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Cassini Inspiration

NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn continues to unveil the beauty and mystery behind the rings and moons of Saturn.

The spacecraft was named after Giovanni Domenico Cassini, honorary member of the #NASAvillage.

Giovanni Cassini was the first person to observe the ring divisions of Saturn, and also discovered Saturn moons Iapetus, Rhea, Tethys and Dione.

The Other Side of Iapetus

Well Lit Rhea

Dione and Tethys across the gulf of Saturn’s rings

Celebrating almost 20 years in space, the Cassini spacecraft has a tremendous fan base and list of accomplishments. Join the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as they highlight how Cassini Inspires fans during its Grand Finale.

Saturn’s moon Rhea, Epimetheus transiting

Saturn has a great many more moons than our planet – a whopping 62. A single moon, Titan, accounts for an overwhelming 96% of all the material orbit the planet, with a group of six other smaller moons dominating the rest. The other 55 small satellites whizzing around Saturn make up the tiny remainder along with the gas giant’s famous rings.

One of the subjects of this Cassini image, Rhea, belongs to that group of six. Set against a backdrop showing Saturn and its intricate system of icy rings, Rhea dominates the scene and dwarfs its tiny companion, one of the 55 small satellites known as Epimetheus.

Although they appear to be close to one another, this is a trick of perspective – this view was obtained when Cassini was some 1.2 million km from Rhea, and 1.6 million km from Epimetheus, meaning the moons themselves had a hefty separation of 400 000 km.

However, even if they were nearer to each other, Rhea would still loom large over Epimetheus: at 1528 km across and just under half the size of our own Moon, Rhea is well over 10 times the size of Epimetheus, which is a modest 113 km across.

As is traditional for the earliest discovered moons of Saturn, both are named after figures from Greek mythology: the Titan Rhea (“mother of the gods”) and Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus (“after thinker” or “hindsight”). 

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

🌿  WITCHY ART CHALLENGE ~ Day 10 ~ A Plant Witch 🌿

And I’m back on the Challenge! Here is my plant witch, she is in fact a witchy version of my elvish OC Rhëa! It’s been a long time since I wanted to draw her as a modern witch *^*)/ Hope you’ll like her!

APH as Greek Titans and Titanesses
  • As you can tell, gender of Titan/Titaness may not match the character. They are matched based on personality. Done in collaboration with the stunning @hipsofbismuth
  • Eos: Nyo France (Marianne, the Dawn)
  • Helios: Spain (Antonio, the Sun)
  • Themis: Nyo England (Alice, Balance and Justice)
  • Oceanus: Portugal (Ramiro, the Sea)
  • Coeus: England (Arthur, the axis of heaven and intellect)
  • Crius: Australia (Kyle, the Constellations)
  • Cronus: Germania (Adalher, Time)
  • Hyperion: North Ireland (Brendan, the Light)
  • Astraeus: Nyo America (Amelia, the Dusk, Stars, & Planets)
  • Selene: Greece (Herakles, the Moon)
  • Rhea: Hungary (Elizabeta, the Mountain winds and motherhood)
  • Clymene: 2P Spain (Santiago, fame and infamy)
  • Eurynome: Wales (Owen, the meadows and pastures)
  • Menoetius: 2P America (Allen, violent anger and rash action)
  • Styx: Belarus (Natalya, the river Styx and Hatred)

“O Isis veiled and Rhea, Binah, Ge,
Lead us to the well of memory;
The well-head where the pale white cypress grows
By secret twilight paths that no man knows.

The shadowy path dividing into three -
Diana of the ways and Hecate
Selene of the moon, Persephone.

The high full moon in the mid-heavens shines clear
O hear the invoking words, hear and appear!
Shaddai el Chai and Rhea, Binah, Ge -”

—  Dion Fortune - Moon Magic, chapter XI

anonymous asked:

rhea and calder


   golden child, LION BOY
         tell me what it’s like to conquer

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