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Titan: First global map uncovers secrets of a potentially habitable moon of Saturn

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Understanding the distribution of landscapes documented in the global map is a vital step towards understanding the environments and history of this amazing world

TITAN. Titan imaged in the near infrared by the Cassini orbiter on November 13, 2015. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho

Saturn's rings are younger than the planet itself

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:44 AM

The sixth planet from the Sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago, along with the rest of the planets in our solar system, and spent the bulk of its existence without the characteristic rings it is known for today

SATURN'S RINGS. This October 28, 2016 NASA file photo shows one of the last full views of Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft acquired at a distance of approximately 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers). AFP PHOTO / NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Your guide to Saturn in Capricorn 2017-2020

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Last December 19, Saturn entered Capricorn, inviting us all to reevaluate our lives and forcing us to grow up.

Your astrological life lesson for 2018

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:09 PM

What is Saturn telling you about the year ahead?

Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Cassini s last 5 orbits will take it through Saturn s uppermost atmosphere before a final plunge directly into the planet on September 15

CASSINI. An artist's rendition of the Cassini probe. NASA image

Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn's rings

May 06, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Scientists have been surprised to find that not all that much – not even space dust – lies between Saturn s iconic rings

SATURN'S RINGS. This NASA handout illustration obtained April 6, 2017 shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission's grand finale. Handout photo by NASA/JPL-CALTECH/AFP

NASA spacecraft dives through Saturn's rings

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Cassini spacecraft skimmed closer than any previous spacecraft to the sixth planet from the Sun and lived to tell the tale

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life – NASA

Apr 14, 2017 - 7:29 AM

The moon is now high on the list in the solar system for showing habitable conditions scientists say

ENCELADUS. A photo from October 14, 2015 taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the north pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Photo from NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA's Cassini probe of Saturn prepares for last plunge

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Its final goal is to sample Saturn s atmosphere and particles coming from the main rings for the first time while also capturing the closest ever views of Saturn s clouds and inner rings NASA says

THE GRAND FINALE. Artist's concept of Cassini's final orbits between the innermost rings and Saturn's cloud tops. Image from NASA.

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Oct 30, 2015 - 6:57 PM

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Oct 27, 2015 - 6:59 PM

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NASA spacecraft to fly through icy spray of Saturn moon

Oct 27, 2015 - 7:20 AM

Scientists hope the close pass will give them new insight into the habitability of the extraterrestrial ocean in Enceladus

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Apr 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

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Hidden ocean on Saturn's moon bolsters life theory

Apr 04, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Saturn s moon Enceladus carries an ocean of melted water beneath its surface and may hold alien microbe scientists say

ENCELADUS. This handout picture released on July 26th by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) shows at least four distinct plumes of water ice spewing out from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus, which was taken on December 25, 2009. AFP PHOTO/ ESA/NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Science wRap: From false memories to methane 'bomb'

Jul 29, 2013 - 2:24 PM

This week: False memories dolphin whistles a photobomb from space and light stopped in its tracks

NASA's Voyager 1 nears outer limit of solar system

Jun 28, 2013 - 11:25 AM

The US space agency s pioneering craft launched in 1977 is sending back a wealth of data on the final frontier of the solar bubble or heliosphere

VOYAGER PROBE. NASA photograph of one of the two identical Voyager space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched in 1977.