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Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds
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Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds

Auroras are electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons.

Saturn's moon Titan was shaped by similar geological processes as Earth: study
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Saturn's moon Titan was shaped by similar geological processes as Earth: study

The dunes and lakes on Titan were relatively young while mountainous terrain appeared older.

NASA's Cassini reveals details of a collection of mini-moons nestled between Saturn's rings
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NASA's Cassini reveals details of a collection of mini-moons nestled between Saturn's rings

The mini-moons —Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Pandora, Epimetheus each measure between eight and 116 kms.

Saturn spent almost an entire existence solo, before getting its stunning rings
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Saturn spent almost an entire existence solo, before getting its stunning rings

Saturn's primary rings appear to be just 10 million to 100 million years old, a new study has found.

NASA's Cassini discovers giant dust storms raging on Saturn's moon Titan's equator
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NASA's Cassini discovers giant dust storms raging on Saturn's moon Titan's equator

The pattern of dust storms along Titan's equator Cassini found resembles those seen on Earth & Mars.

Craters on Titan are prime locations to search for building blocks of life: Study
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Craters on Titan are prime locations to search for building blocks of life: Study

Large craters on Titan, are the prime locations to search for the building blocks of life.

NASA's Cassini captures eerie audio of interaction between Saturn and Enceladus
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NASA's Cassini captures eerie audio of interaction between Saturn and Enceladus

This recording was captured by the Radio Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) instrument on 2 September 2017

You can watch NASA's Cassini make its 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere later today: Here's how
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You can watch NASA's Cassini make its 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere later today: Here's how

The Cassini mission was launched in 1997 as a joint venture between NASA, ESA and the ASI. It's been orbiting Saturn since 2004.

Saturn's silver sheen: Nasa unveils photo of the planet's crescent moon
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Saturn's silver sheen: Nasa unveils photo of the planet's crescent moon

In a revealing photo of Nasa crescent moon taken by the Cassini spacecraft, shines right above its Saturn's blue rings. Assigned to explore Saturn and its moons, the spacecraft flew about 630,000 miles from Enceladus in July 2015 to explore the possibility of life.

NASA spacecraft captures stunning images of Earth from 900 mn miles
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NASA spacecraft captures stunning images of Earth from 900 mn miles

A robotic space probe nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion km) from Earth turned its gaze away from Saturn and its entourage of moons to take a picture of its home planet, NASA said on Monday.

NASA spacecraft captures stunning images of Earth from 900 mn miles
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NASA spacecraft captures stunning images of Earth from 900 mn miles

A robotic space probe nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion km) from Earth turned its gaze away from Saturn and its entourage of moons to take a picture of its home planet, NASA said on Monday.

Image: Nasa captures stunning shot of hurricane on Saturn
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Image: Nasa captures stunning shot of hurricane on 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

Image: Nasa captures stunning shot of hurricane on Saturn
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Image: Nasa captures stunning shot of hurricane on 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