The Cassini-Huygens Mission (1997-2017)
The Cassini spacecraft was exploring Saturn and its moons for nearly 20 years.
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Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System, easily recognisable by its rings.
This animation presents some interesting facts in the field of astronomy.
The inner planets of the Solar System are terrestrial planets while the outer planets are gas giants.
Studying Ceres and Vesta will help us learn more about the early history of the Solar System and how rocky planets are formed.
The New Horizons space probe was launched in 2006, with the objective to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
The Voyager space probes were the first man-made objects to leave the Solar System. They gather data about outer space and carry information about humanity.
The Earth is a rocky planet with a solid crust and oxygen in its atmosphere.
Jupiter is the largest planet of the Solar System, it has two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined.
Possible traces of water and life are sought on Mars.
Mercury is innermost and smallest planet of the Solar System.
Neptune is the outermost planet of the Solar System, the smallest of the giant planets
The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago.
Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun, a gas giant.
Venus is the 2nd planet from the Sun, the brightest object on the night sky (after the Moon).