Saturn's moon Titan has 'sea levels' similar to Earth, reveals Cassini

Titan is the only world we know of in our solar system, besides Earth, that has stable liquid on its surface and the latest finding that shows remarkable similarities between the two.

Jan 18, 2018, 13:45 PM IST

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

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

NASA bids goodbye to Cassini: A 13-year journey comes to a close

The 20-year-old spacecraft has been investigating the ringed planet for 13 long years and it's finally time for NASA to say goodbye.

Sep 15, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

As Cassini nears its end, what's next on the agenda? Check out what NASA has in store!

Many lessons learned during Cassini's mission are being applied to planning NASA's Europa Clipper mission, planned for launch in the 2020s. 

Sep 10, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

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

Cassini spacecraft's grand finale: Scientists make music from Saturn's moons, rings

The Cassini spacecraft has been collecting data while orbiting Saturn since its arrival in 2004 and is now in the throes of a final death spiral.

Aug 31, 2017, 16:59 PM IST

Cassini to perform death-plunge soon, NASA reminisces about the epic journey – Watch video

On September 15, 2017, Cassini will end its service and make a death-plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. 

Aug 30, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

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 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

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

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

Cassini beams back its pre-grand finale, saying goodbye to Saturn's main ring system! - See pic

 The image was part of a mosaic that included the planet's moon Daphnis (PIA17212).

May 31, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

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.

May 25, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

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.

May 06, 2017, 09:15 AM IST