saturn’s rings

Saturn’s Ring Shows A Twist In Cassini’s Glimpse Of Planet

by Elizabeth Howell February 11, 2014

What’s up with this distortion? This picture from the Cassini spacecraft shows some kind of twist happening in the F ring of Saturn. Scientists in fact have seen other strange shapes in this delicate ring, indicating that something is disturbing it from time to time. “Saturn’s F ring often appears to do things other rings […]

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Cassini Watches as Meteors Hit Saturn’s Rings

by Nancy Atkinson April 25, 2013

From tell-tale evidence, we know that Earth, our Moon and other bodies in our Solar System are constantly barraged with both small meteoroids and larger asteroids or comets. And sometimes – like in the case of seeing meteors fling across our sky, or flashes on the Moon or Jupiter getting hit by Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 […]

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Rain is Falling from Saturn’s Rings

by Nancy Atkinson April 10, 2013

Astronomers have known for years there was water in Saturn’s upper atmosphere, but they weren’t sure exactly where it was coming from. New observations have found water is raining down on Saturn, and it is coming from the planet’s rings. “Saturn is the first planet to show significant interaction between its atmosphere and ring system,” […]

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Outer Space – Mind Blowing Video from Jupiter and Saturn

by Ken Kremer April 26, 2012

Video Caption: This mesmerizing video unveils incredibly amazing sequences around Jupiter and Saturn from NASA’s Cassini and Voyager missions set to stirring music by “The Cinematic Orchestra -That Home (Instrumental)”. Credit: Sander van den Berg Don’t hesitate 1 moment ! Look and listen to this mind blowing video of the Jupiter and Saturnian systems. If […]

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Cassini’s Majestic Saturn Moon Quintet

by Ken Kremer September 17, 2011

Check out this gorgeous new portrait of a Saturnian moon quintet taken by Earths’ emissary – NASA’s Cassini Orbiter. The moons are majestically poised along a backdrop of Saturn’s rings, fit for an artist’s canvas. Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas and Rhea are nearly lined up (from left to right) in this view acquired by Cassini […]

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