CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Cassini's Season of Moons

In celebration of a fabulously successful year spent coursing among Saturn's moons, new Cassini images and movies are being released today, in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, to showcase the diversity and beauty of some of the ringed planet's most unusual companions. [Press announcement here.]

Dec 6, 2005: Season of Moons - This montage shows four major icy moons of Saturn that Cassini visited while surveying the Saturnian system during 2005.
Dec 6, 2005: Cosmic Blasting Zone - Impact-pummeled Hyperion stares back at Cassini in this six-image mosaic taken during the spacecraftís close approach on September 26, 2005.
Dec 6, 2005: Flight to Hyperion - This movie sequence shows highlights of Cassiniís September 26, 2005 flyby of the odd icy moon Hyperion (266 kilometers, 165 miles across).
Dec 6, 2005: Color Variation on Hyperion - Hyperionís crater Meri blooms in this extreme color-enhanced view.
Dec 6, 2005: Color Variation Across Rhea and Dione - The cratered ice moons Rhea and Dione come alive with vibrant color that reveals new information about their surface properties.
Dec 6, 2005: Rhea: Full Moon - This giant mosaic reveals Saturnís icy moon Rhea in her full, crater-scarred glory.
Dec 6, 2005: Craters, Craters Everywhere - Craters within craters cover the scarred face of Rhea in this oblique, high resolution view of terrain on the moon's western hemisphere.
Dec 6, 2005: Catch that Crater - In the nick of time, Cassini snapped this image of the eastern rim of Rheaís bright ray crater.
Dec 6, 2005: Iapetus Spins and Tilts - Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for Cassini in this mesmerizing movie sequence of images acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on November 12, 2005.