Saturn Archive
17 October 2013, 01:50 PM ET
In this stunning space wallpaper, taken with the Cassini wide-angle camera on June 6, 2012, the spacecraft looks toward the night side of Titan and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere and forming a ring of color.
16 October 2013, 05:54 PM ET
The rings of Saturn are made of billions of particles, from tiny grains to giant chunks.
09 October 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Planetary science is a girl's best friend. Jupiter and Saturn might be brimming over with diamonds, new research suggests.
04 October 2013, 03:49 PM ET
The moon will meet up with three different planets in the evening sky during two separate celestial encounters, one on Sunday and the other on Tuesday. The first will involve Saturn and Mercury, while Venus is the moon's partner for the second.
04 October 2013, 11:12 AM ET
Light reflected off Saturn allows the Cassini spacecraft to capture both the back-lit plume and the surface of Enceladus in one shot as seen in this amazing space wallpaper.
01 October 2013, 06:35 PM ET
Acrux is made up of three stars, and a possible fourth that lies close by.
30 September 2013, 12:59 PM ET
The main ingredient in industrial plastic number 5, has been detected in the atmosphere of the Saturn moon. The propylene molecule was missing in Voyager 1's probe of the moon in 1980, and had baffled scientists until now.
19 September 2013, 10:13 AM ET
The two Apollo 13 crew members walk through the events of their upcoming EVA.
11 September 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Here are five facts about NASA's twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft.
09 September 2013, 05:23 PM ET
Two scientists speak of the dwarf planet Ceres, which will be visited by NASA's Dawn mission in early 2015.
06 September 2013, 04:11 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows a set of images from NASA's Cassini mission that reveal the turbulent power of a monster Saturn storm.
04 September 2013, 05:38 PM ET
A colossal storm that raged on Saturn in 2010 and 2011 churned water ice up from deep within the ringed planet's thick atmosphere. NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected the ice crystals from orbit, marking the first observation of water on the planet.
04 September 2013, 03:55 PM ET
This space wallpaper is a comparison of how big the moons of Mars appear to be, as seen from the surface of Mars, in relation to the size that Earth's moon appears to be when seen from the surface of Earth.
30 August 2013, 02:28 PM ET
Saturn, Venus, Mars and Jupiter will all be sharing the September nights' sky with the Moon, and toward the end of the month, comet ISON will line up with Mars.
27 August 2013, 10:12 AM ET
Exoplanet composition, 'buckyballs' and Saturn's widest ring are just a few of the discoveries made by analyzing Spitzer's infrared data. Launched in 2003, the NASA telescope mission will continue, even after exhausting its coolant.
26 August 2013, 09:22 AM ET
From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states, people around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission as seen in this cool space wallpaper.
23 August 2013, 03:08 PM ET
A stargazer snapped this beautiful composite image of the Milky Way and lunar halo over Malaysia.
08 August 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Space Frontier Foundation's 'There Is Another Way' promotes a private-powered program, from LEO to Lunar-fueled 'gas-stations' to sustainable Mars transit.
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.