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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Saturn’s Rings are Just 10 to 100 Million Years Of Ages

Saturn’s Rings are Just 10 to 100 Million Years Of Ages

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Can you imagine the Solar System without Saturn’s rings? Can you envision Earth at the time the dinosaurs roamed the planet? According to a new paper, the two may have coincided. Data from the Cassini mission shows that Saturn’s rings may be only 10 to 100 million years old. They may not have been there…
Cassini Saw Rain Falling at Titan’s North Pole

Cassini Saw Rain Falling at Titan’s North Pole

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The Cassini mission to Saturn ended in September 2017, but the data it gathered during its 13 year mission is still yielding scientific results. On the heels of a newly-released global image of Saturn’s moon Titan comes another discovery: Rainfall at Titan’s north pole. Climate models developed by scientists during Cassini’s mission concluded that rain…
Titan’s Thick Clouds Obscure our View, however Cassini Took these Images in Infrared, Revealing the Moon’s Surface area Functions

Titan’s Thick Clouds Obscure our View, however Cassini Took these Images...

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Saturn’s moon Titan is a very strange place. It’s surrounded by a dense, opaque atmosphere, the only moon in the solar system with an atmosphere to speak of. It has lakes of liquid methane on its surface, maybe some cryovolcanoes, and some scientists speculate that it could support a form of life. Very weird life.…
Saturn is Losing its Rings, Quick. They Might be Gone Within 100 Million Years

Saturn is Losing its Rings, Quick. They Might be Gone Within...

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It has been almost forty years since the Voyager 1 and 2 missions visited the Saturn system. As the probes flew by the gas giant, they were able to capture some stunning, high-resolution images of the planet’s atmosphere, its many moons, and its iconic ring system. In addition, the probes also revealed that Saturn was…
Being Cassini. Experience What It Resembled to Fly Past Jupiter and Saturn and Their Moons

Being Cassini. Experience What It Resembled to Fly Past Jupiter and...

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What would it be like to be onboard the Cassini orbiter as it made its way around Jupiter and Saturn and their moons? Pretty cool. Now a new video made from Cassini images pieces together parts of that stately journey. Kevin M. Gill, software and self-described data wrangler at NASA-JPL, put together a video that…
Titan First-Ever Detected Dust Storms Proves the Moon to be More Earth-like than Ever

Titan First-Ever Detected Dust Storms Proves the Moon to be More...

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Ever since the Cassini orbiter entered the Saturn system in July of 2004, scientists and the general public have been treated to a steady stream of data about this ringed giant and its many fascinating moons. In particular, a great deal of attention was focused on Saturn’s largest moon Titan, which has many surprising Earth-like…

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