Saturn: The Latest Discoveries

Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
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Observing Saturn: See the Gorgeous Ringed Planet and Its Moons
Saturn Opposition May 2015
May 19th, 2015
Now is a great time to see Saturn, perhaps the most gorgeous planet in the night sky. The ringed planet is visible pretty much all night long.
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Alien Life on Oily Exoplanets Could Have Ether-based 'DNA'
Saturn's moon Titan Hydrocarbon Seas
May 13th, 2015
Although DNA and RNA would not function in environments like that of Saturn's moon Titan, ethers could fulfill this key role.
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Ocean on Saturn Moon Enceladus May Have Potential Energy Source to Support Life
Illustration of Saturn Moon Enceladus’ Interior
May 7th, 2015
Chemical reactions that free up energy that could potentially support a biosphere are occurring deep within Enceladus' salty subsurface ocean, a new study suggests.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – May 10, 2015
A SpaceX Dragon crew capsule prototype streaks into the sky during a launch abort system test on May 6, 2015 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
May 10th, 2015
Russia's failed Progress 59 cargo spacecraft fell back to Earth, SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule launched on its first big test and the sun fired off its most powerful flare of 2015 so far. Here's a look at's top stories of the week.
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In Search for Alien Life, Follow the Water
Mars’ Ancient Ocean
April 30th, 2015
The search for life beyond Earth homes in on water, whose unique properties make it critical to life as we know it and whose abundance throughout the solar system is becoming increasingly clear to scientists.
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'Jets' on Saturn Moon Enceladus May Actually Be Giant Walls of Vapor and Ice
Enceladus' 'Jets' May Be Curtain Eruptions
May 6th, 2015
Most of the seemingly discrete geysers seen on the Saturn moon Enceladus until now may have just been optical illusions of much broader "curtain" eruptions, a new study reports.
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