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Image: Churning atmosphere on 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. The storm first developed in December 2010, and this mosaic captures how it appeared ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Image: Two moons passing in the night

( —The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora remind us of how different they are when they appear together, as in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora's small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Space Exploration
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A ghostly 'ladder' in Saturn's F ring

Saturn's F ring is certainly a curious structure. Orbiting the giant planet 82,000 kilometers above its equatorial cloud tops, the F ring is a ropy, twisted belt of bright ice particles anywhere from 30-500 km wide. It can ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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