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Cassini Spacecraft

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. ...

What's THAT On Saturn's Rings?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science

A NASA spacecraft may have witnessed the birth of a new Saturn moon. Photographs taken by NASA's Cassini probe in April 2013 show a bright arc about...

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: 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:...

First-Ever Topo Map Of Massive Moon Stitched Together By NASA Spacecraft

Space.com | Denise Chow | Posted 06.24.2013 | Science

Scientists have pieced together the first-ever global topographic map of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, using radar observations from veteran NASA spa...

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...

LOOK: Monster Hurricane Spied On Saturn

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured stunning views of a monster hurricane at Saturn's North Pole. The eye of the cyclone i...

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...

WOW: Tiny Venus Peeks Through Planet's Rings

Posted 03.05.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/04/2013 02:55 PM EST on SPACE.com Venus gleams over Saturn's enormous shoulder in two stunning new photos captured by ...

Space Probe Sheds Light On Planet's Unprecedented Storm

| Posted 01.17.2013 | Science

By John Matson | January 17, 2013 Just as regions of our planet have monsoon season, or tornado season, so too does Saturn have its own stormy ...

Could Icebergs On Nearby Moon Host Life?

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/14/2013 05:35 PM EST on SPACE.com Chunks of hydrocarbon ice may float atop the lakes and seas of Saturn's huge...

LOOK: 'Mini-Nile' Spotted On Saturn Moon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science

Saturn's biggest moon, Titan, has served up a big surprise: a vast river system more than 200 miles long. The river -- visible in a spectacular pho...

Celebrated Space Probe Marks 15 Years In Space

Posted 10.16.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/16/2012 09:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA’s Cassini spacecraft marked 15 years in space Monday (Oct. 15), and t...

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 ...

Saturn's Icy Moon Rhea Seen In Breathtaking Close-Ups, Courtesy NASA Spacecraft

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- The pockmarked surface of Saturn's second-largest moon has come into sharper focus in new images released by NASA. The space agen...

PHOTOS: Massive Storm Still Raging on Saturn

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

Saturn is in turmoil. What first appeared on Dec. 5, 2010 as small spot on the surface of the gas giant has become a mammoth storm that has raged over...

PHOTO: You'll Never Guess Where This Is

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

There's more beauty to Saturn than just its rings. NASA's Cassini Spacecraft never ceases to amaze, this time giving us this astounding shot of the...

PHOTOS: Massive Storm Moves Across Saturn, Eight Times The Size Of Earth

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green

This storm on Saturn is bigger than you can possibly imagine. According to NASA, it's actually eight times the surface area of Earth. It is the big...