Saturn

Saturn Might Have Torn a Moon Apart to Make its Rings

Saturn is a world of surprises. The Voyager 1 and 2 flybys and later on, the Cassini mission, opened our…

2 weeks ago

Jupiter's Giant Moons Prevent it From Having Rings Like Saturn

A recent study examined why Jupiter doesn't have highly-visible (and beautiful) rings like Saturn, and puts the blame on its…

2 months ago

A Spacecraft Orbiting the Moon Just Captured an Image of Saturn

Cameras can be finicky - especially ones primarily used for astronomy.  When used for a purpose other than their intended…

10 months ago

The Biggest Comet Ever Seen Will get as Close as Saturn in 2031

A mega-comet – potentially the largest ever discovered – is heading from the Oort Cloud towards our direction. Estimated to…

12 months ago

Using Saturn’s Rings to Figure out What’s Inside the Planet

It's tough to see inside of Saturn, because the atmosphere is opaque to all wavelengths of radiation. We have to…

1 year 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.…

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Saturn Got Its Tilt From Its Moons

One of the fundamental tenets of physics is that two objects, now matter how different their size, exert a force…

2 years ago

Titan’s Atmosphere Has All the Ingredients For Life. But Not Life as We Know It

In a series of new studies on Saturn's moon Titan, researchers have found more indications that there could be exotic…

2 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…

2 years ago