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NASA's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Titan's lakes

NASA's Cassini has revealed some surprises with Titan's lakes, as images of the flyby are processed by scientists. Recent analysis shows that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep.

NASA's $3.9bn Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn

Tampa - After 20 years in space, NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft made an intentional death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the way we think about ...

Essential Science: Listening in on the sounds of Saturn

Houston - NASA scientists have begun sharing information collected by the Cassini spacecraft, which has been exploring Saturn and its moons. One remarkable offering is the ‘sounds’ that emanate from the giant planet’s rings.

NASA spacecraft survives dive through Saturn's rings

Miami - An unmanned NASA spacecraft has survived its plunge between the rings of Saturn and, after briefly going dark for the flyby, is communicating again with Earth, the US space agency said Thursday.

NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings

Miami - An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA

Washington - An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, NASA announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft.

Cassini sends back video of monster storm at Saturn's north pole

Imagine a storm with a jetstream 20,000 miles wide with sustained winds of 200 miles per hour. NASA spacecraft Cassini recently captured footage of this monster storm churning at Saturn's north pole.

Massive Saturn storm reveals water in planet's atmosphere

Saturn may be defying science's classification of the planet as a gas giant. A storm in 2010 and 2011 revealed for the first time that water exists on Saturn.

NASA releases photo of thousands waving at Cassini spacecraft

NASA released an incredible collage of 1,400 images of people waving at the spacecraft Cassini as it pointed its camera at Earth.

NASA releases Earth photo taken from Saturn's orbit

London - The Blue Marble becomes a tiny dot in the immensity of the vast space when seen from Saturn's orbit at a distance of 1,440 kilometers.

See Saturn's rings like you've never seen them before

Though NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft landed on Saturn's moons in 2005, the general public can soon see hundreds of thousands of images the spacecraft took in an upcoming film.

‘Nile river’ spotted by Cassini on Saturn moon Titan

NASA scientists report that the Cassini mission has sighted a remarkable likeness to Egypt’s river Nile on Saturn’s large moon Titan. The river valley runs more than 200 miles (about 320 kilometres) from its source to what appears to be a large sea.

NASA's Cassini discovers liquid water on Saturn's moon Titan

The journal "Science" reported on June 28, 2012, that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered layers of liquid water under the ice shell of Saturn's moon Titan.

Amazing video of Saturn created from old NASA photos

A video was created from images of the Saturn and Jupiter systems taken by NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecrafts. Sander van den Berg used the images to create a two minute montage of spectacular images.

Spacecraft passes Saturn moon low enough to 'taste' the vapour

NASA's Cassini spacecraft's latest flyby of Enceladus, in orbit of Saturn, was its lowest pass yet of the moon's gushing south poles. New data is being analyzed, adding to the idea that this moon may even be capable of harbouring life.

NASA captures new images of Saturn's moon Rhea

NASA displayed new raw, unedited images of Saturn's moon Rhea, captured by the Cassini spacecraft on a close-approach of 42,000 kilometers (26,000 miles), a relatively distant pass suitable for geologic mapping.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft flies over Saturn's moons

Pasadena - NASA says its Cassini spacecraft will soon be making its closest pass over Saturn's moon Dione, and observing the atmosphere of Titan, the largest Saturnian moon. Cassini's closest approach to Dione would be about 61 miles above the surface.

Aurora on Saturn unlike anything seen before

Cassini has discovered that Saturn has a giant aurora at its pole, based on different physics to others on Jupiter and Earth. Speculation is doing more than science at this point, but once again the universe has come up with a puzzle.

NASA Extends Cassini-Huygens Mission

NASA has extended the hugely successful Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn another two years and sixty orbits. The mission, originally due to end Jul. 2008, has already run for over a decade.

Cassini Spots Ocean Beneath the Surface of Titan

In a paper appearing in the Mar. 21 issue of [i]Science[/i], Cassini scientists speculate there may be a layer of liquid water and ammonia some 100 kilometers (62 miles) below the surface of Titan.

Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn

Bizarre hexagonal feature seen in Saturn, seems to be fixed at the Norther pole of Saturn for more then two decades.

New Photos Of Saturn Shock Scientists

NASA spacecraft Cassini takes photos showing angles never seen before.

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On the final orbit  Cassini will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere  sending back new and unique scie...
On the final orbit, Cassini will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, sending back new and unique science to the very end.
Brian Wolven
Peering through Titan s haze.
Peering through Titan's haze.
Viewed at 261 000 miles (419 000 kilometers) from Saturn  the vortex of a massive polar hurricane ar...
Viewed at 261,000 miles (419,000 kilometers) from Saturn, the vortex of a massive polar hurricane around Saturn's north pole.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
A screenshot from the trailer for In Saturn s Rings
A screenshot from the trailer for In Saturn's Rings
In Saturn's Rings movie
Cassini will bid  A final kiss goodbye  on Friday.
Cassini will bid "A final kiss goodbye" on Friday.
Environmental Health Specialist Jamie A. Keeley  of EG&G Florida Inc.  uses an ion chamber dose rate...
Environmental Health Specialist Jamie A. Keeley, of EG&G Florida Inc., uses an ion chamber dose rate meter to measure radiation levels in one of three radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) that will provide electrical power to the Cassini spacecraft on its mission to explore the Saturnian system. (Image dated May 17, 1997).
This raw  unprocessed image of Saturn was taken on November 27  2012 and received on Earth November ...
This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn was taken on November 27, 2012 and received on Earth November 27, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Saturn at approximately 400048 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the P0 and CB2 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2013
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute
From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states  people around the world shared more than 1 400 image...
From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states, 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.
Courtesy NASA
Artist s impression Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion
Artist's impression Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion
Artist s conception of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
Artist's conception of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
This is very like a  spot the difference  puzzle. There is obviously a lot happening on Titan  and f...
This is very like a "spot the difference" puzzle. There is obviously a lot happening on Titan, and finding out what it is will be worth doing.

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