months before its scheduled arrival at Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft has observed two storms in the act of merging. With diameters close to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), both storms, which appear as spot... more

Prometheus and Pandora

Prometheus and Pandora

Cassini has sighted Prometheus and Pandora, the two F-ring-shepherding moons whose unpredictable orbits both fascinate scientists and wreak havoc on the F ring. Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across) ... more

Four Ways to See Saturn

Four Ways to See Saturn

A montage of Cassini images, taken in four different regions of the spectrum from ultraviolet to near-infrared, demonstrates that there is more to Saturn than meets the eye. The pictures show the effects of ab... more

Saturn in Color

Saturn in Color

Saturn and its rings completely fill the field of view of Cassini's narrow angle camera in this natural color image taken on March 27, 2004. This is the last single 'eyeful' of Saturn and its rings achievable w... more

The Veils of Titan

The Veils of Titan

The veils of Saturn's most mysterious moon have begun to lift in Cassini's eagerly awaited first glimpse of the surface of Titan, a world where scientists believe organic matter rains from hazy skies and seas o... more

Bands of Clouds and Lace

Bands of Clouds and Lace

As Cassini nears its rendezvous with Saturn, new detail in the banded clouds of the planet's atmosphere are becoming visible. Cassini began the journey to the ringed world of Saturn nearly seven years ago and ... more

Peering Closer at Titan

Peering Closer at Titan

Peering Closer at Titan NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring

Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring

Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Rings and Shadows

Rings and Shadows

Rings and Shadows NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Swirls of Clouds

Swirls of Clouds

Swirls of Clouds NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn from Far and Near Cassini-Huygens

Saturn from Far and Near Cassini-Huygens

Saturn from Far and Near Cassini-Huygens NASA/JPL

Groovy Rings and Moons

Groovy Rings and Moons

Groovy Rings and Moons NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Storms in Saturn Atmosphere

Storms in Saturn Atmosphere

Storms in Saturn Atmosphere NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn Stripes

Saturn Stripes

Saturn Stripes NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Storms and Feathery Clouds

Storms and Feathery Clouds

Storms and Feathery Clouds NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Atmospheric Detail in the Near Infrared

Atmospheric Detail in the Near Infrared

Atmospheric Detail in the Near Infrared NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Colorful Saturn, Getting Closer

Colorful Saturn, Getting Closer

As Cassini coasts into the final month of its nearly seven-year trek, the serene majesty of its destination looms ahead. The spacecraft's cameras are functioning beautifully and continue to return stunning view... more

Passage through the Ring Plane

Passage through the Ring Plane

The path that lies ahead for the Cassini-Huygens mission is indicated in this image which illustrates where the spacecraft will be just 27 days from now, when it arrives at Saturn and crosses the ring plane 33 ... more

Two Pairs of Storms

Two Pairs of Storms

Two pairs of dark spots, or storms, in Saturn atmosphere squeeze past each other as they dance around the planet. In this group of four storms, the top left and lower right storms are fringed with white clouds ... more

Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring

Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring

Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Atmospheric Detail and Enceladus

Atmospheric Detail and Enceladus

Atmospheric Detail and Enceladus NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Closing in on Phoebe

Closing in on Phoebe

The Cassini spacecraft is closing in fast on its first target of observation in the Saturn system: the small, mysterious moon Phoebe, only 220 kilometers (137 miles) across. The three images shown here, the la... more

Titan Murky Skies

Titan Murky Skies

Titan Murky Skies NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Countdown to Phoebe

Countdown to Phoebe

Countdown to Phoebe NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Storm Alley

Storm Alley

Storm Alley NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Battered Moon

Battered Moon

Battered Moon NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The Face of Phoebe

The Face of Phoebe

The Face of Phoebe NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Phoebe Surprise

Phoebe Surprise

Phoebe Surprise NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Crater Close-up on Phoebe

Crater Close-up on Phoebe

Crater Close-up on Phoebe NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Dark Desolation

Dark Desolation

Dark Desolation NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Peering at Phoebe

Peering at Phoebe

Peering at Phoebe NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

A View to the South

A View to the South

A View to the South NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

A Skyline View

A Skyline View

A Skyline View NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Swirls of Clouds in Infrared

Swirls of Clouds in Infrared

Swirls of Clouds in Infrared NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Two-Tone Titan

Two-Tone Titan

Two-Tone Titan NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Mid-Latitude Storms

Mid-Latitude Storms

Mid-Latitude Storms NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute