A new study by an international team of researchers has shown that Enceladus has been producing enough energy in its interior to keep a warm water ocean for billions of years.
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One of the many interesting finds made by the Cassini orbiter before it crashed into Saturn was evidence of a hybrid, toxic ice cloud above Titan’s southern pole.
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A recent study by UCLA scientists has shown a link between extreme rainstorms on Titan and surface features detected by the Cassini orbiter.
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Until the very end, Cassini displayed just how robust and enduring this spacecraft has been throughout its entire 20 years in space and its 13-year mission at Saturn. As Cassini plummeted through the ringed-planet’s atmosphere, its thrusters fought the good fight to keep the antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible, sending as […]
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“With Cassini, we had a rare opportunity and we seized it,” said Linda Spilker, Cassini Mission Scientist. And on Friday, September 15, we say goodbye to this incredible spacecraft. Since 2004, Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, exploring the magnificent gas giant planet while weaving through an incredibly diverse assortment of 60-plus icy moons, and skimming […]
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Before it makes its final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday, the Cassini spacecraft made one last flyby of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon
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A new study by an international team of scientists shows how Titan’s atmosphere could contain a key building block for organic molecules, which could drastic implications in the hunt for extra-terrestrial life.
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In the coming weeks, the Cassini probe will getting a better glimpse at the hexagonal storm around its northern polar region, as part of its Grand Finale
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One down, twenty-one to go! The Cassini spacecraft survived the first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings, and is now back communicating with Earth. It was a long day for Cassini scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory while the spacecraft was out of contact for 20 hours during this […]
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On Friday, April 21st, the Cassini spacecraft conducted its last flyby of Titan, a maneuver which touched off the final phase of its mission around Saturn.
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