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Sebastiano de Valentinis - Prometheus, 16th century

Sebastiano de Valentinis - Prometheus, 16th century

Sebastiano de' Valentinis (Italian, active 1549–58)

Torture of Prometheus set within a cornice

Torture of Prometheus set within a cornice

Cherubino Alberti (Zaccaria Mattia) (Italian, Borgo Sansepolcro 1553–1615 Rome)

Prometheus, naked, chained to a rock, looking up at an eagle standing over him

Prometheus, naked, chained to a rock, looking up at an eagle standing ...

Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, Florence 1728–1815 Lisbon)

Vincenzo Camuccini - Prometheus (or Tityus)

Vincenzo Camuccini - Prometheus (or Tityus)

Vincenzo Camuccini (Italian, Rome 1771–1844 Rome)

The Release of Prometheus

The Release of Prometheus

Max Klinger (German, Leipzig 1857–1920 Großjena)

[Prometheus unbound; or, science in Olympus]

[Prometheus unbound; or, science in Olympus]

The following description traces the figures clockwise from upper left. Vulcan, the god of fire and the forging of metals, and several cyclops watch in amazement as a modern man demonstrates a power press. Ne... More

U.S. Brig Prometheus Ware #13, National Forest Service photograph.

U.S. Brig Prometheus Ware #13, National Forest Service photograph.

This drawing includes sail plan, rigging, and out board profile details. Drawings of Naval Vessels and Equipment

Moon Convention - NASA Saturn images

Moon Convention - NASA Saturn images

People with similar jobs or interests hold conventions and meetings, so why shouldn't moons? Pandora, Prometheus, and Pan -- seen here, from right to left -- also appear to be holding some sort of convention in... More

Prometheus, God of Fire, one of six Roman gods sculpted by Louis St. Gaudens and placed above the entrance to Union Station, Washington, D.C.

Prometheus, God of Fire, one of six Roman gods sculpted by Louis St. G...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

The rink at Rockefeller Center is a popular cold-weather attraction. Paul Manship created the Prometheus statue in 1934. New York, New York

The rink at Rockefeller Center is a popular cold-weather attraction. P...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Prometheus and Pandora - NASA Saturn images

Prometheus and Pandora - NASA Saturn images

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

Io Plume Monitoring (frames 1-36)

Io Plume Monitoring (frames 1-36)

A sequence of full disk Io images was taken prior to Galileo's second encounter with Ganymede. The purpose of these observations was to view all longitudes of Io and search for active volcanic plumes. The image... More

Prometheus Silicates/Sulfur dioxide/NIMS

Prometheus Silicates/Sulfur dioxide/NIMS

The Prometheus region of Jupiter moon Io was imaged by NASA Galileo spacecraft in 1999. The maps made from spectrometer data show the interplay between hot silicates on the surface and sulfur dioxide frost. NASA/JPL

Close-up of Prometheus, Io color

Close-up of Prometheus, Io color

Close-up of Prometheus, Io color NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Galileo Discovers Caldera at Prometheus Volcano, Io

Galileo Discovers Caldera at Prometheus Volcano, Io

Galileo Discovers Caldera at Prometheus Volcano, Io NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Galileo Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Detects Active Lava Flows at Prometheus Volcano, Io

Galileo Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Detects Active Lava Flows a...

The active volcano Prometheus on Jupiter moon Io was imaged by NASA Galileo spacecraft during the close flyby of Io on Oct.10, 1999. The spectrometer can detect active volcanoes on Io by measuring their heat in... More

Ongoing Geologic Activity at Prometheus Volcano, Io

Ongoing Geologic Activity at Prometheus Volcano, Io

Ongoing Geologic Activity at Prometheus Volcano, Io NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Io Prometheus Regions as Viewed by Galileo NIMS

Io Prometheus Regions as Viewed by Galileo NIMS

This image shows the region around the Prometheus volcano on Jupiter moon Io. It was observed by NASA Galileo spacecraft in 1996 as it was flying away from a close approach to Io. NASA/JPL

Changes Observed in Just 4.5 Months at Prometheus, Io

Changes Observed in Just 4.5 Months at Prometheus, Io

Changes Observed in Just 4.5 Months at Prometheus, Io NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Prometheus/NIMS - NASA/JPL Galileo Program Images

Prometheus/NIMS - NASA/JPL Galileo Program Images

Volcanic hot spots are seen in this color temperature map of the Prometheus volcano on Jupiter moon Io created with data obtained by NASA Galileo and Voyager spacecraft. NASA/JPL

Lava Flows and Ridged Plains at Prometheus, Io

Lava Flows and Ridged Plains at Prometheus, Io

Lava Flows and Ridged Plains at Prometheus, Io NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Io Prometheus Volcano at Various Resolutions

