NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures New Striking Images of Saturn [Video]

Admin | Published 2016-09-20 23:16

NASA’s spacecraft named Cassini snapped new pictures of the planet Saturn and its rings last April 25 to 27 this year.

Using the spacecraft’s wide-angle camera with 200mm focal length refractor and a field view of 3.5 degrees, Cassini was able to obtain images on the solar system’s second largest planet. Cassini had moved 171,000 miles closer to the planet with an image scale of 200 miles when it finished taking pictures of Saturn. Cassini mission scientists were able to create a 41-second movie from these images wherein it shows over four Saturnian days (Saturn’s day last 10 hours 32 minutes, 45 seconds).   [embed][/embed]  
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