Saturn will be visible beginning tonight for the next couple weeks. On Sunday, Saturn will make its closest approach to earth at 1.3 billion kilometers away. Saturn will appear larger and brighter than at any other time this year.
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This is a color composite image of Saturn's moon Rhea (pronounced REE-ah) made from raw images acquired by Cassini this past Saturday, March 9, during its most recent -- and last -- close pass of the moon. ->
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The Cassini spacecraft flew within 997km of Rhea - Saturn's second largest moon - where it captured the detailed images of the battered and ancient surface.
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For amateur astronomers who want to get a glimpse of Saturn, today is your lucky day. The ringed planet is usually relatively difficult to spot because it lacks the tremendous brightness of Venus and Jupiter. or the red colour of Mars. From Earth, with the naked eye, Saturn is a white-yellow colour, and isn't exceptionally bright - making it pretty similar to many of the...
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When Paul Thomarios saw Kennedy Space Center's surviving Saturn V up close in 1995, it looked more like a junkyard cast-off than an icon. The five-month, $2.5 million restoration project was a grueling test for the eponymous company that Thomarios' Greek-immigrant father had started as a family house-painting business in 1948. The little-known story of the Akron company's...
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An ice cloud made from an unknown material taking shape over Titan’s south pole has led experts to deem that an important pattern of global air circulation on the moon has reversed direction.
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Even though Apollo 13 never landed on the moon, the upper stage of it's Saturn V rocket did. Continue reading →
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We’re now in the midst of a series of eclipses – a Lunar Eclipse on 25 April and again 25 May and a Solar Eclipse on May the 10th. Eclipses tend to trigger events just before and in the six months following the exact day. The 25 April Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) was unpleasant with an accident-prone Moon Saturn in Scorpio opposition Sun Mars in Taurus, sextile/trine Pluto and...
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Saturn has a lot of moons - and many of them are strange and inhospitable. But this might take the award for the weirdest of the lot. New Scientist has an interesting report about Methone, a shiny white satellite orbiting within one of Saturn's rings which is literally made of fluff. Spotted up close for the first time in 2012 by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft, Methone, named...
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