Saturn's C and B Rings From the Inside Out On July 1, 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn, marking the end of the spacecraft's nearly seven-year journey through the solar system as well as the beginning of its tour of Saturn, its rings, moons and magnetosphere.

Saturn's C and B Rings From the Inside Out On July 1, 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn, marking the end of the spacecraft's nearly seven-year journey through the solar system as well as the beginning of its tour of Saturn, its rings, moons and magnetosphere.

This view of Saturn looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 28 degrees below the ringplane.

Me and My Shadow

This view of Saturn looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 28 degrees below the ringplane.

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured many breathtaking images of the Universe, but one snapshot stands out from the rest: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. Description from I searched for this on

Oct 2010 Globular Star Cluster NGC 6934 Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope Globular star clusters roam the halo of r Milky Way Galaxy. Gravitationally bound, these spherical groupings of typically several 100,000 stars r ancient, older than the stars of the galactic disk. In fact, measurements of globular cluster ages constrain the age of the Universe (it must be older than the stars in it!) & accurate cluster distance determinations provide a rung on the astronomical distance ladder.

Oct 2010 Globular Star Cluster NGC 6934 Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope Globular star clusters roam the halo of r Milky Way Galaxy. Gravitationally bound, these spherical groupings of typically several 100,000 stars r ancient, older than the stars of the galactic disk. In fact, measurements of globular cluster ages constrain the age of the Universe (it must be older than the stars in it!) & accurate cluster distance determinations provide a rung on the astronomical distance ladder.

The remains of a river delta on Mars. Multicellular Organic Neural Network Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere 270 K - 300 KEats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates.

The remains of a river delta on Mars. Multicellular Organic Neural Network Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere 270 K - 300 KEats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates.

Travel Through Time With These Strange and Beautiful Visualizations of the Universe | A depiction of a total eclipse that occurred on May 12, 1706. Courtesy the Library of Congress | WIRED.com

Travel Through Time With These Strange and Beautiful Visualizations of the Universe

Travel Through Time With These Strange and Beautiful Visualizations of the Universe | A depiction of a total eclipse that occurred on May 12, 1706. Courtesy the Library of Congress | WIRED.com

The Cassini spacecraft captures a rare family photo of three of Saturn's moons that couldn't be more different from each other! As the largest of the three, Tethys (image center) is round and has a variety of terrains across its surface. Meanwhile, Hyperion (to the upper-left of Tethys) is the "wild one" with a chaotic spin and Prometheus (lower-left) is a tiny moon that busies itself sculpting the F ring.

The Odd Trio

The Cassini spacecraft captures a rare family photo of three of Saturn's moons that couldn't be more different from each other! As the largest of the three, Tethys (image center) is round and has a variety of terrains across its surface. Meanwhile, Hyperion (to the upper-left of Tethys) is the "wild one" with a chaotic spin and Prometheus (lower-left) is a tiny moon that busies itself sculpting the F ring.

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