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Cassini data reveals Saturn’s layer of imprisoned protons

Cosmos Magazine - Tue 9 Oct 18

The planet plays gaoler to an isolated inner belt of radiation. Ben Lewis reports.

Groundbreaking science emerges from ultra-close orbits of Saturn - Fri 5 Oct 18

New research emerging from the final orbits of NASA's Cassini spacecraft represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of the Saturn system—especially the mysterious, never-before-explored ...

Groundbreaking Science Emerges from Ultra-Close Orbits of Saturn, Astrobiology Magazine - Sat 6 Oct 18

First results from Cassini's final mission phase show protons of extreme energies between the planet and its dense rings - Fri 5 Oct 18

Approximately one year ago, a spectacular dive into Saturn ended NASA's Cassini mission—and with it a unique, 13-year research expedition to the Saturnian system. In the mission's last five ...

Cassini revealed three big surprises before diving into Saturn

Newscientist - Thu 4 Oct 18

Before the Cassini spacecraft melted away in Saturn’s atmosphere, it hurtled between the planet and its rings 22 times - and made some strange discoveries

This is What NASA Learned When Cassini Dove Into Saturn

Discover Magazine - Thu 4 Oct 18

Over its nearly 20 year mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft redefined our understanding of Saturn. And while Cassini sent its final transmissions to Earth as it dove into the ringed planet last ...

This is what NASA learned when Cassini dove into Saturn, - Thu 4 Oct 18

Saturn's Ring Rain is a Downpour, Not a Drizzle

Discover Magazine - Thu 4 Oct 18

Before it plunged into the atmosphere of Saturn on its final death dive, the Cassini spacecraft made 22 orbits of the planet that followed a path no probe had taken before: It flew between the ...

Saturn's ring rain is a downpour, not a drizzle, - Thu 4 Oct 18

In its final days, Cassini bathed in 'ring rain' - Thu 4 Oct 18

On its last orbits in 2017, the long-running Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn's rings and its upper atmosphere and bathed in a downpour of dust that astronomers call "ring rain."

In its final days, Cassini bathed in ‘ring rain’, Science Blog - Fri 5 Oct 18
In its final days, Cassini bathed in 'ring rain', Eurekalert - Thu 4 Oct 18

Saturn’s ‘ring rain’ is a surprising cocktail of chemicals

ScienceNews - Thu 4 Oct 18

NASA’s Cassini probe got a closeup view of the material falling from Saturn’s rings into the planet. The data could help illuminate the belts’ origins.

Surprising chemical complexity of Saturn's rings changing planet's upper atmosphere - Thu 4 Oct 18

Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, "The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."

Surprising chemical complexity of Saturn's rings changing planet's upper atmosphere, ScienceDaily - Thu 4 Oct 18

Latest insights into Saturn's weird magnetic field only make things weirder - Thu 4 Oct 18

Some of the last data from the Cassini mission reveals more structure in Saturn's magnetic field, but still no answer as to how it formed.

It's Raining Tiny Particles from Saturn's Innermost Ring

Livescience - Sat 6 Oct 18

To Earthling eyes, the gap between Saturn and its rings looks calm, but scientists destroy that illusion in new research, laying out a set of unexpectedly complicated phenomena dancing through ...

Cassini Detected ‘Ring Rain’ During Plunge into Saturn

Extremetech - Fri 5 Oct 18

Scientists are still analyzing the data collected by Cassini during its final days, and they say the spacecraft encountered an unexpected phenomenon near Saturn: ring rain. The post Cassini ...

Cassini's death dive into Saturn reveals weird ring 'rain' & other surprises

FOXNews - Fri 5 Oct 18

To distant, Earthling eyes, the gap between Saturn and its rings looks calm, like a deep breath of empty space between one beautifully intricate structure and another. But in 11 new papers, ...

Cassini's Death Dive into Saturn Reveals Weird Ring 'Rain' & Other Surprises, - Thu 4 Oct 18

Cassini Data Reveals ‘Ring Rain,’ Other Mysteries of Saturn - Fri 5 Oct 18

New data collected from the final orbits of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is helping scientists right preconceived wrongs, while raising new questions about Saturn. Six groups of researchers ...

NASA's Cassini reveals 'ring rain' on Saturn - CNET

CNET - Thu 4 Oct 18

Heading to Saturn? Better take your umbrella.

Cassini’s swan song reveals surprising Saturn chemistry

CandEN - Thu 4 Oct 18

NASA probe finds carbon and nitrogen molecules raining from the planet’s rings

The iconic planet's "ring rain" is more like a ring downpour, and it's coming down much harder than anyone thought.

Discovery News - Thu 4 Oct 18

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSIThe building blocks of life are literally raining down on Saturn’s atmosphere from its iconic rings. NASA’s dying Cassini spacecraft detected ...

Cassini spacecraft discovered that Saturn’s inner ring is raining organic molecules, right before it crashed into gas giant

ZME Science - Thu 4 Oct 18

The news changes the way scientists understand the chemistry of Saturn's atmosphere.

Planetary rings are surprisingly chemically-rich, paper reports

ZME Science - Thu 4 Oct 18

The findings raise some interesting questions about these beautiful structures.

Scientists discover 10,000kg of hail pours down from Saturn's rings every second 

Daily Mail - Thu 4 Oct 18

A n international team of researchers found that the rings of Saturn are made from more than just ice, with fragments of ammonia, methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen and CO2 present too. ...

Saturn's inner rings are raining chemicals on its atmosphere

UPI - Fri 5 Oct 18

New analysis of observations made during the Cassini's final plunge suggests Saturn's rings are surprisingly complex in their chemical composition.