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Best views yet

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now in its “Ring-Grazing” orbits phase, is observing Saturn’s dazzling rings of icy debris. The views are some of the closest-ever images of the outer parts of the … Continue reading

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Cassini saves daring maneuvers and observations for last

NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn’s rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on Nov. 30. Cassini crossed through the plane of Saturn’s rings on Dec. 4 at 8:09 AM EST … Continue reading

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Saturn: rings, moons, Earth, and more

On July 19, 2013 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft slipped into Saturn’s shadow and turned to image the planet, seven of its moons, its inner rings — and, in the background, our home planet, Earth. Wait, there’s more! With the sun’s powerful … Continue reading

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Not viewable from Earth

High Above Saturn: This portrait, looking down on Saturn and its rings, was created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013. It is a view we can never see from Earth. The picture was made by … Continue reading

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Earth and Moon seen from Saturn and Mercury

These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA’s Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013. In the Cassini image, the wide-angle camera has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in … Continue reading

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2011 Convention a great night

It was a great night at Letha House Park! CAA members and invited astronomy club members from the area gathered under gloriously clear skies for an evening of socializing and a night of excellent observing. Many thanks to all those who … Continue reading

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