Saturn is the 6th planet in our solar system and known for its beautiful ring system.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest planet in the Solar System. It is known for its distinctive set of beautiful rings that are made from ice particles, rock debris, and dust that orbit the planet. They can be easily seen with a small telescope. Saturn is a so-called “gas giant” since it is primarily composed of hydrogen and helium. NASA's Cassini spacecraft collected data on Saturn from 2004 to 2017. Saturn's various moons, particularly Titan and Enceladus, have been studied for their potential to harbor life and their intriguing geological features.
Hubble space Telescope image of Saturn and its detailed ring system.
Credits: NASA, ESA, and Amy Simon (NASA-GSFC); Image Processing: Alyssa Pagan (STScI)
Composite infrared image of Saturn's moon Titan taken with NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A view at visible wavelengths would show only Titan's thick and hazy brown-yellow atmosphere. Looking at near-infrared wavelengths allowed Cassini to penetrate the haze and reveal the moon's surface.
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho