Images returned by NASA's Cassini spacecraft cameras during a New Year's Eve flyby of Saturn’s moon Iapetus show startling surface features that are fueling heated scientific discussions about their origin.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully flew by Saturn's moon Iapetus on Friday, Dec. 31.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to cap off 2004 with an encounter of Saturn's ying-yang moon Iapetus on New Year's Eve.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully performed a getaway maneuver on Monday, Dec. 27, to keep it from following the European Space Agency's Huygens probe into the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.
The European Space Agency's Huygens probe successfully detached from NASA's Cassini orbiter to begin a three-week journey to Saturn's moon Titan.
The highlights of the first year of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn can be broken into two chapters: first, the arrival of the Cassini orbiter at Saturn in June, and second, the release of the Huygens probe on Dec. 24, 2004, on a path toward Titan.
Cassini's second close flyby of Titan completes a 'before' and 'after' look at the fuzzy moon and provides the first direct evidence of changing weather patterns in the skies over Titan.
The Cassini spacecraft completed a successful rendezvous with Saturn's moon Titan today.
Stealing is a crime on Earth, but at Saturn, apparently it is routine.
New views of two Saturn's moons Titan and Tethys represent the most detailed look at these moons to date.
A strikingly bright feature that is consistent with an active geology has been seen in one of Cassini's first radar images of Saturn's moon Titan.
Saturn's moon Titan shows a sharp contrast between its smooth and rough edges in a new false-color radar image.
The first radar images of Saturn's moon Titan show a very complex geological surface that may be relatively young.
Early analysis of images and other data captured during last night's close flyby of Saturn's moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft reveals greater surface detail than ever before and shows that Titan has lost much of its original atmosphere over time.
The Cassini spacecraft beamed back information and pictures tonight after successfully skimming the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.
Long hidden behind a thick veil of haze, Titan, the only known moon with an atmosphere, is ready for its close-up on Oct. 26, 2004.
Saturn's ring shadows appear wrapped in a harmonious symphony with the planet in this color view from the Cassini spacecraft.
Scientists examining Saturn's contorted F ring, which has baffled them since its discovery, have found one small body, possibly two, orbiting in the F ring region, and a ring of material associated with Saturn's moon Atlas.
The Cassini spacecraft has taken the most detailed temperature measurements to date of Saturn's rings.
The Cassini spacecraft successfully completed a 51-minute engine burn that will raise its next closest approach distance to Saturn by nearly 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles).