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NASA's Cassini captures close-up image of Saturn's moon 'Pandora'

NASA's Cassini captures close-up image of Saturn's moon 'Pandora'

The US space agency NASA has released a close-up and highest-resolution image of Saturn's moon 'Pandora'.

Moon Mimas creates illusion of proximity with Saturn's rings as Cassini clicks!

Moon Mimas creates illusion of proximity with Saturn's rings as Cassini clicks!

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas.

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

The image that shows Hyperion orbiting the planet in a chaotic manner was captured by the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on August 22, 2016 in green light.

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's probe begins 'ring-grazing' orbits to study Saturn's rings

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's probe begins 'ring-grazing' orbits to study Saturn's rings

During the first two orbits, the spacecraft will pass directly through an extremely faint ring produced by tiny meteors striking Saturn's two small moons Janus and Epimetheus.

Saturn's icy moon 'Mimas' dwarfed by huge rings

Saturn's icy moon 'Mimas' dwarfed by huge rings

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of Saturn's icy moon, Mimas dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking view of Saturn's F ring and its moon 'Prometheus'

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking view of Saturn's F ring and its moon 'Prometheus'

NASA has released a beautiful image of Saturn's faint ring and its moon Prometheus.

Saturn or a watercolour painting? NASA's Cassini beams back image of picturesque swirls on the planet's surface! - See pic

Saturn or a watercolour painting? NASA's Cassini beams back image of picturesque swirls on the planet's surface! - See pic

This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 20 degrees above the ring plane.

New Cassini image shows structure of Saturn's rings in unrivalled detail – See pic!

New Cassini image shows structure of Saturn's rings in unrivalled detail – See pic!

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on September 24, 2016.

 

NASA's Cassini captures methane clouds drifting across Saturn's largest moon Titan – Watch!

NASA's Cassini captures methane clouds drifting across Saturn's largest moon Titan – Watch!

The observations were made on October 29 and 30, 2016 by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Four days at Saturn – NASA's Cassini captures stunning images of ringed planet! (Watch)

Four days at Saturn – NASA's Cassini captures stunning images of ringed planet! (Watch)

Measuring the exact length of a Saturn day seems to be one of the big challenges for scientists on NASA's Cassini mission. 

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's rings in the daylight on the planet's nightside! - See pic

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's rings in the daylight on the planet's nightside! - See pic

The beauty of the image lies in the fact that the rings also reflect sunlight back onto the night side of the planet, making it appear brighter than it would otherwise.

Cassini gets ready for closest-ever observations of Saturn

Cassini gets ready for closest-ever observations of Saturn

Beginning on November 30, Cassini's orbit will send the spacecraft just past the outer edge of the main rings. 

Tethys and Hyperion - Saturn's distant moons appear close in this Cassini view! (See pic)

Tethys and Hyperion - Saturn's distant moons appear close in this Cassini view! (See pic)

 The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on August 15, 2015.

Cassini strikes again – NASA's Saturn probe spacecraft discovers flooded canyons on Titan!

Cassini strikes again – NASA's Saturn probe spacecraft discovers flooded canyons on Titan!

This is big news considering it is the first direct evidence of the existence of liquid-filled channels on Titan, as well as the first observation of canyons hundreds of meters deep.

This false-color view of Saturn's clouds from Cassini is absolutely fabulous! (See pic)

This false-color view of Saturn's clouds from Cassini is absolutely fabulous! (See pic)

The stunning view was produced by space imaging enthusiast Kevin M Gill, who also happens to be an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

See pic: Changing length of Saturn's shadow reflects onset of solstice, says NASA!

See pic: Changing length of Saturn's shadow reflects onset of solstice, says NASA!

Earlier in Cassini's mission, Saturn's shadow over its rings stretched completely across, covering all them.

Are Saturn's rings bending? NASA releases strange image from Cassini (Pic inside)

Are Saturn's rings bending? NASA releases strange image from Cassini (Pic inside)

In the image, which was released on Monday, Saturn's A and F rings appear bizarrely warped where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens.

Pandemonium! Saturn's moon Pan and rings as seen from Cassini spacecraft (See pic)

Pandemonium! Saturn's moon Pan and rings as seen from Cassini spacecraft (See pic)

Pan and moons like it have profound effects on Saturn's rings, ranging from clearing gaps to creating new ringlets, to raising vertical waves that rise above and below the ring plane.

Cassini climbs over Saturn's poles and captures this stunning image - See pic!

Cassini climbs over Saturn's poles and captures this stunning image - See pic!

Cassini obtained this image with the spacecraft wide-angle camera on February 26 2016 using a spectral filter which preferentially admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers.

Check out: Beautiful image of Saturn's little moon, Epimetheus!

Check out: Beautiful image of Saturn's little moon, Epimetheus!

The US space agency NASA has recently released a beautiful image of the Saturn's little moon, Epimetheus.