Saturn’s rings and Tethys were imaged in their true colors by the Cassini spacecraft. Icy bright Tethys, a moon of Saturn likely brightened from sister moon Enceladus, is visible in front of the darker rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
During the past week, nightfall on planet Earth has featured Mars, Saturn, and Spica in a lovely conjunction near the western horizon. Still forming the corners of a distinctive celestial triangle after sunset and recently joined by a crescent Moon, they are all about the same brightness but can exhibit different colors to the discerning eye. Image credit: Phil Hart, Shooting Stars eBook
Flying over the unlit side of Saturn’s rings, the Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn’s glow, represented in brilliant shades of electric blue, sapphire and mint green, while the planet’s shadow casts a wide net on the rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Titan and Saturn acquired by Cassini spacecraft on May 6, 2012 just after a pass by moon, taking images within about 710,000 km. After May 22, Cassini won’t be amongst the moons for the next three years. Image of Titan and Saturn (NASA/JPL/SSI/J. Major)
On 24 April 1990, NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space.
To celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope this month, episode 54 of the Hubblecast gives a slideshow of some of the best images from over two decades in orbit, set to specially commissioned music. credit: ESA/Hubble
This image was taken on February 14. The camera from Cassini spacecraft was pointing toward Prometheus moon of Saturn, and the image was taken using the CB2 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Full-Res