NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up of the spinning vortex of Saturn‘s north polar storm. The giant hurricane resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage, in this false-color image. Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
Scientists see a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm in Saturn, by NASA’s Cassini mission sputter out after it churns around the planet and encounters its own wake. The storm circled all the way around Saturn and fizzled when it ran into its own tail!
Rare and spectacular view of Saturn by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn’s shadow. Also captured in this image are two of Saturn’s moons: Enceladus and Tethys. Can you see them? Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
This is the first ever image of a 250 mile river in an Alien world. Captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows a vast river system on Saturn‘s largest moon Titan. Left: A river in Titan. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI Right: Nile river. Image credit: NASA
This incredible Saturn’s swirling giant storm over North Pole, taken on November 27 by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The camera was pointing toward Saturn at approximately 238,045 miles (383,097 kilometers) away. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Astronomers with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted two features shaped like the 1980s video game icon “Pac-Man” on moons of Saturn. One was observed on the moon Mimas in 2010 and the latest on the moon Tethys.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/SWRI
Saturn’s rings and Tethys were imaged in their true colors by the Cassini spacecraft. Icy bright Tethys, a moon of Saturn likely brightened from sister moon Enceladus, is visible in front of the darker rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Flying over the unlit side of Saturn’s rings, the Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn’s glow, represented in brilliant shades of electric blue, sapphire and mint green, while the planet’s shadow casts a wide net on the rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona