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2004-12-17 08:25:00

Cassini's second close flyby of Titan completes a 'before' and 'after' look at the fuzzy moon and provides the first direct evidence of changing weather patterns in the skies over Titan. Cassini swept within 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) of Titan's surface on Monday, and took a close look at the icy moon Dione just one day later.

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2004-12-17 07:50:04

Ice particles are key players in the ever-changing panorama at Saturn, according to a new study led by a University of Colorado at Boulder professor using an instrument on the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft now at the ringed planet.

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2004-12-17 07:43:15

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft approached Saturn last July, it found evidence that lightning on Saturn is roughly one million times stronger than lightning on Earth.

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2004-12-17 07:35:00

The probe orbiting Saturn is not the only eye on Titan, the ringed planet's largest moon. Powerful ground telescopes have glimpsed storms travelling around the moon's mid-latitudes, not just near the south pole. One theory of how these storms arise relies on icy volcanoes beneath the thick haze and clouds.

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2004-12-14 07:15:35

The Cassini spacecraft completed a successful rendezvous with Saturn's moon Titan today. This was the last pass before the European Space Agency's Huygens probe is sprung loose from Cassini on Christmas Eve.

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2004-12-08 08:07:12

When Cassini flew by Saturn's moon Titan on October 26, scientists got a small taste of the discoveries to come. Athena Coustenis of the Paris-Meudon Observatory discusses a potential landscape of mountains and lakes on this strange, smog-filled world.

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2004-12-07 07:35:00

One year after Mars Express’ arrival at Mars, the mighty rules of celestial mechanics have again set Christmas as the date for a major ESA event in deep space. After a 7-year journey through the Solar system, ESA’s Huygens probe is about to separate from the Cassini orbiter to enter a ballistic trajectory toward Titan.

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2004-12-04 11:25:15

Seeing straight lines on a planet or moon may point to faultlines or icy breaks. Jupiter's moon, Europa, is covered in ridges that fractured its icy crust. But scientists are intrigued by what appears on Saturn's largest moon, Titan -- particularly when the lines seem to intersect like an arrowhead.

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2004-12-01 13:23:35

Lalala, Bald James Dean, Hot Time and No Love are all heading for Titan. It is now seven years since these four pop songs, composed by musicians Julien Civange and Louis Haéri, stole aboard the European Huygens probe heading for Titan, the main moon of Saturn.

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2004-11-27 12:41:42

Billions of dollars are pumped into extraterrestrial exploration each year in the search for the ultimate prize - the discovery of life on other planets. But are we looking in all the right places? Prof Steven A Benner, who is working with NASA on the design of the next generation of Mars probes, believes that life could flourish without any need for water.


Latest Huygens probe 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...

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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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