Saturn: The Latest Discoveries

Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
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Saturn Moon Titan's Underground Ocean May Be Super Salty
Saturn Moon Titan's Ocean Super Salty
July 4th, 2014
The subsurface ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, could be as salty as any body of water here on Earth, a new study reports. Data collected by NASA's Cassini mission suggests Titan's ocean is as salty as the Dead Sea.
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See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July's Night Sky
Mars Saturn Spica Sky Maps
July 1st, 2014
The July night sky is filled with planets to the delight of stargazers and astronomers, but you'll have to know when and where to look to get your summer solar system fix.
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Cassini Probe Celebrates 10 Years at Saturn Today
Saturn by Cassini Spacecraft
June 30th, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft marks a big milestone today (June 30) — a decade exploring Saturn and its many moons.
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Radio Signals from Jupiter Could Aid Search for Alien Life
Europa Thick Ice Crust
July 2nd, 2014
Powerful radio signals that Jupiter generates could be used to help researchers scan its giant moons for oceans that could be home to extraterrestrial life, according to a recent study submitted to the journal Icarus.
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NASA Saturn Probe Will End Mission in Epic 'Grand Finale'
Cassini Spacecraft's 'Grand Finale' at Saturn
July 1st, 2014
Starting in late 2016, Cassini will zip between Saturn and its innermost ring a total of 22 times in a mission phase now known as the "Cassini Grand Finale," which will end when the probe intentionally dives into Saturn's atmosphere in September 2017.
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10 Years at Saturn: Video Relives NASA Probe's Arrival
NASA's Cassini Probe Marks 10 Years at Saturn
June 26th, 2014
The NASA video shows the tense scene at mission control on the night of June 30, 2004, as the Cassini spacecraft prepared to execute a crucial engine burn that would allow it to enter orbit around Saturn.
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NASA Probe Flying by Huge Saturn Moon Titan Today
Cassini's 103rd Flyby of Titan
June 18th, 2014
During today's encounter — the 103rd Titan flyby for Cassini over its long operational life — the probe will skim just 2,274 miles (3,660 kilometers) above the moon at a speed of 13,000 mph (20,920 km/h), NASA officials said.
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