Saturn

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Saturn’s Rings

berkantakarcan
6 hours ago

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this view of the Janus 2:1 spiral density wave in Saturn’s rings on June 4, 2017.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

More info: www.space.com/38114-weird-waves-saturn-rings-cassini-photo.html

That is spectacular. Seriously. Looks like window blinds. Or a record!

The farther out we go, the weirder it gets.

ETA: Is it me? It looks like it’s moving. A commenter said that as well. Weird.

 

Saturn backlit by the sun
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Saturn backlit by the sun

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u/WhyIsLife12
13 hours ago

Saturn backlit by the sun

Awesome. The little dot on the bottom right is the Earth.

 

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.