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Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet. Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn. The spacecraft’s point of closest approach […]

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Hurricanes of Saturn.

April 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hurricanes of Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of […]

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