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Accretion of Ornamental Equatorial Ridges on Pan, Atlas and Daphnis

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


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Hubble Sees Summertime on Saturn

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

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.


Webb Telescope Will Survey Saturn and its Moon Titan

Webb Telescope Will Survey Saturn and its Moon Titan

If you stop a random person on the sidewalk and ask them what their favorite planet is, chances are their answer will be Saturn.


NASA Selects Flying Mission to Study Titan for Origins, Signs of Life

NASA Selects Flying Mission to Study Titan for Origins, Signs of Life Video in Story

NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blocks of life, the Dragonfly mission will fly multiple sorties to sample and examine sites around Saturn's icy moon.


Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings

Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings

As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex rings, new analysis shows


Mimas Is A Snowplow In Saturn's Rings

Mimas Is A Snowplow In Saturn's Rings

The Solar System's second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings.


Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes

Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes

On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane.


Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons

Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons

New findings have emerged about five tiny moons nestled in and near Saturn's rings.


Understanding The Origin Of Titan's Thick, Nitrogen-Rich Atmosphere

Understanding The Origin Of Titan's Thick, Nitrogen-Rich Atmosphere

A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere.



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