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The scale of Mars’s moon Phobos

The scale of Mars's moon Phobos compared with Grenoble

This astounding image made by Ludovic Celle shows Phobos, the largest moon of Mars (the other one being Deimos), imposed over the French city of Grenoble in the Alpes.  Image credit: Ludovic Celle / davinci-marsdesign

By |July 31, 2012|Astronomy|

The Shadow of Saturn’s Rings

Saturn and Titan

A new amazing view by the spacecraft Cassini, includes a bright moon, thin rings, and warped shadows. Titan, Saturn‘s largest moon, appears above as a featureless tan as it is continually shrouded in thick clouds.  Image credit: Wikimedia

Saturn’s largest moon, Titan

Saturn-TitanSaturn’s largest moon, Titan, is seen in the centre of this image. Titan is 5,150 kilometres, or 3,200 miles, across. The smaller moon Enceladus (504 kilometres or 313 miles across) is on the far right, appearing just below the rings.

Picture:  NASA

By |March 10, 2011|Space|