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Six Month Saturn Storm Eats Itself
2013-01-31 19:48:37

Cassini mission scientists have observed a huge thunder-and-lightning storm on Saturn consume itself for the first time.

Lack Of Craters On Titan Makes Moon Look Younger
2013-01-17 15:10:00

New research based on observations from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show that Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may look younger than it really is.

Huygens Celebrates Eighth Year Since Titan Landing
2013-01-14 10:43:09

Eight years ago today, Huygens became the first probe to touch down on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.

Transit Of Venus Across The Sun Occurs Today
2012-12-21 07:49:58

Phil Nicholson, a Cornell University scientists said this week that Venus will be making a second transit across the face of the Sun on December 21, 2012.

Cassini Captures Stunning Images Of Saturn
2012-12-19 09:59:40

Another glorious, backlit image of the planet Saturn has arrived from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been in orbit around the planet for more than eight years.

Cassini Spots Nile River On Saturn's Moon Titan
2012-12-13 05:33:28

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.

Cassini Data Indicates Saturn’s Moon Titan Is Icier Than Thought
2012-12-04 08:44:39

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.

Free Trip To The International Space Station Won By UCF Experiment
2012-11-29 17:07:12

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.

Titan Sees Seasonal Changes
2012-11-28 21:47:01

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.

Pac-Man Seen Near Saturnpacman
2012-11-26 21:52:11

NASA announced on Monday its Cassini spacecraft has helped to discover a "video gamers' paradise" at Saturn.


Latest Cassini–Huygens Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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
2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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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