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Stormy Saturn
Topic: Saturn
04/08/04
As the Cassini mission approaches Saturn, the onboard cameras have begun to reveal the dynamic weather in the giant ringed world's cloud tops. In the southern hemisphere, new images show a brewing storm as two cells merge over several weeks.

Saturn, Spot On
Topic: Saturn
04/02/04
As the Cassini-Huygens probe approaches Saturn, another stunning image of the moons surrounding this ringed world presents more mysteries as scientists seek to understand whether water circulation contributes to Saturn's cloud-top patterns.

Saturn in X-Rays
Topic: Saturn
03/09/04
The Chandra X-ray telescope shows that Saturn differs from Jupiter in whether its x-ray image is more intense at the poles or centered on the equator. This result has puzzled theorists since neither the x-ray intensity nor distribution fits any existing explanations.

Saturnian Wheels Turn, Without Spokes
Topic: Saturn
02/27/04
As the Saturn probe, Cassini, approaches the ringed planet, its new images show a puzzling lack of 'spokes' that were first observed when Voyager flew by on its way to outer solar system. Planned to enter orbit in July, Cassini will drop a descent probe into hydrocarbon-rich atmosphere of Saturnian moon, Titan.

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