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Solar system simulation reveals planetary mystery

When we look at the Solar System, what clues show us how it formed? We can see pieces of its formation in asteroids, comets and other small bodies that cluster on the fringes of our neighborhood (and sometimes, fly closer ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Astronomy
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Which planets have rings?

Planetary rings are an interesting phenomenon. The mere mention of these two words tends to conjure up images of Saturn, with its large and colorful system of rings that form an orbiting disk. But in fact, several other planets ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 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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Saturn's moon Dione

Thanks to the Cassini mission, a great deal has been learned about Saturn's system of moons (aka. the Cronian system) in the past decade. Thanks to the presence of an orbiter in the system, astronomers and space exploration ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Space Exploration
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