Cassini to Saturn

A spacecraft that Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in the summer of 2004, and has transmitted tens of thousands of images of the planet and its rings and moons. On January 14, 2005, a second part of the mission, the Huygens probe, parachuted to a soft landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Its images showed a landscape carved by flowing liquid. Cassini's instruments have peered through Titan's atmospheric haze to discover lakes of liquid methane and ethane, extensive river networks, ice volcanoes, and giant dune systems on Titan's surface. Cassini is scheduled to continue its reconnaissance of the Saturn system until 2017.


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Featured Images

Cassini close-up of Saturn's clouds
Impressions of a Planet Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sunlight glints off a hydrocarbon lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn
World of Lakes Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Cassini view of a crescent Titan, largest moon of Saturn
Hazy Skies Sunday, November 9, 2014
Jupiter's radiation belts
Jovian Shields Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Possible image of a moon being born in Saturn's rings
New Moon Rising? Saturday, September 27, 2014
View of Saturn's rings from Cassini
Clearing the Gaps Sunday, August 31, 2014
Cassini spacecraft passes Titan
A Decade at Saturn Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Cassini image of a possible satellite growing in the outer regions of Saturn's r
Giving Birth? Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Saturnian Heat Rays Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Cassini view of the cracked crust of Saturn's moon Dione
Cracked Up Monday, August 12, 2013
Cassini monitors Saturn's magnetic field
Radio Story Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Clouds above the south pole of Titan
Titanic Vortex Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Ligeia Mare, one of the largest lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn
Storms Ahead? Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Cassini view of Saturn's north pole
Eye of the Storm Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cassini views Saturn's magnetic field
Solar Sculptor Friday, March 1, 2013
Cassini images of Dione, Rhea
Saturnian Two-Fer Thursday, December 27, 2012
South polar vortex on Saturn, seen by Cassini
Saturnian Vortex Sunday, November 11, 2012
Cassini view of Saturn, October 2012
Saturn Looms Large Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Cassini view of Saturn and its largest moon, Titan
Planetary Duet Thursday, June 21, 2012
Saturn's moon Titan floats in front of the giant planet
Moon on a String Friday, May 11, 2012
Two views of Saturn's outermost ring
Wiggly Ring Thursday, April 26, 2012
Saturn's battered moon Tethys seen by the Cassini Spacecraft, April 14, 2012
Wrinkly Moon Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Saturn and its rings as seen by Cassini
Subtle Color Sunday, April 15, 2012
Water geysers from the south pole of Enceladus, a moon of Saturn
Leaking Moon Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturn's moons Titan and Dione above Saturn, with Saturn's rings
Saturnian Traffic Jam Monday, December 26, 2011
Cassini view of Saturn's moon Enceladus in front of the planet's rings
Saturnian Encounter Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Composite view of a giant storm on Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft
Stormy Skies Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Cassini view of Iapetus, a moon of Saturn
Two-Toned Moon Thursday, July 7, 2011
Storm clouds swirl through Saturn's atmosphere in an image from Cassini
Artistic Storm Monday, March 28, 2011
Enceladus passes in front of Saturn's rings
Saturnian Iceball Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sun glints off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan
Sparkling Lake Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Cassini image of Saturn's moon Mimas, October 2010
Scarface Monday, October 25, 2010
False-color infrared view of Saturn and its aurora
Colorful Aurora Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Cassini snapped views of Saturn's moons Enceladus and Tethys.
Two Moons Rising Monday, August 16, 2010
Two moons of Saturn are shaped like flying saucers, as seen by Cassini.
Flying Saucers! Thursday, July 29, 2010
The largest lake in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan.
Big (Foot) Lake Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Dione, one of the moons of Saturn, passes in front of the larger moon Titan.
Just Passing By Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Cassini spacecraft snapped this image of Saturn's moon Rhea from a distance
Close Moon Monday, June 7, 2010
Golden Beacon Sunday, March 21, 2010
Peek-A-Boo Moon Thursday, March 11, 2010
'Leaking' Moon Monday, March 1, 2010
Death Star Moon Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Saturn's Hexagon Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Ringing Up New Discoveries Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Battered Moon Thursday, November 12, 2009
Changing Map Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wide Slice Saturday, June 27, 2009
Stellar Hide-and-Seek Friday, June 5, 2009
Stormy Skies Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Unruly Flock Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Paying a Call Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Saturnian Shower Friday, October 24, 2008
Into the Shadow Monday, September 1, 2008
Wrinkled Skin Wednesday, August 13, 2008
A New Beginning Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Titanic Energy Sunday, May 11, 2008
Drizzly Skies Thursday, April 17, 2008
Ribbons and Bows Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Flip Side Monday, March 17, 2008
Cold Shower Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Saturnian Tableau Thursday, January 24, 2008
Close Encounter Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Walnut Moon Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturnian Double Feature Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Those Pesky (But Beautiful) Rings Monday, June 11, 2007
Squashed Planet Monday, May 21, 2007
Boxing in the Pole Friday, March 30, 2007
From Sea to Shining Sea Friday, March 23, 2007
Saturn's Glorious Rings Friday, March 2, 2007
Abstract Planet Friday, February 2, 2007
Bejeweled Planet Friday, January 5, 2007
Saturnian Swirl Friday, December 8, 2006
Rings, Rings, and More Rings Thursday, October 12, 2006
Longer Days? Sunday, September 17, 2006
Half-Way Point Monday, July 3, 2006
Seeing Yellow Saturday, June 3, 2006
Subtle Beauty Thursday, May 11, 2006
Saturnian Pas de Deux Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Just Passing By Thursday, March 30, 2006
Ring Skipping Thursday, March 16, 2006
Ghostly Storm Thursday, February 23, 2006
Hazy Skies Saturday, February 11, 2006

