The Beautiful Rings of Saturn The Saturn system reveals tantalizing vistas. NASA’s robotic spacecraft named Cassini carries with it 12 instruments designed to take precise measurements of Saturn and its surroundings, including Titan, other icy moons,.
Tranquil The surface area of Saturn's moon Mimas is composed of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Yet Saturn's resonances with Mimas, and Mimas' resonances with other orbiting satellites are instrumental in the formation of Saturn's rings.
This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows Messier the Ring Nebula. The Hubble Space Telescope marks its anniversary. A full decade in the making, Hubble rocketed into orbit on April aboard space shuttle Discovery.
Details of Saturn's icy rings are visible in this sweeping view from Cassini of the planet's glorious ring system. The total span, from A ring to F ring, covers approximately miles km) and was photographed at Nov.