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Holiday Offerings All the Way from Saturn

The gift of heavenly imagery, starring Saturn and two of its most astounding moons, is brought to you this season all the way from Saturn by Cassini's imaging team. The sights we share with you this year include some of the most unique and fascinating discoveries the Saturn system has to offer. (Image Advisory can be found here.)

Dec 23, 2013: 'Tis the Season - Winter is approaching in the southern hemisphere of Saturn and with this cold season has come the familiar blue hue that was present in the northern winter hemisphere at the start of NASA's Cassini mission.
Dec 23, 2013: Painted Lines on an Ornament - The globe of Saturn, seen here in natural color, is reminiscent of a holiday ornament in this wide-angle view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Dec 23, 2013: Lakes Through the Haze - Using a special spectral filter, the high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft was able to peer through the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.
Dec 23, 2013: Dusk in the South - Slipping into shadow, the south polar vortex at Saturn's moon Titan still stands out against the orange and blue haze layers that are characteristic of Titan's atmosphere.
Dec 23, 2013: Fire and Ice - Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Dec 23, 2013: The Halo - NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks towards the dark side of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, capturing the blue halo caused by a haze layer that hovers high in the moon's atmosphere.
Dec 23, 2013: The Synchronicity of Rhythms - A dynamical interplay between Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and its rings is captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Dec 23, 2013: A Snowball in Space - Saturn's moon Enceladus, covered in snow and ice, resembles a perfectly packed snowball in this image from NASA's Cassini mission.
Dec 23, 2013: Frozen in Time - NASA's Cassini captures a still and partially sunlit Enceladus.

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