Results tagged “cassini” from Sunday Mercury - Weird Science
Giant avalanches on an icy moon of Saturn may provide clues about devastating landslides on Earth, say scientists.
Images from the American space agency Nasa's Cassini spacecraft revealed 30 massive ice falls on Iapetus, a walnut-shaped moon girdled by steep 12-mile high mountains.
In 17 cases the avalanches plunged down crater walls, while another 13 swept down the sides of the equatorial mountain range.
Titan's haze-covered limb seen by Cassini on June 6.
Here's a quick look at one of my favorite cosmic photo subjects - the varying layers of atmosphere that enshroud Saturn's enormous moon Titan.
The image above is a color-composite made from three raw images acquired by Cassini during its latest flyby.
Click to embiggen.