Cassini

Linking Organic Molecules to Hydrothermal Vents on Enceladus

Despite the vast distance between us and Saturn's gleaming moon Enceladus, the icy ocean moon is a prime target in…

2 weeks ago

Toxic Gas is Leaking out of Enceladus. It’s also a Building Block of Life.

Enceladus' status as a target in the search for life keeps rising. We've known for years that plumes erupting from…

5 months ago

Fly Slowly Through Enceladus' Plumes to Detect Life

Enceladus is blasting water into space from the jets at its southern pole. This makes it the ideal place to…

6 months ago

JWST Spies a Gigantic Water Plume at Enceladus

The James Webb Space Telescope has observed a huge water vapor plume emanating from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Astronomers say the…

12 months ago

We Now Understand Why Enceladus has ‘Tiger Stripe’ Cracks at its Southern Pole

One of the biggest surprises of the 13-year Cassini mission came in Enceladus, a tiny moon with active geysers at…

2 years ago

Watch: 14 Hours of Enceladus Geyser Action

What a parting gift the Cassini mission gave us. Below is a movie sequence of images, garnered from the final…

3 years ago

Cassini Saw Methane in Enceladus’ Plumes. Scientists Don’t Know How it Could be There Without Life

Even though the Cassini mission at Saturn ended nearly four years ago, data from the spacecraft still keeps scientists busy.…

3 years ago

Animation Shows how Saturn’s Rings Move at Different Speeds

Using data obtained by the Cassini probe, NASA Fellow Dr. James O'Donoghue created this stunning visual of Saturn's rings.

3 years ago

Titan’s Atmosphere Recreated in an Earth Laboratory

A recent study led by IBM-Zurich has recreated what goes on in Titan's atmosphere, which could help scientists find evidence…

3 years ago

Simulation Helps Explain Saturn’s Mysterious Hexagon

A new study of the mysterious hexagon-shaped storm at Saturn’s north pole suggests this phenomenon is actually the result of…

4 years ago