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the ice planet as seens from Cassini

NASA have for some time now made available images from their space exploration vehicles, but only when you start taking a detailed closer look does the sheer majesty of these human endeavours dawn to light.

moon shadowed outlined by the sun as it passes in eclipse solar flares visible - image copyright nasa

Here Mercury is shadowed and outlined by the sun as it passes in eclipse as solar flares and the Suns Aurora become visible - image copyright NASA

the oceans of saturn - image copyright nasa

the oceans of Saturn remind us of the artworks OIL + WATER by Alexander James Hamilton

The oceans of Saturn seen in detail for the first time  - image copyright NASA Cassini 

the ice mountains contained in the planet Saturns rings  - image copyright nasa

The ice mountains contained in Saturns outer rings, these ice formations are hundreds of kilometres high and can be gauged as such by the depth of the shadows seen in this image - image copyright NASA Cassini 

saturn as seen from voyager - image copyright NASA

jupiters moon can be seen to be covered in ice sheets, potentially covering the entire surface concealing water below

 - image copyright NASA Cassini 

you can find all of the Cassini images here