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Crashing Into Saturn: This Cassini Mission Is the Most Epic Yet

In this stunning National Geographic animation, watch NASA’s Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn’s rings than ever before, scientists hope that the data from Cassini’s final orbits will help to improve our understanding of the giant ringed planet. The probe’s last act will be to …

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NASA: Ingredients for Life at Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

The spacecraft Cassini is on its last legs, but that doesn’t hinder it from making one last effort, providing us with some very interesting data about Saturns moon Enceladus. The spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery means the small, icy moon — which …

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NASA at Saturn: Cassini’s Grand Finale

This three minute, 40-second long video reviews some of Cassini’s greatest accomplishments, like finding methane lakes on Titan and icy plumes on Enceladus. The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will dive through the …

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Wall Street Journal: 11 Years of Cassini Saturn Photos

341,805 images taken by Cassini’s Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) from the Saturn EDR Data Sets (Volumes 1-93). This includes all of Cassini’s Photos from February 6, 2004 – September 15, 2015.  

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures: Carolyn Porco | The Epic Story of the Cassini Mission to Saturn

Since 2004, Cassini has been exploring the giant planet Saturn, its magnificent ring system, and its intriguing moons. Dr. Porco shows us many of the magnificent mission images and explain the findings from both the main orbiter and the probe that landed on Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon. She also discusses the geysers on the moon …

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NASA JPL: Deep Dive into Enceladus Plume

On Oct. 28, 2015, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take the deepest dive ever through the plume of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Scientists hope this close flyby will shed light on what’s happening beneath the moon’s icy surface. With a global ocean and likely hydrothermal activity, could Enceladus have the ingredients needed to support simple forms of …

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NASA Glenn Research Center: Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare

What would a submarine to explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan look like? This video shows one submarine concept that would explore both the shoreline and the depths of this strange world that has methane rain, rivers and seas! The design was developed for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, by …

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Morgan Cable: Unraveling the Mysteries of Titan Using Lab on a Chip

Published on Jul 10, 2013 Titan, the moon of Saturn with a thick atmosphere and liquid hydrocarbon lakes, is considered the best target in the solar system for the study of organic chemistry on a planetary scale. Solar radiation and energetic particles activate methane and nitrogen in the atmosphere of Titan, which react to form …

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Moon Saturn Occultation – 22 Feb 2014

Saturn is slowly disappear behind the moon in this remarkable phootage by amateur astronomer Colin Legg. Captured from Perth, Western Australia, just on dawn. Equipment: Celestron C8, f/10, prime focus. Canon 5D2, running Magic Lantern RAW video firmware in 3x crop mode @ 1880 x 1056 resolution. 1/60 sec exposure, ISO 200, 10 fps.  

Chris McKay: Saturns Moon Titan – A World with Rivers, Lakes and Possibly Even Life

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, in a talk held on March 9, 2011. Dr. Chris McKay from NASA’s Ames Research Center talks about Titan, Saturn’s largest satellite. Titan is the only moon with a thick atmosphere. In many ways, Titan is a cold twin of the Earth, with liquid methane playing the same …

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Steven Squyres: The Future of Planetary Exploration

The University of California presents this talk from 2011 by Steven Squyres who is a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. He has participated in a number of NASA’s planetary spaceflight missions, including the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn, the Magellan mission to Venus, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, and the Mars Exploration …

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SETI Chats: An Update on Exploration of the Titan Lakes

A SETI Institute Hangout with Nathalie Cabrol (Senior researcher at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute), Liam Pedersen (Senior Robotics Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley / NASA Ames Research Center), and Leslie E. Bebout (Microbial Ecologist at NASA Ames) on the exploration of the Titan Lakes.

Carolyn Porco: flies us to Saturn

Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice. As the leader of the Imaging Team on the Cassini mission to Saturn, Carolyn Porco interprets and shares the pictures coming back from this fascinating planet, …

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