Watch: NASA releases incredible images of Saturn's moon Dione
Watch: NASA releases incredible images of Saturn's moon Dione

The US space agency has released spectacular views of Saturn's moon Dione captured by the Cassini spacecraft during its final close approach to the icy world.

 

Cassini spacecraft zips past Saturn's moon Dione for final time
Cassini spacecraft zips past Saturn's moon Dione for final time

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft zipped past Saturn’s moon Dione for its last time on Monday, August 17, in search of direct evidence that the moon is geologically alive and active.

NASA's Cassini probe set for last flyby of Saturn moon
NASA's Cassini probe set for last flyby of Saturn moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on August 17 -- the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's 11-year mission.

Cassini probe captures stunning views of Saturn's moon Dione

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent back images of rugged landscape of Saturn's fracture-faced moon Dione from its latest flyby.

Cassini probe gets final close-up of Saturn's oddball moon Hyperion
Cassini probe gets final close-up of Saturn's oddball moon Hyperion

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its latest and final flyby of Hyperion, Saturn's oddball moon.

NASA's Cassini to take one last look at Saturn's moon Hyperion

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will take final close-up look at Saturn's huge and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion on May 31.

Saturn's Titan may have violent methane storms that shape massive dunes

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, may have extremely violent methane storms, which may solve the mystery about the direction of the moon's dunes.

NASA probe back to map Saturn's icy moons

After almost two years of hovering high above Saturn's poles that limited its ability to encounter the moons apart from regular flybys of Titan, NASA's Cassini probe has finally returned to the realm of icy moons.

NASA's Cassini captures sunlight glinting off Titan's seas
NASA's Cassini captures sunlight glinting off Titan's seas

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has recently observed sunlight glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

Saturn probe Cassini captures first-ever pics of Uranus

NASA`s Cassini spacecraft has clicked its first-ever image of the pale blue ice-giant planet Uranus in the distance beyond Saturn`s rings.

Saturn: 10 interesting facts about the jewel of the solar system

Saturn is certainly a ‘royal’ planet, adorned with thousands of beautiful ringlets around it as its jewellery and hence is also nicknamed as “the jewel of the solar system.”

Saturn`s icy moon Dione had a watery past?

New images from NASA`s Cassini spacecraft show that the plain-looking Saturn moon Dione may have once had a geologically active subsurface ocean.

NASA`s Cassini shows Saturn as Solar System`s antiques shop

A new analysis of data from NASA`s Cassini spacecraft has suggested that Saturn`s moons and rings are gently worn vintage goods from around the time of our solar system`s birth.

Cassini finds second `PAC-MAN` moon in Saturn system

Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted a second feature shaped like the 1980s video game icon “PAC-MAN” in the Saturn system, this time on the moon Tethys.

Cassini makes 2nd closest encounter with Hyperion

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured raw images of Hyperion on August 25.

Cassini captures views of Saturn’s 2nd largest moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured some dramatic views of Saturn’s second largest moon Rhea.

NASA’s Cassini discovers warm fractures on Saturn’s moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has given a view of active fissures through south polar region of Enceladus.

Cassini’s 1st pics from Saturn’s radio aurora

The Cassini spacecraft has made the first observations from within the radio aurora of another planet.

Cassini captures ``ghostly dance`` of Saturn`s northern lights

Cassini has spotted the tallest known "northern lights" in the solar system, flickering in shape and brightness in a ``ghostly dance`` high above the ringed planet.

Cassini finds Saturn`s moons reshaping its rings

Some deformations from the normal pattern in the shape of F ring, one of the seven rings of Saturn, have been recently captured by NASA`s Cassini spacecraft.