After more than eleven years orbiting Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its last-ever targeted flyby of Enceladus, the big little moon that has intrigued scientists with its southern ice geysers since Cassini first spotted them in 2005.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been sailing around the Saturn system for more than 11 years, will make its final close approach to the ocean-bearing moon Enceladus on Saturday.
It's not in a galaxy far, far away or even another star system -- this alien world is right in our planetary backyard, a mere 900 million miles away in orbit around Saturn.
After Cassini's 'deep-dive' into Enceladus' watery plumes, evidence mounts for life-friendly environments inside the Saturn moon's ocean.
There are few views in Saturnian orbit that are more satisfying than seeing two or more moons in the same frame -- particularly when they align.
The big moons of Jupiter may have oceans underground. Although they are driven by the same mechanism, their nature can be radically different.
An icy moon of Saturn hangs against the face of its giant parent planet in a breathtaking new image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
As we rapidly approach Cassini's thrilling final stage of its mission, the list of 'final' events is gradually shrinking. Next on the NASA spacecraft's final list is Dione -- coming within 295 miles of the Saturn moon's surface on Monday.
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