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Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks


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Saturn via Cassini

This false-color composite image, constructed from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's rings and southern hemisphere.

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan; the aerosol layers of Titan's haze; and dirt mixing with ice in Saturn's rings.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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