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Successful Huygens test: last before separation
ESA's Huygens probe, now orbiting Saturn on board the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft, is in good health and successfully passed its sixteenth 'In-Flight Checkout' on 23 November 2004. (2004-11-23)
New images of Titan
View new images of Titan taken by the Huygens probe, just released by ESA. (2005-01-15)
Turbulence in Saturn's atmosphere
This turbulent boundary between two latitudinal bands in Saturn's atmosphere curls repeatedly along its edge in this NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens image. (2004-10-21)
SMART-1's tribute to Cassini
This image from SMART-1 was dedicated to the Cassini-Huygens mission team at the occasion of the European Geoscience Union conference in Vienna, April 2005, when new results from both missions were presented. (2005-06-20)
Cassini cameras spot powerful new lightning storm on Saturn
Following the recent detection of Saturnian radio bursts by NASA's Cassini spacecraft that indicated a rare and powerful atmospheric storm, Cassini imaging scientists have spotted the storm in an unlikely fashion: they looked for it in the dark. (2006-02-14)
Cassini captures swiss-cheese look of Saturn moon
An image of Saturn's small moon, Epimetheus, was captured by the Cassini spacecraft in the closest view ever taken of the pockmarked body. (2005-04-27)
Countdown to Saturn orbit insertion
Cassini-Huygens, the joint NASA/ESA/ASI space mission, is due to enter Saturn's orbit during the early hours of Thursday 1st July 2004. (2004-06-28)
'Over the moon' at Saturn
UK scientists involved in the Cassini space mission were 'over the Moon' after the spacecraft's 100,000 km per hour white knuckle ride courtesy of Saturn's gravity which successfully completed the critical manoeuvre to place Cassini in orbit around the ringed planet. (2004-07-01)
NASA'S Cassini spacecraft captures Saturnian moon ballet
The cold, icy orbs of the Saturn system come to life in a slew of new movie clips showing the ringed planet's moons in motion. (2006-06-21)
Huygens test successful
ESA's Huygens probe, now orbiting Saturn on board the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft, is in good health and successfully passed its fifteenth 'In-Flight Checkout' on 14 September 2004. (2004-09-17)
Saturn's ring waves
This false-colour image of two density waves in Saturn's A ring was taken by the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft at a distance of 6.8 million kilometres from Saturn. (2004-11-11)
Cassini's photo album from a season of icy moons
Wrapping-up a phenomenally successful year of observing Saturn's icy moons, the Cassini mission is releasing a flood of new views of the moons Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Hyperion, and Iapetus. (2005-12-06)
Best ever UV images of Saturn rings hint at their origin, evolution, say U. of Colorado researchers
The best view ever of Saturn's rings in the ultraviolet indicates there is more ice toward the outer part of the rings, hinting at ring origin and evolution, say two University of Colorado at Boulder researchers involved in the Cassini mission. (2004-07-07)
Huygens sets off with correct spin and speed
On Christmas Day 2004, the Cassini spacecraft flawlessly released ESA's Huygens probe, passing another challenging milestone for Cassini-Huygens mission. (2005-01-11)
SOHO watches Saturn and Cassini pass behind Sun
In this SOHO image, taken 21 July 2005, the Sun is represented by the white circle in the centre. (2005-07-27)
Encounter with Phoebe
The most complex interplanetary mission ever launched is about to meet one of our Solar System's most enigmatic moons. (2004-06-11)
Cassini flies by Saturn's tortured moon Mimas
On its recent close flyby of Mimas (MY-muss), the Cassini spacecraft found the Saturnian moon looking battered and bruised, with a surface that may be the most heavily cratered in the Saturn system. (2005-08-05)
New Cassini image shows "A" ring contains more debris than once thought
Views of Saturn's stunning ring system from above by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft now orbiting the planet indicate the prominent A ring contains more debris than once thought, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. (2006-04-06)
Cassini-Huygens due to arrive at Saturn
The NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft is due to arrive at Saturn on 1 July 2004. (2004-06-29)
Spongy-looking hyperion tumbles into view
Two new Cassini views of Saturn's tumbling moon Hyperion offer the best looks yet at one of the icy, irregularly-shaped moons that orbit the giant, ringed planet. (2005-07-11)
New Cassini images show 'Northern Lights' of Saturn
New images of Saturn obtained by a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team on June 21 using an instrument on the Cassini spacecraft show auroral emissions at its poles similar to Earth's Northern Lights. (2005-08-04)
