Cassini spacecraft

Cassini spacecraft's grand finale: Scientists make music from Saturn's moons, rings

Cassini spacecraft's grand finale: Scientists make music from Saturn's moons, rings

The Cassini spacecraft has been collecting data while orbiting Saturn since its arrival in 2004 and is now in the throes of a final death spiral.

Aug 31, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Top of the world: NASA's Cassini delivers spectacular image of turbulent clouds on Saturn!

Top of the world: NASA's Cassini delivers spectacular image of turbulent clouds on Saturn!

Cassini's long mission at Saturn enabled the spacecraft to see the Sun rise over the north, revealing that region in great detail for the first time.

Aug 29, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Cassini's Grand Finale: NASA spacecraft all set to commence final five orbits around Saturn

Cassini's Grand Finale: NASA spacecraft all set to commence final five orbits around Saturn

Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn at 12:22 am EDT Monday, August 14.

Aug 10, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn's magnetic field has no tilt and many more

NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn's magnetic field has no tilt and many more

The space probe, currently undergoing the final phase of its mission, known as the Grand Finale, has made some startling observations of the planet as it makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings.

Jul 25, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
NASA's Cassini peers through sliver of Saturn's sunlit atmosphere

NASA's Cassini peers through sliver of Saturn's sunlit atmosphere

As per NASA, the image was taken in green light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on March 31, 2017.

Jun 27, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
NASA's Cassini spots bright methane clouds, hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan

NASA's Cassini spots bright methane clouds, hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan

The image shows Cassini spoting bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn's moon Titan, along with dark hydrocarbon lakes and seas clustered around the north pole.

Jun 16, 2017, 11:03 AM IST
Cassini reveals Saturn's moon 'Iapetus' is a world of contrast – See pic

Cassini reveals Saturn's moon 'Iapetus' is a world of contrast – See pic

Data from the Cassini mission has shown that Cassini Regio on Iapetus is covered in a layer of dark, dusty material creating a stark contrast to the much brighter region that surrounds it, which leads to the moon's distinctive, two-toned appearance. 

Jun 13, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
Cassini beams back its pre-grand finale, saying goodbye to Saturn's main ring system! - See pic

Cassini beams back its pre-grand finale, saying goodbye to Saturn's main ring system! - See pic

 The image was part of a mosaic that included the planet's moon Daphnis (PIA17212).

May 31, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Cassini reaches new milestone as 'solstice' arrives at Saturn

Cassini reaches new milestone as 'solstice' arrives at Saturn

According to NASA, reaching the solstice, and observing seasonal changes in the Saturn system along the way, was a primary goal of Cassini's Solstice Mission - the name of Cassini's second extended mission.

May 25, 2017, 10:09 AM IST
Cassini spots 'bands of bright clouds' drifting across Saturn's moon Titan

Cassini spots 'bands of bright clouds' drifting across Saturn's moon Titan

On May 7, 2017, Cassini spacecraft captured this view of bands of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn's Titan as it passed above the moon's surface.

May 10, 2017, 10:08 AM IST
Cassini's Grand Finale: What's there between Saturn's rings? Not even space dust, say surprised scientists!

Cassini's Grand Finale: What's there between Saturn's rings? Not even space dust, say surprised scientists!

The rings themselves are made of fast-moving particles of ice and space debris.

May 06, 2017, 09:15 AM IST
NASA releases new video showing Cassini's first 'Grand Finale' dive over Saturn

NASA releases new video showing Cassini's first 'Grand Finale' dive over Saturn

NASA has released a new video taken by th spacecrfat as it swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings.

May 04, 2017, 10:56 AM IST
Cassini's Grand Finale – NASA probe poised to dive between Saturn and its rings for second time

Cassini's Grand Finale – NASA probe poised to dive between Saturn and its rings for second time

On Tuesday, May 2, at 3.38 p.m. EDT (1:a.m. Wednesday India Time), NASA's Cassini will shoot the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings for the second time in its Grand Finale.

May 02, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!

NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!

The unprocessed image shows features in Saturn's atmosphere from closer than ever before.

Apr 27, 2017, 20:47 PM IST
NASA's Cassini spacecraft flies between Saturn and its rings!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft flies between Saturn and its rings!

 NASA's Cassini became the first spacecraft to enter the gap between Saturn and its rings. 

Apr 26, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
NASA's Cassini begins 'Grand Finale' at Saturn: Google commemorates milestone with a doodle

NASA's Cassini begins 'Grand Finale' at Saturn: Google commemorates milestone with a doodle

As Cassini enters its final phase called the 'Grand Finale' on Saturn mission, Google is celebrating the 20-year journey of the spacecraft with a doodle on its homepage.

Apr 26, 2017, 09:21 AM IST
Peek-a-boo! NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught planet Earth peering from between Saturn's icy rings – See pic

Peek-a-boo! NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught planet Earth peering from between Saturn's icy rings – See pic

It's a never-seen-before photograph clicked when Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth.

Apr 22, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
NASA's Cassini to make its final close encounter with Saturn's moon Titan on Friday!

NASA's Cassini to make its final close encounter with Saturn's moon Titan on Friday!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close encounter with Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan on Friday.

Apr 21, 2017, 00:47 AM IST
Cassini finds ingredient for life at Saturn's moon Enceladus - Watch

Cassini finds ingredient for life at Saturn's moon Enceladus - Watch

The US space agency NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's sixth largest moon Enceladus.

Apr 14, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
There may be alien life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, say NASA scientists

There may be alien life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, say NASA scientists

The US space agency NASA has made a big revelation on its new discoveries on ocean worlds in our solar system on Thursday.

Apr 14, 2017, 09:26 AM IST