Carolyn Porco

Unprecedented Views of Saturn’s Rings as Cassini Dances Death Spiral

As the Cassini spacecraft moves ever closer to Saturn, new images provide some of the most-detailed views yet of the…

5 years ago

Enceladus, the Jet-Powered Water World

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing pictures of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with those captivating water jets and plumes…

7 years ago

Cassini’s View of Another Pale Blue Dot

When you hear the words "pale blue dot" you're probably reminded of the famous quote by Carl Sagan inspired by…

8 years ago

Video: Carolyn Porco Discusses Her Life at Saturn

Space historian Andrew Chaikin sat down with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, and she discusses how her career has ended up…

8 years ago

Titan’s North Pole is Loaded With Lakes

A combination of exceptionally clear weather, the steady approach of northern summer, and a poleward orbital path has given Cassini…

9 years ago

These are the Last Close-up Images of the Moon Rhea from Cassini

“Take a good, long, luxurious look at these sights from another world,” said Cassini Imaging Team Leader Carolyn Porco, “as…

9 years ago

New Symphony of Science Video: Onward to the Edge

The latest auto-tuned musical celebration of science is out in the "Symphony of Science" series. This one features Neil deGrasse…

11 years ago

Mini Moons Are Buzzing Through Saturn’s Rings

Scientists for NASA's Cassini mission noticed some weird-looking propeller-like shapes in the outer edge of Saturn's A ring. What could…

12 years ago

Alien Life on Titan? Hang on Just a Minute…

[/caption] Two papers released last week detailing oddities found on Titan have blown the top off the 'jumping to conclusions'…

12 years ago

Cassini “Skeet Shoot” of Enceladus a Success

Scientists for the Cassini mission called their flyby of Saturn's small moon Enceladus on August 11 a "skeet shoot," partially…

14 years ago