Space is a freaky place, and few people understand that as well as NASA software engineer Kevin Gill. He regularly uses real data to inspire works of art he renders using complicated computer software. In the past, he has created visualizations of what Mars would look like if it were inhabited and what Earth would…
Most of the photos taken of Saturn these days are in drab black and white. But this infrared view of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is a stunning reminder of this ringed planet’s spectral vibrance.
Look closely at this photograph of Saturn. There, in the planet’s two outermost rings, is something very strange. Right where they pass behind the planet, those rings are bending.
The rings are the star of almost every picture of Saturn. But take a closer look and there’s something mysterious about those pictures. Where are all the actual stars around the planet?
Saturn’s moon Titan is a frigid hellscape by Earth standards, but it’s also one of the most hopeful spots for discovering alien life in our solar system. A new scientific paper hints that conditions on Titan’s surface might be favorable for the chemistry of life to emerge.
The Cassini mission is sending us better and better data and images of just what’s happening on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. And it’s beginning to look awfully familiar...
If this feels like an optical illusion, your Saturn sense is dead on. The gas giant’s rings don’t crisscross at 90 degree angles. They do, however, cast shadows, a fact which the latest shot from the Cassini spacecraft illustrates beautifully.
Much of the particles that surround Saturn come from active jets on the surface of its moon Enceladus. But NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was able to nab a few microscopic grains with much stranger origins.
There’s been dozens of probes that have gone out exploring the solar system since 1959's Luna 2 probe. PopChartLab has gone and noted down each one since in this beautiful poster of the Solar System.
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’ve been getting some fantastic images from the Cassini Spacecraft this year as it orbits Saturn, and one of its latest image from the ringed planet is no less stunning.
Look at this picture of Saturn. Can you see the biggest ring? Are you sure?
The Cassini-Huygens mission released a stunning new picture of Saturn’s moon Enceladus at half phase.
Are you awake before dawn? Good. Go outside. Look east. Bask in the astronomical wonder of seeing all the brightest planets out at the same time, pinpricks of worlds drifting up from the horizon. Missed it? Try again any morning for the next month.
Wow. Saturn is a beautiful planet, a ringed giant of gas and ice, but this really puts its size in perspective. Look at it towering over that tiny moon!
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?
The Cassini spacecraft has snapped one brilliant picture: Saturn’s moons Enceladus and Tethys in alignment above their parent planet’s rings.
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.
An important chapter in our exploration of the solar system concludes tomorrow, when NASA’s Cassini probe makes its final close flyby of Enceladus, an icy moon orbiting Saturn with a global ocean beneath its surface. Cassini has already collected samples to determine if Enceladus’ seawater might be habitable—but we…