Cassini Mission to Saturn

Many new wonders on the Cassini Website starting with this new portrait of Saturn at Equinox. Notice that the ring shadow cast on the planet has diminished to a fine line. The tangential lighting brings out shadows of various moons and ring features. There are also amazing new movies of aurora and the hexagon at the north pole.

Looking back I’ll start with this amazing backlit portrait from 2006. It is actually a double portrait, if you look closely you can see Earth in the 10 o’clock position just beyond the brighter rings!

Here are my favorites from the old site: Saturn Portrait, Rings Close Up, When Moons Align, Huygens Landing on Titan, Phoebe, Hyperion, Enceladus, and Zen Moon Garden. Update: Cold Faithful and Titan Landing videos. Update2: Incredible Aurora