The Solar System compared to Earth

Solar planet compared to Earth

The Solar System compared to Earth by astronomer John Brady. He reveals the size of planets and moons in relation to our blue planet.   North America how it would look on the Mars

By |November 10, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Small Moon Mimas

Saturn's moon Mimas

Mimas, one of Saturn‘s small moons with a big crater, is made of mostly water ice with a smattering of rock – so it is accurately described as a big dirty snowball.

By |October 21, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

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

What if Saturn flew past the Earth – video

Saturn near Earth

A visit from Saturn… This will never never ever happen! In the video you can see what Earth’s sky would look like, if Saturn went off its orbit, to the inner solar system.

By |May 6, 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

Moon passes in front of Saturn

Moon passes in front of Saturn

In the video the Moon passes in front of Saturn, a rare event called occultation, captured from Perth, Western Australia, just on dawn, on Saturday, Feb. 22.    Watch the beautiful video of planetary motion…

By |February 27, 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