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. ->
When it's setting up a powerful shockwave in space made up of high-speed particles accelerated to nearly the speed of light, that's when! ->
The Cassini Solstice mission passed by the small Saturnian moon Hyperion over the weekend, soaring as close as 24,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) from the tumbling moon's cratered face.
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