Ringed planet dances in raw Cassini imagesJuly 8th, 2014 by Elizabeth Howell, Universe Today in Astronomy & Space / Space Exploration
A hexagonal storm on Saturn rages in this Cassini image taken July 2, 2014. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
We space people are very lucky to get glimpses of Saturn (and other planets!) regularly through the raw images feature on a few spacecraft websites. This allows anyone to get a hold of the pictures as they come back from afar, allowing you to view them or alter them to try and see what they're all about.
In an era where we are so used to high-definition pictures, examining these blurry, black-and-white shots feels novel. It makes the spacecraft seem like it is action somehow: catching a glimpse of a ringed planet as it swings by, for example.
Enclosed here are some of the latest gifts from the Cassini spacecraft, which is celebrating 10 years in Saturn's system.
Source: Universe Today
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