Cassini

Will Enceladus finally answer, ‘Are we alone?’

We recently examined how and why the planet Mars could answer the longstanding question: Are we alone? There is evidence…

3 months ago

Will Titan finally answer, ‘Are we alone?’

We recently examined how and why Jupiter’s moon, Europa, could answer the longstanding question: Are we alone? While this small…

4 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…

10 months ago

A map of River Beds on Titan for Dragonfly to Explore

Explorers either have the benefit of having maps or the burden of creating them.  Similarly, space explorers have been building…

1 year 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…

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.…

2 years 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…

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

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…

3 years 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…

3 years ago