View Full Version : Saturn Rising

15-04-04, 18:46

As Cassini closes in on Saturn, its view is growing sharper with time and now reveals new atmospheric features in the planet's southern hemisphere.
Atmospheric features, such as two small, faint dark spots, visible in the planet's southern hemisphere, will become clearer in the coming months. The spots are located at 38 degrees south latitude.
The spacecraft's narrow angle camera took several exposures on March 8, 2004, which have been combined to create this natural color image. The image contrast and colors have been slightly enhanced to aid visibility.
Moons visible in the lower half of this image are: Mimas (398 kilometers, or 247 miles across) at left, just below the rings; Dione (1,118 kilometers, or 695 miles across) at left, below Mimas; and Enceladus (499 kilometers, 310 miles across) at right. The moons had their brightness enhanced to aid visibility.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

15-04-04, 20:26
Awesome pic! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

15-04-04, 20:47
W O N D E R F U L G R E A T P I C T U R E !!!

The top of the planet, and the shadow under the ring, ...like a baseball cap...
I would like to see the raw picture too.

tlr online
15-04-04, 20:48

15-04-04, 21:06
Is this the space probe that's got huygens on board?

I created a pastel picture in er.... 1998 i think it was, called Huygens View. I remember a spaceprobe being launched for saturn then, i'm guessin this is the one that's just arriving.
Look forward to more pics on this RobBo :cool:

15-04-04, 22:39