NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been snapping amazing photos of Saturn and its moons from 2004 to 2017. See some of Cassini's latest spectacular photos of the Saturn system here. SHOWN HERE: This ...
Saturn has been known since prehistoric times and in early recorded history it was a major character in various mythologies. Babylonian astronomers systematically observed and recorded the movements of Saturn. In ancient Greek, the planet was known as Phainon, and in Roman times it was known as the "star of Saturn".
Saturn Pictures. Texts and descriptions are fine and dandy, but to see planet Saturn for what it is is another thing altogether. Enjoy these pictures of Saturn.
On March 29, planet Saturn and the moon lined up perfectly, seeming to touch in the night sky. This relatively common yet easy-to-miss event is called a conjunction. And luckily for his fellow ...
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet in the solar system. Saturn was the Roman name for Cronus, the lord of the Titans in Greek mythology. Saturn is the root of ...
The Cassini mission revealed a surprising feature emerging at Saturn's northern pole as it nears summertime: a warming, high-altitude vortex with a hexagonal shape, akin to the famous hexagon seen deeper down in Saturn's clouds.
Check out our reader's planet pictures that capture Jupiter's belts and zones, Saturn's rings, and even the blue-white shine of the far-out Ice Giants.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is the second largest planet and is best known for its fabulous ring system that was first observed in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Like Jupiter, Saturn is a gas giant and is […]
Saturn's ring system is the most extensive and complex in the solar system, extending hundreds of thousands of kilometers from the planet. In the early 1980s, NASA's two Voyager spacecraft ...
It’s hard to make a true-color family portrait of the solar system. It turns out that most photos of planets aren’t true color! Here's my attempt, using the best NASA photos I could find.