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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.

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.

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.

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.

Gateway to Grand Finale – NASA's cassini makes last and fateful close flyby with Saturn's moon 'Titan'

Gateway to Grand Finale – NASA's cassini makes last and fateful close flyby with Saturn's moon 'Titan'

On April 21 at 11:08 p.m. PDT (2:08 a.m. EDT on April 22), the spacecraft passed at an altitude of about 608 miles (979 kilometers) above the surface of Saturn's moon, beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.

NASA's Cassini probe set to embark on final chapter of its 20-year journey

NASA's Cassini probe set to embark on final chapter of its 20-year journey

On April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 2,400-kilometre gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission`s grand finale, NASA said.

NASA's Saturn probe reveals nitrogen bubbles creating fizzy patches on Titan's lakes and seas!

NASA's Saturn probe reveals nitrogen bubbles creating fizzy patches on Titan's lakes and seas!

The release of nitrogen, known as exsolution, can also occur when methane seas warm slightly during the changing seasons on Titan.

NASA's Cassini bids farewell to Saturn's icy moon 'Mimas' with stunning high-res mosaic – See pic

NASA's Cassini bids farewell to Saturn's icy moon 'Mimas' with stunning high-res mosaic – See pic

According to NASA, this mosaic, acquired at a distance of approximately 28,000 miles (45,000 kilometers) from Mimas, is one of the highest resolution views ever captured of the icy moon.

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.

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.

Saturn's moon Daphnis mosaic made from Cassini images is incredibly stunning – See pic

Saturn's moon Daphnis mosaic made from Cassini images is incredibly stunning – See pic

In this new view of the mosaic, Daphnis is seen kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap. 

Saturn's rings dazzle in a close-up! NASA's Cassini delivers one of its best 'ring-grazing' images of the planet

Saturn's rings dazzle in a close-up! NASA's Cassini delivers one of its best 'ring-grazing' images of the planet

The 20-year-old spacecraft has been investigating the ringed planet for 13 years, thereby providing scientists with numerous insights into Saturn's structure and evolution.

A look back at Titan touchdown: NASA releases stunning video captured by Huygens probe when it landed on Saturn's hazy moon – WATCH

A look back at Titan touchdown: NASA releases stunning video captured by Huygens probe when it landed on Saturn's hazy moon – WATCH

The probe, which was carried to Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, landed on Titan on January, 14 2005, making it the most distant landing ever on another world, and the only landing on a body in the outer solar system. 

Saturn's moon Mimas' 'Mount Everest' stands tall in Cassini's latest image!

Saturn's moon Mimas' 'Mount Everest' stands tall in Cassini's latest image!

Herschel's peak stands nearly as tall as Mount Everest on Earth.

Moon Mimas creates illusion of proximity with Saturn's rings as Cassini clicks!

Moon Mimas creates illusion of proximity with Saturn's rings as Cassini clicks!

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas.

Top five amazing discoveries by Cassini at Saturn

Top five amazing discoveries by Cassini at Saturn

Top five amazing discoveries by Cassini at Saturn

Saturn moons younger than previously thought: Study

Saturn moons younger than previously thought: Study

Saturn's moons may be younger than previously thought, says a study based on freshly-harvested data from NASA's Cassini mission.

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's Saturn probe makes first 'ring-grazing' plunge

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's Saturn probe makes first 'ring-grazing' plunge

The spacecraft, which began its penultimate mission phase on November 30, crossed through the plane of Saturn's rings on December 4 at 5:09 a.m. PST (8:09 a.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 91,000 kilometres above the planet's cloud tops.

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

The image that shows Hyperion orbiting the planet in a chaotic manner was captured by the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on August 22, 2016 in green light.

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's probe begins 'ring-grazing' orbits to study Saturn's rings

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's probe begins 'ring-grazing' orbits to study Saturn's rings

During the first two orbits, the spacecraft will pass directly through an extremely faint ring produced by tiny meteors striking Saturn's two small moons Janus and Epimetheus.