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NASA Cassini Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings Video in Story

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NASA Cassini Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017.


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Cassini Completes Final and Fateful Titan Flyby Video in Story

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Cassini Completes Final and Fateful Titan Flyby.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.

Cassini Sees Earth And Its Moon Between The Rings of Saturn

Cassini Sees Earth And Its Moon Between The Rings of Saturn

A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.


Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend.


Cassini Mission Prepares for

Cassini Mission Prepares for "Grand Finale" at Saturn Video in Story

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story.


The Electric Sands of Titan

The Electric Sands of Titan

Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are "electrically charged."


Enceladus Imagery Suggests Subsurface Ocean Of Liquid Water

Enceladus Imagery Suggests Subsurface Ocean Of Liquid Water

A new study in the journal Nature Astronomy reports that the south polar region of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is warmer than expected just a few feet below its icy surface.


New Views of Saturn's Moon Pan

New Views of Saturn's Moon Pan

This image of Saturn's moon Pan was taken on Taken: Mar. 7, 2017 at 5:56 PM by Cassini


Mid-infrared Of Saturn's Rings Shows Bright Cassini Division

Mid-infrared Of Saturn's Rings Shows Bright Cassini Division

A team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using the mid-infrared images taken by the Subaru Telescope in 2008.


Does Enceladus Have An Ocean?

Does Enceladus Have An Ocean?

Thus began a hunt for clues that has turned out to be Cassini's most riveting detective story.


Daphnis Kicks Up Waves In Saturn's Rings

Daphnis Kicks Up Waves In Saturn's Rings

Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, is featured in this view, kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap.


New View of Saturn's Moon Mimas

New View of Saturn's Moon Mimas

Cassini's camera was pointing toward Mimas and the image was taken using the CL1 and GRN filters.


New View of Saturn's Moon Epimetheus

New View of Saturn's Moon Epimetheus

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


Dione Lit by Sunshine and Saturnshine

Dione Lit by Sunshine and Saturnshine

Dione's lit hemisphere faces away from Cassini's camera, yet the moon's darkened surface features are dimly illuminated in this image, due to Saturnshine.


High Resolution Look At Saturn's Rings

High Resolution Look At Saturn's Rings

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "ring-grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris.


Peeking Over Saturn's Shoulder

Peeking Over Saturn's Shoulder

No Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this. Earth-based views can only show Saturn's daylit side, from within about 25 degrees of Saturn's equatorial plane.


Close Up View Of Saturn's Moon Daphnis

Close Up View Of Saturn's Moon Daphnis

The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. 16, 2017. This is the closest view of the small moon obtained yet.


2005 Descent to Titan Revisited

2005 Descent to Titan Revisited Video in Story

After a two-and-a-half-hour descent, the metallic, saucer-shaped spacecraft came to rest with a thud on a dark floodplain covered in cobbles of water ice, in temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing.



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