Cassini sheds light on cosmic particle accelerators 18 February 2013 During an unusually strong blast of solar wind arriving at Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft detected particle acceleration to ultra-high energies, similar to what takes place around supernova explosions. Read more
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a NASA/ESA/ASI mission to explore the Saturnian system. The ESA component consists largely of the Huygens probe, which entered the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and descended under parachute down to the surface. The Cassini spacecraft is undertaking an extensive exploration of the Saturnian system with its rings and many satellites. Cassini completed its initial four-year mission to explore the Saturn System in June 2008 and the first extended mission, called the 'Cassini Equinox Mission', in September 2010. A second extended mission, called the 'Cassini Solstice Mission' will continue until September 2017; this will allow scientists to study the Saturnian system until the summer solstice is passed in May 2017. By the time this new extension is completed the Cassini mission will have covered (since it arrived in the system) one half of a Saturnian year.
Saturn's giant storm reveals the planet's churning atmosphere 25 October 2012 A giant storm whirling on Saturn for the past two years has given planetary scientists new clues about the planet's atmosphere. The study is based on infrared observations from the Cassini orbiter and ground-based telescopes. Read more
Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists Announcement of Opportunity 2013 08 March 2013 The scientific community is invited to submit proposals for Participating Scientists (PS) to the Cassini-Huygens mission. This Announcement of Opportunity is published jointly by ESA, NASA, and ASI. This year proposals are being taken via a two-step process. Step-1 proposals are required. The deadline for submission of Step-1 proposals is 26 March 2013. Full proposals are due 3 May 2013. Read more
Cassini Scientist for a Day 2012 Competition - Results 04 March 2013 Students from across Europe have been selected as winners of the Cassini Scientist for a Day 2012 competition. Coordinated by ESA, national competitions were held in several European countries, with more than 1000 entries. An equivalent competition was run by NASA for schools in the US. Read more