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Space probe Cassini, in orbit about the mighty ringed gas-giant Saturn, has sent back a new selection of nifty pictures. 'The bright, icy moon [Mimas] in front of Saturn's delicate rings'. Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI It's not the pale moon that excites me. Well, maybe a bit The Cassini-Huygens mission launched back in 1997 …

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  1. Annihilator
    Unhappy

    Nice

    But with the cancellation of the next major manned explorations, may as well have "wish you were here?" written on the back of those postcards

  2. Dave 62
    Boffin

    thick atmosphere

    get designing a paper plane for that nice thick atmosphere then!

  3. Pyros
    Joke

    Question

    Lewis, did you borrow Lester for a bit? The title/header is a bit much, even for you...

  4. FuzzyTheBear
    Pint

    For the enthusiast.

    There is yet more on CICLOPS imaging lab which is also home to Vogager and other satellite photography http://www.ciclops.org/ir_index_main.php?js=1

    For the Cassini image diary http://www.ciclops.org/ir_index_main/Cassini

    Tons of fantastic images to have a look at.

    Probably one of the great missions and the vehicle is still in excellent health so,more to come..

    Great peice of engineering.We can appreciate the results almost daily.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Still good tax dollars

    No matter what the whingers say. More pictures!

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