The Saturn System Through the Eyes of Cassini
This free NASA e-Book celebrates Saturn as seen through the eyes of the Cassini spacecraft. The Cassini-Huygens mission has revolutionized our knowledge of the Saturn system and revealed surprising places in the solar system where life could potentially gain a foothold—bodies we call ocean worlds.Since its arrival in 2004, Cassini–Huygens has been nothing short of a discovery machine, captivating us with data and images never before obtained with such detail and clarity. Cassini taught us that Saturn is a far cry from a tranquil lone planet with delicate rings. Now, we know more about Saturn’s chaotic, active, and powerful rings, and the storms that rage beneath. Images and data from Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus hint at the possibility of life never before suspected. The rings of Saturn, its moons, and the planet itself offer irresistible and inexhaustible subjects for intense study. As the Cassini mission comes to a dramatic end with a fateful plunge into Saturn on Sept. 15, 2017, scientists are already dreaming of going back for further study. Over a period of 13 years, Cassini has captured about 450,000 spectacular images within the Saturn system, providing new views of the “lord of the rings” and a plethora of iconic images. To honor the art and science of Cassini, this book was developed collaboratively by a team from NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). While these images represent the tip of the iceberg—each telling a story about Saturn and its mysterious moons—our hope is that the mission will inspire future artists and explorers. The sheer beauty of these images is surpassed only by the science and discoveries they represent.This book was developed collaboratively by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) including NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), operated for NASA by Universities Space Research Association.CreditNASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Caltech / Lunar and Planetary Institute

The Saturn System Through the Eyes of Cassini Details

TitleThe Saturn System Through the Eyes of Cassini
ReleaseSep 11th, 2017
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Astronomy

The Saturn System Through the Eyes of Cassini Review

  • Effie
    January 1, 1970
    Goodbye Cassini. And thank you <3
  • Melda
    January 1, 1970
    "This now beloved spacecraft ended its epic quest in, perhaps, the most fitting way it could, by becoming literally part of the planet that it so thoroughly revealed to us — Saturn, the crown jewel of the solar system." :(
  • MK
    January 1, 1970
    This is a free download as a documentation of the Cassini mission. It's filled with great photos taken from the spacecraft and partnered with descriptions of what we're looking at. All photos have a link to take you to the corresponding NASA webpage, where some are enhanced with animation. The appendix gives you details of the mission itself.If you've even been fascinated by Saturn, you owe it to yourself to read this.
  • Terri Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Glorious. Fantastic. There are interactive images. Casini just dove into Saturn this month and I am glad there's thirteen years of science to wade through and learn from, and all these heart-stopping images for those of us more visual than scientific. Thank you, NASA. So much.
  • Ahmed Qasim
    January 1, 1970
    no comment !! because this book is bigger than beauty !!! .
  • Arno Mosikyan
    January 1, 1970
    I wish every human would have gone through this book with the same enthusiasm like they turn the pages of worthless glossy dummy magazines about commercially infused stuff and merchandise. I long for a humanity in love with space and exploration.
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