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Titan’s Atmosphere Shifts Abruptly, South Pole Vortex Forms Titan’s Atmosphere Shifts Abruptly, South Pole Vortex Forms
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New data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows that a shift in seasonal sunlight has resulted in an abrupt, wholesale reversal in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. According to researchers, the data shows “definitive” evidence for sinking …

NASA Spots Pac-Man-Shaped Thermal Pattern on Saturn Moon NASA Spots Pac-Man-Shaped Thermal Pattern on Saturn Moon

Scientists working on NASA‘s Cassini mission have spotted a second feature shaped like Pac-Man on one of Saturn’s Moon. The pattern appears in thermal data from the moon Tethys, taken using Cassini’s composite infrared spectrometer. A similar thermal pattern was …

NASA Celebrates Cassini Mission With an Interactive Timeline NASA Celebrates Cassini Mission With an Interactive Timeline

Like many NASA space vehicles, the Cassini-Huygens probe has completed its primary mission but continues to provide a wealth of information for scientists on Earth. In the past month, data from Cassini has revealed a “hot cross bun” structure on …

Saturn’s Titan Caught “Glowing in the Dark” by NASA’s Cassini Saturn’s Titan Caught “Glowing in the Dark” by NASA’s Cassini

NASA this week announced that it has photographed Saturn’s moon Titan “glowing in the dark.” The images were taken by the Cassini spacecraft while Titan was behind Saturn, in eclipse from the sun. They show a visible glow emanating from …

NASA Tracks Saturn’s Atmosphere Following “Massive” Storm NASA Tracks Saturn’s Atmosphere Following “Massive” Storm
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NASA today announced that the aftermath of a rare massive storm on Saturn has caused “record-setting disturbances” in the planet’s upper atmosphere. The disturbances are now coming long after visible signs of the storm, which were first detected in December …

Cassini Finds “Hot Cross Bun” on Titan, Celebrates Its Birthday Cassini Finds “Hot Cross Bun” on Titan, Celebrates Its Birthday

NASA‘s Cassini-Huygens spacecraft celebrated its 15th birthday yesterday and it’s still sending back results from Saturn. The Cassini spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997 and has logged more than 3.8 billion miles of space travel in the time since. …

New Photo of Saturn Shows Just How Freakishly Big It Is New Photo of Saturn Shows Just How Freakishly Big It Is
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The big gaseous giant called Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun in our Solar System, is typically remembered because of the multiple rings that encircle the planet. However, it’s also a e-freaking-normous planet. At 95 times more massive than …