Cassini

Saturn’s Energy is Out of Balance

Earth releases about as much energy out into space as it absorbs, arriving at a thermal equilibrium. This means it…

2 weeks ago

The Great Red Spot Probably Formed in the Early 1800s

Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS) is one of the Solar System's defining features. It's a massive storm that astronomers have…

4 weeks ago

A Single Grain of Ice Could Hold Evidence of Life on Europa and Enceladus

The Solar System's icy ocean moons are primary targets in our search for life. Missions to Europa and Enceladus will…

4 months ago

What Can We Learn Flying Through the Plumes at Enceladus?

In the next decade, space agencies will expand the search for extraterrestrial life beyond Mars, where all of our astrobiology…

4 months ago

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”…

5 months ago

Titan’s “Magic Islands” Could Be Floating Blobs of Organic Solids

When the Cassini spacecraft returned radar scans of the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan, the results were mindblowing. It revealed…

6 months ago

Toxic Gas is Leaking out of Enceladus. It’s also a Building Block of Life.

Enceladus' status as a target in the search for life keeps rising. We've known for years that plumes erupting from…

7 months ago

Dark Matter Could Cause Jupiter’s Night Side to Glow

One of the aspects of our study of the universe that fascinates me is the hunt for dark matter. That…

7 months ago

Fly Slowly Through Enceladus' Plumes to Detect Life

Enceladus is blasting water into space from the jets at its southern pole. This makes it the ideal place to…

7 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,…

8 months ago