Hubble images Saturn transit March 18, 2009Posted by Sarah in pics, science, space.
Tags: astronomy, hubble, nasa, saturn, transit
This week NASA released some great images from the Hubble Space Telescope using the WFPC2 camera in February of a beautiful transit of four of Saturn’s moons over the planet’s surface. A transit like this is only visible from Earth once every 15 years so it’s quite special that we got to see it through the eyes of Hubble this time. Click to enlarge!
More details of the images over on the Planetary Society weblog here, including an animation of a sequence of images put together by Emily.
Image credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)