My good friend John Williams (@terrazoom) posted a great feature on Saturn’s changing seasons yesterday, complete with stunning new true-color photographs. Saturn looks lovely in the fall/spring… definitely check out the full article at Universe Today for more information (and photos!!)
Here on Earth, it’s almost time for the burst of fall color that signals the change of seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. Saturn’s color too is transforming subtly as the gas giant slips into a Saturnian spring and autumn as seen in this series of true-color images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
Titan, a moon larger than the planet Mercury, hangs before the rings and changing colors of Saturn in the first of four spectacular images release by NASA and the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS).
“For no other reason than that they are gorgeous, the Cassini imaging team is releasing today a set of fabulous images of Saturn and Titan…in living color…for your day-dreaming enjoyment,” said Carolyn Porco, Cassini imaging team lead based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colordo, in an email blast.
“For no other reason than that they are gorgeous…” now there’s a sentiment I can stand behind!