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Oct 19 2013

New Cassini-Saturn porn

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  1. 1
    Trebuchet

    Don’t you just love those subtle colors? You’d almost think it’s a greyscale image and then you notice.

    I can hardly wait until the new Jupiter probe (which just slingshotted past Earth, wish I could remember its name) gets there.

  2. 2
    eidolon

    Just love the image and even better, you can enlarge sections. The polar hexagon is something especially neat. Here’s some further info on this feature:

    http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2010/2471.html

    Enjoy

  3. 3
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ 1. Trebuchet :

    I can hardly wait until the new Jupiter probe (which just slingshotted past Earth, wish I could remember its name) gets there.

    Juno. See :

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/#.UmNHQ3BHKTU

    its now past the halfway point and insertion into Jovian orbit is due July 5th 2016.

    Nine hundred and eighty eight days, twenty hours twenty-three minutes and fifty five seconds to go according to the mission clock.

    Oh & guess what NASA’s image of the day (via their front page) is for today!

  4. 4
    jimbaerg

    On the enlarged image look for the shepherd moons in & outside the thin outer ring @ about 1 & 2 “o’clock”.

  5. 5
    Lofty

    I tip my hat to the Hatellite of Sol.

  6. 6
    noahsarkive

    Can anyone identify the moon outside the rings @ 10 o’clock?

    Spectacular image!

  7. 7
    noahsarkive

    Also a wonderful image of Saturns bizarre hexagon on its norther pole.

  8. 8
    Trebuchet

    @3 and 4: Thanks! I was looking for shepherd moons but every time I’d think I found one it turned out to be a speck on the screen.

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    otrame

    Well, that’s going on one of my desktops.

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