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Enceladus Sets On Saturn's Horizon

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Enceladus

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


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Cassini disintegrates

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.


Cassini's Studies of Titan

Cassini's Studies of Titan

Mere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting the planet every week in its Grand Finale.


Cassini Prepares For Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

Cassini Prepares For Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.


Cassini Continues Its Grand Finale

Cassini Continues Its Grand Finale

Saturn Surprises as Cassini Continues Its Grand Finale.


The Northern Summer Skies and Lakes of Titan

The Northern Summer Skies and Lakes of Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn's moon Titan, along with dark hydrocarbon lakes and seas clustered around the north pole


Cassini Views Saturn's Rings

Cassini Views Saturn's Rings

Cassini's camera was pointing toward Saturn's rings, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.


Saturn's Moon Enceladus May Have Tipped Over

Saturn's Moon Enceladus May Have Tipped Over

Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past, according to recent research from NASA's Cassini mission.


Close-up View of The Keeler Gap In Saturn's Rings

Close-up View of The Keeler Gap In Saturn's Rings

Before Cassini entered its Grand Finale orbits, it acquired unprecedented views of the outer edges of the main ring system. For example, this close-up view of the Keeler Gap, which is near the outer edge of Saturn's main rings, shows in great detail just how much the moon Daphnis affects the edges of the gap.


Cassini Looks on as Solstice Arrives at Saturn

Cassini Looks on as Solstice Arrives at Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but the veteran Saturn explorer reaches a new milestone today.


Saturn and its Rings

Saturn and its Rings

The projection of Saturn's shadow on the rings grows shorter as Saturn's season advances toward northern summer, thanks to the planet's permanent tilt as it orbits the sun.


History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars - Not Earth

History of Titan's Landscape Resembles Mars - Not Earth

The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes.


Northern Summer Clouds On Titan

Northern Summer Clouds On Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of bands of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn's moon Titan on May 7, 2017.



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