UI researchers, colleagues find giant lightning storm at Saturn
Imagine an electrical storm larger than the continental United States in which the lightning bolts are more than 1,000 times stronger than conventional lightning, and you'll have a good idea of the lightning storm -- the strongest of its kind ever seen -- that University of Iowa space scientists and their colleagues currently are tracking at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft. (2006-02-14)
Cassini reveals Saturn's eerie-sounding radio emissions
Saturn's radio emissions could be mistaken for a Halloween sound track. (2005-07-25)
Cassini sees new objects blazing trails in Saturn ring
Queen Mary scientists working with images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have discovered strange half-mile-sized objects punching through parts of Saturn's F ring, leaving glittering trails behind them. (2012-04-24)
Cassini images mammoth cloud engulfing Titan's North Pole
A giant cloud half the size of the United States has been imaged on Saturn's moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft. (2007-02-02)
Saturn's rings viewed in the mid-infrared show bright Cassini Division
Researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using the mid-infrared images taken by the Subaru Telescope in 2008. (2017-02-23)
Saturn's moon Iapetus is the yin-yang of the solar system
Cassini scientists are poring through hundreds of images returned from the Sept. (2007-09-13)
UM researcher, NASA team discover how water escapes from Saturn
A University of Montana professor who studies astrophysics has discovered how water ions escape from Saturn's environment. (2015-12-03)
Cassini reveals Saturn's eerie-sounding radio emissions
University of Iowa researchers Bill Kurth and Don Gurnett say that Saturn's radio emissions could be mistaken for a Halloween sound track. (2005-07-25)
From discovery to encounter: international conference on Saturn's moon Titan
In the week that sees the 375th anniversary of the birth of the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, an international conference entitled 'Titan: From Discovery to Encounter' is taking place, from 13 to 17 April, at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands. (2004-03-31)
Researchers find Saturn's radio emissions, bright auroras linked
Just as the static on an AM radio grows louder with the approach of a summer lightning storm, strong radio emissions accompany bright auroral spots -- similar to Earth's northern lights -- on the planet Saturn, according to a research paper published in the Thursday, Feb. (2005-02-16)
NASA's Cassini images reveal spectacular evidence of an active moon
Jets of fine, icy particles streaming from Saturn's moon Enceladus were captured in recent images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. (2005-12-06)
Cassini finds Prometheus a sculptor of Saturn's rings
New findings from members of the Cassini imaging team show that certain prominent features in Saturn's narrow and contorted F ring can be understood in terms of a simple gravitational interaction with the small moon Prometheus. (2005-10-26)
University of Chicago instrument ready to begin four-year study of Saturn's rings
After a quiet, six-and-a-half-year, 2.2-billion-mile journey to Saturn aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the University of Chicago's dust detector will soon begin its attempt to help unravel the mystery of the planet's legendary rings one tiny particle at a time. (2004-06-16)
NASA'S Cassini reveals lake-like feature on Titan
Cassini scientists are fascinated by a dark, lake-like feature recently observed on Saturn's moon Titan. (2005-06-28)
Cassini sees collisions of moonlets on Saturn's ring
A team of scientists led from the UK has discovered that the rapid changes in Saturn's F ring can be attributed to small moonlets causing perturbations. (2008-06-05)
Saturn's moon is source of solar system's largest planetary ring
Saturn's moon Enceladus is the source of Saturn's E-ring, confirms research published today. (2006-03-10)
Saturn's faint rings share some of their secrets
Dramatic Cassini images of Saturn's diaphanous G and E rings are yielding new clues about their structure and formation, namely that Enceladus' geysers are the main supply for the E ring, and that a ring arc, orbiting on the inner edge of the G ring, is of the type found orbiting the planet Neptune. (2006-07-05)
Cassini 'CAT Scan' maps clumps in Saturn's rings, says UCF researcher, team
Saturn's largest and most densely packed ring is composed of dense clumps of particles separated by nearly empty gaps, according to new findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. (2007-05-22)
Cassini shows Saturnian roller derby
The seemingly serene orb of Saturn is in fact a gas giant with extraordinary patterns of charged particles and rough and tumble roller derbies for rings. (2010-03-18)
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