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Detailed analysis of radar observations gathered during Cassini flybys of cloud-shrouded Titan provide new insight about its exotic dunes.
Published: 23 January 2012
New results from Cassini-Huygens provide the strongest evidence yet for the existence of large-scale saltwater reservoirs beneath Enceladus' icy crust.
Published: 22 June 2011
Proposals for Participating Scientists are solicited in response to the Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists Announcement of Opportunity. This AO is published jointly by ESA, NASA and ASI. The submission deadline is 8 July 2011.
Published: 13 April 2011
The Cassini-Huygens mission has detected a very tenuous atmosphere known as an exosphere, infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide around Saturn's icy moon Rhea.
Published: 26 November 2010
Exactly five years ago today the European Space Agency's (ESA) Huygens Probe made history when it landed on Titan, the largest moon in the Saturnian system.
Published: 14 January 2010
On 14 January 2005 the European Space Agency's Huygens probe separated from the Cassini spacecraft and landed on Saturn's moon Titan. A dedicated conference will mark the 5th anniversary of this remarkable event.
Published: 8 January 2010
In-situ measurements of grains in Saturn's E ring show sodium concentrations that point at a subsurface ocean on the icy moon Enceladus, which with its south polar plumes is the main source of the E-ring particles
Published: 25 June 2009
Published: 19 June 2009
Published: 4 June 2009
Published: 19 May 2009
On Tuesday, 5 May, Cassini returns to Saturn's largest moon for the mission's fifty-fifth targeted encounter with Titan: T54. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 22:54:15 UTC at an altitude of 3244 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.8 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 14.1°S. The encounter occurs on...
Published: 5 May 2009
Published: 20 April 2009
On Saturday, 4 April, the Cassini spacecraft returns to Saturn's largest moon for the mission's fifty-third targeted encounter with Titan: T-52. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 01:47:47 UT at an altitude of 4150 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.8 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 2.8°S and the...
Published: 3 April 2009
Published: 25 March 2009
Saturday 7 February the Cassini spacecraft performs its next targeted encounter with Titan. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 08:50:51 UTC at an altitude of 960 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.3 kilometres per second.
Published: 5 February 2009
On 21 December 2008 the Cassini spacecraft flies by Titan at a distance of 970 km. The fly-by is the 50th of the mission and closest approach occurs at 12:59:53 UT at a latitude of 43.9°S.
Published: 19 December 2008
Published: 10 December 2008
Wednesday 19 November Cassini flies by Titan at a minimum distance of 1023 km from the surface around which time the VIMS instrument will make its highest resolution images to date of the Huygens probe's landing site. Before and after closest approach the UVIS instrument will perform stellar occultation observations to study Titan's atmosphere...
Published: 18 November 2008
On 3 November 2008 the Cassini spacecraft performed its second Titan fly-by of the extended mission, coming to within 1100 km from the surface of the largest Saturnian moon. The main science objective of this fly-by was to perform bistatic radio observations of teh surface and radio occultation observations of the atmosphere.
Published: 6 November 2008
On 31 October the Cassini spacecraft will again perform a close fly-by of the saturnian moon Enceladus, passing over the south polar region with its enigmatic geysers and surface hotspots to perform high resolution imaging of the tectonic features.
Published: 29 October 2008
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