Saturn Archive
02 August 2013, 06:30 AM ET
August could be a banner month for skywatchers, weather permitting. The August night sky features the return of the potentially spectacular Comet ISON, as well as the annual Perseid meteor shower, which could be especially dazzling this year.
31 July 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Steady geysers of water ice on one of Saturn's icy moons appear to erupt more strongly when the moon is farthest from its ringed parent planet, scientists say. The warm vents at the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus emit vast plumes of water vapor.
31 July 2013, 11:48 AM ET
Saturn, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter will all be visible in the August night skies, as will the annual Perseid meteors. A number of nebulas will also be easy to find among the constellations.
24 July 2013, 10:45 AM ET
This rare space wallpaper taken on July 19 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.
22 July 2013, 06:04 PM ET
NASA's Saturn system probe snapped imagery of the Earth and Moon on July 19th, 2013. Our home planet appears as a not-so-pale blue dot.
19 July 2013, 11:16 AM ET
NASA Cassini probe radar has not detected waves on the hydrocarbon lakes and seas on giant Saturn moon. New research is underway to try to solve the mystery.
18 July 2013, 09:28 PM ET
Aldebaran is a prominent star in Taurus that is sometimes used for comparative astronomy.
16 July 2013, 01:04 PM ET
On Tuesday (July 16), Major League Baseball's All Star Game will be played at Citifield in New York, but the baseball diamond won't be the only place to see stars that night. Two of the “All Stars of the Night Sky” will stage a celestial rendezvous, not j
13 July 2013, 10:19 AM ET
In mid-July 2013, skywatchers will be able to observe the moon moving in relation to Spica and Saturn. Also, Mars and Jupiter appear to move together in the morning sky.
08 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Researchers plan to launch a tiny spacecraft to Earth orbit and beyond in the next 18 months or so, in a key test of new propulsion technology that could help cut the cost of planetary exploration by a factor of 1,000.
03 July 2013, 11:37 AM ET
Using an innovative process that combines hundreds of flat 2D space photos, the upcoming IMAX movie 'In Saturn's Rings' brings depth to awe inspiring photos of planets and galaxies, allowing viewers to 'fly through' these cosmic wonders.
01 July 2013, 02:47 PM ET
The NASA probe will capture imagery of of the ringed planet with Earth in its backdrop on July 19th, 2013. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a public out reach program called 'Wave At Saturn' for the event and will compile a mosaic.
19 June 2013, 01:43 PM ET
Scientists are asking Earthlings to pose for our planet's portrait July 19.
18 June 2013, 04:41 PM ET
The online Slooh Space Camera will air a free Saturn show tonight at 11:45 p.m. EDT.
18 June 2013, 12:46 PM ET
Saturn teams up with two bright stars to form a celestial triangle this week.
17 June 2013, 02:42 PM ET
Ligeia Mare, shown here in this stunning false-color space wallpaper from the international Cassini mission, is the second largest known body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan. It is filled with liquid hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane.
12 June 2013, 01:43 PM ET
The moon, Saturn and the bright star Spica shine together.
11 June 2013, 12:49 PM ET
Fusion could potentially open vast swathes of the solar system to manned exploration.
10 June 2013, 02:23 PM ET
Astronomers shared the planets and stars with the Indiana public last week.
10 June 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Dione may once have had a subsurface ocean, scientists say.
07 June 2013, 06:48 AM ET
These exotic worlds stop their inward migration after their orbits circularize.
06 June 2013, 05:25 PM ET
Titan, like Earth, has a haze of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs.
24 May 2013, 01:00 PM ET
The global topographic map of Titan offers an unprecedented look at the surface of Saturn's largest moon.
21 May 2013, 04:14 PM ET
Glowing Saturn will be close to the gibbous moon.
21 May 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists are studying other rocky planets and moons to better understand Earth.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The iconic city as seen through other planets' air.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
03 May 2013, 01:28 PM ET
Layers of gas on Saturn act as insulation, preventing heat from escaping.
01 May 2013, 02:16 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows a close-up view of Saturn’s north-pole hurricane, as seen by the international Cassini spacecraft. The image reveals the intricate detail of cloud formations in this dynamic feature.
29 April 2013, 03:04 PM ET
The storm's eye spans a whopping 1,250 miles.
27 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Telescopes in the Canary Islands will broadcast a live view.
25 April 2013, 02:52 PM ET
Saturn will be the closer to Earth the night of April 28th than at any time in 2013, what astronomers call an 'opposition' because the ringed giant and the sun will be on opposite sides of the Earth, making it a great opportunity to view the planet.
25 April 2013, 02:35 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows a patchwork network of frozen ridges and troughs that cover the face of Enceladus, Saturn’s most enigmatic of icy moons.
24 April 2013, 03:33 PM ET
The moons of Saturn — 62 in all — come in a variety of sizes and compositions.
24 April 2013, 02:37 PM ET
The names still have to be accepted by the International Astronomical Union.
24 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The celestial action begins tonight, when the moon sidles up to the star Spica.