Kategorie: Saturn

Organic Chemicals in Titan's High Atmosphere

Since the twin Voyager spacecraft flew past Saturn’s moon Titan, scientists have been excited about what its hazy atmosphere can tell us about the earliest days of our own planet. The Voyagers discovered that...

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Jupiter As Seen From Saturn

It’s not a great picture of Jupiter, but that’s not the point. The point is that this photograph was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn. When the picture was taken, Cassini was...

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Moon affects Saturn's rotation period

Because Saturn doesn’t have a visible surface, scientists have used the rotation period of the planet’s magnetic field to measure the planet’s rotation, a technique used successfully for other gas giants. In a paper...

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Cassini radar shows evidence of seas on Titan

Instruments on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have found evidence for seas, likely filled with liquid methane or ethane, in the high northern latitudes of Saturn’s moon Titan. One such feature is larger than any of...

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Unique New Perspectives of Saturn

Flying in a polar orbit around Saturn for the last two months, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is now sending back completely unique images of Saturn, seen from overhead.http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/20070301.html

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Large Lake Surrounds an Island on Titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been turning up new images of features that look like lakes on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. The latest image shows a large lake that appears to be surrounding...

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Saturn moon sprays neighbors with ice

A Saturnian moon with active geysers is coating a number of other moons with ice particles. In a paper published in the journal “Science”, researchers found that ice geysers on the moon Enceladus had...

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Tour de Saturn Set For Extended Play

The Cassini spacecraft is now two and half years through its official “primary tour” of the Saturn system which is scheduled to last another 17 months before ending on June 30, 2008. During this...

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