Saturn's Colorful Rings by NASA/JPL/University of Colorado via wired.com: Images taken during the Cassini spacecraft's orbital insertion on June 30 show definite compositional variation within the rings. The general pattern is from "dirty" particles indicated by red to cleaner ice particles shown in turquoise in the outer parts of the rings. #Astronomy #Saturn
Earth isn't the only ocean world in our solar system. Oceans could exist in diverse forms on moons and dwarf planets, offering clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet. Check out this infographic about these ocean worlds:
On February 17, 1998, Voyager 1 became the farthest man-made object from Earth, passing Pioneer 10 at 69 AU from the sun. From this day onwards to the present, Voyager 1 has been the farthest man made object from Earth.
ESA’s moment of greatest glory before Rosetta was the successful landing of its Huygens probe on Saturn’s giant moon Titan in 2005 – the first and so far the only touchdown of a manmade object on a body in the outer solar system.