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Image: Rings around a crescent

A crescent Saturn appears nestled within encircling rings in this Cassini spacecraft image. Clouds swirl through the atmosphere of the planet and a barely visible Prometheus orbits between the planet's main ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Cassini to resume nominal operations

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., expect the Cassini spacecraft will resume normal operations on Nov. 24. They have traced the steps taken by an onboard computer before Cassini ...

dateNov 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Engineers assessing Cassini spacecraft

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., are working to understand what caused NASA's Cassini spacecraft to put itself into "safe mode," a precautionary standby mode. Cassini entered ...

dateNov 05, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Changing seasons on Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent back dreamy raw images of Saturn's moon Titan that show the appearance of clouds around the moon's midsection.

dateOct 21, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Cassini gazes at veiled Titan

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft will swing high over Saturn's moon Titan on Friday, Sept. 24, taking a long, sustained look at the hazy moon. At closest approach, Cassini will fly within 8,175 kilometers ...

dateSep 23, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Divine dione captured by Cassini

Cruising past Saturn's moon Dione this past weekend, NASA's Cassini spacecraft got its best look yet at the north polar region of this small, icy moon and returned stark raw images of the fractured, cratered ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Cassini images rule out rings around Rhea

(PhysOrg.com) -- Something unknown is causing a strange, symmetrical structure in the charged-particle environment around Rhea, Saturn's second-largest moon. But contrary to 2008 reports, it's not a system ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Space Exploration
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