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  • Joaquín Pérez

    Giovanni Domenico Cassini fue un astrónomo, geodesta e ingeniero francés de origen italiano. Descubrió la división de los anillos de Saturno que lleva su nombre.

  • Sherrie Fuscone

    Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625 –1712) was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini was born in Perinaldo, near Imperia, at that time in the County of Nice under the control of the Republic of Genoa. Cassini is known for his work in the fields of astronomy and engineering. Cassini most notably discovered four satellites of the planet Saturn and noted the division of the rings of Saturn (with the Cassini Division becoming named after him).

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Rings of Saturn from Cassini.

Rhea, with Saturn and rings in background, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft

Cassini snaps two of Saturn's moons through the rings

♥ Obscured by Saturn Rings. In this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Saturn‘s rings obscure part of Titan‘s colorful visage. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

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The Return of the Rings! The image shows portions of the thin, ropy F ring and the outer A ring, which is split by the 202-mile (325-km) -wide Encke gap.

Here is Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft in January 2011

These two global images of Iapetus show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon. The left-hand panel shows the moon's leading hemisphere and the right-hand panel shows the moon's trailing side. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons since it entered orbit in 2004. This image, taken on Oct. 5, 2008, is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby.

Saturn, rings, and largest moon Titan. Titan is much larger than the Moon and is the second largest Moon in the Solar System. But it looks very small here. (Image credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA) ©Mona Evans, “10 Amazing Facts about Saturn's Moons” www.bellaonline.c...

A false-color view of Saturn's moon Hyperion taken during a Cassini flyby in September 2005. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute