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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

Tuesday
Apr 19 2016
05:05 UTC

Y-Shaped Discontinuities

The what-discontinuities? An excellent image by the Cassini orbiter. The “Y-shaped discontinuity” is just amazing — see below. Click the image and take a minute or two to admire the surface detail. ┬BTW – ┬I found and fixed a few image link problems. From the Cassini team: A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Friday
Apr 15 2016
22:10 UTC

Image Gallery: Alpha Centauri as Seen from Saturn

This image shows the stars Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B just above the edge of the cloud tops in Saturn's atmosphere, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft. The two stars are part of the Alpha Centauri triple star system, which is the closest star system to our Solar System, but is still almost┬30,000 … Continue Reading →The post Image Gallery: Alpha Centauri as Seen from Saturn appeared first on planetaria.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Tuesday
Apr 12 2016
05:05 UTC

The Cassini Division

The Cassini site has a labeled picture here you might find helpful. Keep an eye out for local Yuri's Night Celebrations, you probably have one near you (no matter where you are and it's a good bet a scope will be on Jupiter and/or Saturn. ┬Both are so worth the look if you've never seen […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Tuesday
Apr 12 2016
02:44 UTC

Cassini data may help locate Planet Nine' and reveals methane fog on Titan

The Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn for many years now, studying the massive planet and its moons in unprecedented detail. Now, Cassini might be able to help shed light on another Solar System mystery: the possible existence of a ninth planet in the outer Solar System far past Pluto, or Planet Nine as it … Continue Reading →The post Cassini data may help locate ‘Planet Nine' and reveals methane fog on Titan appeared first on planetaria.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Monday
Apr 11 2016
05:05 UTC

Cassini and Planet 9

LOL. I've been getting quite a kick out of some of the hoopla surrounding “Planet 9” and saw the stories about how Cassini's orbit was getting knocked about by the gravity of said planet. I've even seen claims that NASA ┬is projecting a huge hologram into the sky in order to hide the sight of […]

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Wednesday
Apr 06 2016
19:14 UTC

Mysterious Pull On Cassini Probe May Help Find Planet Nine

Finding a ninth planet in our Solar System this late in the game would be fascinating. It would also be somewhat of a surprise, considering our observational capabilities. But new evidence, in the form of small perturbations in the orbit of the Cassini probe, points to the existence of an as-yet undetected planet in our solar system. Back in January, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, two planetary scientists from the California Institute of Technology, presented evidence supporting the existence

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