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NASA snapped a new image of Saturn, and it’s a real stunner

September 12th, 2019

Of all the planets in our solar system, most people would agree that Saturn is the most instantly recognizable. Its massive rings make it an unmistakable sight, but despite its celebrity status among us Earthlings, there’s still plenty we don’t know about it. Now, a new series of images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope …

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NASA’s Cassini reveals more detail in Saturn’s rings

June 13th, 2019

NASA’s Cassini mission officially ended way back in 2017. It was then that the spacecraft plunged into Saturn, destroying itself in a blaze of glory, but the incredible wealth of data it sent back during its life is still being studied and, as a new paper published in Science reveals, it still has some secrets …

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NASA’s Cassini discovers shockingly deep lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan

April 16th, 2019

It’s been well over a year since NASA’s incredibly trusty Cassini probe performed its final act, plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere where it was obliterated by the intense friction. It was a bittersweet day for the astronomy community, but the wealth of information Cassini gathered during its over 13 years orbiting Saturn is still yielding new …

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NASA discovers Saturn’s moons are caked in ring dust

April 2nd, 2019

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has long since bitten the proverbial dust, but data it sent back years ago is now revealing how actual dust affects some of the planet’s many moons. As NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains in a new blog post, Saturn’s iconic rings tend to litter some of its moons with a variety of …