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Pictures of Saturn
1. A psychedelic view of Saturn. A composite image made from pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft from a distance of approximately 511,000 miles (822,000 kilometers) from Saturn.
2. Saturn, The Lord of the Rings. A natural-color photograph of Saturn and its rings shot by Cassini spacecraft’s wide-angle camera from a distance of approximately 764,000 miles (1.23 million kilometers) from Saturn.
3. The Spectacular Rings of Saturn. A false-color image of Saturn’s main rings made by combining data from Cassini’s ultraviolet imaging spectrograph.
4. Saturn’s moon Rhea orbiting the giant gas-planet. Rhea is 949 miles (1,528 kilometers) across and it is the second largest moon of Saturn. This picture was shot by the Cassini spacecraft from a distance of about 700,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn and 422,000 miles (679,000 kilometers) from Rhea.
5. Saturn in infrared. An infrared view of Saturn and its rings captured by the Cassini spacecraft from a vantage point located 900,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers) above the planet’s northern latitudes.
6. Rhea, gliding in front of Saturn. Captured by the Cassini spacecraft.
7. Saturn in false color. A false color, near-infrared, Hubble Space Telescope image of Saturn. The varying compositions and heights of its cloud layers are indicated by different colors. The clouds are thought to consist mainly of ammonia ice crystals. Tethys and Dione, two of Saturn’s moon can be seen as tiny dots in the upper right and lower left portions of the image, respectively.
8. The Dark Side of Saturn/Saturn Eclipse. A photograph of Saturn eclipsing the Sun, captured by the Cassini spacecraft on September 15, 2006. The dark side of Saturn is partially lit by sunlight reflected from its own rings. The rings themselves are lit by slight forward scattering of sunlight. In the high resolution image, the Earth is visible as a pale blue dot just above the bright main rings, on the left side of the image.
Credits: NASA, ESA, JPL/Caltech
“It’s hard enough for kids to remember all the known oceans and seas — Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Norwegian, Barents — and now they can add one more to the list: the Enceladan Ocean. The name is lovely, and the place is nifty, but there’s not much chance of visiting it soon. It’s located on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s 66 known moons. While Enceladus has been familiar to us since it was first spotted in 1789, the discovery of its ocean, courtesy of the venerable Cassini spacecraft, is a whole new and possibly game-changing thing.”