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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.
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13 hours ago
Saturn backlit by the sun
Awesome. The little dot on the bottom right is the Earth.
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.
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)
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.
Space art circa 2017 by Space Age Bohemia
Voyager 1 approached Saturn in November 1980…
NASA / JPL