Cassini’s Swan Song

Kaja Fenn On 15th September Cassini will begin its journey into Saturn’s thick atmosphere. There its last bit of fuel will be used to point its antenna towards the Earth. Eventually it will lose its battle against the atmospheric forces causing it to spin, severing its radio link with the Earth. Just before 13:00 (BST)... Continue Reading →

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The Geysers of Enceladus

Ben Fernando In 1979 the twin Voyager spacecraft flew past Saturn, photographing its stunning ring system, dynamic atmosphere and many of its moons. Hitherto unseen features were revealed, but a myriad of mysteries were also uncovered. Titan, the planet’s largest moon, had a hydrocarbon atmosphere which was totally opaque to the probes’ instruments. The origin... Continue Reading →

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