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Scientists studying images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have found evidence of massive snowballs dragging glittering trails from one of Saturn’s rings.
Saturn's giant moon Titan hides behind a thick, smoggy atmosphere that's well known to scientists as one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system.
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has bestowed its highest group honor, the Trophy for Current Achievement, on NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn.
Researchers studying Saturn’s moon Titan have created a computer model of its atmosphere and methane cycle that, for the first time, explains how lakes and storms form and exist on the distant moon.
Every day is a bad-air day on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif, expect the Cassini spacecraft will resume normal operations on Nov 24.
A new study finds that the mysterious equatorial dune patterns on Saturnâ€™s largest moon, Titan, are the result of gusty winds blowing in the opposite direction of prevailing weather.
It appears flash flooding has paved streambeds in the Xanadu region of Saturn's moon Titan with thousands of sparkling crystal balls of ice, according to scientists with NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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