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Birth of New Moon for Saturn?

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New Moon of Saturn?

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn thatmay be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.


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Cassini at Saturn

As NASA's Cassini mission approaches its 10th anniversary at Saturn, its team members back here on Earth are already looking ahead to an upcoming phase.

Enceladus Has An Underground Sea

Enceladus Has An Underground Sea

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus has an underground sea of liquid water, according to the international Cassini spacecraft.


Looking Down at Saturn and Its Rings

Looking Down at Saturn and Its Rings

This image of Saturn and its rings was taken on February 06, 2014 by Cassini and received on Earth February 07, 2014.


The Dance of Saturn's Auroras

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Ultraviolet and infrared images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope show active and quiet auroras at Saturn's north and south poles.


60-Degree View of Saturn's Auroras

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NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles.


Looking Down at Saturn's North Pole

Looking Down at Saturn's North Pole

Just as Saturn's famous hexagonal shaped jet stream encircles the planet's north pole, the rings encircle the planet, as seen from Cassini's position high above.


Stormy Saturn

Stormy Saturn

Like a swirl from a paintbrush being dipped in water, this image from the Cassini orbiter shows the progress of a massive storm on Saturn.


Infrared Image of Saturn's Rings

Infrared Image of Saturn's Rings

Although it may look to our eyes like other images of the rings, this infrared image of Saturn's rings was taken with a special filter that will only admit light polarized in one direction.


Saturn's Aurora

Saturn's Aurora

Saturn's auroras put on a dazzling display of light.


Saturn's Southern Hemisphere

Saturn's Southern Hemisphere

Winter is approaching in the southern hemisphere of Saturn and with this cold season has come the familiar blue hue that was present in the northern winter hemisphere at the start of NASA's Cassini mission.


The Synchronicity of Rhythms in Saturn's Rings

The Synchronicity of Rhythms in Saturn's Rings

A dynamical interplay between Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and its rings is captured in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


Enceladus, A Snowball in Space

Saturn's moon Enceladus, covered in snow and ice, resembles a perfectly packed snowball in this image from NASA's Cassini mission.


Titan and Rhea As Seen By Cassini

Titan and Rhea As Seen By Cassini

Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


The Maelstrom at Saturn's North Pole

The Maelstrom at Saturn's North Pole

The vortex at Saturn's north pole -- seen here in the infrared -- takes on the menacing look of something from the imagination of Edgar Allen Poe.


Titan's Halo

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks towards the dark side of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, capturing the blue halo caused by a haze layer that hovers high in the moon's atmosphere.


The Yin and Yang Appearance of Iapetus

The Yin and Yang Appearance of Iapetus

Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive "yin and yang" appearance.


Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Clues About Titan

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Cassini is providing scientists with key clues about Saturn's moon Titan, and in particular, its hydrocarbon lakes and seas.



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