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Lakes Through the Haze (annotated)

Using a special spectral filter, the high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft was able to peer through the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's …

Titan Flyby (T-99): The 100th Flyby

T-99: The 100th Flyby<p>Although it’s named T-99, this was actually the 100th targeted Titan flyby of the Cassini mission. (An extra flyby was inserted …

Cassini: Coming Attractions at Saturn

Cosmic Inflation Theory Confirmed? Q&A with Robert Wilson, Co-Discoverer of Big Bang Echo

Scientists announced today (March 17) that they have likely found the long-sought smoking gun for the theory of cosmic inflation, suggesting that the …

Physics

Saturn, which appears as only a thin, lit crescent, broken on…

Saturn, which appears as only a thin, lit crescent, broken only by the shadows of its rings, poses gracefully for the Cassini spacecraft cameras.<p>This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 42 degrees below the ringplane. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 20, 2013 using a spectral filter which only admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers.<p>The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.4 million …

A pair of NASA space telescopes captured this spectacular photo of the Helix Nebula, a glowing celestial vision that resembles a giant cosmic eye: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/t8ga

It has been 50 years since two scientists found landmark evidence for the Big Bang theory. Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias were using a large horn antenna at Bell Labs in New Jersey to gaze into the Milky Way. Here's what came after: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/t8n6

Dark Matter Simulations Help Solve Milky Way Mystery

The Milky Way’s satellite galaxies appear to lie on a single plane—a puzzling and wholly unexpected alignment. In “Dwarf Galaxies and the Dark Web,” …