Picture of the Day: Monster Saturn Storm

Cassini has been circling Saturn for years, but it’s still revealing spectacular things about the planet. Violent weather provides a great spectacle on Earth, as long as it doesn’t actually destroy anything, but it’s nothing compared with what’s happening on Saturn.

NASA probe observes meteors colliding with Saturn’s rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn’s rings.

Here is Saturn’s Mysterious North Pole Hexagon, as seen by Cassini

Astronomers have known for a while that Saturn houses a very peculiar cloud pattern at its north pole, a hexagon. They don’t know why and how it’s formed, but it is one of the most striking features of the spectacular planet.

Picture of the Day: Did you think this is our moon? Well guess again!

Why does one half of Dione have more craters than the other? Start with the fact that Saturn‘s moon Dione always has one side that faces Saturn, and always has one side that faces away. This is similar to Earth’s Moon. This tidal locking means that one side of Dione always leads as the moon […]

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