CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Giants in Living Color

Four fabulous views of Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, are the special treats in a package of color images presented today by the Cassini imaging team. (Image advisory can be found here.)

Aug 29, 2012: Colorful Colossuses and Changing Hues - A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Aug 29, 2012: Obscured by Rings - Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan's colorful visage in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Aug 29, 2012: Polar Vortex in Color - The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Aug 29, 2012: A Ring of Color - NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere and forming a ring of color.
Alliance Member Comments
squirreltape (Sep 1, 2012 at 7:17 AM):
Stunning images! With images like these and the many you've already returned over the years it really goes to show that you've got the perfect balance between cutting edge science return and aesthetics. You're certainly inspiring many people with views such as these. Beautiful.
tonyfisher (Aug 30, 2012 at 7:01 PM):
It never ceases to amaze that these images are being taken with eqipment located so very very far away - and yet they lack neither beauty or womder. Breathtaking.
Iceman (Aug 30, 2012 at 7:15 AM):
Amazing images...keep 'em coming! Congratulations to the team and best wishes for continued success.
gloetzel (Aug 29, 2012 at 7:36 PM):
Thank you so much for sharing these beutiful images!!! Thank you all for your ongoing hard work. They are indeed all a 10!!!
abramson (Aug 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM):
Incredibly beautiful. Thanks for making them public, and for your continuing efforts all these years. (Aug 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM):
Now how are we supposed to pick the best shot? They are all 10s!
Congratulations and many blessings on more to come in the next 5 years.