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Cassini Helps with Dune Mystery

Cassini Helps with Dune Mystery

A recent paper published by Japanese astronomer Tetsuya Tokano suggests a solution for one of the mysteries found on Saturn’s moon, Titan. Using data retrieved from the Cassini spacecraft, he designed a model that solves one of the moon’s paradoxes. ...

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Herschel Crater on Mimas of Saturn

Herschel Crater on Mimas of Saturn

Mimas, one of the smaller round moons of Saturn, sports Herschel crater, one of the larger impact craters in the entire Solar System. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn took the above image of Herschel crater in unprecedented detail ...

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Unraveling Saturn Rings

Unraveling Saturn Rings

In this simulated image of Saturn’s rings, color is used to represent information about ring particle sizes in different regions based on the measured effects of three radio signals. Three simultaneous radio signals of 0.94, 3.6 and 13 centimeter wavelength ...

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How Saturn’s Moon Got Its Stripes

How Saturn’s Moon Got Its Stripes

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have revealed the origins of tiger stripes and a subsurface ocean on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s many moons. In addition to explaining these geological features, the study sheds light on the evolution of planets ...

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Underground Water on Saturn’s Moon

Underground Water on Saturn’s Moon

Researchers working on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn are theorizing that Saturn’s moon Enceladus has pockets of liquid water located just underneath its surface. Several recent flybys of this moon (including one on October 9, 2008 that passed a mere ...

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Psychedelic Saturn

Psychedelic Saturn

This image of Saturn was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on December 13, 2006 at a distance of approximately 822,000 kilometers (511,000 miles) from the planet. The image of Saturn and its rings is composed of several images captured by ...

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Saturn’s Moon Captured on Video

Saturn’s Moon Captured on Video

Based on 14 frames captured when the unmanned Cassini spacecraft encountered Hyperion in early 2006, this first ever video shows the small, Saturn moon (280 km /174 mi. across) over a 12 hr period on flyby about 1 million km ...

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