Saturn Archive
23 March 2014, 10:15 AM ET
New observations from NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft show what appear to be glints of sunlight bouncing off a wind-rippled lake on the moon Titan.
17 March 2014, 09:36 AM ET
On its final orbit In 2017, NASA's Cassini probe will fly between the inner edge of the D ring and the upper atmosphere of the gas giant. It will also fly though an Enceladus plume in the next few years.
11 March 2014, 04:08 PM ET
A nearly full Rhea shines in the sunlight in this stunning space wallpaper taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft’s narrow-angle camera on Sept. 10, 2013. Rhea (949 miles, or 1,527 kilometers across) is Saturn's second largest moon.
10 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Researchers are developing flat, blanket-size landers that could be delivered en masse to worlds such as Mars or Jupiter's moon Europa. The approach could enable NASA to mount missions to places previously deemed too risky to explore, researchers say.
07 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Astronomers studying the dust and gas around bright star Beta Pictoris have discover a cloud of debris from collisions of icy comet-like bodies. It's possible that the comets are trapped in a small region by the gravity of a saturn-sized planet.
06 March 2014, 06:00 PM ET
A far-flung NASA space probe flying around Saturn zipped past the ringed planet's biggest moon for the 100th time. The Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to the hazy moon Titan on Thursday.
06 March 2014, 07:30 AM ET
The space agency's Cassini probe snapped the photo in October, when it was 1.6 million miles from Saturn and 38 degrees below the ring plane. The planet's battered "Death Star" moon Mimas is visible as a pinprick of light at the bottom right.
05 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
See amazing photos of Saturn's glorious rings.
04 March 2014, 12:08 PM ET
A human would be able to take flight off the surface of Saturn's moon Titan by running in a wingsuit — but only if they were as fast as sprinter Usain Bolt, a group of physics students say.
03 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
The bright stars and star clusters of the constellation Gemini are on display along with post sunset sightings of Jupiter and Mars. Saturn and Venus make early morning appearances.
24 February 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Voyager 2, arriving at Jupiter four months after Voyager 1, was actually launched 16 days before its mate.
21 February 2014, 07:20 AM ET
Early on Saturday morning (Feb. 22), if skies are clear, you’ll have an opportunity to catch sight of the last quarter moon pairing off the ringed wonder of the solar system, Saturn.
11 February 2014, 11:40 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped ultraviolet and infrared imagery of Saturn’s auroras in April & May, 2013. High energy electrons interacting with hydrogen molecules in the planet's atmosphere create the phenomenon.
06 February 2014, 09:27 AM ET
The planets location in the nightsky are pinpointed (you'll need binoculars or a telescope to spot Uranus and Neptune). Also, Comet's Lovejoy, Siding Spring and Linear can be viewed.
03 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
An amazing new photo of Saturn's north pole puts the planet's odd hexagon-shaped jet stream and dazzling rings on display.
27 January 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Photographer Justin Ng captured the glow of inner solar system dust scattering sunlight over 3 Indonesian volcanoes, the active Semeru and Bromo plus the dormant Batok. Planets Venus, Saturn and Mercury lie within this field of view.
22 January 2014, 12:11 PM ET
To see the quick movement of the moon, observers need a set of bright markers across the sky, exactly the kind of signposts in the night sky this week. Two bright stars and three bright planets mark the moon’s path across the sky.
21 January 2014, 05:57 PM ET
The collapsible, flexible spacecraft could be a good fit for the marshy surface of Titan, which features lakes and seas of liquid ethane and methane.
06 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The Cassini Saturn probe goes though vibration and thermal testing in preparation for its four year mission.
31 December 2013, 09:27 AM ET
A crescent Venus, Jupiter at opposition, Taurus constellation and its Red-Giant 'eye' and the Quadrantid meteor shower makes for quite a skywatching show. In the market for a telescope? - Click the blue 'SHOP' link above.
30 December 2013, 10:08 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has capped 2013 with a spectacular new collection of Saturn photos showcasing the planet's beauty, as well with its trademark rings and strange moons. Saturn's clouds, rings, and moons Titan, Enceladus and Rhea star in the new im
30 December 2013, 09:42 AM ET
This launch vehicle is designed to carry a payload equal to the size and weight of those on a space shuttles.
24 December 2013, 02:52 PM ET
Early risers will have an opportunity to see the moon move through the sky on Christmas Day and throughout the week.
23 December 2013, 06:25 PM ET
Rhea's icy surface bears the scars of innumerable impacts over the eons.
23 December 2013, 01:04 PM ET
Enceladus shines as one of the brightest objects in our solar system. See photos of Saturn's water ice-covered cold moon, as captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
23 December 2013, 10:48 AM ET
NASA released a new infrared view of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft, in which the ringed planet's thick clouds have the soft feel of an "impressionist's painting."
19 December 2013, 02:33 PM ET
Titan harbors about 2,000 cubic miles of liquid methane and ethane on its frigid surface. The hydrocarbons are contained in an area near Titan's north pole that's just 660,000 square miles in size, a region slightly larger than Alaska.
13 December 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Saturn's iconic rings likely formed about 4.4 billion years ago, shortly after the planet itself took shape, a new study suggests.
12 December 2013, 04:05 PM ET
Soar over Saturn’s moon Titan to get a bird’s-eye view of the moon’s vast lakes of liquid hydrocarbons in this video made from imagery and data collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
10 December 2013, 01:58 PM ET
This colorful space wallpaper from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon." Image obtained on Dec. 10, 2012 and released Dec. 4, 2013.
05 December 2013, 07:50 AM ET
Scientists created the new video of Saturn's vortex from 128 images snapped by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in December 2012. It's the highest-resolution movie yet obtained of the giant hexagon, which is about 20,000 miles wide, researchers said.
04 December 2013, 04:21 PM ET
NASA's Cassini probe has captured the highest resolution video yet of Saturn's odd, hexagon shaped jet stream that spins around the gas giants north pole.
03 December 2013, 12:57 PM ET
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25 November 2013, 07:16 PM ET
If you look to the sky early Tuesday (Nov. 26) morning, you might get a view of what can only be described as a "double planet" visible through the brightening dawn twilight.
12 November 2013, 04:27 PM ET
A NASA probe has revealed an unprecedented view of Saturn from space, showing the entire gas giant backlit by the sun with several of its moons and all but one of its rings, as Earth, Venus and Mars all appear as pinpricks light in the background.
05 November 2013, 02:30 PM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunning new portrait of Saturn stitched together from 36 images obtained on Oct. 10, 2013. See the amazing photo here.