Amazing Saturn Photos From NASA's Cassini Orbiter

New Moonlet Found Circling Saturn

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

This sequence of three images, obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft over the course of about 10 minutes, shows the path of a newly found moonlet in a bright arc of Saturn's faint G ring.

Long-Lived Lightning Storm Rages on Saturn

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

These two side-by-side views show the longest-lived electrical storm yet observed on Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. On the left is a view of the storm as it would look to the human eye, while an enhanced version to bring out the storm is at right.

Saturn's Rings Created by Collision


A collection of Cassini images providing context for the location and size of the propeller-shaped gaps found in Saturn's A-ring.

Cassini Snaps Closest Images Ever of Saturn's Moon Titan

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

A new picture of Titan by the Cassini spacecraft reveals a bright region in the middle named Xanadu. Scientists don't know what it is.

Cassini Probe Spies Lake-Like Feature on Titan

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

This view of Titan's south polar region reveals an intriguing dark feature that may be the site of a past or present lake of liquid hydrocarbons.

Mammoth Cloud Engulfs Titan's North Pole


This composite image shows the cloud, imaged at a distance of 90,000 kilometers (54,000 miles) during a Titan flyby designed to observe the limb of the moon. The cloud extends down to 60 degrees north latitude.

Titan Obscured by Saturn's rings

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Saturn's rings obscure part of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken on May 16, 2012, at a distance of about 1.9 million miles from Titan. Image scale is 11 miles per pixel on Titan.

Bizarre Hexagon Spotted on Saturn

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

A bizarre six-sided feature encircling the north pole of Saturn near 78 degrees north latitude has been spied by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Geysers Gush from Cracks in Saturn's Moon

Cassini Imaging Team and NASA/JPL/SSI

False color Cassini image illustrating the jets of fine icy particles erupting from the south polar region of Enceladus. Please

Spacecraft Flies Through Saturn Moon's Plumes

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

This three-image mosaic is the highest resolution view yet obtained of Enceladus' north polar region. The view looks southward over cratered plains from high above the north pole of Enceladus. NASA's Cassini probe caught this view during a March 12, 2008 flyby.

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