Category: cassini

Saturn Rings and Moons: From left, the moons…

Saturn Rings and Moons: From left, the moons are Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas and Rhea. Following the images below, Enceladus e Tethys, Titan, Rhea and Mimas. Enceladus e Tethys.

by Gordan Ugarkovic

The mosaic shown here was composed with data…

The mosaic shown here was composed with data from Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer taken during the Titan flyby Dec. 26, 2005.

Credit: NASA

Saturn’s rings display their subtle colors in …

Saturn’s rings display their subtle colors in this view captured on Aug. 22, 2009, by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains, and are mostly made of water ice. The exact nature of the material responsible for bestowing color on the rings remains a matter of intense debate among scientists.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Saturn in Infrared from Cassini Image Cr…

Saturn in Infrared from Cassini

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SSI; Processing: Maksim Kakitsev

Saturn’s moon Dione drifts before the planet…

Saturn’s moon Dione drifts before the planet’s rings, seen here almost edge on. For all their immense width, the rings are relatively paper-thin, about 30 feet (10 meters) in most places. For its part, Dione is about 698 miles (1,123 kilometers) across.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Pan (moon of Saturn) – March 07 2017

Pan (moon of Saturn) – March 07 2017

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill

Crescent image of Titan taken by the Cassini…

Crescent image of Titan taken by the Cassini spacecraft from a distance of 1.2 million km on October 12, 2010. 

Image credits: NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute / Mike Malaska

Saturn & Dione – 2005

Saturn & Dione – 2005

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill

Small Moons of Saturn: Epimetheus, Prometheus,…

Small Moons of Saturn: EpimetheusPrometheusMethonePandoraTelesto

Helene, Hyperion, Janus, Pan.

Image credit: NASA/JPL

Earth and Moon by Cassini The spacecraft cap…

Earth and Moon by Cassini The spacecraft captured the view on 13 April, 2017

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech – Processing: Elisabetta Bonora & Marco Faccin / aliveuniverse.today