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The Cassini spacecraft has obtained the highest-resolution movie yet of the mysterious hexagon around Saturn's north pole. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton)

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft provides hi-res photos of mysterious Saturn hexagon

Thanks to the Cassini spacecraft, scientists have been able to peer deeply at a storm that has been raging at Saturn's north pole for perhaps hundreds of years.

Amazing facts about the #Orion spacecraft from #NASA
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In photos: From Apollo to Orion, the evolution of a spaceship

Yes, the Orion capsule looks a lot like the Apollo capsule that took us to the moon, but the design of 40 years ago has been updated. Here are just some differences.

Rosetta spacecraft finds evidence for building blocks of life on comet.  (ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA)

Rosetta spacecraft finds evidence for building blocks of life on comet

Scientists have found further evidence that comets harbour the building blocks of life, and have collected the first close-up data that will help them understand how these celestial bodies evolve as they hurtle toward the sun.

Rosetta spacecraft finds evidence for building blocks of life on comet.  (ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA)

Rosetta spacecraft finds evidence for building blocks of life on comet

Scientists have found further evidence that comets harbour the building blocks of life, and have collected the first close-up data that will help them understand how these celestial bodies evolve as they hurtle toward the sun.

Using NASA's public libraries, a Canadian illustrator and visual effects artist produces a stunning trip through our solar system and beyond. This is Saturn, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting the giant planet. Lucas Green included a similar image in his video.

WATCH: Canadian creates amazing journey through our solar system

Using NASA's public libraries, a Canadian illustrator and visual effects artist produces a stunning trip through our solar system and beyond.

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An artist's depiction of New Horizons as it approaches the distant dwarf planet Pluto. Pluto's largest moon, Charon, hovers in the background.

A Brief History of Pluto Viewing: From Its Discovery to New Horizons Flyby

A look at past and present efforts to study the famous dwarf planet.