Tag: cassini

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Apr2017
  A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. The spacecraft captured the view on April 12, 2017, at 10:41 p.m. PDT (1:41 a.m. EDT on April 13). Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth ... Read More
April 24, 2017Chris Minney
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Jul2015
NASA's Cassini probe, which has been in orbit around Saturn for over a decade, just sent back a handful of gorgeous images of the planet's rocky moon Dione. The picture above, taken on Wednesday, shows a close-up of Dione's surface with the bright rings of Saturn peeking out from ... Read More
July 2, 2015Chris Minney
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Jul2015
On Earth, we’re used to seeing a crescent moon—so much so that we barely pay attention to it. But imagine seeing three crescent moons at the same time. This is what NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured on March 25, 2015. The rare image shows three of Saturn’s 62 moons: Titan (the largest ... Read More
July 2, 2015Chris Minney
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May2015

Rhea’s Rugged Horizon

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The surface of Rhea has been sculpted largely by impact cratering, each crater a reminder of a collision sometime in the moon's history. On more geologically active worlds like Earth, the craters would be erased by erosion, volcanoes or tectonics. But on quieter worlds like Rhea, the craters remain until ... Read More
May 27, 2015Chris Minney
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Jan2015
Ten years ago Luxel filters aboard the Huygens probe landed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon on board the Cassini spacecraft, ESA’s Huygens probe has successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and safely landed on its surface.... Read More
January 14, 2015Chris Minney

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Oct2013
October 8, 2013Luxel Corporation

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