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April 16, 2014
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Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
Pais Vasco, Spain (SPX) Apr 15, 2014
In 1980 and 1981 NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 space probes passed for the first time over the planet Saturn, located 1,500 million km from the Sun. Among their numerous discoveries they observed a strange, hexagon-shaped structure in the planet's uppermost clouds surrounding its north pole. The hexagon remained virtually static, without moving, vis-a-vis the planet's overall rotation that was not accurately known. What is more, the images captured by the Voyager probes found that the clouds were moving ... read more
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NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moon ... more
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Join in the Cassini Name Game
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Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus
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Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus
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Four Moons About Saturn's Rings
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First Ring System Around Asteroid
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth, Stanford scientists find
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Your 15 Minutes of 'Frame' - from NASA's Cassini
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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back
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The Wisps of Dione
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NASA Spacecraft Get a 360-Degree View of Saturn's Auroras
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

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Cassini's View of Weird and Wonderful Saturn
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Dwarf Planet Ceres - 'A Game Changer in the Solar System'
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ROCKET SCIENCE

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Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon

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