Latest Cassini–Huygens Stories
The Cassini mission has spotted a miniature extraterrestrial version of the Nile River on Saturn's moon Titan. The find is the first time images have revealed a tier system this vast, and in such high resolution at any place other than Earth.
Scientists have long been intrigued by Titan because of the similarities it shares with Earth. Much like our planet, Titan has a seemingly layered structure, loosely similar to that of an onion.
A University of Central Florida experiment that could help explain how planets formed in our solar system has won a free ride to the International Space Station in 2013.
While American folk singer Pete Seeger may not have considered Titan, the planet Saturn’s largest moon, as something unto which there is a season, it does seem that the moon has seen a type of turn or change in the seasons.
NASA announced on Monday its Cassini spacecraft has helped to discover a "video gamers' paradise" at Saturn.
A judge has determined that a former computer specialists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was not let go because he advocated his belief in intelligent design while at work.
A literal shot in the dark by imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has yielded an image of a visible glow from Titan, emanating not just from the top of Titan's atmosphere, but also - surprisingly - from deep in the atmosphere through the moon's haze.
As the Cassini spacecraft hurtles around Saturn along its continuing mission, NASA announced the fifteen-year anniversary of the probe’s launch this week.
The European Space Agency’s Huygens Probe, which landed on Saturn’s largest moon Titan in 2005, had a bit of a shaky landing in the final seconds of its Titanian descent.
Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...
Saturn's moon Titan -- Titan is the planet Saturn's largest moon. It is larger than either of the planets Mercury or Pluto and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede (it was originally thought to be slightly larger than Ganymede, but recent observations have shown that its thick atmosphere caused overestimation of its diameter). Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens, making it one of the first non-terrestrial moons to be...
The Planet Saturn -- in astronomy, 6th planet from the sun. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.43 billion km), almost twice that of Jupiter, and its period of revolution is about 291/2 years. Saturn appears in the sky as a yellow, starlike object of the first magnitude. When viewed through a telescope, it is seen as a golden sphere, crossed by a series of...
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