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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.

Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps

Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps

The environment on Titan may seem surprisingly familiar. Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. 

Unmanned solar system mission to seek life on Saturn's moons up next on NASA's agenda?

Unmanned solar system mission to seek life on Saturn's moons up next on NASA's agenda?

The proposed missions of discovery – submitted under NASA's New Frontiers programme – will undergo scientific and technical review over the next seven months, the US space agency said in a statement on Friday. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures close-up of plateaus of Saturn’s C ring

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures close-up of plateaus of Saturn’s C ring

NASA has released a close-up view of Saturn’s C ring region that is uniformly bright.

Looking back at five incredible Cassini revelations during its final mission – the ring-grazing orbits!

Looking back at five incredible Cassini revelations during its final mission – the ring-grazing orbits!

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.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures 'Earhart' propeller in Saturn's A ring

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures 'Earhart' propeller in Saturn's A ring

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of 'Earhart' propeller in Saturn's A ring.

Sands covering surface of Saturn's moon Titan are 'electrically charged', say scientists!

Sands covering surface of Saturn's moon Titan are 'electrically charged', say scientists!

They maintain that charge for days or months at a time and attach to other hydrocarbon substances, much like packing peanuts used in shipping boxes here on Earth.

NASA shares anaglyph view of Saturn's moon Pan!

NASA shares anaglyph view of Saturn's moon Pan!

The US space agency has released a anaglyphs, stereo views and quirky shape of Saturn's moon Pan.

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.