On Nov. 23, NASA's Cassini spacecraft took a snapshot of the ringed gas giant Saturn, capturing a beautiful portrait of the planet's mysterious hexagon. Continue reading →
This Christmas, Cassini got into the festive spirit and shared gifts of stunning photos of Saturn, its enigmatic rings and mysterious moons.
On July 19, NASA's Cassini Saturn orbiter drifted behind the ringed gas giant, photographing this mosaic of Saturn blocking the sun -- Earth, Venus and Mars also appeared, as tiny specks of distant light.
NASA's Saturn orbiter, the Cassini spacecraft, has has a stunning glimpse into Titan's thick atmosphere, revealing its vast lakes of liquid methane and ethane, plus possible analogs of terrestrial salt flats.
For a cosmic rendition of seeing the proverbial forest, rather than the trees, take a look at Earth from the perspective of the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. Continue reading →
Very few images can summarize the entirety of our planet's existence better than a photo from a spacecraft orbiting another planet nearly 900 million miles away. Continue reading →
This is a color composite image of Saturn's moon Rhea (pronounced REE-ah) made from raw images acquired by Cassini this past Saturday, March 9, during its most recent -- and last -- close pass of the moon. ->
Hiding inside Saturn's majestic rings are tiny moons that can barely be seen -- but they give themselves away by the "propellers" in their wake. ->
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