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Cassini spies Venus from Saturn orbit / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA

Cassini spies Venus from Saturn orbit / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA

Venus gleams over Saturn's enormous shoulder in two stunning new photos captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is orbiting the ringed planet. Earth's hellishly hot "sister planet" peeks through. [Click through to read more.

The scene features Titan, largest, and Dione, third largest moon of Saturn.  Pale Dione is about 1,100 kilometers across and orbits over 300,000 kilometers from the visible outer edge of the A ring. At 5,150 kilometers across, Titan is about 2.3 million kilometers from Cassini, while Dione is 3.2 million kilometers away.

Orbiting in the plane of Saturn's rings, Saturnian moons have a perpetual ringside view of the gorgeous gas giant planet. - Which doesn't matter because only Cassini can see it.

RINGED GIANT  Saturn’s rings cast a shadow on the planet in a 2012 Cassini spacecraft photo. Subtle vibrations in those rings are helping scientists explore the structure of the gas giant’s interior. ~~ NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Ringing rings reveal Saturn’s innards

RINGED GIANT Saturn’s rings cast a shadow on the planet in a 2012 Cassini spacecraft photo. Subtle vibrations in those rings are helping scientists explore the structure of the gas giant’s interior.

Cassini Spacecraft Confirms Subsurface Ocean on Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in the moon as a potential home to extraterrestrial microbes.

humanoidhistory: “ON THIS DAY: Behold Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on December 14, 2009. (Kevin Gill) ”

humanoidhistory: “ON THIS DAY: Behold Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on December (Kevin Gill) ”

Venus from Cassini and Saturn on July 19, 2013.

Venus from Cassini and Saturn on July

Hallan un “súper Saturno”, un planeta con 30 anillos gigantes

On his journey through the solar system, the Cassini mission studying the planet Saturn, its rings and its moons. In this documentary, he is also studying th.

Saturne

♥ This is a real image of Saturn, taken by the robotic spacecraft Cassini, eclipsing the Sun ♥ Amazing, mesmerizing, Saturn is so beautiful!

A Cassini image from May 10, 2006, shows the shaded edge of Saturn's disk, rounded by dark rings seen nearly edge-on. The crescent disk of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, can be seen in the background beyond the rings. This image shares the honors as the favorite black-and-white image from Cassini.

A Sight to Behold (NASA Cassini Saturn Mission Images) - Featured: the haze-enshrouded, planet-sized moon Titan; the planet Saturn

Obscured by Saturn Rings. image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft

Obscured by Saturn Rings. In this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Saturn‘s…

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