Tag: saturn

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends 13-Year Exploration Of Saturn

On Friday, after 20 years in space and 13 years exploring Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burned up in Saturn’s atmosphere. “We’ve had an incredible 13-year journey around Saturn, returning data like a giant firehose,” said Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker. “Almost like we’ve taken a magnifying glass to the planet and the rings.” Cassini lifted…

Diamond Rain Falls On Jupiter And Saturn

Jupiter and Saturn regularly experience diamond rain, scientists claim after examining new atmospheric data from the gas giants. After falling, the diamonds are melted by the extreme heats of the planets’ cores into a liquid sea. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society…

NASA Shares Photos Of Earth, Seen from Saturn And Mercury

NASA has shared new images of the Earth and moon, as seen from Saturn and Mercury. In this photo captured by the Cassini orbiter on July 19, Saturn’s rings can be seen with Earth and the moon. Earth is a blue dot at the center right; the moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion…