May 6, 2012
scinerds:


Saturn’s moon Phoebe could have been a planet

When it comes to Saturn’s moons, Phoebe tends to be overshadowed by its siblings. Titan’s size earns her the title of Saturn’s biggest moon (and the second-biggest moon in our solar system), while Enceladus boasts those attention-getting fountains of water and ice pouring from its south pole. But new data from the Cassini mission shows that Phoebe might be more interesting than we thought, with a different origin and more planet-like qualities than Saturn’s other moons.
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scinerds:

Saturn’s moon Phoebe could have been a planet

When it comes to Saturn’s moons, Phoebe tends to be overshadowed by its siblings. Titan’s size earns her the title of Saturn’s biggest moon (and the second-biggest moon in our solar system), while Enceladus boasts those attention-getting fountains of water and ice pouring from its south pole. But new data from the Cassini mission shows that Phoebe might be more interesting than we thought, with a different origin and more planet-like qualities than Saturn’s other moons.

Read More…

(via geologise)

8:41pm
  
Filed under: astronomy saturn phoebe 
April 21, 2012
galileannights:

(via Astronomy Picture of the Day)
Six Moons of Saturn 
Image Credit & Copyright: Rafael Defavari

galileannights:

(via Astronomy Picture of the Day)

Six Moons of Saturn 

Image Credit & CopyrightRafael Defavari

7:19pm
  
Filed under: astronomy saturn planet 
March 16, 2012
n-a-s-a:

The Moon’s Saturn 
Credit & Copyright: Jens Hackmann 

n-a-s-a:

The Moon’s Saturn

Credit & Copyright: Jens Hackmann 

1:51pm
  
Filed under: Astronomy the moon saturn 
November 28, 2011
Titan’s Kraken Mare
November 28, 2011

The Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and spies the huge Kraken Mare in the moon’s north.

Kraken Mare, a large sea of liquid hydrocarbons, is visible as a dark area near the top of the image.

Titan’s Kraken Mare November 28, 2011 The Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and spies the huge Kraken Mare in the moon’s north. Kraken Mare, a large sea of liquid hydrocarbons, is visible as a dark area near the top of the image.

6:03pm
  
Filed under: nasa saturn titan astronomy cassini 
November 21, 2011
(via Cassini Solstice Mission: Odd Hyperion)

(via Cassini Solstice Mission: Odd Hyperion)

3:39pm
  
Filed under: astronomy saturn hyperion cassini nasa