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?
Saturn’s satellite Dione is less than half the size of our moon, and it orbits a planet which features a radius nine times that of Earth. It’s a stark contrast in size that’s beautifully conveyed in a picture recently captured by the Cassini space probe.
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…
Oh Titan, you are a beautiful, intriguing moon!
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, bringing the celestial wonders of Saturn’s rings to a screen near you since 2004, has outdone itself once again with its recent portrait of Prometheus, a glittering beauty of a moon suspended in a ring of ice and dust.
Stunning picture is of Saturn’s moons Tethys, Enceladus and the gas giant’s rings, taken on November 23rd by the Cassini Spacecraft.
NASA has released a stunning new photo of Enceladus, as the Cassini spacecraft peered up at the icy moon from just below the plane of Saturn’s rings. Wow.
If you’re like me and constantly wonder what cool things are happening out in space, you now have the chance to catch up on the past 11 years of goings on nearby Saturn. That’s right—11 years of imagery from Saturn and its moons.
Yesterday, Saturn’s Cassini probe took its deepest dive yet through the icy geyser erupting from Enceladus’ south pole. We’re getting our first pictures of the historic flyby back now, and naturally, they’re incredible.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus is a cosmic wonder: a brilliant white snowball with a subterranean ocean and ice volcanoes, nestled in a gas giant’s rings. And based on samples collected during today’s historic flyby, we might soon know if this unexpectedly Earth-like moon is habitable.
On Wednesday, NASA’s Cassini probe made its closest pass yet above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, coming within 1,142 miles (1,839 kilometers) of the icy, eruptive satellite. Yesterday, we started to get back images of the encounter — and dang, they are beautiful.
Saturn and its moon Titan are a moody looking pair in this image. But despite the fact they look similar in a picture like this, they’re actually far from alike.
Fact: There are two moons hiding in this picture. But can you spot them? Are you sure?