Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Casseni's mission

Small, battered Epimetheus before Saturn's A and F rings, and and smog-enshrouded Titan (5,150 km/3,200 mi wide) beyond. (NASA/JPL/SSI)

Yep... another post to do with space but what images these are! The above image isn't a still from a new science fiction film, even though a few of the images are reminiscent of the planetary introduction to Ridley Scott's excellent film 'Alien'.

The images were taken by NASA's Casseni spacecraft which has been tasked with taking images of Saturn, its ring system and moons. The pictures are remarkably beautiful and varied. Several images show the rings and moons in great detail whereas others have a more abstract arty look.

The collection of 25 impressive Saturn images can be found HERE.

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