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Enhanced-color image mosaic of Hyperion from Sept. 26, 2005. (NASA/JPL/SSI). On Sunday, May 31, 2015 the Cassini spacecraft will perform its last close pass of Hyperion, Saturn’s curiously spongelike moon. At approximately 9:36 a.m. EDT (13:36 UTC) it will zip past Hyperion at a distance of about 21,000 miles (34,000 km) – not its closest approach ever but considerably closer (by 17,500 miles/28,160 km) than it was when the image above was acquired.

Cassini to Perform Its Final Flyby of Hyperion - Universe Today

Saturn's moon Enceladus vents water into space. Imaged by the Cassini spacecraft.

Michael Benson’s Awe-Inspiring Views of the Solar System

Enceladus Vents Into Space. Saturn’s moon Enceladus geysers water into space from its south polar region.

Miranda (one of Uranus's 27 moons) - Composite image of the southern hemisphere of Miranda. Portions of the surface exhibit presumably older cratered terrain of relatively uniform albedo (reflectivity), but other presumably younger egg-shaped and chevron-shaped areas exhibit bright and dark bands of unknown origin, complex ridges and scarps (cliffs presumably caused by faulting). via (NASA, JPL, Voyager 2, A. Tayfun Oner)

Miranda (one of Uranus's 27 moons) - Composite image of the southern hemisphere…

Saturn’s moon Enceladus taken by the Cassini spacecraft in 2009 from a close flyby.

NEW TIGER STRIPES ON ENCELADUS – From NASA: “Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus? Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ice from the.

Full View of Vesta | Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA (#spaceimage)

Full View of Asteroid Vesta

This mosaic synthesizes some of the best views Dawn spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta. Dawn studied Vesta from July 2011 to September 2012 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA

|| Saturn’s moon Mimas. Flyby photos taken by Cassini spacecraft.

Subtle color differences on Saturn's moon Mimas are apparent in this false-color view of Herschel Crater captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest-ever flyby of that moon on Feb. The crater is 80 miles kilometers) wide.

Eris -- a dwarf planet that lies in the outer reaches of our Solar System

Eris is a dwarf planet in the outer reaches of our solar system. Eris is the most massive and second largest dwarf planet known in the solar system.

Titan as seen by Cassini's VIMS. This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's ''T-114'' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015.

Peering Through Titan's Haze

Titan as seen by Cassini's VIMS. This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's flyby on Nov.

Our final close approach to Saturn's moon Mimas, one of the highest resolution views ever of the icy moon.

True color mosaic of Saturns moon Hyperion Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (26 x 29)

True color mosaic of Saturns moon Hyperion Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (26 x 29)

Approximately true-color mosaic of Saturn's moon Hyperion. Composed of several narrow-angle frames and processed to match Hyperion's natural color. Taken during Cassini's flyby of this lumpy moon on September Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic

Rosetta's Lander Has Found Organic Molecules on a Comet - Astronomy, Biology

Rosetta's Lander Has Found Organic Molecules on a Comet

The comet photo by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera in August 2014 from a distance of 285 km. The comet is about 4 km in diameter with a rotating period of hours. It is moving through space at a speed of km per hour.

The saturnian moon Pan was known but until now had not been photographed in detail. But a new photo, more recent, showed an astonishing image that reveals: Pan has a form of an UFO; a spacecraft.

The saturnian moon Pan was known but until now had not been photographed in detail. But a new photo showed an astonishing image that reveals: Pan has a form of an UFO; a spacecraft.

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