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Artist's rendition of the Aug. 11, 2008 Enceladus Flyby

Cassini Prepares to Swoop by Saturn's Geyser-Spewing Moon
Fractures, or "tiger stripes," where icy jets erupt on Saturn's moon Enceladus will be the target of a close flyby by the Cassini spacecraft on Monday, Aug. 11. Cassini will zoom past the tiny moon a mere 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the surface.
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NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon
NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon
NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn's moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, and have positively identified the presence of ethane. This makes Titan the only body in our solar system beyond Earth known to have liquid on its surface.
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Beneath the Haze
Beneath the Haze
Swirling clouds drift like phantoms in Saturn's murky depths. The camera filter used for this image captures light at wavelengths where atmospheric gases like methane are fairly transparent, allowing for detailed views of deep cloud features.
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Xanadu's Channels
Xanadu's Channels
On the final flyby of Cassini's original four-year tour, its radar mapper captured these unusual channels on Titan at the edge of Xanadu, the widest seen in this area. These might be active rivers carrying methane or debris, or they might be dry riverbeds similar to earthly arroyos.
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Against a Hail of Stars
Against a Hail of Stars
Tethys appears here, against a background of star trails, in a view acquired as the icy moon exited Saturn's shadow. Tethys is illuminated in this view by two main sources: reflected "ringshine" and refracted sunlight passing through the edge of Saturn's atmosphere.
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Cassini Status
 Next Encounter:
 Enceladus
 25.0 km (15.5 mi)
 Oct. 9, 2008 (SCET)
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