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Saturn Moon Titan Beset with Icy South Pole, Finds NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft found that winter comes in like a lion on the moon of Saturn Titan’s south pole with a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in its low-to-mid stratosphere atmospheric region. Cassini’s camera had earlier sent an image of a cloud over Titan’s south pole at an altitude of about 186 miles (300 km) but that 2012 image ...

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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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A New Way to View Kraken Mare on Titan and ‘Despeckle’ It (Photo)

This Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan’s north polar region. This image was processed using a technique for handling noise that results in clearer views that can be easier for researchers to interpret. The technique, called despeckling, also ...

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