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  3. Saturn

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    August 6, 2003

    Long thought to be the only planet with a ring system, Saturn is a gas giant much like Jupiter:

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  4. Cassini: Destination Moons

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    September 6, 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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  5. Cassini reveals giant dust storms on Titan

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    October 5, 2018

    These giant dust storms seen at the equator on Titan rise as far as 10 kilometres above the surface. Mars and Earth are no longer the only worlds in the solar system where such phenomena are known to occur. We put three questions to Sébastien Rodriguez, a planetologist at the IPGP global physics institute in Paris and lead author of this discovery published in the journal Nature Geoscience on 24 September.

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  6. Huygens- Landing on Titan

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    September 11, 2017

    In December 2004, the U.S. Cassini spacecraft released the European Huygens module for the most-distant landing yet accomplished in the history of space exploration. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, was the target and the high point of this collaboration that has brought great discoveries in planetology. With the Cassini mission now set to end, Athéna Coustenis, research director at the LESIA space and astrophysics instrumentation research laboratory at the Paris Observatory, looks at what it found there.

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  7. Cassini-Huygens: a 30-year space odyssey

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    August 30, 2017

    Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA-ESA mission to Saturn and its moons. As the mission prepares to take its curtain call, Christophe Sotin, Chief Scientist, Solar System Exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, looks back at the genesis of the project.

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  8. Huygens set for the big jump

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    December 16, 2004

    Six months after the arrival of Cassini-Huygens at Saturn, mission scientists are gearing up for a new phase. Like a Christmas present tumbling from Santa’s sleigh, the European Huygens probe will be cut loose from the orbiter on 25 December, before diving into Titan’s atmosphere 3 weeks later. Huygens is expected to improve our understanding of Saturn’s largest moon, the only one in the Solar System known to have a dense atmosphere containing organic molecules.

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  9. Cassini-Huygens mission- Titan one year on

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    January 10, 2006

    Cassini-Huygens is the 1st space mission dedicated to exploring Saturn and its system of rings and moons. One year ago today, Europe’s Huygens probe separated from the Cassini orbiter and landed on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. What have its findings taught us about this tantalizing new world?

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  10. Sand dunes on Titan

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    May 24, 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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  11. 2009: cloudy weather on Titan

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    June 3, 2009

    Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon, is the only body in the Solar System -apart from Earth- to have a thick atmosphere. Nonetheless, the Cassini probe discovered clouds in it. These atypical clouds, made of droplets of methane and ethane, are closely studied by “transplanetary meteorologists” who try to unravel the mystery behind their formation and their spatial distribution

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  12. Mission

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    July 5, 2016

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  14. Black hole with intermediate mass

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    June 3, 2009

    A black hole of more than 500 times the Sun's mass was discovered. It is an intermediate one between the stellar and super-massive black holes. This "missing link" just got discovered by an international team led by investigators of the Centre for the Study of Radiation in Space of Toulouse. This world-first discovery was achieved thanks to observations of ESA's XMM-NEWTON satellite. This result was announced in the July 2nd, 2009 issue of Nature.

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  19. Seasons shift on Titan

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    December 11, 2012

    While the seasons are a familiar feature of Earth, those on Titan are largely unknown. A team of researchers has obtained a tantalizing glimpse of a seasonal shift on Saturn’s moon thanks to data from the Cassini spacecraft.

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