New Images of Saturn and Titan from Cassini

On August 30, 2012, in Astronomy, by admin

NASA posted some new images from the Cassini spacecraft today.  Simply stunning.

A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Saturn’s rings obscure part of Titan’s colorful visage in this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn’s largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan’s atmosphere and forming a ring of color. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

The full article from NASA can be found here:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/whycassini/cassini20120829.html

 

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