We’ve been loving the pictures that the Cassini Spacecraft has been beaming back of Saturn and its various moons: this latest one is a gorgeous portrait of Rhea and Tethys.
We know the Cassini spacecraft around Saturn took this photo of a trio of moons. Rhea and Enceladus are easy to spy bracketing Saturn’s rings. So fess up: Which one of you stole Atlas?
This is really cool: the New York Times has put together a really astounding interactive feature that lets you explore Saturn and its moons through NASA’s probes.
Saturn’s icy moon Rhea, which measures a mere 949 miles (1,527 km) across, features an irregularly shaped landscape battered by craters. This new image taken by the Cassini spacecraft shows the tortured surface in glorious detail.
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day is back with a winner: Saturn's crescent phase captured by Cassini with its rings and the moon Rhea. It looks like a menacing eye from a colossal evil being from another dimension opening in the darkness of space, watching all of us. There's an amazing movie too:
Saturn's two largest moon—Rhea and Titan—line up for the Cassini orbiter. Rhea's pock-marked surface provides a beautiful contrast to the golden glow of Titan—though they're both actually made up of largely similar material. [ESA]
Saturn has 62 known moons. Pictured here are the biggest of the lot, arranged as two crescents, one sitting atop the other.
The Cassini spacecraft has been able to capture this stunning image of five Saturn moons in one single frame. From left to right: Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas and Rhea.
The universe has so many dazzling sights that it seems silly to waste time on optical illusions. But some are just too amazing to ignore, like this shot of Saturn's moons Dione and Rhea seemingly morphing together into one mega-moon.
I've got the world on a string/ I'm sitting on a rainbow/ Got the string around my finger/ What a world, what a life—I'm in love!
Late last year, the Cassini spacecraft caught this amazing show in Saturn's skies. You're seeing possibly waterlogged moon Enceladus crossing in front of much larger moon Rhea - over a period of minutes. A lovely show.