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Cassini Uncovers New Data About Saturn's Atmosphere Composition
2013-09-04 11:00:03

A new analysis of near-infrared images taken by NASA's Cassini orbiter is providing more data about the composition of Saturn's atmosphere.

Cassini Data Reveals Unexpected Features In Titan’s Icy Outer Shell
2013-08-28 15:52:50

Cassini arrived at Saturn a little over nine years and has been observing the planet and its moons ever since. The latest data from the spacecraft shows the planet's largest moon, Titan, has some unexpected features.

NASA Releases "Wave At Saturn" Collage From Cassini Photo Shoot
2013-08-21 14:42:30

NASA released a collage assembled from images taken on July 19, 2013 as part of the "Wave at Saturn" event organized by the space agency's Cassini mission.

Traveling To Hard-to-reach Destinations Made Easier Thanks To NASA Technologist
2013-08-01 08:22:27

Traveling to remote locations sometimes involves navigating through stop-and-go traffic, traversing long stretches of highway and maneuvering sharp turns and steep hills. The same can be said for guiding spacecraft to far-flung destinations in space. It isn’t always a straight shot.

Saturn Influences Jets Of Enceladus
2013-08-01 05:31:29

The proximity of Saturn's moon Enceladus to the ringed planet can change the intensity of the jets of water ice and organic particles that shoot out from the moon, according to data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Pale Blue Dot Shines In Cassini, MESSENGER Images
2013-07-23 08:37:16

It might look like just one pale blue dot among millions of other similar looking objects, but NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured an ‘Earth-selfie' from 890 million miles away.

Smile And Wave At Saturn!
2013-07-19 04:43:19

NASA's Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting around Saturn will be poised to snap an image of Earth on Friday, and the space agency is asking the public to photobomb the picture.


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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