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Watch Two Dark Moons Sneak Into Cassini’s Shots

by Jason Major March 14, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter On March 11, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was acquiring some images of Saturn’s back-lit limb when two of its moons decided to make an entrance. Like stage hands in a darkened theatre the moons quickly passed  across the scene, moving between Saturn […]

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Five Saturn Moons Stun In Cassini Spacecraft Archival Image

by Elizabeth Howell November 5, 2013

This picture is from a couple of years ago, but still worth the extra look. The Cassini spacecraft — busily circling Saturn and gathering data on the ringed planet and its moons — managed to grab five of Saturn’s 62 known moons in one shot. The European Space Agency highlighted the picture on its home […]

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Swirling Vortex and Mini Moons: Spectacular Views of the Little Things Around Saturn

by John Williams November 12, 2012

High-altitude clouds in Titan’s seasonal south polar swirl glow dimly in this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. With wild storms and a vast ring system, nothing seems small around Saturn. But as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft loops high over Saturn’s poles, scientists are taking time to explore the little things including a swirling vortex, the miniature […]

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Cassini’s Majestic Saturn Moon Quintet

by Ken Kremer September 17, 2011

Check out this gorgeous new portrait of a Saturnian moon quintet taken by Earths’ emissary – NASA’s Cassini Orbiter. The moons are majestically poised along a backdrop of Saturn’s rings, fit for an artist’s canvas. Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas and Rhea are nearly lined up (from left to right) in this view acquired by Cassini […]

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Cassini Provides Stunning New Looks at Several Moons

by Nancy Atkinson February 1, 2011

The Cassini spacecraft recently had a mini ‘grand tour’ of several of Saturn’s moons and just sent back some great images of Helene, Mimas, Enceladus and Dione. Above is an amazing view of the Trojan moon Helene, which is only 32 kilometers (20 miles across) and shares an orbit with Dione. Cassini came withing 28,000 […]

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