Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    TambourineMan's Avatar
    TambourineMan is offline Stressed Out
    Points: 12,301, Level: 76
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 99
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    First 1000 Experience Points100+ Threads Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Born in ME-in exile in MA(S.Shore)
    Posts
    820
    Points
    12,301
    Level
    76
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked 139x 86 Posts

    Default Cassini Equinox's Continuing Misson of Saturn CloseUps



    Great pictures! (24 of them)

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft is now a nearly a year into its extended mission, called Cassini Equinox (after its initial 4-year mission ended in June, 2008). The spacecraft continues to operate in good health, returning amazing images of Saturn, its ring system and moons, and providing new information and science on a regular basis. The mission's name, "Equinox" comes from the upcoming Saturnian equinox in August, 2009, when its equator (and rings) will point directly toward the Sun. The Equinox mission runs through September of 2010, with the possibility of further extensions beyond that. Collected here are 24 more intriguing images from our ringed neighbo

    Cassini's continued mission - The Big Picture - Boston.com

  2. #2
    star drop's Avatar
    star drop is offline Guilty as Charged
    Points: 14,490, Level: 82
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 10
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10 Days registeredFirst 1000 Experience PointsGot three Friends20+ Friends Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    2,265
    Points
    14,490
    Level
    82
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 475x 211 Posts

    Default

    Thank you for the link, TambourineMan. My favorite photograph from the Cassini Equinox sequence is the view of Saturn's cloud structure near the polar hexagon.

  3. #3
    FatherGuse's Avatar
    FatherGuse is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 14,603, Level: 83
    Level completed: 30%, Points required for next Level: 247
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Got three Friends20+ Friends Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Tarheel State, USA
    Posts
    2,027
    Points
    14,603
    Level
    83
    Thanks
    185
    Thanked 187x 147 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for sharing that T-Man ... good stuff ... NASA sure has gotten it's monies worth out of that little work-horse ...

    ... there is also a very nice write-up in this month's Sky and Telescope that talks about Cassini and what it has and will be up to ... good stuff ...

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Bill - "Recreational 'Stronomer" and "Astro-Junk User" ... EGO lego , proinde EGO operor ...

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Saturn - Why can't I see Cassini division?
    By Andy Grove in forum UK Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-24-2006, 02:01 AM
  2. Cassini image of Saturn
    By Martin Frey in forum UK Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-02-2005, 12:03 PM
  3. when is Cassini back near Saturn?
    By Philippe Gautier in forum UK Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-08-2004, 10:48 PM
  4. Saturn (Cassini)
    By Mike Murphy in forum UK Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-01-2004, 02:23 PM
  5. New Cassini image of Saturn
    By Ugo in forum General Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-29-2004, 02:02 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 06:58 AM.