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watsin This incredible image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft while it was in the shadow of Saturn. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit. The sun is behind the planet, which is shielding the cameras from direct sunlight. This view allows scientists to study the ring and atmosphere phenomena not easily seen at a lower phase.

Also captured in this image are two of Saturn's moons: Enceladus and Tethys. Both appear on the left side of the planet, below the rings. Enceladus is closer to the rings; Tethys is below and to the left.

This view looks toward the non-illuminated side of the rings from about 19 degrees below the ring plane. Images taken using infrared, red and violet spectral filters were combined to create this enhanced-color view. The images were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Oct. 17, 2012 at a distance of approximately 500,000 miles (800,000 kilometers) from Saturn.

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nathan_geiger Happy ten years around Saturn, Cassini! Don't tell Voyager, but you're my favorite probe ily <3

Now, science. In 2004, Cassini became the first ever man made spacecraft to orbit Saturn, and with that breakthrough came countless beautiful pictures and information of Saturn and it's composition, sattelites, and rings. This specific picture was taken during Cassini's approach, and Saturn appeared so large at the time two narrow angle cameras were required to get the shot.
Oh, and see that dot to the right of Saturn? That's Enceladus.
#space #science #cassini #saturn #planets #thegoodkindofprobing #enceladus #sattelites #tenyears
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gerardchampagne #Enceladus Saturn was always my favourite planet. Even her moons are amazing. #hubble Nervous about tmrw so just looking at photos of space. 4w

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hubblegram15 This image is of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons which it's surface is made up of ice. Enceladus forms ice fountains (top right) which spurt out ice and water about thousands of kilometres out. Due to the strong force of Saturn's gravity it causes Enceladus' interior to heat up which creates an ocean beneath the surface of ice. The water makes contact with the vacuum of space and vaporises the water which then burst through the moon into space. The remaining liquid water that is shot into space then solidifies into ice instantly.

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Description: Alana Thomson (Hubblegram15)
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ohstarstuff Today the Cassini mission celebrates 10 years of exploring Saturn, its rings and moons. Not only did it send back some of most incredible images ever produced, the spacecraft has also collected hundreds of gigabytes of scientific data, enabling the publication of more than 3,000 scientific reports. Just some of the many accomplishments include the Huygens probe making the first landing on a moon in the outer solar system (Titan), discovering icy plumes on the Saturnian moon Enceladus and Titan being revealed as an Earth-like world with rain, rivers, lakes and seas. (Image credit: NASA JPL) #saturn #cassini #nasa #solarsystem #space #titan 4w

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nathan_geiger Saturn's sixth largest satellite, the beautiful Enceladus. The surface is littered with geyser-like structures called cryovolcanos that launch liquid water and ammonia into the moon's atmosphere. Considering this, it is believed that underneath Enceladus's crust is a massive ocean, and with this liquid water, possible life. Pretty neat. #space #nasa #hemustbefunatparties #casini #moon #enceladus #science #saturn

Photo creds to casini in 2005ish (i think)
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travelingriversideblues Got board setting around so I drew #Saturn on my arm and only 10 moons #Titan #Enceladus #Dione #Mimas #Rhea #Tethya #Lapetus #Hyperion #Pan #Phoebe 1mon

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dreadiknight_ Out telescoping with @physicsphreak and caught a glimpse of this warlock. With a #Oriontelescopes Newtonian 6in Reflector using a 2x Barlow lens accompanied by a 6.3mm lens. #astronomy #astrophysics #spaceodyssey #Saturn possible #Enceladus #natureisawesome #kcmo #stargazing #astrophotography #solarsystem 2mon

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mamareeessa Personal favorite of all the groves at the #gardensofversailles #fallofthetitans #enceladus 2mon

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conductor222 Gibbous Europa

Although the phase of this moon might appear familiar, the moon itself might not. In fact, this #gibbous #phase shows part of Jupiter's moon Europa. The robot spacecraft Galileo captured this image mosaic during its mission orbiting Jupiter from 1995 - 2003. Visible are plains of bright ice, cracks that run to the horizon, and dark patches that likely contain both ice and dirt. Raised terrain is particularly apparent near the terminator, where it casts shadows. #Europa is nearly the same size as Earth's Moon, but much smoother, showing few highlands or large impact #craters. Evidence and images from the #Galileo #spacecraft, indicated that liquid oceans might exist below the #icy surface. To test speculation that these seas hold life, #ESA has started preliminary development of the Jupiter Icy #Moons Explorer (JUICE), a spacecraft proposed for launch around 2022 that would further explore #Jupiter and in particular Europa. Recent observations by the #Hubble #Space #Telescope have uncovered new evidence that Europa, like Saturn's moon #Enceladus, has ice venting from its surface. #nasa #nasa_app #space
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