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Image: Haze on the Saturn horizon

This false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the rings beyond Saturn's sunlit horizon. Along the limb (the planet's edge) at left can be seen a thin, detached haze. This haze vanishes toward the right ...

dateJul 28, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: Listening for Cassini

ESA's sensitive tracking antennas at New Norcia, Western Australia, and Malargüe, Argentina (seen here in 2012), are being called in to help gather crucial science data during Cassini's last months in orbit, dubbed the Grand ...

dateMay 05, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Catching Cassini's call

This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn.

dateJan 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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IMAGE: The longest call

On 10 August 2016, ESA's tracking station at New Norcia, Western Australia, hosting a 35 m-diameter, 630-tonne deep-space antenna, received signals transmitted by NASA's Cassini orbiter at Saturn, through 1.44 billion km ...

dateAug 19, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Cassini image: Criss-crossed rings

At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Dark pools on Titan

This radar image from the Cassini orbiter shows a thin strip of surface on Saturn's moon Titan. The yellow-hued terrain appears to be peppered with blue-tinted lakes and seas. However, these would not be much fun to splash ...

dateJan 11, 2016 in Space Exploration
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