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Five incredible revelations of NASA's Cassini mission

Five incredible revelations of NASA's Cassini mission

Cassini's aim of investigating Saturn is truly a fruitful one, owing to all the amazingly informative insights into the evolution and structure of the ringed planet.

Sep 15, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
Cassini gives Titan a 'goodbye kiss' as it takes a final glimpse of Saturn's giant moon

Cassini gives Titan a 'goodbye kiss' as it takes a final glimpse of Saturn's giant moon

On September 11, the spacecraft made its closest approach to Titan at 12:04 pm PDT (3:04 pm EDT), at an altitude of 73,974 miles (119,049 kilometers) above the moon's surface.

Sep 12, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Cassini and Enceladus move in sync as NASA reveals a 'spacecraft's eye' view

Cassini and Enceladus move in sync as NASA reveals a 'spacecraft's eye' view

The relative motions of both Cassini and Enceladus over a 15-minute period create the movement seen in the movie sequence.

Sep 06, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over: Study

Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over: Study

Researchers found evidence that the moon's spin axis - the line through the north and south poles - has reoriented.

May 31, 2017, 13:38 PM IST
NASA's Cassini probe reveals Saturn's icy moon 'Enceladus' may have tipped over

NASA's Cassini probe reveals Saturn's icy moon 'Enceladus' may have tipped over

According to latest research from NASA's Cassini probe, the moon's spin axis - the line through the north and south poles - has reoriented, possibly due to a collision with a smaller body, such as an asteroid.

May 31, 2017, 11:44 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
The warmth within: Cassini discovers heat beneath the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus!

The warmth within: Cassini discovers heat beneath the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus!

The finding agrees with the results of a 2016 study by a team independent of the Cassini mission that estimated the thickness of Enceladus' icy crust.

Mar 14, 2017, 09:44 AM IST
The dichotomy between northern and southern regions of Saturn's moon Enceladus – See pic

The dichotomy between northern and southern regions of Saturn's moon Enceladus – See pic

To the north, we see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the many impacts the moon has suffered in its history. However, to the south we see a smoother body with wrinkles due to geologic activity, said NASA.

Mar 07, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
Four days at Saturn – NASA's Cassini captures stunning images of ringed planet! (Watch)

Four days at Saturn – NASA's Cassini captures stunning images of ringed planet! (Watch)

Measuring the exact length of a Saturn day seems to be one of the big challenges for scientists on NASA's Cassini mission. 

Nov 04, 2016, 13:46 PM IST