The spectacular rings of Saturn cast dark shadows on the ringed planet as the winter season approaches in Saturn's southern hemisphere in this view from the Cassini spacecraft. This image was taken on July 2013 and released on Dec.
Actual photograph of Saturn's uppermost cloud layers looking toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 25 degrees above the ringplane, taken in red light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug.
What looks like a weird hexagon on Saturn is actually a long-lived jet stream that has swirled around the ringed planet's north pole for more than 30 years. This NASA image, released on Oct. was actually captured in July 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31 is located million light years from our own Milky Way and is a spectacular target for amateur astronomers. Andr van der Hoeven took this image of the Andromeda Galaxy in September