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Explorer of Enceladus and Titan

Van Kane • February 01, 2017 • 6

For the third time in less than a decade, scientists have proposed a multiple-flyby mission to explore the habitability of Saturn’s ocean moons Titan and Enceladus.

Amazing photos of tiny moons as Cassini orbits among the rings

Emily Lakdawalla • January 19, 2017 • 6

Behold: Daphnis, the tiny, 8-kilometer moon that orbits within a ring gap, gently tugging on the edges of the gap to create delicate scallops.

Serene Saturn (or the “Glutton for Punishment” mosaic)

Ian Regan • November 08, 2016 • 8

A week ago Saturday I decided -- against my better judgment -- to tackle this monster of a mosaic. I call it the "Glutton for Punishment" mosaic.

Cassini's camera views of Titan's polar lakes in summer, processed into pseudocolor

Emily Lakdawalla • September 12, 2016 • 1

Titan's north polar lakes are well-lit by summer sun in these recent Cassini images. Image processing enthusiast Ian Regan shares his recipe for processing the longer-wavelength Titan images into visually pleasing "pseudocolor."

New work with 35-year-old data: Voyagers at Ganymede and Saturn

Emily Lakdawalla • May 25, 2016 • 8

The Voyager data set is a gift to Earth that keeps on giving. This week, I've seen three great new images processed from this old data set.

The what-o-sphere? An explainer

Anna Scott • May 05, 2016 • 3

Why do we need to slice up atmospheres into classifications like the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere?

Atmospheric Waves Awareness: An Explainer

Anna Scott • April 20, 2016 • 4

There are two types of atmospheric waves that are critically important on Earth and other planets: gravity waves and planetary waves.

Fog Detection from the Surface of Titan: New Findings From Old Data

Brittney Cooper and Christina Smith and John Moores • April 07, 2016 • 4

Huygens may have landed on Titan over a decade ago, but a group of researchers from York University were able to make a new and unexpected discovery with this older dataset.

LPSC 2016: Icy Satellite Science

Jessica Noviello • April 05, 2016

This year’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference devoted two oral presentation sessions to questions related to icy satellites in our solar system. Jessica Noviello reports back from the conference.

Clouds and haze and dust, oh my!

Sarah Hörst • March 24, 2016 • 3

What types of aerosols do we find in the atmospheres around the Solar System, and why does what we call them—clouds vs. haze vs. dust—matter? Sarah Hörst explains.

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