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Saturn Archive
15 November 2010, 05:01 PM ET
Pluto was originally considered the ninth planet in Earth’s solar system, but was recently classified as a dwarf planet. Pluto’s orbit takes it through the Kuiper Belt.
15 November 2010, 04:28 PM ET
The planet Neptune, eighth planet from the Sun in Earth’s solar system, is the fourth largest planet in diameter and third largest in mass. Neptune was named after the Roman God of the seas.
15 November 2010, 04:21 PM ET
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, was named after the Roman God Saturn. The planet Saturn is a gas giant and one of the Jovian planets.
15 November 2010, 02:17 PM ET
Jupiter, fifth planet from the sun in Earth’s solar system, is sometimes referred to as a Jovian planet. 63 moons orbit the gas giant Jupiter, comprised of mostly hydrogen.
12 November 2010, 11:46 AM ET
It's been 30 years since NASA's two Voyager spacecraft first visited Saturn, but the probes' discoveries are still guiding studies of the ringed planet today.
10 November 2010, 02:24 PM ET
Life on Earth may have originated high up in the atmosphere rather than in the surface waters of oceans or pools, a new study suggests.
10 November 2010, 10:13 AM ET
Venus and Saturn, two bright planetary gems of the sky, are now visible in the eastern predawn sky.
10 November 2010, 07:09 AM ET
Venus and Saturn, two bright planetary gems of the sky, are now visible in the eastern predawn sky.
09 November 2010, 11:23 AM ET
The Eighth Planet is an Ice Giant
06 November 2010, 12:55 AM ET
A malfunction of NASA's Cassini spacecraft will prevent the probe from making its next swing by Saturn's largest moon Titan.
01 November 2010, 06:51 PM ET
Saturn's rings shake and shimmy spontaneously like a miniature version of our own Milky Way galaxy, a new study suggests.
20 October 2010, 04:59 PM ET
The giant planet with a lot of gas.
15 October 2010, 12:43 PM ET
The recent revelation that a NASA photo was touched up before being released to the public is not evidence that the space agency has something to hide. NASA routinely processes raw images to enhance details, or to visualize things the human eye could neve
13 October 2010, 07:45 AM ET
Five of Saturn's inner moons are engaged in a cosmic paintball fight, pelting each other with particles that leave bright, colorful splotches and bands.
07 October 2010, 03:08 PM ET
The hazy atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon may contain complex organic molecules that are the building blocks of life as we know it, a new study suggests.
05 October 2010, 01:23 PM ET
The mysterious icy jets erupting from Saturn's moon Enceladus--discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2005--may have their roots in a bubbly "Perrier ocean" flowing beneath the moon's frozen surface, a new study finds.
29 September 2010, 12:46 PM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has moved on to the next stage of its Saturn mission, which will allow scientists to study seasons and other long-term weather phenomena on the ringed planet and its moons.
25 September 2010, 11:31 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft got a great look at Titan yesterday, probing the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon to see how it changes as the seasons turn.
24 September 2010, 04:38 PM ET
A Gemini-Titan rocket was installed on Wednesday inside the Rocket Garden at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
24 September 2010, 07:55 AM ET
The clouds are clearing as spring takes hold in Titan's northern hemisphere, signaling a shift in the weather patterns of the intriguing Saturn moon.
23 September 2010, 06:21 PM ET
Earth isn't the only planet in the solar system with a dazzling aurora borealis light show.
23 September 2010, 02:16 PM ET
Observations by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a stunning aurora light show on Saturn.
08 September 2010, 12:56 AM ET
The planet Jupiter is back in the night sky and has something for every amateur astronomer to enjoy.
25 August 2010, 02:18 PM ET
Venus is shining bright this week and appears as a crescent as it makes way for a show from Jupiter.
18 August 2010, 10:19 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft swung by three Saturn moons in a cosmic triple play and beamed new photos of the satellites home to Earth.
06 August 2010, 03:45 PM ET
This weekend marks the peak of a beautiful alignment of the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn in the evening sky. This impressive gathering comes ahead of the annual Perseid meteor shower, a shooting star fest that will be at its best Aug. 11 to 13.
04 August 2010, 12:06 PM ET
Saturn's aurora, a ghostly ultraviolet glow that illuminates the gas giant's upper atmosphere near the poles, has a heartbeat that pulses in tandem with the planet's radio emissions, scientists have discovered.
04 August 2010, 06:27 AM ET
A spectacular gathering of three of the brightest planets will be the chief celestial attraction in the evening sky during the next couple of weeks.
30 July 2010, 01:15 PM ET
A comprehensive model of Saturn's magnetosphere and moons has revealed that the ringed planet's largest moon Titan gets its oxygen from the icy geysers on another. Icy geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus send icy vapor into space, which breaks down and mig
29 July 2010, 02:05 PM ET
Gusty winds that blow in reverse of prevailing weather on Saturn's largest moon Titan appear to shape some of the moon's odd equatorial sand dunes, a new study finds.
28 July 2010, 10:00 AM ET
A trio of planets converging in the night sky this week to give casual skywatchers the perfect chance to see Mars, Venus and Saturn.
20 July 2010, 01:00 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft that orbits Saturn has captured new images that show icy particles in the planet's F ring that are clumping into giant snowballs, created by the gravitational pull of a nearby moon.
14 July 2010, 08:04 AM ET
The crescent moon will appear near each of the skies the brightest planets, Venus, Mars, and Saturn, this week.
09 July 2010, 01:11 PM ET
A tiny moon orbiting Saturn has been caught creating ripples in the trademark rings around the gas giant planet in new photos from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
08 July 2010, 03:43 PM ET
Giant propeller-shaped structures have been discovered in the rings of Saturn and appear to be created by a new class of hidden moons.
23 June 2010, 10:33 AM ET
The Cassini probe's pass through the Titan atmosphere on Sunday was its deepest yet and has already yielded surprising results.