Saturn

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

Even Tiny Mimas Seems to Have an Internal Ocean of Liquid Water

Data from the Cassini mission keeps fuelling discoveries. The latest discovery is that Saturn's tiny moon Mimas may have an…

1 year ago

A Spacecraft Orbiting the Moon Just Captured an Image of Saturn

Cameras can be finicky - especially ones primarily used for astronomy.  When used for a purpose other than their intended…

1 year ago

Here are Hubble’s 2021 Photos of the Outer Solar System

If we had to rely solely on spacecraft to learn about the outer planets, we wouldn't be making great progress.…

1 year ago

Did Titan Give Saturn its Tilt?

Giant planets like Saturn don't just tilt over all by themselves: something has to knock them over, or tug on…

1 year ago

The Biggest Comet Ever Seen Will get as Close as Saturn in 2031

A mega-comet – potentially the largest ever discovered – is heading from the Oort Cloud towards our direction. Estimated to…

1 year ago

Using Saturn’s Rings to Figure out What’s Inside the Planet

It's tough to see inside of Saturn, because the atmosphere is opaque to all wavelengths of radiation. We have to…

2 years 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

Animation Shows how Saturn’s Rings Move at Different Speeds

Using data obtained by the Cassini probe, NASA Fellow Dr. James O'Donoghue created this stunning visual of Saturn's rings.

2 years ago