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On Valentine’s Day Cassini Sends Stunning Images of Saturn with Love

Ever since Cassini arrived at Saturn in 2004 for scientific exploration of the planet, it has allure all along for its images of beautiful outer surface of the planet. Now that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, images sent by Cassini provide dramatic views from the spacecraft’s imaging cameras — and other sensors that observe in infrared, ultraviolet and radio frequencies — ...

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Cassini-Huygens: Stunning Image of Titan’s Tallest Mountain Rivals Everest

Latest Cassini Images of Titan

NASA’s Cassini probe mission has sent images of Saturn’s moon Titan showing some tallest mountains on its surface measuring more than 10,000 feet. The mountainous ridges called the Mithrim Montes showed three series of mountain ridges and the top measured 10,948 feet in height. Most of these mountain ridges are located near the equator. The region is called Xanadu. “It’s ...

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NASA Conference Monday (Oct.26) to Reveal Historic Cassini Flyby of Saturn Moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take closest ever images of an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The spacecraft will make its closest approach to Enceladus at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday at an altitude of 30 miles (49 kilometers) above the moon’s south polar region. The encounter ...

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Best-Ever Images of Saturn Moon Enceladus Oceans Sent by Cassini on Fly-by Now

NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed by Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on Oct. 14, 2015, capturing this stunning image of the moon's north pole. A companion view from the wide-angle camera (PIA20010) shows a zoomed out view of the same region for context. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during its fly-by Saturn has sent the best-ever images of the northern extremes of Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus, which were taken on Oct. 14. The fly-by covered 1,142 miles (1,839 kilometers) above the moon’s surface. The fly-by encounter will lasto next several days and more images will be sent, said NASA. Earlier, scientists believed that the ...

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus stunning lights similar to curtain eruptions seen on Earth: Scientists

New research proposes the possibility that icy eruptions on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus could be in the form of broad, curtain-like eruptions, rather than discrete jets. Based on data obtained from NASA’s Cassini mission, the researchers say these eruptions from Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Though they appear to be individual jets ...

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NASA’s Cassini Captures Titan Shorelines, Channels in Close Flyby

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured the surface of Titan’s north polar seas in this near-infrared, color mosaic picture. The mirror-like reflection is in the south of Titan’s largest sea, Kraken mare. Taken on Aug. 21, 2014, the picture was released by NASA now. Cassini’s radar uses its synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mode to obtain images of Titan’s seas in order to ...

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