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Modeling Saturn's Interior

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

New Johns Hopkins University simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn's interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet's magnetic field.


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Hubble Sees Changing Seasons on Saturn

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

"These small year-to-year changes in Saturn's color bands are fascinating," said Amy Simon, planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Saturn's Tilt Is Caused By Its Moons

Saturn's Tilt Is Caused By Its Moons

Rather like David versus Goliath, it appears that Saturn's tilt may in fact be caused by its moons.


NASA - How to See Saturn and Jupiter's Great Conjunction

NASA - How to See Saturn and Jupiter's Great Conjunction Video in Story

Have you noticed two bright objects in the sky getting closer together with each passing night? It's Jupiter and Saturn doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction on Dec. 21.


Impact Craters Reveal Details of Titan's Dynamic Surface Weathering

Impact Craters Reveal Details of Titan's Dynamic Surface Weathering

Scientists have used data from NASA's Cassini mission to delve into the impact craters on the surface of Titan, revealing more detail than ever before about how the craters evolve and how weather drives changes on the surface of Saturn's mammoth moon.


Explaining The Formation Of A Hexagon Storm On Saturn

Explaining The Formation Of A Hexagon Storm On Saturn

With its dazzling system of icy rings, Saturn has been a subject of fascination since ancient times.


New Chronology of the Saturn System

New Chronology of the Saturn System

A new chronology for the moons of Saturn has been developed by Planetary Science Institute Associate Research Scientist Samuel W. Bell.


Accretion of Ornamental Equatorial Ridges on Pan, Atlas and Daphnis

Accretion of Ornamental Equatorial Ridges on Pan, Atlas and Daphnis

We explore scenarios for the accretion of ornamental ridges on Saturn's moons Pan, Atlas, and Daphnis from material in Saturn's rings.


Hubble Sees Summertime on Saturn

Hubble Sees Summertime on Saturn

Saturn is truly the lord of the rings in this latest snapshot from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, taken on July 4, 2020, when the opulent giant world was 839 million miles from Earth. This new Saturn image was taken during summer in the planet's northern hemisphere.


Northern Summer on Titan

Northern Summer on Titan

The northern summer solstice arrived for Saturn over three years ago on May 24, 2017. Orbiting the gas giant, Saturn's moon Titan experiences the Saturnian seasons that are about 7 Earth-years long.


Evidence for Volcanic Craters on Saturn's Moon Titan

Evidence for Volcanic Craters on Saturn's Moon Titan

Volcano-like features seen in polar regions of Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft could be evidence of explosive eruptions that may continue today, according to a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Charles A. Wood and coauthor Jani Radebaugh of Brigham Young University.


Saturn's Moon Titan Is Drifting Away Faster Than Previously Thought

Saturn's Moon Titan Is Drifting Away Faster Than Previously Thought

The new research by scientists at NASA and the Italian Space Agency has implications for the entire Saturn system as well as other planets and moons.


Cassini Data May Explain Saturn's Atmospheric Mystery

Cassini Data May Explain Saturn's Atmospheric Mystery

New mapping of the giant planet's upper atmosphere reveals likely reason why it's so hot.


The Chemical Makeup Of Titan's Dunes

The Chemical Makeup Of Titan's Dunes

A team led by a University of Hawaii at Manoa chemistry professor and researcher has been able to provide answers to key questions about the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.


Saturn Surpasses Jupiter After Discovery of 20 New Moons

Saturn Surpasses Jupiter After Discovery of 20 New Moons

A team led by Carnegie's Scott S. Sheppard has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed planet's total number of moons to 82, surpassing Jupiter, which has 79.


NASA Is Designing Shapeshifting Robots for Saturn's Moons

NASA Is Designing Shapeshifting Robots for Saturn's Moons

Mini robots that can roll, fly, float and swim, then morph into a single machine? Together they form Shapeshifter, a developing concept for a transformational vehicle to explore treacherous, distant worlds.


New Hubble Imagery Of Saturn

New Hubble Imagery Of Saturn

Anyone who has ever peered at Saturn through a small telescope is immediately enticed by its elegant rings, which make the far-flung planet one of the most exotic-looking, opulent worlds in the solar system.


New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters

New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters

Using radar data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, recently published research presents a new scenario to explain why some methane-filled lakes on Saturn's moon Titan are surrounded by steep rims that reach hundreds of feet high.



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