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Approaching Titan a Billion times closer

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Ten years ago, on Jan. 14, 2005, the Huygens probe touched down on Saturn‘s largest moon, Titan.   Watch the amazing zooming on Titan, a billion times closer…

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By |February 14, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

Small Moon Mimas

Saturn's moon Mimas

Mimas, one of Saturn‘s small moons with a big crater, is made of mostly water ice with a smattering of rock – so it is accurately described as a big dirty snowball.

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By |October 21, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Saturn’s Swirling Cloudscape

Saturn's north polar hurricane

This stunning false-color image of the ringed planet’s north pole, recorded by the Cassini spacecraft’s wide-angle camera, during its first sunlit views of far northern Saturn in late 2012.

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By |August 6, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Saturn – Earth auroras

Saturn aurora

Saturn’s auroras persist for days, as opposed to only minutes on Earth. To find the similarities in these two different auroras, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini spacecraft monitored Saturn’s South Pole simultaneously.

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By |June 23, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Impressive colored Saturn’s Rings

Saturn's Rings

This image, taken  during Cassini‘s orbital insertion at Saturn, shows, from left to right, the outer part of the C ring and inner part of the B ring.

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By |May 12, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Underground sea discovered on Enceladus

Underground sea on Enceladus

Enceladus, the Icy Moon of Saturn, may have a underground sea. Using Cassini’s radio science experiment, planetary scientists have now been able to investigate the interior of the enigmatic moon.

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By |April 6, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Cassini spies mysterious object on Saturn’s Rings

Cassini spies mysterious object on Saturn's Rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spies a mysterious object confounding scientists, named ‘Peggy’, at edge of Saturn’s rings.    NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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By |December 17, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Amazing High-Res animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon

Amazing High-Res animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon (1)

Animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon, from NASA’s Cassini mission. Is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.”     Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton

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By |December 6, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

High above Saturn

High above Saturn

A very rare portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings, created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.   Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/G. Ugarkovic

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By |October 19, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Earth Waving at Saturn

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People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission on July 19 — the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture.    Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech

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By |August 24, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Entertainment news|Tags: , , |