Saturn: The Latest Discoveries
Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
The color of Pluto’s two recently discovered satellites are essentially the same neutral color as Pluto’s large moon, Charon. The finding supports the theory that all three of Pluto’s moons were formed from a single giant impact that took place about 4.6
Saturn’s moon Enceladus, one of the brightest objects in the Solar System, may have pockets of liquid water lurking beneath its surface feeding great jets that spew from the satellite, hinting at the possibility of a habitable environment, researchers sai
The Cassini spacecraft studying Saturn and its satellites made the first of four planned Titan flybys Tuesday in a search for subsurface oceans.
The storm is larger than the continental United States, with electrical activity 1,000 times stronger than the lightning on Earth.
New discoveries made over the past few decades have forced scientists to expand their definition of a circumstellar habitable zone, the region around a star where liquid water and life can exist.
The new computer model will help scientists predict where and when large seasonal clouds will appear and disappear across the moon, enabling them to plan productive future observations of the hazy moon.
About halfway up in the east-southeast sky around 9 p.m. local time these frosty winter nights is the brilliant planet Saturn. This week, the ringed world is at its brightest for 2006, reaching a magnitude of -0.2.
A new study provides the best estimate to date of the diameter and heft of Pluto’s moon Charon and suggests the satellite likely has no atmosphere.
There is plenty to see, and SPACE.com provides an overview of the planets for the coming year.
European space scientists started the year by celebrating the history-making descent of their Huygens probe through the atmosphere of Titan and ended it by wondering how to fit future missions into a budget that will keep up with inflation, but no more, t
Astronomers have discovered new rings and small moons around Uranus and found surprising changes in satellite orbits around the giant planet.
A swath of space beyond Neptune is getting stranger all the time as astronomers find an ever-more diverse array of objects, orbits and groupings.
NASA announced two new cash prizes Friday, each with a weighty $250,000 purse, in a pair of contests aimed at developing robotic systems for space exploration.
A new series of reports from Huygens reveals more of Titan's secrets.
Ever since Voyager 1 returned detailed images of Saturn's F ring back in 1980, astronomers have struggled to understand its bizarre features.
Two small moons have been discovered orbiting Pluto, bringing the planet's retinue of known satellites to three and leaving scientist to wonder how it could be.
Vandenberg Air Force Base is a sprawling space and missile hub, located on California's Central Coast. It is home base for an evolving story of “missilering” at its best, along with carrying out spacelift operations from the Cold War to today’s developmen
The mighty Titan -- a pillar in American rocketry for five decades -- flew into orbit for the final time Wednesday, capping a distinguished career of heavy-lifting that has spanned the nation's space age.