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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
The dew drop of Saturn – See pic!

The dew drop of Saturn – See pic!

In this NASA image, the water-world Enceladus appears to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf. 

May 03, 2016, 09:37 AM IST
Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

The two possible candidates are: the icy moons of gas giants Jupiter and Saturn which harbour sub-surface oceans perfect for hosting life.

Apr 25, 2016, 14:07 PM IST
Scientists decode eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

Scientists decode eruptions on icy moon of Saturn

The jury is still on out on this until the results from the final Enceladus flybys of last year are fully analysed.
 

Mar 29, 2016, 15:32 PM IST
Cassini spots tilted terminator of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Cassini spots tilted terminator of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

The image shows the wrinkled plains of the moon that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.

Mar 15, 2016, 18:03 PM IST
Watch: How Cassini will make final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Watch: How Cassini will make final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus

Watch how NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon make a daring final close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

Dec 17, 2015, 10:32 AM IST
See pic: Saturn's two moons Enceladus and Tethys pose for NASA's Cassini!

See pic: Saturn's two moons Enceladus and Tethys pose for NASA's Cassini!

NASA's Cassini-Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft that was launched into space in 2004.

Dec 15, 2015, 13:56 PM IST
Here`s how water escapes from Saturn

Here`s how water escapes from Saturn

A researcher has discovered how water ions escape from Saturn's environment.

Dec 04, 2015, 08:51 AM IST
See pic: NASA's Cassini captures varying characteristics of Saturn's rings and Enceladus

See pic: NASA's Cassini captures varying characteristics of Saturn's rings and Enceladus

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 29, 2015.

Dec 01, 2015, 11:57 AM IST
See pic: Cassini captures brighter surface of Saturn's moon 'Enceladus'

See pic: Cassini captures brighter surface of Saturn's moon 'Enceladus'

NASA's Cassini has returned some stunning images of the Saturn's two moons, Dione and Enceladus on Wednesday. Though the surface of these two moons are made up of nearly the same material but Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione.

Nov 18, 2015, 10:52 AM IST
NASA releases images of Saturn's largest moon Titan with its dunelands!

NASA releases images of Saturn's largest moon Titan with its dunelands!

Titan's image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 25, 2015 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 938 nanometers.

Nov 03, 2015, 16:41 PM IST