Thursday, December 08, 2016

Stunning Saturn

Stunning images of Saturn's northern pole from the Cassini spacecraft. After almost 20 years travelling through the void of space, little Cassini is hurtling around the planet Saturn taking wonderful images of it's moon, rings and atmosphere in high resolution. For a finale (in 9 months time) Cassini will swing out and plunge into the planet itself, burning up like a comet in the process, space exploration rocks!

NB: each of the sides of the hexagonal shape seen in these images is the size of the Earth!

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