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Saturn Looms Eerily In Infrared

Filters aren’t just for Instagram anymore; the Cassini orbiter snapped this wide-angle shot of Saturn using an infrared filter to help scientists get a better look at clouds in the gas giant’s atmosphere.


Mimas And Dione Beam Up At Saturn In A Stunning Portrait

The Moon feels like Earth’s kid brother, but Saturn’s moons are more like gnats on an elephant, as illustrated in this incredible image captured by the Cassini probe.


A Magical View Of Saturn's Ring, Side-On

This image shows two moons of Saturn, Mimas on the right and Dione on the left. And though you might find it hard to believe, that dark line running through the centre is in fact Saturn’s ring.


Stunning Image Of Saturn's Moon Captured From Just 480km Above It

The pock-marked surface of this spherical chunk of rock looks a lot like images of our own moon — but in fact this is much, much further away.


Titan's Lakes Captured In All Their Methane-Filled Glory

Despite the obvious similarities, this isn’t another satellite shot showing the Droughtpocalypse engulfing California. Instead, it’s a radar scan of methane-filled lakes on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.


Saturn's Ghostly Outer Ring Is Mind Blowingly Massive

Almost every time we have a look, Saturn seems to become even more incredible. Space rain falls from icy rings into the gas giant’s atmosphere. Two of its moons, Titan and Enceladus, are among the best candidates in our solar system for finding alien life.


Enceladus's Ice Volcanoes Are Feeding Saturn's Rings

Saturn’s ice moon Enceladus is being slowly devoured by the gas giant’s rings, according to a series of new NASA images that show ghostly tendrils escaping the moon’s cryo-volcanoes and shooting off into space. Whoa.


Look How Tiny Saturn's Moon Prometheus Is

This may just be another glorious picture of Saturn’s rings — but it also serves to show just how large the planet is. Can you make out its moon Prometheus in the image?


It's Time To Go Alien Hunting On Titan

Move over Europa, there’s another moon out to claim the title of first place we’ll discover extraterrestrial life. New research from Cornell University finds that alien microbes could, just maybe, eek it out on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. But these critters wouldn’t be like anything we’ve ever seen before — not even close.


Impressive Image Of Earth Surrounded By Saturn's Rings

I love to see Earth next to other objects, like this comparison of all planets and the sun or this visualisation of all the planets between the Earth and the moon. It helps me comprehend the scale of it all. Actually, it doesn’t. It just doesn’t compute, sorry.


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