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Meteoroids Slam Into Saturn’s Rings
2013-04-25 15:08:34

For the first time, scientists get a look at a meteoroid crashing through Saturn's rings thanks to imaging by the Cassini spacecraft that is in orbit around the sixth planet from the Sun.

Cassini Mission Tracks Vanishing Methane On Saturn's Moon Titan
2013-04-16 07:20:00

A model developed by mission leaders at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory suggests the supply of methane lakes will soon come to end.

Changing Seasons On Titan
2013-04-12 07:40:24

The latest sign that the change of seasons has started a cascade of radical changes in the atmosphere on Titan is an ice cloud taking shape over the south pole.

How Charged Water Particles Affect Saturn's Atmosphere
2013-04-10 19:36:15

A new study found that the "rain" of charged water particles in Saturn's atmosphere influences the composition and temperature of the planet's upper atmosphere and rings.

Saturn’s Moon Telesto Discovered 33 Years Ago Today
2013-04-08 18:47:23

Thirty-three years ago today, astronomers discovered Saturn's moon Telesto using ground-based observations.

Cassini Shows Saturn As An Antique Shop
2013-03-27 18:43:08

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has unveiled new data about how Saturn's moons and rings are like an antique shop.

Smithsonian Honors Team Behind Successful Mars Curiosity Landing
2013-03-14 09:15:39

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum announced that the team responsible for the successful landing of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will receive its 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement on April 24 in Washington D.C.

Last Close Flyby Of Saturnian Moon Rhea Made By Cassini
2013-03-08 08:57:45

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be swooping close to Saturn's moon Rhea on Saturday, March 9, the last close flyby of Rhea in Cassini's mission.


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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