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Carnival of Space 350

by on Apr.22, 2014, under Carnival of Space

Saturns Rings

Check out Carnival of Space 350 on the CosmoQuest Blog hosted by Nicole Gugliucci. Lots of great content including the news that Saturn may be forming a new moon in its rings, as photographed by the Cassini spacecraft.

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NASA Extends Cassini-Huygens Mission

by on Apr.17, 2008, under Around the Solar System

Saturn and it's Moons

NASA has extended the hugely successful Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn another two years and 60 orbits. The mission, originally due to end Jul. 2008, has already run for over a decade. The extended mission allows for 26 flybys of Saturn’s moon Titan, seven of Enceladus, and one each of Dione, Rhea and Helene. Further study […]

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Cassini-Huygens Spots Ocean Below the Surface of Titan

by on Mar.03, 2008, under Around the Solar System

Water inside Titan

In a paper appearing in the Mar. 21 issue of Science, Cassini scientists speculate there may be a layer of liquid water and ammonia some 100 kilometres (62 miles) below the surface of Titan. Titan is Saturn’s largest moon. It lies 1 billion kilometres (620 million miles) from the Sun, nine times the distance that […]

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