Io Prometheus Volcano at Various Resolutions

Io Prometheus Volcano at Various Resolutions NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Sources of Volcanic Plumes Near Prometheus

Sources of Volcanic Plumes Near Prometheus

Sources of Volcanic Plumes Near Prometheus NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Galileo Takes a Close-up Look at Prometheus

Galileo Takes a Close-up Look at Prometheus

Galileo Takes a Close-up Look at Prometheus NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring

Pandora and Prometheus Near F Ring

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

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

Pretty in Pink - NASA Saturn images

Pretty in Pink - NASA Saturn images

Saturn and its rings are prominently shown in this color image, along with three of Saturn's smaller moons. From left to right, they are Prometheus, Pandora and Janus. Prometheus and Pandora are often called t... More

Herding the Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Herding the Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Herding the Rings NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Moon and its Flock - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Moon and its Flock - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Moon and its Flock NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Thieving Moon - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Thieving Moon - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Thieving Moon NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

I can See for Miles and Miles

I can See for Miles and Miles

I can See for Miles and Miles NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Solar Eclipses…Daily - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Solar Eclipses…Daily - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Solar Eclipses…Daily NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Shepherd of Ice - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Shepherd of Ice - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Shepherd of Ice NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus On the Edge - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus On the Edge - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus On the Edge NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Passing Lane - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Passing Lane - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Passing Lane NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Drawing the Drapes - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Drawing the Drapes - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Drawing the Drapes NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn Rings, The Prometheus Effect, NASA image

Saturn Rings, The Prometheus Effect, NASA image

The Prometheus Effect NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus with Distant Dione - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus with Distant Dione - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus with Distant Dione NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn Rings, Disturbances by Prometheus, NASA image

Saturn Rings, Disturbances by Prometheus, NASA image

The clumpy disturbed appearance of the brilliant F ring constantly changes. The irregular structure of the ring is due, in large part, to the gravitational perturbations on the ring material by one of Saturn mo... More

The Hand of Prometheus - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The Hand of Prometheus - NASA Cassini Huygens images

A shepherd moon can do more to define ring structures than just keep the flock of particles in line, as Cassini spacecraft images such as this have shown NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Toying with Gravity - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Toying with Gravity - NASA Cassini Huygens images

This view shows Prometheus with a streamer it has created in the inner edge of the F ring. Prometheus comes close to the inner edge of the ring once per orbit, perturbing the ring particles there NASA/JPL/Space... More

Moon at Work - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Moon at Work - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus draws material from the F ring along an invisible thread of gravity. Near lower left is an identical feature the moon created on a previous pass near the ring NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Streamer Genesis - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Streamer Genesis - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus draws a fresh streamer of material from the F ring as it passes the ring interior edge. The streamer will continuously shear out as it orbits the planet, becoming more elongated and increasingly alig... More

The Perturber - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The Perturber - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The oblong form of Prometheus glides by, trailing behind it wiggles in Saturn ribbon-like F ring NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Shifting Strands - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Shifting Strands - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The shepherd moon Prometheus is lit partly by reflected light from Saturn as it lurks near the heavily perturbed F ring NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn Rings, Prometheus Makes Contact, NASA image

Saturn Rings, Prometheus Makes Contact, NASA image

Prometheus Makes Contact NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Ring Herding - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Ring Herding - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus pulls material from the tortured F ring in this highly detailed view. The aftereffects of the moon other recent encounters with the ring are visible above as dark channels in the inner ringlet NASA/J... More

Soft Collision - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Soft Collision - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Soft Collision NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn Rings, Trailing Prometheus, NASA image

Saturn Rings, Trailing Prometheus, NASA image

Trailing Prometheus NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Pulling Away - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Pulling Away - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Pulling Away NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The Ringsmith - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The Ringsmith - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The Ringsmith NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Spotting Prometheus - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Spotting Prometheus - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Spotting Prometheus NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Streaming Away - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Streaming Away - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Streaming Away NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Feeling Gravity Pull - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Feeling Gravity Pull - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Feeling Gravity Pull NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Opening a Channel - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Opening a Channel - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Opening a Channel NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Tracking the Shepherd - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Tracking the Shepherd - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Tracking the Shepherd NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus Brings Change to the F Ring

Prometheus Brings Change to the F Ring

Prometheus Brings Change to the F Ring NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus Lurking in the Rings

