11 March 2005, 04:59 PM ET
Scientist aren't sure what the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn
look like or how the planets formed. But a new study of their insides
suggests they took starkly different paths to giant status.
07 March 2005, 05:01 AM ET
Planets may form in stable rings that develop in the swirling, turbulent gas disks around young stars.
01 March 2005, 06:29 AM ET
A host of new images and data reveal new rings, possible moons, and oxygen in the planet's rings.
16 February 2005, 01:00 PM ET
Researchers expected Saturn's aurora to have characteristics in between the lights of Earth and Jupiter. Instead, they found some surprises.
09 February 2005, 08:00 AM ET
U.S. and European researchers are lauding the effectiveness of a network of ground-based telescopes that has apparently salvaged a wind experiment feared lost during a mission to the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan.
28 January 2005, 07:00 AM ET
With the bright Moon having departed the evening sky, this is the week to enjoy Saturn.
21 January 2005, 07:45 AM ET
PARIS-- Scientists piecing together data from Europe's Huygens probe to Saturn's moon Titan described the hazy satellite today as an environment in which a frequent rain of liquid methane falls through a thick smog onto hills made of water ice.
18 January 2005, 02:50 PM ET
In addition to the soft landing, material that appears to have accumulated on the camera lens in the final images suggests the weight of the 320-kilogram (705-pound) probe may have pulled it into the muddy surface.
15 January 2005, 09:05 AM ET
14 January 2005, 03:30 PM ET
DARMSTADT, Germany -- The first pictures revealing the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, were shown from Europe's Huygens probe showing what look like drainage channels on the surface of what until today has been a planet totally hidden from view.
14 January 2005, 12:45 PM ET
DARMSTADT, Germany -- Europe's Huygens probe has successfully negotiated its descent to the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon, Titan, with its experiments switched on and continuing to collect data for two hours after its landing on what is probably a h
14 January 2005, 02:30 AM ET
A European probe has successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan, a mysterious satellite that has perplexed astronomers for decades, with science data still streaming down to researchers on the ground.
13 January 2005, 07:00 AM ET
A European probe is bearing down on Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, set for a Friday rendezvous that will transfix researchers on two continents.
21 December 2004, 07:00 AM ET
In January, the Cassini mission's Huygens probe will pierce the smoggy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Nobody knows what it will see.
20 December 2004, 07:00 AM ET
The rings of Saturn are part of a young and evolving system, according to the latest observations that suggest a snowball fight is going on around the giant planet.
03 December 2004, 05:03 PM ET
New images from Cassini appear to catch a thieving moon in the act.
03 December 2004, 07:00 AM ET
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Jupiter will disappear for anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or so, depending on a viewer's location in the United States.
16 November 2004, 06:25 AM ET
Several new observations suggest Saturn's rings are dotted by tiny unseen moons that are key players in shaping the rings.
04 November 2004, 06:28 AM ET
When was the last time you read a good mystery novel, or munched popcorn while watching a mystery flick at your local theater? Now we’re participating in cracking a real mystery—what’s beneath the clouds that cover Saturn’s moon, Titan.
28 October 2004, 12:17 PM ET
Pictures and data from the Cassini spacecraft have presented scientists with a major mystery.
26 October 2004, 12:18 PM ET
UPDATE: This image is one of the closest ever taken of Saturn's hazy moon Titan. It was captured by Cassini on Oct. 26, 2004. The small circle is an artifact of the camera.
09 September 2004, 01:20 PM ET
The Cassini spacecraft spotted the ring and a clump of material that might be a moon.
27 August 2004, 07:00 AM ET
With no planets in the evening sky, morning is where the action is, otherworld-wise. The nifty pairing of Venus and Saturn is worth a look.
24 August 2004, 11:00 AM ET
The novel method, using off-the-shelf parts and complex computer analysis, promises similar findings ahead.
16 August 2004, 04:58 PM ET
The Cassini spacecraft has spotted to previously unknown and small moons orbiting Saturn in an unexpected location.
05 August 2004, 02:28 PM ET
Like Voyager before it, the Cassini spacecraft has detected lightning at Saturn, but with a twist. The NASA probe recorded the electrical activity on a radio receiver.