Image of Saturn Taken by Cassini Space Probe(Click Image to Download)
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons for a decade now, routinely delivering stunning images of the second largest planet in our solar system. One of its noteworthy achievements is that it is now shedding a lot more light on six moons that were once shrouded in mystery.
When NASA’s Voyager spacecraft flew by moons like Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, and Iapetus back in the 1980s, it sent back landmark images that were nevertheless fuzzy, incomplete, and hard to make out. Now, Cassini has plugged the holes – with bursts of color, no less – and delivered stunning new images of these icy satellites.
Here is a before/after shot of Mimas showcasing the differences between Voyager’s image (left) and Cassini’s (right).
“The most obvious [discoveries] are differences in color and brightness between the two…
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