Saturn Surveyor

The Cassini-Huygens Saturn probe, shown here in its protective fairing while awaiting launch, is the size of a bus and packed with state-of-the-art instruments to conduct a complete survey of the Saturnian system.


This stunning false-color photograph of Saturn's moon Hyperion was captured by the Cassini spacecraft in September 2005. Cassini's complex flightpath brings it within a few hundred miles of most of Saturn's major moons, revealing them in unprecedented detail.

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