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Cassini's Greatest Hits: Best Photos of Saturn and Its Moons

Ligeia Mare

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(Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

This image, from the Radar instrument aboard the Cassini spacecraft, shows the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan.

Herschel Crater

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(Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

Shadows cast across Mimas' defining feature, Herschel Crater, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak.

Polar Hexagon

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(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Hampton University)

These natural color views compare the appearance of Saturn's north-polar region in June 2013 and April 2017. In both views, Saturn's polar hexagon dominates the scene.

Denise Chow
Denise Chow is the Assistant Managing Editor at Live Science. Before joining the Live Science team in 2013, she spent two years as a staff writer for Space.com, where she wrote about rocket launches and covered NASA's final three space shuttle missions. A Canadian transplant, Denise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University.