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Debate Over Saturn's Rings Finally Resolved?

natureheader | Alexandra Witze | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

Saturn’s spectacular ring system may date back some 4.4 billion years to the time when the planet itself formed, new findings suggest. The work coul...

Massive Trove Of Geysers Spotted On Icy Moon

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.30.2014 | Science

The icy Saturn moon Enceladus sports at least 101 geysers, which reach all the way down to the satellite's subsurface ocean, new research suggests. ...

LOOK: Space Telescope Spies Planet's Awesome Light Show

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Science

Saturn's northern lights dance in ethereal blue light in a series of amazing images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Bright flashes of aurora...

Scientists Make Big Discovery On Tiny Moon

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 04.03.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus. Italian and American ...

After Long Search, Waves Spotted On Faraway Ocean

natureheader | Alexandra Witze | Posted 03.18.2014 | Science

After years of searching, planetary scientists think they may finally have spotted waves rippling on the seas of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. If co...

WATCH: Humongous 'Hexagon' Swirls Over Planet's Polar Region

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.06.2013 | Science

Though best known for its rings, Saturn has another unusual--and unusually beautiful--feature. As you can see in spectacular new video footage taken b...

WATCH: Probe Finds Tupperware Ingredient In Space

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

For the first time, a chemical essential for the creation of plastic on Earth has been found in a far-off part of the solar system: Saturn's largest ...

WATCH: Waltz Around Saturn In Dizzying Video Montage

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

Want to go for a spin around Saturn? In his dizzying video montage above, Vimeo user Fabio di donato lets you come close to the real thing. Set to ...

AWESOME: Faraway Spacecraft Captures Incredible Images Of Earth

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science

Good photographers go to great lengths to get the best pictures, but few have ventured farther than Cassini did on July 19, 2013. From 5:27 p.m. to 5:...

Planet's Plain-Looking Moon May Hide Slushy Secret

Space.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

The plain-looking Saturn moon Dione may have once had a geologically active subsurface ocean, new images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal. Imag...

WATCH: Stupendous Storm Churns At Planet's North Pole

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

On Monday, NASA released stunning photos and video of a massive storm that researchers believe has been swirling at high speed around Saturn's north p...

Old Space Probe Sheds New Light On 'Hot Spot' Mystery

Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 03/19/2013 02:21 PM EDT on SPACE.com Though Jupiter is shrouded in swirling clouds, its atmosphere has some mysterious...

Space Probe Makes Surprising Discovery Near Saturn

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/26/2013 11:31 AM EST on SPACE.com NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted solar particles moving at incredible speeds ne...

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COUNTDOWN: Top Five Science Stories Of The Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.21.2012 | Science

HuffPost Live Producer/Host Jacob Soboroff challenged me to countdown the top five science stories of the week in under a minute. I think I did a pret...

WOW: Space Probe Glimpses Massive Storm On Faraway Planet

Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 11/28/2012 02:09 PM EST on SPACE.com Amazing new photos from NASA's Cassini probe orbiting Saturn reveal a dizzying...

Powerful Saturn Storm Keeps On Surprising Scientists

Posted 10.27.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/26/2012 10:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com A massive storm that encircled Saturn nearly two years ago was even more power...

Ambitious Mission Proposed For Saturn's Biggest Moon

Posted 10.01.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/01/2012 10:05 AM EDT on SPACE.com While rovers are ideal for exploring Mars, a boat is best for Titan, Saturn's...

PHOTOS: New Look At Saturn's Spectacular Rings

Posted 07.15.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 07/13/2012 04:24 PM EDT on SPACE.com The dazzling rings of Saturn are taking center stage in amazing new pictures snapp...

PHOTO: Strange Vortex Discovered On Saturn's Moon

Posted 07.11.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/10/2012 07:18 PM EDT on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft has spied a vortex swirling in the atmosphere high above...

Scientists Report Surprising Find On Planet's Moon

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 06.13.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- In a surprise find, scientists say they have spotted hints of a methane-rich lake and several ponds near the equator of Saturn's bigges...

NASA Probe Has Close Encounter With Saturn's Icy Moons

Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/04/2012 03:12 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed by two Saturn moons this week to take what ...

PHOTO: Saturn And Its Moons In Glorious Hi-Def

Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

The international Cassini spacecraft mission is a match made in heaven: it pairs advanced imaging technology with Saturn, arguably our most photogenic...

WATCH: Amazing Video Shows Saturn Like You've Never Seen It Before

Posted 06.24.2012 | Science

It's almost hard to believe that "Outer Space," the two-minute film from Netherlands-based editor and director Sander van den Berg, was...

Ex-NASA Worker Says Agency Fired Him Over 'Intelligent Design' Views

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 06.16.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES — A former computer specialist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was laid off because he was combative and didn't keep his skill...

PHOTOS: Saturn's Moons Icily Bleak In Close-Ups From Cassini

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/30/2012 06:45 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's workhorse Saturn orbiter Cassini has just beamed back stunning new v...