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  1. Cassini: Destination Moons

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    6 Septembre 2017

    In the space of 13 years, Cassini observed Saturn and devoted a lot of attention to its moons. With the mission now about to end, Patrick Michel, astrophysicist, planetologist and research director at the Côte d’Azur Observatory in Nice, reflects on the discoveries it has made about the planet’s natural satellites.

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  2. Cassini’s Saturnian legacy

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    1 Septembre 2017

    Since entering orbit around Saturn in July 2004, the Cassini spacecraft has studied the planet and its moons from every angle. Before its dramatic dive into the gas giant’s atmosphere and its final demise on 15 September, Thierry Fouchet, a lecturer at Pierre et Marie Curie University (UPMC) and research scientist at the Paris Observatory, reviews its 13 years of discoveries.

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  3. Saturn

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    1 Juin 2016

    Saturn is the 2nd gas giant planet in distance from the Sun and the 2nd largest in the solar system after Jupiter.

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  4. Sand dunes on Titan

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    24 Mai 2006

    The Cassini spacecraft has revealed sand dunes on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s giant moon. The dunes look very similar to those seen in the Namibian desert. They appear to have been sculpted in much the same way as dunes on Earth, even though conditions on Titan are very different.

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  5. Titan’s north pole is surrounded by lakes

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    27 Décembre 2006

    Scientists have reported evidence of lakes dotted around Titan’s northern hemisphere. Radar imagery obtained by the Cassini spacecraft on 22 July 2006 revealed dark patches less than 100 km long. False-colour images published 4 January 2007 in the journal Nature highlight lakes filled with liquid methane.

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