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8 years after entering Saturn’s orbit, Cassini captures season changes

8 years after entering Saturn’s orbit, Cassini captures season changes

PASADENA, Calif. — Posing for portraits for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, show spectacular colors in a quartet of images being released today. One image captures the changing hues of Saturn’s northern and southern hemispheres as they pass from one season to the next. A wide-angle view in today’s package captures […]

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Saturn moon has ice volcano — and maybe life?

Saturn moon has ice volcano — and maybe life?

Topographic computer model of Sotra Facula, an apparent ice volcano on Saturn’s moon Titan. Not unlike the volcanoes of Hawaii, the supposed ice volcano, known as Sotra Facula, rises 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) above the surrounding plain in a large, gently shaped dome, according to the mountain’s discoverer, geophysicist Randolph Kirk. The feature had previously […]