Category: saturn

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space p…

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on December 4, 2016.

Spectacular Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 …

Spectacular Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe on August 3, 1981.

August 23, 1981: The rings of Saturn, imaged b…

August 23, 1981: The rings of Saturn, imaged by NASA’s Voyager 2 probe from a distance of 2,700,000 kilometers.

Behold Tethys, moon of Saturn, observed by the…

Behold Tethys, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on November 23, 2015. (NASA)

July 21, 1981 – Planet Saturn, along with moon…

July 21, 1981 – Planet Saturn, along with moons Rhea and Dione, photographed by the Voyager 2 probe. The original caption from the 1982 NASA book Voyages to Saturn: “The rings of Saturn appeared much brighter to Voyager 2 than to Voyager 1 because of increasing solar illumination during the nine-month interval between encounters. On July 21, from a distance of 34 million kilometers, several prominent cloud features were already visible–evidence of increased activity in the atmosphere of Saturn, as well as of a more sensitive camera on the Voyager 2 spacecraft.“ (NASA)

The moon view in space art by Ron Miller.

The moon view in space art by Ron Miller.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Saturn, observed by t…

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

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

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

November 7, 2004: Saturn’s moon Mimas seen aga…

November 7, 2004: Saturn’s moon Mimas seen against the backdrop of the ringed planet’s northern hemisphere, observed by the Cassini space probe.

(ESA)

The rings of Saturn and moon Enceladus, observ…

The rings of Saturn and moon Enceladus, observed by the Cassini space probe on October 28, 2015. (NASA)