Prometheus Lurking in the Rings

Prometheus Lurking in the Rings NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus Emerges - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Emerges - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Emerges NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Shadows and Gores - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Shadows and Gores - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Shadows and Gores NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus Two-Step - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Two-Step - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Two-Step NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Between the Lines - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Between the Lines - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus is seen near Saturn tenuous F ring as the moon orbits in the Roche Division, between the F and A rings. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Bright Duo - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Bright Duo - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The moon Prometheus and a bit of Saturn northern hemisphere are both brilliantly lit by the sun here, making the A ring seem dim in comparison. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus Trail - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Trail - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The effects of the moon Prometheus create intricate formations in Saturn thin F ring. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Saturn Rings, Prometheus and Pan Pair, NASA image

Saturn Rings, Prometheus and Pan Pair, NASA image

Prometheus and Pan Pair NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Little Tuber Moon - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Little Tuber Moon - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn small moon Prometheus, slightly overexposed in this image taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft, shows off its potato-like shape as it orbits in the Roche Division between the A ring and thin F ring. NASA/JPL... More

Affecting Two Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Affecting Two Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The effects of the small moon Prometheus loom large on two of Saturn rings in this image taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft a short time before Saturn August 2009 equinox. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus Popping - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Popping - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn potato-shaped moon Prometheus is shown in this close-up from NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Cratered Spud - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Cratered Spud - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Appearing like eyes on a potato, craters cover the dimly lit surface of the moon Prometheus in this high-resolution image from NASA Cassini spacecraft early 2010 flyby. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Prometheus Between Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Between Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn A ring appears bright compared to the thin F ring, which is shepherded by the moon Prometheus, in this view from NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Moon Shadow, Planet Shadow - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn moon Prometheus casts a narrow shadow on the rings near the much larger shadow cast by the planet in this image taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft about five months after Saturn August 2009 equinox. NASA/J... More

Prometheus Amid Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Amid Rings - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus orbits between the main rings and the thin F ring in this view captured by NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring

The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring

This image is from a simulation showing the changes to a portion of Saturn F ring as the shepherding moon Prometheus swings by it. The animation uses data obtained by the imaging cameras aboard NASA Cassini spa... More

Fleeing the Scene - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Fleeing the Scene - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The gravity of potato-shaped Prometheus periodically creates streamer-channels in the F ring, and the moon handiwork can be seen in the dark channels in this image from NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/Space S... More

Flying by Pandora - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Flying by Pandora - NASA Cassini Huygens images

NASA Cassini spacecraft captured this close view of Saturn moon Pandora during the spacecraft flyby on June 3, 2010. Pandora orbits beyond Saturn thin F ring. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Shadow Before Equinox - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Shadow Before Equinox - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn moon Prometheus casts a long shadow across the A ring in the middle-right side of this image taken shortly before the planet August 2009 equinox by NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Skip Stewart performs acrobatic maneuvers in his Pitts S-2S bi-plane, named Prometheus, during the 2010 NAS Jax Air Show.

Skip Stewart performs acrobatic maneuvers in his Pitts S-2S bi-plane, ...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2010) Skip Stewart performs acrobatic maneuvers in his Pitts S-2S bi-plane, named Prometheus, during the 2010 NAS Jax Air Show. The U.S Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue ... More

Planted Potato - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Planted Potato - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn small, potato-shaped moon Prometheus appears embedded within the planet rings near the center of this view from NASA Cassini spacecraft while the larger moon Mimas orbits beyond the rings. NASA/JPL-Calte... More

Across to Prometheus - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Across to Prometheus - NASA Cassini Huygens images

NASA Cassini spacecraft looks across Saturn rings and finds the moon Prometheus, a shepherd of the thin F ring. Prometheus looks like a small white bulge near the F ring -- the outermost ring seen here -- above... More

A Shepherd Watch - NASA Cassini Huygens images

A Shepherd Watch - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Like a shepherd guarding his sheep, Prometheus keeps a lonely watch over the F ring in this image captured by NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Two Shepherds - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Two Shepherds - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Although their gravitational effects on nearby ring material look quite different, Prometheus and Pan are both shepherd moons, holding back nearby ring edges in this image captured by NASA Cassini spacecraft. N... More

Artists at Work - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Artists at Work - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus, seen here by NASA Cassini spacecraft, sculpting the F ring while Daphnis too small to discern in this image raises waves on the edges of the Encke gap. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Pointing Toward Saturn - NASA Saturn images

Pointing Toward Saturn - NASA Saturn images

Similar to many of the small, inner moons of Saturn, Prometheus points its long axis at Saturn as if giving us directions to the planet. This image was taken by NASA Cassini spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space S... More

Prometheus Handiwork - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Prometheus Handiwork - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Saturn moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring in this image from NASA Cassini spacecraft. Prometheus and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring. NASA/... More

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