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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 ...

dateDec 21, 2012 in Space Exploration
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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.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Space Exploration
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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.

dateNov 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Mars landing sky show

Every time NASA lands a rover on Mars--or even makes the attempt--it is cause for celebration. On August 5th, the heavens themselves are aligning to mark the event.

dateJul 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

dateJul 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

dateJul 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The Titanian seasons turn, turn, turn

(Phys.org) -- Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan, signs that the seasons are turning on Saturn's ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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