Latest Saturnian Eye Candy from Cassini


Two moons and Saturn’s rings create a lopsided “divided by” symbol on the giant planet in one of the latest images released by the Cassini science team. The rings also cast shadows and darken the southern hemisphere of the planet. The moon Tethys (1,062 kilometers, or 660 miles across) sits above the rings, while the smaller moon Epimetheus (113 kilometers, or 70 miles across) hovers below. This image was taken by Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on March 8, 2011. See below for a few more recent looks at Saturn.

The moon Prometheus sits amid Saturn's rings. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
A dark Saturn with rings and shadows. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Check out more images on the Cassini website. There are some brand new images in the “raw image” section, including some great looks at Titan. And look for more great images of Titan soon, as Cassini’s next close flyby of Saturn’s largest moon will be on May 8.