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Image: Not really starless at Saturn

Saturn's main rings, along with its and moons, are much brighter than most stars. As a result, much shorter exposure times (10 milliseconds, in this case) are required to produce an image and not saturate the detectors of ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Saturn at opposition 2016

They're back. After a wintertime largely devoid of evening worlds, the planets are once again in the evening sky. First Jupiter, then Mars have crossed opposition over the past few months, and now Saturn is set to take center ...

dateMay 27, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Saturn askew

As a convention for public release, Cassini images of Saturn are generally oriented so that Saturn appears north up, but the spacecraft views the planet and its expansive rings from all sorts of angles. Here, a half-lit Saturn ...

dateApr 06, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Moons of Saturn may be younger than the dinosaurs

New research suggests that some of Saturn's icy moons, as well as itsfamous rings, might be modern adornments. Their dramatic birth may have taken place a mere hundred million years ago, more recent than the reign of many ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in Astronomy
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