Saturn: The Latest Discoveries

Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
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Surprise! Methane Ice Cloud Floats High Above Saturn's Moon Titan
Methane Cloud in Titan's Stratosphere 2
October 28th, 2014
In a celestial surprise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has identified clouds of methane ice high in the stratosphere of Saturn's huge
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Saturn's Weird Hexagon Vortex Stuns in NASA Photo
Saturn's vortex
October 10th, 2014
Forget Saturn's rings. The jewel of the solar system has another stunning feature that only faraway spacecraft can see clearly: a hexagon-shaped vortex that's been swirling above Saturn's north pole for at least 30 years.
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NASA Probe Zapped by Saturn Moon's Static
Saturn's Moon Hyperion
October 17th, 2014
A spacecraft exploring the Saturn system was zapped by static electricity sent out one of the ringed wonder's many moons in 2005, a new study suggests.
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Sunday Skywatching: See Mars Meet Its Rival Antares
Mars and its "rival," the red star Antares, will dance together in the night sky on Sept. 28, 2014.
September 27th, 2014
For a couple of hours after nightfall Sunday (Sept. 28), Mars will be a fairly conspicuous light. The Red Planet will have a companion this evening; sitting below and to its left will shine the reddish 1st-magnitude star Antares.
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Three Saturn Moons Shine Amid Dazzling Rings in NASA Photo
Cassini View of Rings and 3 Saturn Moons
September 23rd, 2014
The image captures the Saturn moons Tethys, Hyperion and Prometheus,, along with the gas giant's iconic rings. Cassini took the picture on July 14, 2014, when it was about 1.2 million miles from Tethys, NASA officials saiD.
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Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Mimas Is Weird Inside
Saturn's Moon Mimas
October 16th, 2014
There's something strange going on below the surface of Saturn's Death Star-looking moon Mimas, a new study suggests.
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Weird 'Island' on Saturn Moon Titan Puzzles Scientists (Video, Photos)
Cassini Sees Weird Feature in Titan's Sea
September 30th, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an odd islandlike feature in Ligeia Mare, one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas. Scientists don't know what to make of the structure, which covers about 100 square miles.
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See Saturn, the Moon and Dwarf Planet Ceres in Night Sky Saturday
Libra Sky Map, Sept. 27, 2014
September 26th, 2014
Currently the constellation Libra is host to the planet Saturn and two of the largest and brightest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. In addition, the crescent moon will be passing through on its monthly trip around the Earth.
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