Category: saturn

TODAY IN HISTORY: The rings of Saturn, August …

TODAY IN HISTORY: The rings of Saturn, August 17, 1981, in an enhanced view from NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe, assembled from clear, orange and ultraviolet frames taken at a distance of 8.9 million km (5.5 million miles).

(NASA)

August 16, 1981: Planet Saturn, observed by NA…

August 16, 1981: Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 probe.

Tethys, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassin…

Tethys, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on August 14, 2010.

On this day: Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassin…

On this day: Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassini space probe on August 14, 2016.

August 6, 1995 – Titan chases its shadow acros…

August 6, 1995 – Titan chases its shadow across the face of Saturn, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

August 6, 1995 — The Hubble Space Telescope po…

August 6, 1995 — The Hubble Space Telescope points its powerful eye toward Saturn when it’s in a rare edge-on alignment with Earth and captures these astonishing views of moons Titan and Tethys in orbit around the ringed planet.

(Hubble Space Telescope)

The rings of Saturn, observed by the Cassini s…

The rings of Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on August 6, 2016.

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 sp…

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe on July 29, 1981.

Spectacular Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 …

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

Beautiful Saturn, observed by Voyager 2 space …

Beautiful Saturn, observed by Voyager 2 space probe on August 2, 1981.