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At the end of its mission, the Cassini spacecraft executed the "Grand Finale" of its mission: a number of risky passes through the gaps between Saturn and Saturn's inner rings. The purpose of this phase was to maximize Cassini's scientific outcome be...

High Above Saturn

By OrbitalHub on Sep 21, 2017

October 10, 2013. This portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings was created from images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. It was made by amateur image processor and Cassini fan Gordan Ugarkovic. This image has not been geometrically correct...

August 24, 2013. Saturn's moon Prometheus orbits near some of its handiwork in the F ring. Prometheus (53 miles, or 86 kilometers across) and its partner Pandora gravitationally sculpt and maintain the narrow F ring. Please visit OrbitalHub to read m...

Goodbye Cassini

By OrbitalHub on Sep 20, 2017 in: Videos

The Cassini–Huygens (commonly called Cassini) mission was a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to send a probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural s...

Marvelous Mini-Jet

By OrbitalHub on Sep 19, 2017

June 20, 2013. A beautiful 'mini-jet' appears in the dynamic F ring of Saturn. Saturn's A ring (including the Keeler gap and just a hint of the Encke gap at the upper-right) also appears. The mini-jets are thought by imaging scientists to be caused b...

Analysis: Why Nasa's Cassini Probe Had to Be Destroyed Fedor Kossakovski, PBS By now, you've likely read a bit about NASA's Cassini probe plunging into Saturn to end its tour of duty this week. You've also probably wondering why...

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has explored the Saturn system since 2004, re-writing our understanding of the giant planet, its rings, moons and magnetosphere. For 13 years the spacecraft’s incredible, truly otherworldly images have revealed the wonde...