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Phoebe, the Ice Princess
Topic: Saturn system
06/27/04
Summary: When Cassini captured close-up views of Saturn's moon, Phoebe, its bright and clear patches revealed a probable cometary origin and a marked contrast to the rest of the moons in the Saturnian system.

Phoebe Flyby Reveals Comet-like Moon
Topic: Saturn system
06/23/04
Summary: During the early June flyby of Saturn's dark moon, Phoebe, scientists were able to confirm for the first time that the moon is likely a captured comet-like object.

Buzzing the Dark Moon
Topic: Saturn system
06/11/04
Summary: A close approach to Saturn's dark moon, Phoebe, will give planetary scientists a front-row seat to discover if the moon was captured or formed as part of a grander accretion like the rings and other thirty moons.

Flying by Phoebe
Topic: Saturn system
06/09/04
Summary: The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft is nearing the giant ringed planet Saturn. It will orbit Saturn for the next several years, sending back scientific information about the planet and its rings and moons. Later this year, Cassini will release the Huygens probe to descend through the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.

Slipping through the Rings
Topic: Saturn system
06/06/04
Summary: Closing in on Saturn this month, the Cassini spacecraft's camera continues to provide spectacular images of the ringed planet. In less than three weeks, the probe will cross between F and G ring systems while the orbiter slows down into its entry trajectory.

Seven Years to Saturn
Topic: Saturn system
05/19/04
Summary: Nearing the culmination of its seven-year voyage to Saturn, the Cassini space probe officially entered the orbit of the outer planet on May 18. Returning new pictures of a dark spot and high, thick clouds hint at more mysteries to come.

Shepherd's Moon on Saturn
Topic: Saturn system
04/21/04
Summary: The latest images from Saturn show the mysterious outer (F) ring, which is part of a moon system that sweeps away orbiting dust and also forms resonant bands.

Lord of the Rings
Topic: Saturn system
01/20/04
Summary: Missions to land on other planets benefit from the regular close approaches that neighboring worlds make in our solar system. The current blitz on Mars took advantage of a close approach in August, and this time next year, a lander descending on one of Saturn's moons will see up close what no one has viewed before.

Ring Recycling
Topic: Saturn system
12/12/03
Summary: One of the most beautiful and until recently least understood parts of our solar system was planetary rings. But since the Voyager spacecraft first discovered that tiny moons could shape or shepherd the rings on Saturn, a notion of the rings as rocky rubble has evolved until today, numerical simulations point to a steady state.

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