Tag: saturn

Sep 25, 2017

Cassini’s Final Full Image of Saturn

Cassini’s Final Full Image of Saturn

This will be our last close-up image of Saturn for a long time

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Sep 14, 2017

After Two Decades in Space, Cassini is About to Crash Into Saturn. These are the Final Images

After Two Decades in Space, Cassini is About to Crash Into Saturn. These are the Final Images

After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its remarkable journey of exploration

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May 4, 2016

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Little Water World

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Little Water World

The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn’s rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf

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Dec 16, 2015

Picture of the Day: Cassini Captures Saturn Moons in Perfect Alignment with Rings

Picture of the Day: Cassini Captures Saturn Moons in Perfect Alignment with Rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this incredible view of Saturn moons, Enceladus and Tethys, in perfect alignment with the planet’s rings

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Jan 20, 2015

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn’s Rings

Picture of the Day: Earth Inside Saturn’s Rings

Visual by John Brady @ Astronomy Central John Brady of Astronomy Central published an interesting post that compares objects in space with Earth and even land masses on our planet. In the visualization above, Brady replaced the planet of Saturn with Earth to show how much larger it is, along with how massive Saturn’s…

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Oct 8, 2014

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in…

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Nov 14, 2013

Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth All in One Photo

Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth All in One Photo

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI For a sense of scale, the image above sweeps nearly 405,000 miles (651,784 km) across Saturn and its inner rings. It’s the first image ever taken that shows Saturn, its moons and rings, Venus, Mars and Earth all at once. Unveiled on Tuesday, the natural-color, panoramic mosaic taken by NASA’s Cassini…

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Jul 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. The dark side of Saturn, its bright limb, the…

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Apr 30, 2013

Saturn’s 2000 km Wide Hurricane Eye

Saturn’s 2000 km Wide Hurricane Eye

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. Scientists say the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of the…

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Jan 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Polar Vortex

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Polar Vortex

SATURN’S POLAR VORTEX Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute The center of this vortex was imaged in unprecedented detail by the robotic Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. These clouds lie at the center of the unusual hexagonal cloud system that surrounds the north pole of Saturn. The sun rose on Saturn’s north pole just…

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