Category: saturn

TODAY IN HISTORY: Saturn and its moon Titan, o…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Saturn and its moon Titan, observed by NASA’s Pioneer 11 space probe on August 26, 1979.

August 25, 1981: NASA’s Voyager 2 probe makes …

August 25, 1981: NASA’s Voyager 2 probe makes its closest approach to Saturn, passing within 101,000 kilometers (63,000 miles) of the gas giant.

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space p…

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on August 24, 2012.

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TODAY IN HISTORY: The glorious rings of Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 #space probe on August 23, 1981. (NASA)

August 23, 1981: The ribbon-like cloud structu…

August 23, 1981: The ribbon-like cloud structure of Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe.

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.

Glorious planet Saturn, observed by the Voyage…

Glorious planet Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe on August 19, 1981. (NASA)

Vintage NASA press pic of Saturn’s northern he…

Vintage NASA press pic of Saturn’s northern hemisphere, observed by the Voyager 2 probe from 4.4 million miles away, August 19, 1981.

Tethys looks so tiny compared with giant Satur…

Tethys looks so tiny compared with giant Saturn and its rings, as seen from the Cassini space probe on August 18, 2015.

Planet Saturn, viewed by the Cassini space pro…

Planet Saturn, viewed by the Cassini space probe on August 18, 2013.