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Ringscape in Natural Colors
Topic: Saturn
07/24/04
Summary: The Saturnian ring system is visible in natural colors using an amateur telescope, but to see it up close as one would riding on the Cassini spacecraft reveals a world of icy-white and what one can only refer to as 'earthtones'.

Saturn's Rings in Ultraviolet
Topic: Saturn
07/08/04
Summary: Short-wavelength images of Saturn's rings are sensitive to ice content and show that the outer rings are higher in water-ice than inner ones. According to Colorado researchers, these spectra give clues to the ring's origins. The Cassini images in UV are ten times better than the previous best ring snapshots.

Oxygen in Saturn's E Ring
Topic: Saturn
07/03/04
Summary: While en route to Saturn, Cassini detected a sudden, massive buildup of oxygen in the planet's E ring. Where did all that oxygen come from? No-one knows for sure. But now that Cassini's gotten a little closer to the ringed world, scientists are hopeful that they'll be able to find an answer.

Close-up Look at Saturn's Rings
Topic: Saturn
07/01/04
Summary: Cassini has sent back its first close-up images of Saturn's rings, and mission scientists are already busy re-evaluating old theories - and struggling to come up with some new ones. The images confirm that Saturn's rings are endlessly complex and dynamic, truly one of the natural wonders of the solar system.

World Reacts to Ringworld's Camera
Topic: Saturn
07/01/04
Summary: Cassini transmitted its first closeup views of the mysterious Saturnian rings after its successful orbital insertion on June 30th. Planetary watchers hope to resolve a two decade old debate on how the rings form both circular and radial bands (or 'spokes') at the same time.

Wedding to a Ring
Topic: Saturn
06/30/04
Summary: The Cassini probe has buzzed by Venus (twice), the Earth and asteroids, but today's mission is not just to flyby, but to be captured--in this case by the giant ringworld, Saturn. After seven years since launch, the most tense period of journey will unfold in a brief span of 96 minutes.

Dawn to Dusk on Saturn
Topic: Saturn
06/29/04
Summary: If one thing seems certain it is that the sun will rise again tomorrow. But on Saturn, the length of a day has become a matter of scientific dispute. To find an answer, scientists tuned their radio receivers to listen for the planet's periodic rhythms.

Saturn: The Closest Pass
Topic: Saturn
06/04/04
Summary: Not for two decades have planetary scientists been this close to Saturn. When the Cassini probe enters Saturn's orbital grip, its instrument suite will help discover the planet's rotation rate and magnetic properties.

Stormy Bands on Ringed World
Topic: Saturn
05/30/04
Summary: A classic compare and contrast image pair reveals Saturn's beauty as snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini probe on close approach.

Eyeful of Saturn
Topic: Saturn
04/30/04
Summary: The Cassini spaceprobe now approaching Saturn got its last glimpse of the ringed planet in a composition that fills its camera lens. As the mission enters its system of moons, the views will get increasingly detailed in preparation for a December landing attempt on the biochemically-rich moon, Titan.

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