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New Titan Topographic Map

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

Using the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell University astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain.


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Titan Has Earth-like Features

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Titan's surface

Using the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain.

A Veil of Ice In Saturn's Rings

A Veil of Ice In Saturn's Rings

Saturn's rings, made of countless icy particles, form a translucent veil in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


Unexpected Atmospheric Vortex Behavior On Titan

Unexpected Atmospheric Vortex Behavior On Titan

A new study led by a University of Bristol earth scientist has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry.


Daphnis Makes Waves In Saturn's Rings

Daphnis Makes Waves In Saturn's Rings

Daphnis, one of Saturn's small ring-embedded moons, is seen here kicking up waves as it orbits within a gap between rows of icy ring particles.


Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon

Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according to a new modeling study by European and U.S. researchers working on NASA's Cassini mission.


7 Moons Needed To Keep Saturn's Ring Contained

7 Moons Needed To Keep Saturn's Ring Contained

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings.


Fresh Findings From Cassini

Fresh Findings From Cassini

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life.


Titan Has Extreme Methane Rainstorms

Titan Has Extreme Methane Rainstorms

Titan, the largest of Saturn's more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and geologists.


Reconstructing Cassini's Plunge into Saturn

Reconstructing Cassini's Plunge into Saturn

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems.


The Limb Of Enceladus

The Limb Of Enceladus

The brightly lit limb of a crescent Enceladus looks ethereal against the blackness of space. The rest of the moon, lit by light reflected from Saturn, presents a ghostly appearance.


Enceladus Sets On Saturn's Horizon

Enceladus Sets On Saturn's Horizon

Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


Cassini Becomes Part Of Saturn

Cassini Becomes Part Of Saturn Video in Story

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.


Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Cassini is ending its 13-year tour of the Saturn system with an intentional plunge into the planet to ensure Saturn's moons.


Cassini Makes Last Flyby of Titan

Cassini Makes Last Flyby of Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of the planet's giant moon Titan.


Highest Resolution Color Imagery - Ever - of Saturn's Rings

Highest Resolution Color Imagery - Ever - of Saturn's Rings

These are the highest-resolution color images of any part of Saturn's rings, to date, showing a portion of the inner-central part of the planet's B Ring.


Inside-Out Movie Of Saturn's Ring

Inside-Out Movie Of Saturn's Ring

This movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft offers a unique perspective on Saturn's ring system.


Tethys and Saturn

Tethys and Saturn

Cassini gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the planet.



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