Sep 14, 2017
The Cassini probe will finish this September 15, 2017 its mission of more than 13 years around Saturn.
Nov 18, 2016
First evidence of the deformation of Saturn by tidal effects
Using several thousand images of Saturn's moons produced by the Cassini probe (NASA/ESA), an international team led by an astronomer from the Observatoire de Paris in the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Calculation of Ephemerides ( Observatoire de Paris / CNRS / UPMC / Université Lille 1), in collaboration with CEA researchers, has succeeded in bringing to light small fluctuations in the gravitational field of the planet.
Jun 09, 2010
Numerical simulations show new moons forming now from the rings
Numerical simulations peformed by a group of astrophysicists of the  AIM-CEA Saclay Laboratory  (University Paris Diderot, CEA, CNRS) and the Nice observatory, based on images collected by the Cassini mission, show that some tiny moons of Saturn are still forming now from material of the Saturn's rings, some billion years after the  end of the formation of planets and satellites inside the Solar system.
Dec 07, 2007
The unexpected shape of the Saturn moons inside the rings (7 Decembre 2007)
The high resolution images provided by the Cassini spacecraft have uncovered a surprising shape for two small Saturn satellites located inside the rings of the giant planet.


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