Spectacular Pics from NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Show an Amazing View of Space (17 pics)

Posted in       15 Jul 2015       10795      

Saturn casting a shadow on the rings.
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Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

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Mimas’ primary crater.

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Prometheus creates an intricate pattern of perturbation in Saturn’s F ring.
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Saturn passes in front of the sun.
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Equatorial ridge on the moon Iapetus.

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The hexagonal storm vortex at the north pole of Saturn.
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Hexagonal storm at the North Pole

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Geysers on Enceladus.

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The ‘spongey’ moon Hyperion.

10 Spectacular Pics from NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Show an Amazing View of Space
Mimas passes in front of Satrun’s upper atmosphere.
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Close up of Enceladus.

12 Spectacular Pics from NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Show an Amazing View of Space
The moon Daphnis’ gravity creates vertical waves in the Keeler Gap.
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The moon Prometheus.

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A summer storm encircles Saturn.

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Rhea, Saturn’s second largest moon passes in front of the largest, Titan.
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The moon Rhea looms near its sibling moon Epimetheus.
17 Spectacular Pics from NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Show an Amazing View of Space

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