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New Hubble Imagery Of Saturn

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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.


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New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters

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Illustration of Titan Lake

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

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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.


Length Of Saturn's Rotation Determined - 10:33:38

Length Of Saturn's Rotation Determined - 10:33:38

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.


Saturn's Rings Are Relatively New

Saturn's Rings Are Relatively New

The rings of Saturn may be iconic, but there was a time when the majestic gas giant existed without its distinctive halo.


Infrared Titan

Infrared Titan

Saturn's moon Titan is enveloped in a thick atmosphere, but through the infrared eyes of the international Cassini mission, the moon's myriad surface features are revealed in this exquisite global mosaic.


Saturn Is Losing Its Rings Fast

Saturn Is Losing Its Rings Fast

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago.


A New Way To Create Saturn's Radiation Belts

A New Way To Create Saturn's Radiation Belts

A team of international scientists from BAS, University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn.


Saturn's Moon Dione Covered By Mysterious Stripes

Saturn's Moon Dione Covered By Mysterious Stripes

Mysterious straight bright stripes have been discovered on Saturn's moon Dione, says research by Planetary Science Institute Associate Research Scientist Alex Patthoff.


Close Orbits of Saturn By Cassini Yield Surprising Results

Close Orbits of Saturn By Cassini Yield Surprising Results

New research emerging from the final orbits of NASA's Cassini spacecraft represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of the Saturn system -- especially the mysterious, never-before-explored region between the planet and its rings. Some preconceived ideas are turning out to be wrong while new questions are being raised.


Dust Storms On Titan Observed By Cassini

Dust Storms On Titan Observed By Cassini

Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Titan.


Cassini's Final View of Titan's Northern Lakes And Seas

Cassini's Final View of Titan's Northern Lakes And Seas

During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas, which are filled with liquid methane and ethane.



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