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  • Two NASA spacecraft, one studying the Saturn system, the other observing Mercury, are maneuvering into place to take pictures of Earth.
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  • New data from Cassini suggests that the rings and moons of Saturn are bodies that date back to around the time of our solar system's birth.
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  • NASA's Cassini mission is continuing its exploration of the Saturn system. Cassini has provided invaluable data for astrobiologists studying life's potential on moons of giant planets.
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  • NASA's Cassini mission has spotted a second feature shaped like the 1980s video game icon in the Saturn system, this time on the moon Tethys.
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  • The Cassini spacecraft and two ground-based telescopes have provided the first look at the aftermath of Saturn’s ‘Great Springtime Storm’
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  • A new hypothesis explains the origin of Saturn's strange middle-sized moons. The moons may have been spawned during giant impacts that occurred when several major satellites merged to form Saturn's large moon, Titan.
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  • Scientists have revealed new information about the fluid-like motion of landslides on Saturn's moon Iapetus.
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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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