Saturn Archive
30 March 2010, 10:46 AM ET
A Pac-Man-shaped pattern shows up on the surface of Saturn's moon Mimas in new temperature maps.
23 March 2010, 07:49 AM ET
Saturn's giant moon Titan is so cold that water is frozen as hard as granite, but methane is a liquid. Scientists wonder whether there could also be life.
19 March 2010, 11:38 AM ET
Saturn arrives at opposition to the sun on the American evening of Sunday, March 21, making for great viewing.
18 March 2010, 02:13 PM ET
Six years of Cassini observations shed light on Saturn's rings, magnetic shield.
10 March 2010, 08:23 AM ET
Saturn will be in opposition on Monday March 22 and visible all night.
27 February 2010, 06:08 AM ET
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is about to welcome a robotic visitor in the form of NASA’s New Horizons probe on Wednesday.
26 February 2010, 08:22 AM ET
Since last summer, the dominant evening planet was Jupiter, but now Venus has emerged.
24 February 2010, 11:42 AM ET
Cassini checks out Mimas, Mars Express takes a look at Phobos, Spirit is stuck in the sand and will have to ride out the Martian winter and Chandra shows us a supernova from the Andromeda galaxy.
24 February 2010, 08:59 AM ET
A full moon flooding the sky with light is an opportunity to identify the ecliptic, the path of the planets.
19 February 2010, 05:02 PM ET
Prometheus, Saturn's moon, appears to float toward the viewer in this 3-D rendering.
11 February 2010, 10:11 AM ET
Hubble films Saturn edge-on during equinox, sees auroras over poles.
11 February 2010, 05:07 AM ET
Hubble captured Saturn's equinox in 2009, including auroral displays over both the planet's poles.
09 February 2010, 10:35 AM ET
Evidence suggests liquid water exists inside Saturn's moon Enceladus.
28 January 2010, 06:01 PM ET
New images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft offer close-ups of two of Saturn's moons.
28 January 2010, 04:19 PM ET
Scientists are cooking up a replica of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan to learn more about the lakes recently discovered there.
14 January 2010, 06:58 AM ET
Icy crystals jet skyward from "tiger stripe" features near the south pole of this small moon. But are these geysers proof of a subterranean ocean?
11 January 2010, 12:29 PM ET
The second largest moon in our Solar System has one of the supposed primary requirements for life: an active liquid cycle. But Titan's liquid isn't water.
23 December 2009, 11:12 AM ET
Cassini Imaging Team Leader Carolyn Porco writes: "imagine yourself a Saturnian companion gliding among these distant worlds. Someday...Earthlings will be there, in person, to witness these marvels first hand."
23 December 2009, 12:22 AM ET
From snowfalls on Mars, to the polar craters of the moon, take a tour of the solar system’s chilliest spots.
21 December 2009, 02:11 PM ET
Cassini spacecraft spots glint of sunlight from methane lake on Saturn's moon Titan.
14 December 2009, 08:07 AM ET
Variations in Saturn's orbit could explain why Titan's north pole has more lakes than south.
11 December 2009, 10:17 AM ET
The Martian moons Phobos and Deimos have been photographed in the same frame for the first time.
10 December 2009, 02:03 PM ET
New data from NASA's Cassini satellite helps explain the bizarre yin-yang appearance of Saturn’s moon Iapetus, where one side is dark and the other is bright.
09 December 2009, 05:14 PM ET
Hexagonal shape at Saturn's north pole emerges from winter.
09 December 2009, 11:47 AM ET
This three-frame movie shows a mysterious hexagon shape on Saturn that scientists think is the result of a meandering jet stream.
02 December 2009, 06:35 AM ET
From trillions of icy ring dust particles, finer than baker's flour, to more than 60 moons, each a unique world, the kingdom of Saturn is rich with mystery.
24 November 2009, 03:11 PM ET
As on Earth, electrical fields above Saturn interact with atmospheric chemicals to produce shimmering lights above the polar regions.
24 November 2009, 09:35 AM ET
The first video of auroras above the Saturn reveals the tallest known "northern lights" in the solar system, flickering in shape and brightness.
04 November 2009, 11:48 AM ET
New striking photos of water-vapor geysers shooting off of Saturn’s moon Enceladus were taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit around the planet.
02 November 2009, 09:22 AM ET
Cassini spacecraft sees long night for Saturn's rings during planet's equinox.
20 October 2009, 04:51 PM ET
Amateur astronomers have a chance to celebrate one of the greatest space discoveries of all time.
20 October 2009, 09:44 AM ET
New color maps of Saturn's five innermost moon show interesting color patterns.
19 October 2009, 08:13 AM ET
Venus, Saturn and the Moon rising together just before sunrise at Bretagne, France.
14 October 2009, 07:36 AM ET
Researchers are designing a mission to sail an unmanned, nuclear-powered capsule on Saturn's moon Titan.
13 October 2009, 08:50 AM ET
The Cassini spacecraft spotted plumes of water vapor erupting from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery has set off a heated debate over whether this tiny frigid moon has an ocean beneath the ice.
07 October 2009, 09:32 AM ET
Enormous new ring found distantly orbiting Saturn; likely source of moon's dark side.