Aug 15, 2017: Saturn and Titan 'Rev 288' Raw Preview - These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn and Titan were taken on August 11th and 12th, 2017 and received on Earth August 12th and 13th, 2017.
Aug 11, 2017: Two Titans - These two views of Saturn's moon Titan exemplify how NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed the surface of this fascinating world.
Aug 11, 2017: Titan - NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's moon Titan in a view that highlights the extended, hazy nature of the moon's atmosphere. During its long mission at Saturn, Cassini has frequently observed Titan at viewing angles like this, where the atmosphere is backlit by the Sun, in order to make visible the structure of the hazes.
December 5, 2003
As the Cassini spacecraft closes in on the Saturn planetary system, the view out its portal is growing more enticing with time. Since our last look at Saturn over a year ago, we have traveled more than half the distance to the planet and are now closer to Saturn than the Earth is to the Sun.
Today we are releasing our latest image captured on November 9, 2003. The finely-banded, multi-hued nature of the atmosphere is now apparent, familiar details in the rings are beginning to emerge, and five major Saturnian moons have finally been spotted ... signposts that we are nearly there. For all of us who remember Voyager's arrival at Saturn twenty-three years ago and the thrill of seeing its myriad phenomena for the first time, this return to the ringed planet is a sentimental journey indeed.
Starting in mid-February, when the planet will appear nearly twice as big as seen today, Cassini will start its initial approach sequence of data collection. At that point, frequent imaging of the planet, its rings and moons will commence. Visitors to this site can expect to watch along with us as we make our way, in this final leg of our journey, towards our scheduled July 1, 2004 appointment and Cassini's orbit insertion around the ringed planet.