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These Images Of Saturn's Wavy Rings Hurt My Brain

Space is a freaky place, and few people understand that as well as NASA software engineer Kevin Gill. He regularly uses real data to inspire works of art he renders using complicated computer software. In the past, he has created visualisations of what Mars would look like if it were inhabited and what Earth would look like if it had rings. Now, he’s released a series of images that show Saturn’s moon Daphnis and its unusual relationship with the planet’s rings.


Saturn's Oil Drop Surface Looks Incredible Through An Infrared Lens

Image Cache: Most of the photos taken of Saturn these days are in drab black and white. But this infrared view of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is a stunning reminder of this ringed planet’s spectral vibrance.


Smart People Figured Out What's Carving The Deep Canyons On Saturn's Moon

A network of dark canyons lines Saturn’s moon, Titan, but just what’s inside those trenches has remained mysterious — until now. Researchers just confirmed that those canyons are flowing with liquid methane.


What Is This Weird Bend In Saturn's Rings?

Look closely at this photograph of Saturn. There, in the planet’s two outermost rings, is something very strange. Right where they pass behind the planet, those rings are bending.


Why Don't You See Any Stars In Pictures Of Saturn?

The rings are the star of almost every picture of Saturn. But take a closer look and there’s something mysterious about those pictures. Where are all the actual stars around the planet?


The Prospects For Alien Life On Titan Keep Getting Better

Saturn’s moon Titan is a frigid hellscape by Earth standards, but it’s also one of the most hopeful spots for discovering alien life in our solar system. A new scientific paper hints that conditions on Titan’s surface might be favourable for the chemistry of life to emerge.


Why On Earth Are Saturn's Rings Crossing Each Other?

Image Cache: If this feels like an optical illusion, your Saturn sense is dead on. The gas giant’s rings don’t crisscross at 90 degree angles. They do, however, cast shadows, a fact which the latest shot from the Cassini spacecraft illustrates beautifully.


Saturn's Moon Titan Is Looking Even More Earth-Like

The Cassini mission is sending us better and better data and images of just what’s happening on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. And it’s beginning to look awfully familiar…


Some Of Saturn's Dust Comes From Beyond Our Solar System 

Much of the particles that surround Saturn come from active jets on the surface of its moon Enceladus. But NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was able to nab a few microscopic grains with much stranger origins.


Keep Track Of Every Mission Throughout The Solar System With This Handy Map

There have been dozens of probes that have gone out exploring the solar system since 1959’s Luna 2 probe. PopChartLab has gone and noted down each one since in this beautiful poster of the Solar System.


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