Saturn Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.