Saturn Archive
07 April 2015, 08:00 AM ET
For the first time, scientists have broken through the icy crust of a glacier and extracted an uncontaminated sample of water that has been trapped beneath the ice for millions of years.
04 April 2015, 11:01 AM ET
A new image-processing technique is bringing Saturn's largest moon, Titan, into clearer view than ever before.
02 April 2015, 05:50 PM ET
Skywatchers around the world can look forward to spotting bright planets throughout April; observers just need to know where to look.
02 April 2015, 11:50 AM ET
You're not seeing double; these are two images of the same world: icy, cratered Rhea, the second-largest natural satellite of Saturn.
31 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Earlier this month, researchers made two big announcements: Saturn's moon Enceladus likely harbors hot springs, and Jupiter's huge satellite Ganymede apparently possesses a subsurface ocean that may contain more water than all of Earth does.
25 March 2015, 02:02 PM ET
The 15-minute uncertainty of how fast Saturn spins may have been put to rest, using mathematics.
21 March 2015, 11:40 AM ET
The online project is a one-stop-shop website for learning about all the human-made space probes currently studying the cosmos, and features sharp graphic designs of all the probes, available as posters and stickers.
16 March 2015, 01:42 PM ET
The Zodiac (arc of the planets, Sun and Moon) hosts the cosmic crab of Cancer and Earth's most famous twin brothers throughout March 2015. Jupiter rules the southeastern sky. Saturn rises after midnight.
15 March 2015, 11:29 AM ET
NASA launched a new space-weather mission and scientists found evidence of a hydrothermal system on Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. Here's a look at's top stories of the week.
12 March 2015, 05:36 PM ET
Titan is probably the least inhospitable place in the outer solar system, but remember to bring oxygen and warm clothing.
10 March 2015, 05:01 PM ET
Titan is one of the most habitable places for humans in the solar system, while Enceladus is one of the best places to look for life.
10 March 2015, 03:42 PM ET
Even 100,000 million miles away, NASA’s New Horizons probe has begun delivering unprecedented views. The mission's principal investigator Dr. Alan Stern tells just how much better the imagery will be.
09 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The atmosphere of Saturn's huge moon Titan may have been generated within the satellite as a consequence of hydrothermal activity, Data from Europe's Huygens lander suggests.
26 February 2015, 09:40 AM ET
The Gemini Twins and a dimmer Cancer constellation make their way into the night sky in March.
18 February 2015, 12:04 PM ET
A robotic submarine could explore the methane seas on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. See how space technology and NASA are working to make this a reality.
12 February 2015, 06:03 PM ET
The moon is home to liquid methane seas. In an animation developed for the NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, a submersible is used to study the shoreline and liquid methane depths.
05 February 2015, 04:25 PM ET
Jupiter will dazzle all night long for the entire month, and if you’re awake in the early morning hours, look for the ringed wonder, Saturn. Skywatchers will also have good opportunuties to see Mercury, Venus and Mars this month.
05 February 2015, 11:24 AM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera caught Io, Callisto and Europa and their shadows passing across the face of Jupiter on Jan. 23rd, 2015, which happens only once or twice per decade.
04 February 2015, 09:45 PM ET
Titan is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere. See more Titan facts here.
03 February 2015, 07:44 AM ET
A newly discovered exoplanet's ring system puts Saturn's collection to shame. What's more, a large gap in the rings suggests the presence of at least one Earth- or Mars-size exomoon.
15 January 2015, 04:31 PM ET
Early Friday morning, if skies are clear, you have a good chance to catch sight of a lovely waning crescent moon pairing off with the ringed wonder of the solar system: the planet Saturn.
14 January 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Ten years ago today (Jan. 14), humanity got its first up-close look at Saturn's huge moon Titan, a bizarre, frigid world that may be capable of supporting life as we know it.
14 January 2015, 01:28 PM ET
For the probe landing’s 10th anniversary, a new sequence has been rendered from Huygens’ Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR) data. The craft landed on Saturn’s largest moon on 14 Jan 2005.
13 January 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Researchers were able to pinpoint the Saturn system's center of mass, or barycenter, within about 2 miles — a 50-fold improvement over the best estimates provided by ground-based telescopes, NASA officials said.
11 January 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Getting a handle on what rocky worlds in our solar system would look like from afar will give us a basis for comparison as we seek out distant, habitable exoplanets.
05 January 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Skywatchers will be treated to a fascinating ballet of the so-called Galilean moons throughout the month, as the satellites pass one another, sometimes blocking (occulting) or casting shadows (eclipsing) and casting shadow onto Jupiter’s cloud tops.
25 December 2014, 08:20 AM ET
While lights decorating Christmas trees twinkle indoors, the stars of the Christmas sky shine brightly during the last week of 2014.
18 December 2014, 05:43 PM ET
This week the celestial clock marks two milestones: Saturn's move into the morning sky and the winter solstice. Here's how to see Saturn and the moon before dawn on Dec. 19, then the winter solstice on Dec. 21.
12 December 2014, 07:55 AM ET
These maps shine a new light on Saturn's six major icy moons — Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Iapetus.
10 December 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The first color maps of Saturn's moons using data from Cassini spacecraft have been created.
08 December 2014, 04:57 PM ET
The towering dunes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which are similar to the sandy hills of the Sahara, are not formed continuously over time, but by short, powerful rogue winds, researchers say.
04 December 2014, 05:10 PM ET
The way we define life has consequences for the search for life on other worlds such as Mars, Jupiter's moon Europa and the Saturn satellite Enceladus.
02 December 2014, 11:00 AM ET
With luck, skywatchers can catch sight of the five brightest planets in the sky this month. Mercury, Mars, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter should all be on display.
27 November 2014, 07:12 AM ET
Titan's "prebiotic" environment consists of molecules that could be a precursor to life.
25 November 2014, 05:14 PM ET
Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun and was the first to be predicted before it was discovered.
21 November 2014, 10:40 AM ET
The morning sky will play host to a spectacular gathering of solar system objects grouped closely together tomorrow (Nov. 22), but it won't be easy for observers on Earth to see it.