Mar 24, 2008

View of Saturn and Titan

Take a look at the spectacular view of Saturn and its moon Titan, as recorded by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft, earlier this year. Launched from Earth in 1997, the robotic Cassini spacecraft entered orbit of Saturn in 2004. Soon after reaching Saturn, Cassini released the Huygen's probe which landed on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and send back unprecedented pictures.

Recent radar images of Titan from Cassini indicates about present of ocean below Titan's surface. It also indicated about flat regions that are likely lakes of liquid methane, indicating a complex weather system where it likely rains chemicals similar to gasoline. Cassini has revolutionized humanity's knowledge about Saturn. It is still working and will continue to provide valuable information about Saturn. NASA

Also take a look at the Beautiful Rings of Saturn.


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