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Saturn’s Swirling Cloudscape

Saturn's north polar hurricane

This stunning false-color image of the ringed planet’s north pole, recorded by the Cassini spacecraft’s wide-angle camera, during its first sunlit views of far northern Saturn in late 2012.

By |August 6, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Saturn – Earth auroras

Saturn aurora

Saturn’s auroras persist for days, as opposed to only minutes on Earth. To find the similarities in these two different auroras, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini spacecraft monitored Saturn’s South Pole simultaneously.

By |June 23, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Impressive colored Saturn’s Rings

Saturn's Rings

This image, taken  during Cassini‘s orbital insertion at Saturn, shows, from left to right, the outer part of the C ring and inner part of the B ring.

By |May 12, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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

By |August 24, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Entertainment news

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

By |May 3, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

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|Categories: Astronomy
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