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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|

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|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|

If the Moon were replaced with our planets

If the Moon were replaced with our planets

A visualization of what it might be like if the Moon was replaced with some of the other planets at the same distance as our Moon.   Take a look at the impressive video…

By |October 31, 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|

Diamonds may be raining on Jupiter and Saturn

Diamonds may be raining on Jupiter and Saturn 2

According to American researchers, diamonds the size of hail may be raining down to the cores of Jupiter and Saturn.    An artist’s conception of a robotic craft plucking diamonds from an alien planet.   Image © Michael Carroll / Alien Sea

By |October 16, 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

Two Views of Earth from outer Space

Two Views of Earth from outer Space

Our Earth was photographed during the same day from both Mercury and Saturn, in a cross-Solar System interplanetary first.

The Seasons of Saturn

The Seasons of Saturn

Saturn has seasons, like those of planet Earth, because its axis is tilted as it orbits the Sun. The only deference is that Saturn’s seasons last for over seven years.   Image ©   R. G. French (Wellesley College) et al., NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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