CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Full Team Reports

Journal Issue
Porco, C.C. et al. (2006). "Cassini Observes the Active South Pole of Enceladus." Science 311, 1393-1401.

The report of the Cassini Imaging Team on its findings at Enceladus, including the determination of an accurate mass density, investigation of the geologically active province at its south pole, the inference of subsurface reservoirs of liquid water supplying its enormous jets, and the correlation of prominent surface fractures with elevated temperatures.
Main Report (PDF 952 KB)
Fig. S1




Porco, C.C. et al. (2005). "Imaging of Titan from the Cassini Spacecraft." Nature 434, 159-168.

The Cassini Imaging Team presents its initial observations of Titan which indicate evidence for an Earth-like atmosphere and surface environment.
Main Report (PDF 1.5 MB)


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Journal Issue
Porco, C.C., et al. (2005). "Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Saturn's Rings and Small Satellites." Science 307, 1226-1236.

The report of the Cassini Imaging Team on its findings on Saturn's rings and small satellites during the first nine months of Cassini operations at Saturn.
Main Report (PDF 503 KB)
SOM Text, Table S1, Figs. S1 to S6, Reference


Porco, C.C., et al. (2005). "Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Phoebe and Iapetus." Science 307, 1237-1242.

The report of the Cassini Imaging Team on the results of high resolution imaging of Phoebe and Iapetus during the targeted flybys of these two moons occuring in 2004.
Main Report (PDF 500 KB)
Figs. S1 and S2


Porco, C.C., et al. (2005). "Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Saturn's Atmosphere." Science 307, 1243-1247.

The report of the Cassini Imaging Team on the winds and storm patterns observed on Saturn between Feb. and Oct. 2004, as well as the finding of a correlation between storm activity and Saturn's electrostatic discharges (SEDs).
Main Report (PDF 470 KB)
Movie S1 and Movie S2 (captions)
Movie S1
Movie S2




Porco, C.C. et al. (2004). "Cassini Imaging Science: Instrument Characteristics and Anticipated Scientific Investigations at Saturn." Space Science Reviews 115, 363-497.

This report describes the capabilities and characteristics of the Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS), determined from both ground calibration data and in-flight data taken during cruise, and the Saturn-system investigations that will be conducted with it.
Main Report (PDF 4.1 MB)


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Journal Issue
Porco, C.C. et al. (2003). "Cassini Imaging of Jupiter's Atmosphere, Satellites, and Rings." Science 299, 1541-1547.

The report of the Cassini Imaging Team on the results of the Jupiter flyby.
Main Report (PDF 669 KB)
SOM Text, Figs. S1 to S7, Table S1
Movies S1-S4 (captions)
Movie S1
Movie S2
Movie S3
Movie S4