Saturn system

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    A new study is providing insight into the mechanism behind wavy structures in Saturn's atmosphere. It appears that these turbulent jet streams are powered by heat from within the planet.
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    Data from Cassini has revealed that Saturn's moon Phoebe is more planet-like than previously thought. Phoebe may have originated in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, and was later captured by Saturn's gravity when it somehow got close to the giant planet.
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    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's icy moon Dione. The discovery indicates that the moon has a very tenuous atmosphere.
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    New data from Cassini chronicles the birth and evolution of a colossal storm that ravaged the northern face of Saturn for nearly a year.
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    Cassini has spotted the largest Super Storm yet seen on Saturn.
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    Cassini has observed strange variations in radio waves controlled by Saturn's rotation. The findings change current assumptions about radio emissions from gas giants. Studying Saturn and its environment is important in determining the types of planets that exist in the Universe and the potential for
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    New images of Saturn's moon Rhea have revealed dramatic fractures cutting through craters on the moon's surface. The findings are helping astrobiologists understand the processes that occur on moons of giant planets, and could help identify potentially habitable environments on these small worlds.
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    Scientists have a new theory about how the strange ridge belting Saturn's outermost moon, Iapetus, formed. Understanding the Saturn system is important for astrobiologists trying to determine whether or not habitable environments could persist on the moons of giant planets.
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    The Cassini-Huygens mission has captured the first direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere on a world other than Earth. The tenuous atmosphere exists around Saturn´s moon Rhea.
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    Scientists have identified a new class of moons in the rings of Saturn. It is the first time that scientists have been able to track the orbits of individual objects in a debris disk. The research is revealing clues about disks around other stars in
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    Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, has revealed intricate details of the gas giant planet and its moons -- but many mysteries remain.
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    Six years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn. Scientists are celebrating the data and detailed images the mission has provided of the planet, its famous rings, and its many moons.
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    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a temperature map of Saturn's icy moon Mimas that shows unexpected hot regions. Studying moons like Mimas can improve knowledge of the Saturn system's environment, and could help astrobiologists determine if habitats for life might exist on moons around giant
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    Other than Saturn's moon Enceladus, there are just a few active moons in the solar system - including Neptune's Triton and Jupiter's Io. Some scientists believe that Saturn holds more.
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    The international Cassini-Huygens mission to explore Saturn and its moons has been extended to 2017. With the new mission extension, Cassini can continue to gather valuable data about the Saturn system.
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