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Shani Amavasya 2017: This is how you can seek divine blessings!

Shani Amavasya 2017: This is how you can seek divine blessings!

Faith moveth mountains and therefore there are numerous ways to seek the blessings of the almighty. As per Hindu tradition, the Saturn Lord or Shani Dev is one of the main deities worshipped across the globe. The Lord is mentioned in the ancient Puranas and scripts as well. The planet associated with the Lord is Saturn; it is also one of the main Navagraha as per Hindu mythology.

Nov 18, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
Saturn and its rings look graceful in this stunning image by NASA's Cassini

Saturn and its rings look graceful in this stunning image by NASA's Cassini

Scientists scoured images of this region, particularly those taken at the high phase (spacecraft-ring-Sun) angles, looking for material that might pose a hazard to the spacecraft.

Oct 24, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Toxic cloud of hybrid ice spotted on Saturn's moon Titan

Toxic cloud of hybrid ice spotted on Saturn's moon Titan

The Cassini spacecraft ended its Saturn mission on September 15 by crashing into the planet.

Oct 20, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
Seven moons work together to keep Saturn's largest ring in place

Seven moons work together to keep Saturn's largest ring in place

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring.
 

Oct 18, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
This is where NASA's Cassini took its final plunge before it met its end – See pic

This is where NASA's Cassini took its final plunge before it met its end – See pic

Mission scientists will examine the spacecraft's final observations in the coming weeks for new insights about Saturn.

Sep 16, 2017, 18:12 PM IST
Here's a glimpse of final Saturn images by Cassini

Here's a glimpse of final Saturn images by Cassini

The spacecraft is in the process of emptying its onboard solid-state recorder of all science data, prior to reconfiguring for a near-real-time data relay during the final plunge.

Sep 15, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
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 to make death plunge into Saturn today at 113,000 kms per hour

Cassini to make death plunge into Saturn today at 113,000 kms per hour

The final plunge will take place on the day side of Saturn, near local noon, with the spacecraft entering the atmosphere around 10 degrees north latitude, NASA said. 

Sep 14, 2017, 11:38 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
Ahead of its death plunge, NASA's Cassini takes a last look at Saturn and its rings – See pic

Ahead of its death plunge, NASA's Cassini takes a last look at Saturn and its rings – See pic

Cassini has been orbiting Saturn for nearly a half of a Saturnian year but that journey is nearing its end. 

Sep 12, 2017, 10:18 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
Top of the world: NASA's Cassini delivers spectacular image of turbulent clouds on Saturn!

Top of the world: NASA's Cassini delivers spectacular image of turbulent clouds on Saturn!

Cassini's long mission at Saturn enabled the spacecraft to see the Sun rise over the north, revealing that region in great detail for the first time.

Aug 29, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Cassini's Grand Finale: NASA spacecraft all set to commence final five orbits around Saturn

Cassini's Grand Finale: NASA spacecraft all set to commence final five orbits around Saturn

Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn at 12:22 am EDT Monday, August 14.

Aug 10, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

The team found large quantities of the chemical on Titan, most likely in the stratosphere – the hazy part of the atmosphere that gives this moon its brownish-orange colour.

Jul 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Cassini revelation: Saturn's moon Titan contains key building block of life!

Cassini revelation: Saturn's moon Titan contains key building block of life!

Using data from Cassini mission, scientists including those from University College London (UCL) in the UK, identified negatively charged molecules called 'carbon chain anions' in the atmosphere of Titan.

Jul 28, 2017, 12:51 PM IST
NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn's magnetic field has no tilt and many more

NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn's magnetic field has no tilt and many more

The space probe, currently undergoing the final phase of its mission, known as the Grand Finale, has made some startling observations of the planet as it makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings.

Jul 25, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Cassini's masterpiece: Saturn dazzles in the bright sunlight in NASA's new image! - See pic

Cassini's masterpiece: Saturn dazzles in the bright sunlight in NASA's new image! - See pic

The planet’s wavy cloud patterns and the smooth arcs of the vast rings are clearly visible and look gorgeous as the light glints off them.

Jul 10, 2017, 22:49 PM IST
Scientists create mini Saturn planets using charged liquid droplets

Scientists create mini Saturn planets using charged liquid droplets

The achievement may pave the way for generating microscopic and uniform particles and capsules which are often used in products such as drugs, inks, cosmetics and paints, researchers said.

Jul 10, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
Titan's calm lakes may aid smooth landing for space probes

Titan's calm lakes may aid smooth landing for space probes

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and one of the locations in the solar system that is thought to possess the ingredients for life.

Jul 06, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
Astronomers detect large quantity of methanol around Saturn's moon Enceladus

Astronomers detect large quantity of methanol around Saturn's moon Enceladus

Enceladus`s plumes are thought to originate in water escaping from a subsurface ocean through cracks in the moon`s icy surface. Eventually these plumes feed into Saturn`s second-outermost ring, the E-ring.

Jul 05, 2017, 15:35 PM IST