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Apr

Icy moon of Saturn has hidden ocean that could support lifeNASA scientists theorized the presence of water based on the gravitational tugs on the Cassini spacecraft.

Icy moon of Saturn has hidden ocean that could support life
NASA scientists theorized the presence of water based on the gravitational tugs on the Cassini spacecraft.

06

Mar

See Saturn’s rings shine in new NASA photoThe photo offers a look at the mysterious ‘spokes’ near Saturn, though scientists still aren’t clear on why they form.

See Saturn’s rings shine in new NASA photo
The photo offers a look at the mysterious ‘spokes’ near Saturn, though scientists still aren’t clear on why they form.

02

Jan

When Saturn got its ringsData collected from the Cassini spacecraft shows that Saturn’s rings have likely been around for billions of years.

When Saturn got its rings
Data collected from the Cassini spacecraft shows that Saturn’s rings have likely been around for billions of years.

28

Oct

Saturn’s faintest rings shine in new Cassini photoNew infrared images will help scientists learn more about these rings’ chemical compositions and sizes.

Saturn’s faintest rings shine in new Cassini photo
New infrared images will help scientists learn more about these rings’ chemical compositions and sizes.

NASA spies amazing views of lakes on Saturn’s moon TitanCassini has been circling around Saturn since 2004 and is only now getting a good look at Titan’s northern pole as ice clouds fade away.

NASA spies amazing views of lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan
Cassini has been circling around Saturn since 2004 and is only now getting a good look at Titan’s northern pole as ice clouds fade away.

01

Oct

NASA finds key ingredient for plastic on Saturn’s moonHydrocarbons, including propylene, form on Titan after sunlight breaks apart the methane in the moon’s atmosphere.

NASA finds key ingredient for plastic on Saturn’s moon
Hydrocarbons, including propylene, form on Titan after sunlight breaks apart the methane in the moon’s atmosphere.

29

Aug

Saturn’s moon sports icy shell, bizarre interiorScientists are now unsure if Titan is made up of layers, like Earth, or is just ice and rock all the way to its core.

Saturn’s moon sports icy shell, bizarre interior
Scientists are now unsure if Titan is made up of layers, like Earth, or is just ice and rock all the way to its core.

27

Aug

Earth waves at Saturn in colossal NASA collageThe photos were sent in by people who waved at Saturn from more than 40 countries and 30 states in the United States.

Earth waves at Saturn in colossal NASA collage
The photos were sent in by people who waved at Saturn from more than 40 countries and 30 states in the United States.

23

Jul

Cassini’s Saturn photo of Earth: Simply spectacularThe cosmic picture took advantage of a rare total eclipse of the sun from Saturn, which allowed Cassini’s sensitive cameras to image Earth.

Cassini’s Saturn photo of Earth: Simply spectacular
The cosmic picture took advantage of a rare total eclipse of the sun from Saturn, which allowed Cassini’s sensitive cameras to image Earth.

30

Apr

NASA photographs monster hurricane on Saturn
Scientists plan to study how the Saturn storm works in the hopes of gaining insight into hurricanes here on Earth.

NASA photographs monster hurricane on Saturn

Scientists plan to study how the Saturn storm works in the hopes of gaining insight into hurricanes here on Earth.