Category: saturn

Planet Saturn, observed by @nasa‘s Cassini probe on January 12, 2014.

(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

A plume of ice and gas erupts from Enceladus, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on August 28, 2017.

(NASA)

Planet Saturn, observed by Voyager 1 on this day in 1980.

Planet Saturn, observed by Voyager 1 space probe on this day in 1980.

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Planet Saturn and five of its moons, November 9, 2003, observed by the Cassini space probe from a distance of 111.4 million kilometers (69.2 million miles). (NASA)

Glorious Saturn, observed by Voyager 1 on this day in 1980, from a distance of 5.3 million kilometers.

Illustration by Bruce Pennington.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Magnificent Saturn, observed by Voyager 1 on October 18, 1980, twenty-five days before closest approach. (NASA)

Glorious Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on September 11, 2016.

An “astrolab” positioned within the rings of Saturn, illustrated by Angus McKie in “Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD,” 1978.