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May 28, 2017

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft completes its sixth dive between Saturn and its rings today (May 28), and this is the most dangerous dive yet. Instead of passing […]
April 28, 2017

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever

NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to a close. After years of orbiting around the Saturn system and […]
April 22, 2017

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn ‘grand finale’

Cassini has used a gravitational slingshot around Saturn’s moon Titan to put it on a path towards destruction. Saturday’s flyby swept the probe into an orbit […]
July 5, 2016

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter

The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter. The Juno satellite, which left Earth five years ago, had to fire […]
August 25, 2015

NASA’s next big spacecraft mission could visit an ice giant

Today marks 26 years since NASA made its one and only visit to Neptune. And for years, planetary scientists have bemoaned a predicted 50-year gap between […]
February 26, 2015

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are. As bizarre as […]
December 18, 2012

Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon

PASADENA, Calif. – Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth’s Nile River: a river valley on […]