Radio Programs

Changing Seasons Changing seasons on a cold world Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Cloudy Skies Cloudy skies on a cold moon Monday, November 10, 2014
Through the Haze Seeing through the haze on a cold moon Sunday, November 9, 2014
Moon and Saturn Building a new moon around Saturn Saturday, September 27, 2014
Moon and Saturn Arriving at a fascinating destination Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Moon and Saturn Riding waves in Saturn’s rings Friday, December 27, 2013
Moon and Saturn A planet with a nameless surface Monday, September 9, 2013
Moon and Saturn Diving into a possible water world Monday, August 12, 2013
Moon and Saturn A radio story from a giant planet Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Moon and Saturn Wrapped in a magnetic embrace Friday, March 1, 2013
Cold Oasis Filling up a desert oasis Thursday, November 22, 2012
‘Titanic’ Discoveries II Getting to know a distant moon Tuesday, November 20, 2012
IC 10 A faint but busy galactic neighbor Monday, October 8, 2012
Water Worlds: Titan A world with a really deep ocean Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Moon and Companions Floating through an alien sky Thursday, May 3, 2012
Saturn at Opposition Looking back toward home Saturday, April 14, 2012
Saturnian Encounters A busy week of moon-hopping Monday, March 26, 2012
Moon, Saturn, and Spica A planet sings out of tune Monday, November 21, 2011
Cassini at Enceladus Streaking past a solar-system treasure Saturday, November 5, 2011
Moon and Saturn "Listening" for distant worlds Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Dynamic Rings Saturn's constantly changing rings Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Soggy Moon Changing weather on an icy moon Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Moon and Companions Wisps of "air" for an icy moon Sunday, February 20, 2011
Titan IV Sailing an alien sea Thursday, January 27, 2011
Moon and Companions Dipping into some chilly lakes Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Moon and Saturn Lighting the clouds of Saturn from the inside Friday, July 16, 2010
Moon and Saturn Escaping from an icy moon Saturday, May 22, 2010
Stormy Titan Cold, rainy skies on a distant world Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Moon and Saturn The mystery of Saturn's hexagon Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Saturn's Day A tough time setting the clocks on Saturn Monday, January 4, 2010
Moon and Saturn Bumps and storms on a giant planet Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Venus and Saturn Looking at the moons of Saturn Monday, October 12, 2009
Arrival at Saturn A "battleship" sails into new waters Thursday, June 11, 2009
Moon and Saturn Building new landscape on an icy moon Saturday, May 30, 2009
Moon and Saturn A deceptively stormy planet Wednesday, January 14, 2009


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