Saturn

Astronomy Cast Ep. 353: Seasons on Saturn

by Fraser Cain September 22, 2014

You think we’re the only place that experiences seasons? Well, think again. Anything with a tilt enjoys the changing seasons, and that includes one of the most dramatic places in the Solar System: Saturn, with its rings and collection of moons. Visit the Astronomy Cast Page to subscribe to the audio podcast! We record Astronomy […]

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Bumper Car Moonlets Crash and Crumble in Saturn’s F Ring

by Bob King September 9, 2014

Nothing stands still. Everything evolves. So why shouldn’t Saturn’s kookie, clumpy F ring put on a new face from time to time? 

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Tonight’s Moon-Mars-Saturn Trio Recalls Time of Terror

by Bob King August 31, 2014

Check it out. Look southwest at dusk tonight and you’ll see three of the solar system’s coolest personalities gathering for a late dinner. Saturn, Mars and the waxing crescent moon will sup in Libra ahead of the fiery red star Antares in Scorpius. All together, a wonderful display of out-of-this-world worlds. 

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Scientists Discover 101 Geysers Erupting at Saturn’s Intriguing Icy Moon Enceladus

by Ken Kremer July 29, 2014

Scientists analyzing the reams of data from NASA’s Cassini orbiter at Saturn have discovered 101 geysers erupting from the intriguing icy moon Enceladus and that the spewing material of liquid water likely originates from an underground sea located beneath the tiny moons ice shell, according to newly published research. The geysers are composed of tiny […]

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

by Shannon Hall June 24, 2014

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 — famous for its rivers and lakes of liquid methane — may have formed […]

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