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 views the moon Enceladus passing in front of Saturn
Last Look Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Plumes of ice and water shoot into space from Enceladus, a moon of Saturn
Getting Wet Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Cassini view of north polar region of Enceladus
Headin' North Thursday, October 15, 2015
Animation showing Enceladus passing behind Dione
Two-Fer Friday, September 18, 2015
August 17, 2015, view of Saturn's moon Dione in front of the giant planet
Last Visit Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Cassini view of a giant storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere
Stormy Skies Sunday, June 28, 2015
Two views of Saturn's moon Dione from Cassini
Near and Far Thursday, June 18, 2015
Cassini view of Saturn's family of gings
Family Portrait Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Cassini view of Jupiter from 6 million miles
Turbulent Giant Friday, February 6, 2015
The Huygens probe arrives at Titan in 2005
Cold Landing Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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
Two Moons Rising Monday, August 16, 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

Radio Programs

Last Visit A final visit to an icy moon Saturday, December 19, 2015
Cassini at Enceladus Hot water on an icy moon Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Cassini at Dione A final look at a two-faced moon Monday, August 17, 2015
Moon and Saturn Pinpointing a giant planet Monday, June 1, 2015
Moon and Saturn Swimming through a “death star” Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Moon and Saturn Filling up a giant gas station Thursday, January 15, 2015
Huygens Parachuting through alien skies Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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


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