NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been zooming around taking raw images of Saturn for the past ten years. Though sometimes blurry and usually in black-and-white, these pictures are also some of the closest and most compelling images of the ringed planet that humanity has ever witnessed. Like, geez. Can you even imagine this is a real thing that actually exists in the universe? Because I cannot wrap my brain around it.
(via Phys.org. images via NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)
- Here’s a giant composite mosaic of Saturn
- SAturn may have recently given birth to a new moon
- This image shows Saturn’s “Pac Man” moon, Mimas