Saturn

saturnian ring thing

Iggy Makarevich

January 17, 2010

By Cassini @ Saturn.

Several kilometers long. Note the shadow.

NASA comment… “A “propeller-like” feature.”

Uh, yeah… good job, guys, good job.

lol those were the days…

Never did follow up on it, as I recall. Sigh. There are a lot of those chunks orbiting.

The further out you go, the stranger it gets.

 

 
Saturn In Natural Colours.

Hubble Space Telescope

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM

ESA/Hubble Flashback: Saturn In Natural Colours.

The ring swirling around Saturn consists of chunks of ice and dust. Saturn itself is made of ammonia ice and methane gas. The little dark spot on Saturn is the shadow from Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

View larger image at: www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9828c/

Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA)

 

 

saturn ring plane view

A spectacular view has been captured just as the Cassini Spacecraft Crosses Saturn’s Ring Plane.

Credit: NASA, ESA, JPL, ISS, Cassini Imaging Team; Processing: Fernando Garcia Navarro

Wow… just… Wow.