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Brand-new images from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn show curious features in the planet's rings: "Propellers," which are formed from the subtle gravitational influence of tiny moonlets.
Cassini took the first of nearly two dozen deep dives above the cloud tops of Saturn on April 26, 2017, and it took spectacular images of the storms raging on the ringed planet.
On April 12, 2017, the Cassini spacecraft passed just 11,000 km from the weird Saturn moon named Atlas. What it saw was either a flying saucer or ravioli.
In September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft's mission will end as it plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn. A video by NASA/JPL memorializes the spacecraft's final moments.
Mimas, an icy moon of Saturn and Death Star decoy, gets its last hurrah as Cassini flies by it for a final time. The images returned are spectacular.
New images from the Cassini Saturn spacecraft show new details on the very weird little moon Pan. It's flying-saucer-shaped, ringed with a ridge of icy material kilometers high!
A new Cassini image of Saturn shows amazing details in the giant planet's rings, including "propellers": Weird features due to gravity and orbital motion.
It goes without saying that 2016 hasn’t been the greatest year, claiming artists and actors that will leave us reeling well after the calendar flips. But 2017 brings a fresh start— and as NASA points out — some very exciting space projects.
Here's a strange and striking look at one of Saturn's tiniest moons courtesy of NASA's Cassini
Here's a dazzling new series of images direct from a close call with Saturn's rings.
Here's a video compilation piecing together 11 years of NASA's Cassini spacecraft images.
Scientists have spotted a monster polar ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan.