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Titan gets a dune 'makeover'

(Phys.org)—Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really ...

Jan 17, 2013
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Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

(Phys.org)—For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's ...

Dec 21, 2012
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Shepherd Moon face-off!

Two of Saturn's shepherd moons face off across the icy strand of the F ring in this image, acquired by the Cassini spacecraft on December 18, 2012.

Dec 21, 2012
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Saturn's fluctuating F ring

Released today, this image acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows some interesting structures forming within Saturn's thinnest but most dynamic ring.

Nov 20, 2012
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What's baking on Saturn's moon Titan?

(Phys.org)—Radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal some new curiosities on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, including a nearly circular feature that resembles a giant hot cross ...

Oct 16, 2012
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Saturn shows off its shadow

Take a look up at the enormous shadow cast by Saturn onto its own rings in this raw image, acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on September 18, 2012.

Sep 21, 2012
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Image: Saturn's moons

(Phys.org) -- The Cassini spacecraft watches a pair of Saturn's moons, showing the hazy orb of giant Titan beyond smaller Tethys. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing sides of Titan (3,200 miles, or 5,150 ...

Jul 30, 2012
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Cassini spots daytime lightning on Saturn

(Phys.org) -- Saturn was playing the lightning storm blues. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of last year's storm on Saturn, the largest storm seen up-close at the planet, with bluish spots in ...

Jul 19, 2012
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