Amazing Images from the Cassini Mission

SaturnFollowing up on the space exploration theme in yesterday’s post (and one from a while back), here is a link to Nadia Drake / Wired Magazine’s summary of discoveries from the Cassini spacecraft’s mission to Saturn.

One of my favorites is the incredible hexagonal storm system on the North Pole that — like the great spot on Jupiter — seems to be a stable structure.  If you look closely, you can see the light green hexagonal storm on the image above.

Another really neat image is this view of five moons, aligned near Saturn’s rings:

SaturnMoonQuintet

As Nadia Drake said, one of the greatest space missions ever.

(Image source: NASA and JPL-Caltech)

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