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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)

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1995

  • 11/29/1995 HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 STScI-1995-49 13. HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Hubble Space Telescope evokes a new sense of awe and wonder about the infinite richness of our universe in dramatic, unprecedented pictures of celestial objects. Like a traveler sharing... (More)
  • 10/10/1995 Hubble Provides the First Images of Saturn's Aurorae STScI-1995-39 14. Hubble Provides the First Images of Saturn's Aurorae The Hubble telescope has taken the first picture of bright aurorae at Saturn's northern and southern poles [top picture]. The picture at the bottom was taken in visible... (More)
  • 8/11/1995 Hubble Again Views Saturn's Rings Edge-On STScI-1995-31 15. Hubble Again Views Saturn's Rings Edge-On Saturn's magnificent ring system is seen tilted edge-on for the second time in 1995 - in this Hubble telescope picture taken Aug. 10, when the planet was 895 million... (More)
  • 7/28/1995 Hubble Discovers New Moons Orbiting Saturn STScI-1995-29 16. Hubble Discovers New Moons Orbiting Saturn Astronomers have announced the discovery of at least two, and possibly as many as four, new moons orbiting the giant planet Saturn. This discovery was based upon Hubble telescope... (More)
  • 6/5/1995 Hubble Views Saturn Ring-Plane Crossing STScI-1995-25 17. Hubble Views Saturn Ring-Plane Crossing This sequence of images from the Hubble telescope documents a rare astronomical alignment: Saturn's magnificent ring system turned edge-on. This event occurs when the Earth passes through... (More)

1994

  • 12/21/1994 Hubble Observes A New Saturn Storm STScI-1994-53 18. Hubble Observes A New Saturn Storm This Hubble telescope picture of Saturn captures a rare storm that appears as a white arrowhead-shaped feature near the planet's equator. An upwelling of warmer air, similar... (More)
  • 11/8/1994 UA Scientist & Team Discover Surface Features Cover Titan STScI-1994-55 19. UA Scientist & Team Discover Surface Features Cover Titan Scientists for the first time have made images of the surface of Saturn's giant, haze-shrouded moon, Titan. They mapped light and dark features over the surface... (More)

1991

1990

  • 11/20/1990 Saturn's North Polar Hood STScI-1990-27 21. Saturn's North Polar Hood This enlargement of the Saturn image reveals unprecedented detail in atmospheric features at the northern polar hood. Saturn's north pole is presently tilted toward Earth by 24 degrees. ... (More)
  • 11/20/1990 Saturn STScI-1990-11 22. Saturn This color image of Saturn was taken with the HST's Wide Field /Planetary Camera (WF/PC) in the wide field mode at 8:25 A.M. EDT, August 26, 1990, when the planet was at a distance of 1.39 billion... (More)
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