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Underground sea discovered on Enceladus

Underground sea on Enceladus

Enceladus, the Icy Moon of Saturn, may have a underground sea. Using Cassini’s radio science experiment, planetary scientists have now been able to investigate the interior of the enigmatic moon.

By |April 6, 2014|Astronomy|

Cassini spies mysterious object on Saturn’s Rings

Cassini spies mysterious object on Saturn's Rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spies a mysterious object confounding scientists, named ‘Peggy’, at edge of Saturn’s rings.    NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

By |December 17, 2013|Astronomy|

Amazing High-Res animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon

Amazing High-Res animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon (1)

Animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon, from NASA’s Cassini mission. Is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.”     Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton

By |December 6, 2013|Astronomy|

High above Saturn

High above Saturn

A very rare portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings, created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.   Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/G. Ugarkovic

By |October 19, 2013|Astronomy|

Earth Waving at Saturn

Earth Waving at Saturn 1

People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission on July 19 — the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture.    Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech

Enceladus beautiful plumage

Enceladus beautiful plumage

Saturn‘s moon Enceladus shows off its beautiful plume to the Cassini spacecraft’s cameras. Enceladus (313 miles -  504 kilometers across) is seen here illuminated by light reflected off Saturn. Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Continent-sized Hurricane on Saturn

Hurricane on Saturn

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

By |April 30, 2013|Astronomy|

Huge Saturn Thunder Storm ate its own tail

Huge Saturn Thunder Storm ate its own tail

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!

By |February 1, 2013|Astronomy|

Rare and spectacular view of Saturn

Rare and spectacular view of Saturn

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

By |December 21, 2012|Astronomy|

The first River in an Alien world

A River in Titan and Nile

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

By |December 14, 2012|Astronomy|
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