Category Archive: Saturn

Nov 13 2013

Cassini delivers again: Saturn


Yes, life is stressful, details here. But on the way cool side, last summer, Cassini missions specialist had the spacecraft behind Saturn and took a mosaic of images they have now assembled into a masterpiece. It’s among the best astronomy images ever produced, and its incredibly detailed. Saturn porn and more below!

Continue reading »

Oct 25 2013

New Titan porn


Oct 19 2013

New Cassini-Saturn porn


Click to swamp your image processor

Jul 20 2013

Say “Cheese” to Cassini


“From its perch in the Saturn system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took pictures of Earth from nearly 900 million miles (nearly 1.5 billion kilometers) today. To celebrate the first time the public has had advance notice that Earth’s portrait was being taken from interplanetary distances, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other Earthlings …

Continue reading »

Jun 14 2013

Size does matter in space exploration: smaller might be way better


Small probes the size of a human hand or smaller could be a big help to planetary exploration. Moore’s Law and tightening budgets could team up to make that technological leap sooner rather than later. In particular, small probes packed with microelectronics and advanced software capable of learning on the alien spot might bring the …

Continue reading »

May 22 2013

Newest pics of Saturn and system


Cassini-Solstice is the mission that keeps on giving. Fair to say, though, the plucky little spacecraft does have the solar system’s most gorgeous celebrity to work with. Images below, each link to a Cassini homepage with descriptions.

Continue reading »