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May 25, 2016
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Cassini goes up and over for final mission tour of Saturn
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 24, 2016
Cassini orbited in Saturn's ring plane - around the planet's equator - for most of 2015. This enabled a season of flybys of the planet's icy moons, but did not allow for angled views of the rings and the planet's poles, like this one. But in early 2016, the spacecraft began to increase its orbital inclination, climbing higher over the poles in preparation for the mission's final spectacular orbits in 2017. This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 16 degrees above the ri ... read more

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Kepler-223 System Offers Clues to Planetary Migration
The four planets of the Kepler-223 star system appeared to have little in common with the planets of our own solar system today. But a new study using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope suggest ... more
OUTER PLANETS

Imaging the Encounter of a Lifetime
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The hard knock life of Saturn's Epimetheus
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Enceladus jets: surprises in starlight
During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. At first, the data from that ob ... more
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Discovering the bath scum on Titan
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Profile of a methane sea on Titan
Saturn's largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons - and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, ... more
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Y Marks the Spot
A sinuous feature snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle. This feature, which stretches from the terminator near center, toward upper left, is actually tectonic in nature, ... more
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Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust
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Saturn spacecraft not affected by hypothetical Planet 9
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EXO WORLDS

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Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan
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Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks
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Moons of Saturn may be younger than the dinosaurs
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Computer model explains sustained eruptions on icy moon of Saturn
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The Saturnian Sisters
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The Tilted Terminator Of Enceladus
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New photos show 'magic island' on Saturn's moon
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Tethys, Janus pose with Saturn's rings in new NASA photo

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Titan Temperature Lag Maps and Animation

IRON AND ICE

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DEEP IMPACT

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EXO WORLDS

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