Saturn Clouds in Infrared

Saturn Clouds in Infrared

This impressive false-color view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows clouds in Saturn‘s northern hemisphere.

By | Aug 12, 2016|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Io Moon over Jupiter

Io Moon over Jupiter

Io, the most volcanic body in the Solar System, is about the size of planet Earth’s single moon.

By | Aug 10, 2016|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Global Ocean Suspected on Saturn’s Enceladus

Saturn's Enceladus

An interpretation of images, taken of Saturn‘s most explosive moon, indicate that some surface features on Enceladus roll like a conveyor belt, leading to conclusion that a global ocean exists under the icy surface.

By | Sep 22, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Approaching Titan a Billion times closer

Titan a Billion times closer 1

Ten years ago, on Jan. 14, 2005, the Huygens probe touched down on Saturn‘s largest moon, Titan.   Watch the amazing zooming on Titan, a billion times closer…

By | Feb 14, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

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 | Oct 21, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

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 | Aug 6, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

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 | Jun 23, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

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|Tags: , , |

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.

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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 | Dec 17, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |