Saturn: The Latest Discoveries

Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
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How Studying Saturn Moon Titan Could Unlock Secrets of Alien Planets
Sunset on Saturn's moon Titan
April 27th, 2015
Studying the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, should help researchers better understand the air of faraway exoplanets, a new study reports.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – April 12, 2015
Skywatcher Joe Wiggins snapped this photo of the April 4 total lunar eclipse from his front yard on a cold, cloudless morning in Centennial, Colorado.
April 12th, 2015
A total lunar eclipse wowed skywatchers and two private spaceflight companies tackled big challenges. These, and more, are's picks for the best space stories for the week of April 12.
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IceMole Drill Built to Explore Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Passes Glacier Test
The IceMole drill prototype melts into the Blood Falls glacier in Anarctica during a test of technology for a mission to explore Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. The drill collected an uncontaminated water sample from inside the glacier.
April 7th, 2015
For the first time, scientists have broken through the icy crust of a glacier and extracted an uncontaminated sample of water that has been trapped beneath the ice for millions of years.
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Violent Methane Storms on Titan May Explain Strange Dunes
Titan Methane Ice Cloud
April 13th, 2015
Rare tropical methane storms could help solve the mystery of how strange, giant dunes form on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, researchers say.
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New Technique Shines Light on Titan, Largest Moon of Saturn (Photo)
New View of Ligeia Mare on Titan
April 4th, 2015
A new image-processing technique is bringing Saturn's largest moon, Titan, into clearer view than ever before.
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Icy-Moon Discoveries: What They Mean for Alien Life Search
Enceladus Cross-Section
March 31st, 2015
Earlier this month, researchers made two big announcements: Saturn's moon Enceladus likely harbors hot springs, and Jupiter's huge satellite Ganymede apparently possesses a subsurface ocean that may contain more water than all of Earth does.
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Weird Comet-Asteroid 'Centaur' May Have Rings
Rings of Chiron Seen from the Surface of the Minor Planet
April 13th, 2015
A team of scientists saw signs of rings while watching Chiron — a 145-mile-wide (233 kilometers) object that orbits between Saturn and Uranus — pass in front of a bright star, a process known as an occultation.
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Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA's Chief Scientist Predicts
Recent observations by planetary probes and telescopes on the ground and in space have shown that water is common throughout our solar system and the broader Milky Way galaxy.
April 7th, 2015
Solid signs of alien life will be spotted within 10 years, and definitive evidence will roll in within 20 to 30 years, NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday (April 7).
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How to See the Brightest Planets in the April Night Sky
Venus in April 2015
April 2nd, 2015
Skywatchers around the world can look forward to spotting bright planets throughout April; observers just need to know where to look.
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