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Cassini's close up of Saturn's rings

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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 11:05 AM

The views are some of the closest-ever images of the outer parts of the main rings, giving scientists an eagerly awaited opportunity to observe features with names like "straw" and "propellers." Although Cassini saw these features earlier in the mission, the spacecraft’s current, special orbits are now providing opportunities to see them in greater detail. The new images resolve details as small as 0.3 miles (550 meters), which is on the scale of Earth's tallest buildings

I searched for this news on ATS but was a little shocked not to see anything about it so have a look and enjoy the new pictures which look amazing.
If i had a chance of visiting any planet, Saturn would be it.

edit on 2-2-2017 by Redback because: cos

posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 11:50 AM
a reply to: Redback

Great pictures , Cassini continues to deliver right to the end.

posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 05:33 PM
a reply to: gortex

Yeah Cassini does but i hope i am still alive whenif we get HD video footage of the mighty Saturn and the rings!

posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 08:30 PM
Some great pictures. I was looking at them online this afternoon. You got a big smile from me tonight.

posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 04:00 AM
a reply to: Jerseymilker

yeah i had a huge smile on my face as well, mixed with a huge amount of awe

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