Saturn: The Latest Discoveries

Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
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Saturn's Weird Fast-Changing Ring Baffles Scientists
Saturn and Moon Mimas Near RIngs
September 15th, 2014
NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft spotted many bright clumps in Saturn's F ring when they flew by the gas giant in the early 1980s.
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Labor Day Weekend Stargazing: See Moon, Mars and Saturn Meet Up
Moon, Saturn and Mars on Labor Day 2014
August 30th, 2014
Look up this Labor Day weekend to see a lovely celestial tableau in the southwestern part of the evening sky.
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Rare Sight: Clouds Move On Saturn's Huge Moon Titan (Video, Photos)
Titan Northern Polar Clouds (Annotated)
August 13th, 2014
Cassini looked on last month as methane clouds floated above Ligeia Mare, a big hydrocarbon sea near Titan's north pole. Few clouds had been seen on Titan since 2010, so researchers are trying to gauge the significance of the new observations.
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Electric Moon Sparks May Break Down Lunar Dirt
Moon Undergoing Subsurface Sparking
September 2nd, 2014
Electric sparks might have helped break down lunar soil, suggesting the moon may be significantly more active than previously thought. The phenomenon may take place throughout the solar system, from Mercury to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
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Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa: Best Bet for Alien Life?
Europa Thick Ice Crust
August 22nd, 2014
Scientists discuss what makes Jupiter's moon Europa perhaps the solar system's best bets for hosting life beyond Earth.
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101 Geysers Spotted on Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus
Cassini View of Enceladus Geysers
July 29th, 2014
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.
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See the Moon 'Photobomb' Saturn Monday: Live Slooh Webcast
Saturn appears to shine extremely close to the moon in this sky map depicting the location of the planet, the moon, Mars and the asteroid Ceres high in the northwest sky as seen at 7:32 p.m. local time at the Australia National Radio Observatory on Monday
August 3rd, 2014
Saturn and Earth's nearest neighbor will perform a celestial dance on Monday (Aug. 4), when the moon will eclipse the ringed planet for stargazers in Australia, but you don't have to go Down Under to catch the event. You can see it live online.
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