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A Visual Tour of the Moons of Saturn

This HD video shows the varied moons of Saturn, compiled with the latest imagery from the Cassini mission to Saturn and displayed with PanglossTech's Saturn Add-on. Full-globe surface maps are rendered using spectacular, high resolution NASA photomosaics. Prominent craters are labeled for reference and orientation.

The terrain of the moons ranges from heavily cratered bodies, such as Mimas, to the complex folded geology of Enceladus. The dramatic bright and dark hemispheres of Iapetus can be seen, as well as the large mountain ranges along the equator.

The newly explored meteorology of the largest moon Titan is depicted. Titan is the only moon in the solar system that is known to have an atmosphere. Hydrocarbon clouds are concentrated in the polar region experiencing winter. Winds blow eastward in the equatorial latitudes imaged by Cassini.

The general physical layout of the Saturnian system is also illustrated, along with the relative sizes of the moons, to provide a framework for understanding the family of the great ringed planet.

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