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Cassini takes a last look at Saturn's moon Dione - slideshow

In this NY Times slideshow, Kenneth Chang curates a selection of images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s farewell tour. Cassini entered orbit around Saturn 11 years ago; last fall, the space agency granted a final extension, through 2017, when the spacecraft will have exhausted the fuel for its thrusters. 38 more words

NASA

NASA releases incredible closeup images of Saturn’s moon Dione

NASA releases incredible closeup images of Saturn’s moon Dione.The images show a pockmarked landscape looming below the spacecraft.  Cassini passed 295 miles above Dione’s surface at 2:33 p.m. 40 more words

Planets

Cassini Bids Farewell to Dione with Some Fantastic Final Views

NASA’s venerable Cassini spacecraft may still have another two years left in its exploration of the Saturn system but on Monday, August 17, it had its final intimate visit with… 559 more words

Science

Astronomy: Cassini's Final Breathtaking Views of Saturn's Moon Dione

Above: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this parting view showing the rough and icy crescent of Saturn’s moon Dione following the spacecraft’s last close flyby of the moon on Aug. 478 more words

CASSINI: A long goodbye with Dione!

You have to see that! Those pictures are simply mind-blowing. The Cassini spacecraft has just sent us amazing pictures from its last fly-by of Saturn’s moon Dione. 11 more words

Saturn

See a Newly-Released Image of Saturn's Moon Dione

NASA released this never-before-seen image of Saturn’s moon Dione as the Cassini spacecraft said goodbye to it on August 17. Photos of the final encounter are expected to reach Earth in the next few days. 167 more words