Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Some insane images from Saturn











The flagship scale space missions always produce great results. Cassini may be the most incredible planetary mission to date.

"NASA's Cassini spacecraft is now a nearly a year into its extended mission, called Cassini Equinox (after its initial 4-year mission ended in June, 2008). The spacecraft continues to operate in good health, returning amazing images of Saturn, its ring system and moons, and providing new information and science on a regular basis. The mission's name, "Equinox" comes from the upcoming Saturnian equinox in August, 2009, when its equator (and rings) will point directly toward the Sun. The Equinox mission runs through September of 2010, with the possibility of further extensions beyond that. Collected here are 24 more intriguing images from our ringed neighbor."

Cassini Big Picture 3
Cassini Big Picture 2
Cassini Big Picture 1

3 comments:

The EGE said...

Holy. Crap. Those are absolutely incredible. Thanks for the visual feast!

R2K said...

Dont thank me, thank the American and European tax payers who, for a few cents or dollars per person, paid for this incredible project. Science is worth it on so many levels, as is exploration. This is what we do, we are humans. We explore, we take back pictures to share. Here is to many more flagship deep space missions.

krishna kashyap av said...

Great images and the clarity is
too good..
Thanks a lot for posting them here.
Cheers..
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