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Photo of the day: best pictures from the Board of the interplanetary station Cassini

Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

15 September 2017 National Board of the USA on Aeronautics and space research (NASA) announced the completion of the historic Cassini mission to study Saturn, its rings and moons. Interplanetary spacecraft ceased to exist, plunging into the gas giant’s atmosphere. The station gave the Ground a huge number of great images: some of these pictures we have collected in this article.

 

Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

The above image captures Saturn and its main rings. This is one of the last photographs of the gas giant, Cassini which are received from enough big removal. It is seen that the gas giant casts a shadow on its own rings.

The following photo gives an idea of the hectic atmosphere of Saturn. The upper atmosphere of the planet are 96.3% of hydrogen (by volume) and 3.25 % helium. There are traces of methane, ammonia, phosphine, ethane, and some other gases.

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Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

Station, Cassini managed to capture in the atmosphere of Saturn’s massive storm. On the published picture you can clearly see the consequences of this phenomenon.

Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

The mission received the most detailed to date images of the pan a small moon of Saturn. In these images, the outer body is somewhat reminiscent of a dumpling.

Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

The next picture shows the surface of Enceladus — the sixth largest moon of Saturn. By the way, collected the instruments of Cassini data suggests that under the icy crust of this moon hides an ocean of liquid water covering the entire area of the satellite.

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Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

Another satellite of Saturn, Hyperion is striking for its unusual structure surface, which is riddled with craters. Jagged education is evidence of a cataclysmic collision in the past.

Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

Not to mention yapet — the third largest moon of Saturn. The main feature of this moon is two-faced: the front hemisphere of yapet black as soot, and the back shines almost as brightly as fresh snow.

Фото дня: лучшие снимки с борта межпланетной станции Cassini

 

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