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Formation of Saturn's ring moons explained

( -- New computer simulations based on data collected by the Cassini spacecraft mission suggest five of Saturn's moons may have been formed only 10 million years ago, and researchers in France and England think ...

dateJun 10, 2010 in Astronomy report
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Ringed planet dances in raw Cassini images

We space people are very lucky to get glimpses of Saturn (and other planets!) regularly through the raw images feature on a few spacecraft websites. This allows anyone to get a hold of the pictures as they come back from ...

dateJul 08, 2014 in Space Exploration
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The many moods of Titan

( -- A set of recent papers, many of which draw on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveal new details in the emerging picture of how Saturn's moon Titan shifts with the seasons and even throughout the day. ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Saturn's rings are back

( -- It's been nearly two years since NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had views like these of Saturn's glorious rings. These views are possible again because Cassini has changed the angle at which it orbits Saturn ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Cassini spots daytime lightning on Saturn

( -- 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 the middle of swirling ...

dateJul 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Cassini captures new images of icy moon Rhea

( -- These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea, were taken on March 10, 2012, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This was a relatively distant flyby with a close-approach distance of 26,000 ...

dateMar 12, 2012 in Space Exploration
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