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Cassini spots tiny moon, begins to tilt orbit

NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn's tiny moon Methone as part of a trajectory that will take it on a close flyby of another of Saturn's moons, Titan. The Titan flyby will put the spacecraft in an orbit around Saturn that is inclined, or tilted, relative to the plane of the planet's equator. The flyby of Methone took place on May 20 at a distance of about 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers).
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NASA Spacecraft to Dive into Titan's Atmosphere to Sniff for Life

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

NASA's Cassini's spacecraft will take a deep plunge through the atmosphere of Saturn's moon, Titan, this week. The altitude for the upcoming Titan flyby, dubbed "T71," whose closest approach in the evening of July 6, Pacific time, w... Read Post

Image of the Day: Saturn's Rhea Up Close and Personal

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed its closest flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, returning raw images of the icy moon's surface. Pictures of the Rhea surface taken around the time of closest approach January 10 at 10:53... Read Post

Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus shows off for NASA's Cassini

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its Oct. 1 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus and its jets of water vapor and ice. At its closest approach, the spacecraft flew approximately 62 miles (100 kilometers) above the moon's ... Read Post


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