Saturn system

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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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    Two new studies have shed some light on a centuries-old mystery surrounding Saturn's moon Iapetus. The studies also provide new information about the Saturn system and how the moons and rings of the giant planet interact. This is important in determining the potential for habitable
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    Astronomers have discovered an enormous ring around Saturn that may be linked to the moon, Phoebe. The finding highlights connections between the moons and rings of Saturn. The research could help in determining how the Saturn system was formed and, ultimately, the habitability of moons
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  • Cassini to Continue
    NASA is extending the Cassini-Huygens mission by two years. The mission has provided exciting and unexpected findings from locations like Titan and Enceladus, and will now continue is important observations of Saturn and the planet's unique moons.
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  • Studying Saturn’s Ecology
    With data from Cassini, scientists are beginning to understand the interactions between Saturn´s many dynamic moons. The environment of Saturn´s moons is important in determining whether or not some of them could be abodes for life, and how transport of material between the moons affects
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  • Iapetus Spun Fast, Froze Young
    Scientists have found that Saturn's moon Iapetus is a well-preserved relic from the early Solar System. Studying the moon could yield important clues about the history of the outer Solar System.
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  • Hydrocarbon Hyperion
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed for the first time surface details of Saturn's moon Hyperion, including cup-like craters filled with hydrocarbons that may indicate more widespread presence in our solar system of basic chemicals necessary for life.
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  • Saturn’s Active Moons
    The Cassini spacecraft has found that Saturn's icy moons Tethys and Dione are flinging streams of particles into space. The findings suggest that these moons may be geologically active.
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