Saturn: The Latest Discoveries
Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
Don't miss the seven major planets of the solar system in the night sky this week.
From the photo of the birth of a solar system to the Curiosity mission launch, see the most amazing images from space this week.
The new images reveal grooves in the moon's south polar region and unexpected textures in the surface ice.
Using the synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the highest resolution imagery ever seen of parts of the Saturn moon have been created back to Earth. Imagery was snapped by the spacecraft on Nov 6, 2011.
The Cassini probe got great looks at the biggest storm to hit Saturn in 21 years.
Water may not be the only liquid that can support life.
Computer simulations show that a quick change in Jupiter's orbit caused a chain reaction and forever changed the orbits of the giant planets in our solar system, perhaps throwing a sister into the cosmic void.
Enceladus shines as one of the brightest objects in our solar system. See photos of Saturn's water ice-covered cold moon, as captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The first image of a sun-like star that's surrounded by spiral-arms makes scientists think that planets lurking within are the cause. Such worlds could space-scape gas and dust into arms, rings and lanes.
A new study found that icy particles fall slowly but steadily on one of Saturn's icy moons.
Astronomers created a global color map of the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
Researchers previously thought a single knockout punch likely did the job.
A look in the night skies will herald meteor showers, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto and more. The peak of the Draconids meteor shower will be October 8th. with Europe getting the best view.
Peaking under the thick atmosphere using Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, an international team has composed a global color map of Titan. This mosaic was compiled from imagery taken over seventy flybys of Saturn's largest moon.
See Saturn and Venus pass near each other in twilight on Thursday (Sept 29.)
The Cassini spacecraft snapped the picture in July 2011.
Filmmaker Chris Abbas edited this gorgeous collection of Cassini Solstice Mission images. Launched in 1997, Cassini is on a 20 year mission to study the Saturn system. Includes various close-ups of Saturn's rings and moons.