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.
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…
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spies a mysterious object confounding scientists, named ‘Peggy’, at edge of Saturn’s rings. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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
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…
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
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
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
Our Earth was photographed during the same day from both Mercury and Saturn, in a cross-Solar System interplanetary first.
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)