Cassini

This was Exactly Where Cassini Crashed into Saturn

NASA has released a mosaic image that shows exactly where the Cassini probe would crash into Saturn's atmosphere, mere hours…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 458: The Science of Cassini

And now Cassini’s gone. Smashed up in the atmosphere of Saturn. But planetary scientists are going to be picking through…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 457: Why Did Cassini Have To Die? In Memoriam

It’s time to say goodbye to an old friend, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting within the Saturnian system…

3 years ago

Loss of Signal: Cassini Spacecraft Plunges Into Saturn

Until the very end, Cassini displayed just how robust and enduring this spacecraft has been throughout its entire 20 years…

3 years ago

Cassini: The Mission That Will Live Forever

"With Cassini, we had a rare opportunity and we seized it," said Linda Spilker, Cassini Mission Scientist. And on Friday,…

3 years ago

Saturn’s Hexagon Will be the Star of the Cassini Finale

In the coming weeks, the Cassini probe will getting a better glimpse at the hexagonal storm around its northern polar…

3 years ago

A Survivor’s Tale: Cassini Lives Through First Ring Dive

One down, twenty-one to go! The Cassini spacecraft survived the first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its…

3 years ago

Adieu Titan: So Long & Thanks For All The Hydrocarbons

On Friday, April 21st, the Cassini spacecraft conducted its last flyby of Titan, a maneuver which touched off the final…

3 years ago

Earth Beams From Between Saturn’s Rings in New Cassini Image

Cassini took this rare photo of the Earth and moon on April 12 just before the start of its daring…

4 years ago

The Bubbly Streams Of Titan

Titan's so-called "magic islands" are not islands at all, but nitrogen bubbles, according to researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

4 years ago