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2010

  • 2/15/2010 Hubble Captures Saturn's Double Light Show STScI-2010-09 1. Hubble Captures Saturn's Double Light Show In January and March 2009, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took advantage of a rare opportunity to record Saturn when its rings were edge-on, resulting... (More)

2009

  • 3/17/2009 Quadruple Saturn Moon Transit Snapped by Hubble STScI-2009-12 2. Quadruple Saturn Moon Transit Snapped by Hubble Saturn's comparatively paper-thin rings are tilted edge on to Earth every 15 years. Because the orbits of Saturn's major satellites are in the ring plane, too, this alignment... (More)

2007

  • 3/20/2007 Saturn Stars in Three Hubble Movies STScI-2007-13 3. Saturn Stars in Three Hubble Movies Photogenic Saturn has now become a movie star. Astronomers have woven NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of Saturn, its rings, and several of its moons into three movies. (More)

2005

  • 2/16/2005 Saturn's Auroras Defy Scientists' Expectations STScI-2005-06 4. Saturn's Auroras Defy Scientists' Expectations The dancing light of the auroras on Saturn behaves in ways different from how scientists have thought possible for the last 25 years. New research by a team of astronomers... (More)

2004

  • 5/26/2004 Saturn Seen from Far and Near STScI-2004-18 5. Saturn Seen from Far and Near As Saturn grows closer through the eyes of the Cassini spacecraft, which is hurtling toward a rendezvous with the ringed world on June 30 (July 1, Universal Time), both Cassini... (More)

2003

  • 9/9/2003 The Slant on Saturn's Rings STScI-2003-23 6. The Slant on Saturn's Rings This is a series of images of Saturn, as seen at many different wavelengths, when the planet's rings were at their maximum tilt of 27 degrees toward Earth. Saturn experiences seasonal... (More)

2001

  • 6/7/2001 A Change of Seasons on Saturn STScI-2001-15 7. A Change of Seasons on Saturn Looming like a giant flying saucer in our outer solar system, Saturn puts on a show as the planet and its magnificent ring system nod majestically over the course of its 29-year... (More)

1998

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