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Things that Quicken the Heart: Circles - Mandalas - Radial Symmetry XI (Heavenly Bodies)

NASA's Cassini Orbiter captured this natural color view of Saturn almost a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The shadow cast on the planet by the rings remains narrow.

NASA's Cassini Orbiter captured this natural color view of Saturn almost a month after the planet's August 2009 equinox. The shadow cast on the planet by the rings remains narrow.

One Of Universe's Oldest Stars Discovered

(seen in white) is a small, second-generation star bearing the chemical imprint of one of the universe’s first stars. It shines at an apparent magnitude of just south of the celestial equator in the constellation Cetus.

Far from Home | The signal of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft -- the most distant human-made object -- was spotted from Earth in February 2013 by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 5,000-mile-wide (8,000-kilometer-wide) Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), which links radio telescopes from Hawaii to St. Croix.

The signal of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft -- the most distant human-made object -- has been spotted from Earth by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), which links radio telescopes from Hawaii to St.

It's difficult not to think of an egg when looking at Saturn's moon Methone, seen here during a Cassini flyby of the small moon. The relatively smooth surface adds to the effect created by the oblong shape.

It's difficult not to think of an egg when looking at Saturn's moon Methone, seen here during a Cassini flyby of the small moon. The relatively smooth surface adds to the effect created by the oblong shape.

Saturn and moon Titan Titan may be a large moon – its name even implies it – but it’s still dwarfed by its parent planet, Saturn. Beautiful image from the Cassini spacecraft.

Saturn moon Mimas in distance with large crater visible and portion of Saturn rings at lower right

Mimas Stares Back

The great eye of Saturn's moon Mimas, a impact crater called Herschel, stares out from the battered moon. Several individual ringlets within the F ring are resolved here, and the small moon Atlas is also seen faintly outside the main rings.

Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets

This pair of false-color images, made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows clouds covering parts of Saturn's moon Titan in yellow, while Titan's hazy atmosphere appears magenta.

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Cassini finds best evidence yet for saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered the best evidence yet for a large-scale saltwater.

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