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Essential Science: Saturn’s moon contains an underground ocean

Reviewing data from the Cassini spacecraft, astrophysicists think there’s a strong chance that the Saturnian satellite Dione contains a vast underground ocean.

Saturn flyby reveals icy moon Dione's enigmatic craters

Scientists get their last look at Saturn’s icy moon Dione after NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a flyby this week taking fresh images.

NASA’s Cassini's last fly-by of Saturn’s weird moon Hyperion

Pasadena - NASA’s Cassini spacecraft makes what will be its last close approach to Saturn’s oddly shaped moon, Hyperion, today, Sunday, May 31.

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.

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A view of Saturn s moon Dione captured by NASA s Cassini spacecraft during a close flyby on June 16 ...
A view of Saturn's moon Dione captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a close flyby on June 16, 2015. The diagonal line near upper left is the rings of Saturn, in the distance.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Some parts of Dione s surface are covered by linear features  called chasmata  which provide dramati...
Some parts of Dione's surface are covered by linear features, called chasmata, which provide dramatic contrast to the round impact craters that typically cover moons.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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