Category: saturn

ON THIS DAY: Rhea, moon of Saturn, observed by…

ON THIS DAY: Rhea, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on November 21, 2009.

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 1 probe on November…

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 1 probe on November 16, 1980.

November 12, 1980 – During Voyager 1’s closest approach to the…

November 12, 1980 – During Voyager 1’s closest approach to the planet Saturn, the space probe captured this image of the crater-pocked moon Dione from a distance of 129,000 kilometers.

(NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

November 12, 1980 — NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe makes its…

November 12, 1980 — NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe makes its closest approach to Saturn.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Saturn, observed by the Voyager 1 space…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Saturn, observed by the Voyager 1 space probe on November 11, 1980.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by NASA’s…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe on November 11, 1980. (Kevin Gill)

A brilliant false-color view of Saturn’s rings made from images…

A brilliant false-color view of Saturn’s rings made from images captured by the Cassini space probe, November 9-10, 2006. (NASA)

November 6, 1980: The southern side of Saturn, observed by the…

November 6, 1980: The southern side of Saturn, observed by the Voyager 1 space probe from a distance of 8,500,000 kilometers (5,300,000 miles).

(NASA)

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s…

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassini space probe on November 6, 2007.

November 6, 1980 – Splendid Saturn, observed by NASA’s…

November 6, 1980 – Splendid Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe from a distance of 5.3 million kilometers. (NASA)