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Tuesday
May 17 2016
05:05 UTC

Prometheus at Work

From JPL: Most planetary rings appear to be shaped, at least in part, by moons orbiting their planets, but nowhere is that more evident than in Saturn's F ring. Filled with kinks, jets, strands and gores, the F ring has been sculpted by its two neighboring moons Prometheus (seen here) and Pandora. Even more amazing […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Thursday
May 12 2016
05:05 UTC

Polar Vortex on Saturn

Wow, just look at that polar vortex of Saturn in fine detail from Cassini! ┬For the knowledge gained on missions like this versus the cost, it is money well spent. ┬We should be doing more. Here's the details from NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute: Sitting at Saturn's south pole is a vortex of monstrous proportions. The dark […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Wednesday
May 11 2016
19:11 UTC

New Composite Image Of Saturn's Polar Vortex Mesmerizes

Atmospheric features on our Solar System's gas giants dwarf anything similar on Earth. Earth's atmosphere spawns hurricanes as larger as 1500 km in diameter. But on Saturn, a feature called the southern polar vortex has an eye that is 8,000 km across, or two thirds the diameter of the entire Earth. A new high-resolution of Saturn's southern polar vortex captured by the Cassini probe is ten times more detailed than any previous picture, and reveals details that were previously unseen. The image,

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
May 07 2016
04:35 UTC

Enceladus' Jets Selectively Power-Up Farther From Saturn

... crowning achievement of the Cassini mission to Saturn is the discovery of water vapor┬jets spraying out from Enceladus'┬southern pole. First witnessed┬by the spacecraft in 2005, these icy geysers propelled the little 515-kilometer-wide moon into the scientific spotlight and literally rewrote the mission's objectives. After 22 flybys of Enceladus during its nearly┬twelve years in orbit around Saturn, Cassini has gathered enough data to determine that there is a global subsurface ocean of sa

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
May 02 2016
05:05 UTC

The Crescent of Titan

Here is an image of the Saturn moon Titan. ┬The moon – sun – Cassini geometry was such we see Titan in a crescent phase. ┬Cassini's camera took the image using the clear and blue band filters. ┬This is a raw image meaning it is just as it was transmitted with no processing on the […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Wednesday
Apr 27 2016
08:49 UTC

Ligeia Mare, un oceano di Metano, by Cassini!

(Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell)NEWS SPAZIO :- Titano, la più grande luna del pianeta gigante Saturno. Tra tutte le lune del sistema solare l'unica ad avere una spessa atmosfera e grandi riserve liquide in superficie. In questo senso somiglia molto alla nostra Terra. Sappiamo che Titano ricoperto di laghi e di mari composti da idrocarburi, confermati dalla sonda Cassini a partire da quando nel 2004 arrivò in orbita nel sistema di Saturno. Un nuovo studio pubblicato nella ri...

Posted by News Spazio

Tuesday
Apr 26 2016
05:05 UTC

Real Ring Art and More

This Cassini image gives us a unique almost chaotic view of Saturn's rings that look something like modern art. How does it work? The image was taken 14 degrees above the ring plane and we see the rings and their shadows on the planet. The other thing we can see is the tiny moon Pan. […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

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