Saturn Archive
25 June 2009, 08:33 AM ET
A new study has found that hydrocarbon lakes on Titan could be good hosts for a certain type of chemistry that could lead to life.
24 June 2009, 01:03 PM ET
Saturn's sixth largest moon could support an ocean beneath its icy surface.
22 June 2009, 05:40 PM ET
As Saturn approaches its equinox — when the sun passes through the plane of the planet's rings — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured rare scenes of moons eclipsing each other and casting long shadows against the rings.
22 June 2009, 08:55 AM ET
First: The shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings. Second: As Saturn's moon Enceladus eclipses its neighbor Mimas, Cassini records a scene possible only around the time of Saturn's approaching equinox.
09 June 2009, 10:52 AM ET
Saturn's moon Titan will be a little cloudier this year than forecasted.
28 May 2009, 11:49 AM ET
Large planets, like Saturn and Jupiter, could reflect activity on the Sun that we can see directly. But they also make and scatter their own X-rays. Podcast available from: chandra.harvard.edu
15 May 2009, 04:56 PM ET
New "Star Trek" movie relied on a veteran planetary scientist to get the science right.
15 May 2009, 03:57 PM ET
You can watch the shadows of Jupiter's four largest Moons pass across the face of the planet.
11 May 2009, 06:07 AM ET
We've known that Saturn has rings for 4 centuries. But only now are we unraveling the mysteries of how they formed; what they're made of; how long they'll last; why they're so bright... "Bad Astronomy's" Phil Plait explains.
09 May 2009, 12:21 PM ET
In August, the rings will disappear for a while.
07 May 2009, 11:02 AM ET
While Cassini is probing Saturn and its moons, it is beaming home some stunning images.
23 April 2009, 11:13 AM ET
Unexpected X-ray behavior of Jupiter and Saturn. This video is available as a podcast available from: chandra.harvard.edu
17 March 2009, 10:49 AM ET
A new Hubble photograph captured a rare alignment of four of Saturn's moons lining up in front of their planet.
17 March 2009, 07:56 AM ET
Hubble has captured a rare celestial alignment where several of the moons of Saturn can be seen passing across the face of the ringed planet. [Story]
12 March 2009, 04:16 PM ET
Cassini is now using backup propulsion thrusters on its extended tour of Saturn.
06 March 2009, 09:46 AM ET
The 10 most groundbreaking science missions NASA's ever sent to space.
04 March 2009, 09:34 AM ET
Cassini images moonlet in ring arc of tenuous outer G ring.
26 February 2009, 09:31 AM ET
Missing asteroids may be the handiwork of rampaging giant planets.
23 February 2009, 08:51 AM ET
Four of Saturn's many moons will cross the ringed planet's face Tuesday morning.
18 February 2009, 12:09 PM ET
A look and the proposed joint NASA-ESA mission to send a fleet of spacecraft to Saturn and its shrouded moon Titan.
18 February 2009, 10:55 AM ET
NASA and Europe are pushing ahead with ambitious new missions to Jupiter and Saturn.
13 February 2009, 11:14 AM ET
This month you'll have an opportunity to see all five naked-eye planets.
02 February 2009, 08:08 AM ET
New images of Titan reveal the extent of methane lakes.
27 January 2009, 01:32 PM ET
Scientists push for a seven-year extension of the Cassini mission to Saturn.
30 December 2008, 08:19 PM ET
New pictures of Saturn released Tuesday reveal the ringed planet in all its splendor.
16 December 2008, 11:56 AM ET
Cassini's mission continues to uncover secrets of the ringed planet.
16 December 2008, 08:50 AM ET
Big news from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus: It's likely that a salty ocean sloshes around beneath the icy surface.
02 December 2008, 08:35 AM ET
Mars' ultraviolet auroral lights have been mapped for the first time.
26 November 2008, 01:59 PM ET
Astronomers looking at the spectacular supersonic plumes of gas and dust shooting off one of Saturn's moons say there are strong hints of liquid water, a key building block of life.
25 November 2008, 04:05 PM ET
Computer simulations get up close to Jupiter's core.
12 November 2008, 01:01 PM ET
Cassini spacecraft photographs new aurora at Saturn's pole.
06 November 2008, 07:54 AM ET
Mission would use an orbiting spacecraft, a surface probe, and a hot air balloon.
29 October 2008, 04:24 PM ET
Nine mementos are riding to Pluto aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
17 October 2008, 10:06 AM ET
A simulation shows how thunderstorms create jet streams on giant planets.
16 October 2008, 05:06 PM ET
New observations of Mars' moon Phobos show the object is more like a pile of rubble than a single solid body.
16 October 2008, 06:56 AM ET
Tardigrades' survival in space gives more credence to the panspermia idea.