big gravity, little moons

I never dreamed I’d live to see images like these.

Enceladus against the backdrop of Saturn

Monstrous cloud vortex at Saturn’s south pole. (one pixel = one mile)

Moons and rings Look at the shadows of the rings on Saturn, and the colored bands of cloud.

The diameter of Saturn isĀ  9.47 times the diameter of the Earth. It was the Bad Astronomy blog that got me clicking around these Cassini photos.