On Monday, NASA's Cassini probe celebrated ten years of Saturnian exploration – a decade of stunning images and insights about the planet and its moons. But in late 2016, Cassini will begin the dramatic final phase of its mission – a newly annointed "Grand Finale" that will culminate with an intentional dive into…
You're looking at a newly released 8-frame movie of Saturn's enigmatic "hexagon." It is the highest-resolution footage ever acquired of the massive six-sided maelstrom atop the ringed planet's north pole, and boy howdy is it gorgeous.
Here's a hint: it's big, gassy, and rhymes with pattern.
Just released: two spellbinding images of Venus as photographed from NASA's Cassini spacecraft (which, you'll recall, is all the way out in the Saturnian system). You'll want to check these out in hi-res, because good grief are they gorgeous.
Every time you think you've seen all there is to see of Saturn and its moons, the Cassini imaging team goes ahead and blows that notion right out of the water, along with your mind. In the series of images featured below, Saturn and its giant moon, Titan, show their true, jaw-dropping colors.
The Cassini imaging team released today a near-true-color image and a movie taken during a flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on June 27, 2012 by the Cassini spacecraft. The image reveals a swirling, whirling vortex forming high in the atmosphere overlying the south pole of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, as the moon's…
Saturn has 62 known moons. Pictured here are the biggest of the lot, arranged as two crescents, one sitting atop the other.
Feast your eyes on one of the most puzzling planetary mysteries our solar system has to offer. In this photograph of Saturn's north pole, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2009, clouds can be seen encircling the planet at about 77 degrees north latitude. Even at such a high parallel, the massive six-sided jet…
More than 60 moons are known to orbit Saturn, but few of them are as visually striking as Iapetus. Named formally after the Greek mythological Titan, Iapetus is sometimes referred to as the "painted," or "yin-yang" moon, due to puzzling variations in its surface composition.
The wide angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini orbiter has been capturing incredible shots of Saturn and its various moons for years, and if this photo is any indication, it has no intentions of letting up.