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September 17, 2018 1:55 PM Cassini's last view of Saturn moon shows fabulous methane lakes

The Cassini mission's last image of Saturn's moon Titan was taken just four days before the spacecraft plummeted into the gas giant in September 2017. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI) Just four days before the Cassini spacecraft's dramatic dive into Saturn's atmosphere last year, cameras aboard the spacecraft captured the mission's last image of Saturn's largest 152

September 11, 2018 2:34 PM Cassini's 'grand finale' at Saturn lands NASA an Emmy

If you watched the Cassini probe's spectacular dive into Saturn last September, you weren't alone — in fact, space fans worldwide followed its social media campaign, illustrations and animations of the big event, and the "Grand Finale" dive and commentary itself was watched 2 million times, according to NASA. (More than 3 million space buffs visited 100

May 14, 2018 2:00 PM Saturn's gorgeous rings and 3 moons shine in stunning Cassini photo

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn, its rings and the moons Mimas, Janus and Tethys on March 13, 2006. Tethys is below the ring plane, Mimas is above it and tiny Janus appears to sit right on the rings in this view. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) NASA and the Cassini team have given us another gorgeous blast from Saturn's 256

January 22, 2018 2:45 PM Saturn's moon Titan may have Earth-like 'sea level'

Ligeia Mare, the second-largest known sea on Saturn's moon Titan, is filled with liquid hydrocarbons, including methane and ethane. This false-color image comes from data collected by NASA's Cassini mission. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell) Saturn's moon Titan and Earth are even more alike than previously thought: New research shows that the giant moon has a global 167

December 27, 2017 4:35 PM NASA may send 'Dragonfly' drone to an alien world

Proposed quadcopter would study the potential habitability of Saturn's biggest moon, Titan. In brief: Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is a promising candidate for extraterrestrial life. NASA may be sending a "Dragonfly" drone to explore Titan's surface. With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the search 47

October 20, 2017 9:05 PM 'Gone, Gone, Gone!' Styx Teams Up with NASA for Megarocket Music Video

Houston, we have a rockin' rocket. The legendary rock band Styx has teamed up with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to unveil an awesome space-age music video set to the band's song "Gone Gone Gone." "We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave footprints and flags, but to build a foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond 84

September 15, 2017 4:34 PM Tears and Applause: Cassini Team Reflects on Saturn Plunge

Key members of the Cassini team gathered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California today (Sept. 15) to address the media just after watching their spacecraft make its final plunge, gathering first-of-its-kind data about the ringed planet's atmosphere on the way down. "When I look back over the Cassini mission, I see a mission that was running 79

September 14, 2017 4:44 PM Cassini preparing for final dive into Saturn's atmosphere

NASA expects to lose contact with Cassini just as at it approaches Saturn's cloud tops. Sept. 14 (UPI) -- NASA's Cassini probe is a day away from its good bye. On Friday morning, the spacecraft will become a martyr to science as it plunges into Saturn's atmosphere. The probe's final dip will end Cassini's 13-year mission exploring Saturn and its moons 64

September 13, 2017 5:23 AM World to see Saturn via Canberra satellite

The stars have aligned for Canberra's deep space station to be the first place on Earth to track the final moments of NASA's Cassini spacecraft that's been on a 20-year mission exploring Saturn. The CSIRO's experts at the Deep Space Communication Complex will train the centre's massive antenna dishes on Cassini from about 1.15pm AEST on Friday as the countdown 159

August 31, 2017 6:15 PM Month in Space Pictures: Marvelling at the Eclipse, Harvey from Orbit and More

The icy moon Tethys is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the planet, in this image captured by the Cassini spacecraft. Tethys was brightened by a factor of two in this image to increase its visibility. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 750,000 miles from Saturn and released on Aug. 21. For over a decade, Cassini 43