Latest Cassini mission Stories
Scientists on the Cassini mission to Saturn are poring through hundreds of images returned from the Sept. 10 flyby of Saturn's two-toned moon Iapetus. Pictures returned late Tuesday and early Wednesday show the moon's yin and yang--a white hemisphere resembling snow, and the other as black as tar.
Scientists have recently discovered that the planet Saturn is turning 60 - not years, but moons.
Saturnâ€™s moons Tethys and Dione are flinging great streams of particles into space. The discovery suggests the possibility of some sort of geological activity, perhaps even volcanic, on these icy worlds.
Amateur astronomers are helping NASA scientists on the Cassini mission track the most powerful storm yet observed on Saturn.
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