Cassini’s Grand Finale – 5 Years on

On the 15th of September 2017 the completing the last of it's 'Grand Finale' maneuvers the space craft Cassini entered Saturn's atmosphere and burned up. This ended a mission that began with it's launch in 1997 with the exploration mission lasting 13 years from 2004 until it's destruction in September 2017 when the last images … Continue reading Cassini’s Grand Finale – 5 Years on

Magical Views of Titan and it’s Atmosphere

Titan - the largest of Saturn's moons and a place of mystery, suggested it could be a mini deep frozen early Earth, with lakes of liquid Methane and a thick atmosphere these shots show the magic of this mysterious world.   http://astronomyblog.tumblr.com/post/170473772681/titan-is-primarily-composed-of-water-ice-and-rocky Credit: Astronomy Blog on Tumblr and NASA   Planet Simon   Also find … Continue reading Magical Views of Titan and it’s Atmosphere

Cassini – The End of an Era of Exploration

Today is the end of era and a project that has lasted around 30 years, given us a spectacular insight into one of the most beautiful objects in the solar system. Today is when the Cassini mission finally ends by plummeting into Saturn's atmosphere and will be destroyed by re-entry and the intense pressure of … Continue reading Cassini – The End of an Era of Exploration

NASA Finds Moon of Saturn Has Chemical That Could Form â€˜Membranes’

NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, a place that has long intrigued scientists investigating the chemical precursors of life. On Earth, acrylonitrile, also known as vinyl cyanide, is useful in the manufacture of plastics. Under the harsh conditions of Saturn’s largest moon, this chemical is thought … Continue reading NASA Finds Moon of Saturn Has Chemical That Could Form â€˜Membranes’

Countdown to Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cassini is now on it's way towards it's grand and ultimately destructive finale! Using Saturn's largest Moon titan to fling it into a polar orbit between Saturn's ring and it's outer atmosphere it will complete 22 weekly obits of Saturn before plunging into Saturn's atmosphere on September 15th via Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale / … Continue reading Countdown to Cassini’s Grand Finale

ESA – Week in Images

I'm trying to keep up with ESA's images, as my regular bloggies would know I used to post this every week but I'm slacking nowadays. This weeks images show cyclone Debbie, Supernova remnant SNR 0509-68.7 and ESA's ExoMars Rover. Click on the link for the full article. via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA No … Continue reading ESA – Week in Images

Images from the closest pass yet of Saturn’s RingS

  The Cassini probe has been capturing the most detailed and amazing images yet of Saturn's rings. The spacecraft is making it's final passes before it is plunged into Saturn later on in the year. Click for more: via NASA just captured some of the most mind-blowing images of Saturn's icy rings ever - ScienceAlert … Continue reading Images from the closest pass yet of Saturn’s RingS