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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Thanks to the over 500,000 pictures taken by the Cassini mission, Google Maps has created a mapping tool that allows users to virtually explore the Solar System.
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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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The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab recently submitted a proposal to NASA for a robotic mission to Titan known as Dragonfly.
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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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A recent study has shown that Titan’s methane lakes experience very low waves, which could make it an ideal landing spot for future missions
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