Cassini

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…

2 months 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 months ago

The Largest Sea On Titan Could Be Over 300 Meters Deep

The Earth’s oceans are notoriously unexplored, and stand as a monument to the difficult of exploring underwater.  But they aren’t…

9 months 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…

1 year ago

Titan is Drifting Away from Saturn Surprisingly Quickly

Where did Saturn's bizarro-moon Titan form? Did it form where it is now, or has it migrated? We have decades…

1 year ago

This is Why Saturn’s Rotation is So Hard to Measure

For a rocky planet, finding the length of a day can be simple. Just pick a reference point and watch…

2 years ago

There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan

Some lakes on Titan have ring-like shapes around them, and scientists are trying to find out how they formed. Understanding…

2 years ago

Lakes on Titan Might Have Exotic Crystals Encrusted Around Their Shores

Titan is a mysterious, strange place for human eyes. It's a frigid world, with seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and a…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 13, 2019 – Luciano Iess of the Cassini Radio Science Team

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

Being Cassini. Experience What It Was Like to Fly Past Jupiter and Saturn and Their Moons

What would it be like to be onboard the Cassini orbiter as it made its way around Jupiter and Saturn…

3 years ago