Saturn

Saturn’s “Death Star Moon” Mimas Probably has an Ocean Too

A recent study published in Nature presents a groundbreaking discovery that Saturn’s moon, Mimas, commonly known as the “Death Star”…

2 weeks ago

It’s Time for Saturn’s “Spokes” to Return

Astronomers have been observing Saturn with the Hubble Space Telescope and several other spacecraft for decades and have noticed something…

2 months ago

In the Shadow of Saturn’s Rings

I can remember it very well, although not actually sure when it was, back around 1995/1996 I think. I was,…

3 months ago

Saturn’s Rings will Disappear in 2025. Don’t Worry, They’ll Return Soon Enough

The rings of Saturn are some of the most well-known and captivating spectacles in the night sky, which are so…

3 months ago

Colliding Moons Might Have Created Saturn’s Rings

If we could wind the clock back billions of years, we'd see our Solar System the way it used to…

5 months ago

The Seasons on Saturn are Changing. It's Time to Say Goodbye to Its North Pole for a Few Years

Just like Earth, Saturn goes through seasons because of its axial tilt. But a year on Saturn lasts 30 Earth…

6 months ago

Storms on Saturn Can Have Impacts That Last for Hundreds of Years

While Jupiter has the famous Great Red Spot cyclonic storm, the other giant planets have less turbulent-looking surfaces. But they…

7 months ago

Here Come JWST’s First Images of Saturn

Note: This story has been updated with new images. It's Saturn's turn. The JWST is aiming its powerful, gold-coated, segmented…

8 months ago

One Spacecraft Could Visit All of Saturn's Inner Large Moons

Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the best places we could search for life in the Solar System. A new…

9 months ago

Saturn's Rings are Much Younger Than the Planet

Scientists know how quickly dust builds up and allows them to measure in Saturn's rings, and it points to a…

10 months ago