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Be Humbled By the 9 Most Breathtaking Photos of Saturn’s Cassini Voyage

Be Humbled By the 9 Most Breathtaking Photos of Saturn’s Cassini Voyage

If you sometimes find yourself in the midst of everyday annoyances and frustrations from work, it can be helpful to take some time out your day for a humbling dose of ethereal wonder. Which is why we compiled our ten favorite photos from the Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year voyage around Saturn. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> The craft, […]

See Cassini’s last glimpses of the Saturn system

See Cassini’s last glimpses of the Saturn system

Momentous images from the spacecraft’s grand finale. View between the rings Cassini peeks between Saturn and its rings in July, 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute On September 14, Cassini’s cameras will capture their final pictures. These last few snapshots will make their way back to Earth, the last entries in what Linda Spilker—Cassini’s Project Scientist—referred to […]

Cassini Makes its ‘Goodbye Kiss’ Flyby of Titan

Cassini Makes its ‘Goodbye Kiss’ Flyby of Titan

Cassini made its final, distant flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan on Sept. 11, which set the spacecraft on its final dive toward the planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view › Larger view”/> NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of the planet’s giant moon Titan. […]

NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Activities

NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Activities

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is shown during its Sept. 15, 2017, plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere in this artist’s depiction. Cassini will use its thrusters to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible while sending back unique data about Saturn’s atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> […]

Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over

Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over

Cassini researchers have found evidence the active south polar region of Enceladus — the fractured terrain seen here at bottom — may have originally been closer to the icy moon’s equator. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Space Science Institute › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over […]

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever—and there are pictures

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever—and there are pictures

NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Three shots of Saturn’s atmosphere taken by Cassini NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to a close. After years of orbiting around the Saturn system and collecting some stellar scientific data, the spacecraft is on a path of certain destruction: on Sunday, the probe […]

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. The spacecraft made its 127th and final close approach to Titan on April 21 at 11:08 p.m. PDT (2:08 a.m. EDT on April 22), passing at an […]