saturn’s rings

Whether Saturn's Rings are Young or Old, its Moons are as Ancient as the Planet Itself

A team of researchers has obtained new estimates on the age of Saturn's irregular satellites, which range from 4.1 and…

9 months ago

Saturn’s Rings Warm Up its Atmosphere

Saturn’s rings are one of the most well-known features throughout astronomy. While much is known about them, they still make…

1 year ago

It's Time for Mysterious Spokes to Appear in Saturn's Rings

The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured the appearance of several asymmetrical ‘spokes’ rising above the rings of Saturn, marking a…

1 year ago

Saturn Might Have Torn a Moon Apart to Make its Rings

Saturn is a world of surprises. The Voyager 1 and 2 flybys and later on, the Cassini mission, opened our…

2 years ago

Jupiter's Giant Moons Prevent it From Having Rings Like Saturn

A recent study examined why Jupiter doesn't have highly-visible (and beautiful) rings like Saturn, and puts the blame on its…

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.

3 years ago

Enceladus Causes Snowfall On Other Moons of Saturn

Radar evidence shows that geysers on Enceladus are ejecting water that turns to snow. The snow not only falls back…

5 years ago

Here’s Hubble’s Newest Image of Saturn

Hubble has captured a new image of Saturn that makes you wonder if it's even real. The image is so…

5 years ago

Mimas Pushes Through Saturn’s Rings Like a Snowplow

Saturn's moon Mimas is the smallest of the gas giant's major moons. (Saturn has 62 moons, but some of them…

5 years ago

Saturn’s Rings are Only 10 to 100 Million Years Old

Can you imagine the Solar System without Saturn's rings? Can you envision Earth at the time the dinosaurs roamed the…

5 years ago