Saturn Archive
18 February 2011, 03:20 PM ET
NASA's Messenger spacecraft has snapped a solar system family portrait.
18 February 2011, 11:51 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is flying by Saturn's largest moon Titan today.
18 February 2011, 10:30 AM ET
The claim of a microbe that swaps arsenic for phosphorus may be questionable, but its implications are far-reaching.
14 February 2011, 01:22 PM ET
See some of the most popular photos of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft.
07 February 2011, 07:45 PM ET
NASA and Europe's space agency are firming up plans for an ambitious mission to explore Jupiter's moons. NASA and ESA are working to develop the Europa Jupiter System Mission
26 January 2011, 06:40 PM ET
The moon, Saturn, Venus and several stars offer a pre-dawn sky show on Thursday, Jan. 27.
24 January 2011, 05:21 PM ET
Skywatchers up late tonight may see the celestial triangle: Saturn, the moon and Spica.
17 January 2011, 06:35 PM ET
A list of skywatching events in January 2011 that you don't want to miss.
15 January 2011, 09:57 AM ET
New photos of Saturn's moon Rhea by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a battered and pockmarked surface.
05 January 2011, 09:38 AM ET
Early risers this week will be treated to a spectacular display: Mercury, Venus, and Saturn will appear just before sunrise.
27 December 2010, 06:58 PM ET
The storm, in Saturn's southern hemisphere, was photographed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft Dec. 24, 2010.
25 December 2010, 01:27 AM ET
The next mission to Titan could get a bird's-eye view of the Saturn moon, sending a balloon or blimp cruising through its skies for months.
24 December 2010, 06:54 AM ET
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has snapped some of the best-ever pictures of the Saturn moon Rhea, yielding clues about the satellite's recent tectonic rumblings.
20 December 2010, 10:00 AM ET
How to best observe the major planets of our Solar System. Some have worlds of their own.
17 December 2010, 10:23 AM ET
A giant hydrocarbon lake on Saturn's moon Titan is mirror-flat and surprisingly shallow, with average depths comparable to that of a backyard swimming pool, according to a new study.
15 December 2010, 03:49 PM ET
A massive ridge nearly encircling Saturn's moon Iapetus is likely the remains of a mini moon destroyed by Iapetus' gravity long ago, a new study suggests.
14 December 2010, 02:22 PM ET
For the first time, scientists now have solid evidence for an ice volcano on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, according to a new study.
14 December 2010, 10:32 AM ET
Complex molecules similar to the building blocks of life on Earth may form commonly on the Saturn moon Titan, a new study suggests.
12 December 2010, 10:04 PM ET
Saturn's famous rings are the last remaining shreds of a giant moon torn apart by the planet long ago, a new study suggests.
02 December 2010, 05:31 PM ET
Scientists haven't found ET, but the discovery of a microbe that can thrive on arsenic should greatly broaden the search for life beyond Earth, according to experts.
01 December 2010, 05:31 PM ET
The announcement of a NASA press conference slated for tomorrow (Dec. 2) has set the Internet abuzz with rumors that extraterrestrial life has been discovered.
01 December 2010, 07:05 AM ET
The web of warm fissures feeding the ice geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus is more extensive and complicated than scientists had imagined, new research has found.
25 November 2010, 02:06 PM ET
Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea, has a wispy atmosphere composed of oxygen and carbon dioxide, study finds. NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected Rhea's atmosphere during a flyby.
24 November 2010, 06:48 PM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft awakened today (Nov. 24) after slumbering for three weeks due to a computer glitch, agency officials announced.
23 November 2010, 11:14 AM ET
NASA is preparing to revive the dormant Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
22 November 2010, 10:51 AM ET
Titan's dense atmosphere, cold temperature, and significant gravity lets methane cycle as a solid, a liquid, and a gas; just as water does here on Earth.
19 November 2010, 09:11 AM ET
First Flight for NASA's New Moon Rocket
16 November 2010, 04:15 PM ET
Saturn is a changeable world that pumps out surprisingly variable amounts of heat from year to year and season to season, a new study has found.
16 November 2010, 09:44 AM ET
Saturn is a changeable world that pumps out surprisingly variable amounts of heat from year to year and season to season, a new study has found.
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.