Saturn

Titan’s Atmosphere May be Older than Saturn, a New Study Suggests

by Shannon Hall June 24, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter It’s well accepted that moons form after planets. In fact, only a few months ago, astronomers spotted a new moon forming deep within Saturn’s rings, 4.5 billion years after the planet initially formed. But new research suggests Saturn’s icy moon Titan […]

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Which Planets Have Rings?

by Fraser Cain June 19, 2014

You think only Saturn has rings? Well, think again. Rings are actually extremely common in our Solar System – they’re all over the place. So which planets – and other objects – sport rings? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Virtual Star Party – June 1, 2014: Paul brings his “A” game!

by Susie Murph June 5, 2014

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Saturn Aurora Sparkles In New Hubble Images

by Elizabeth Howell May 19, 2014

It’s amazing to see what some flashes of light can tell us. New images the Hubble Space Telescope took of Saturn not only reveal auroras dancing in the north pole, but also reveal some interesting things about the giant planet’s magnetic field. “It appears that when particles from the Sun hit Saturn, the magnetotail collapses […]

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Astrophotos: Occultation of Saturn

by Nancy Atkinson May 15, 2014

Observers in Australia and New Zealand had a special treat this week: watching Saturn disappear behind the Moon during an event called an occultation. (You can read all the details of how and why this happens here in our preview article.) Catching an event like this with a camera is tricky… the bright Moon can […]

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