Saturn

NASA Releases Last Cassini Image Of Saturn And Its Rings

Two days before it plunged into the thick atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year mission to the gas giant system, NASA’s spacecraft Cassini took …

Astronomy

NASA releases "A Farewell to Saturn", the last mosaic image of the gas giant captured by Cassini

NASA has released a breathtaking final mosaic image of Saturn, captured by the <b>Cassini mission</b> just two days before its final dive into the Saturnian …

Astronomy

NASA’s Cassini is dead, but you can still enjoy its last gorgeous photo of Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was an incredibly reliable machine, providing an incredible amount of data and relaying countless observations from its …

Science

Mysterious Polar Vortex Observed on Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon

Winter fell faster than expected in 2012 on Titan, the largest moon in Saturn's system. Astronomers now think that the moon's south pole cooled down …

Planets

A farewell to Saturn

Two days before it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere last September 15, the Cassini spacecraft returned this final, full mosaic image of the …

Astronomy

Here is Cassini’s last broad look at the Saturn system

Two days before plunging into Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft took one last look around the planet it had orbited for more than 13 years.<p>The view of …

Astronomy

NASA says goodbye to Saturn with dramatic new photo

NASA is saying goodbye to Saturn with a newly-processed photo of the ringed planet taken during the last day of the Cassini mission.<p>The photo shows …

Astronomy

Moon, Saturn after sunset November 20

Tonight – November 20, 2017 – finds the slender lunar crescent pairing up with the planet Saturn after sunset. As dusk gives way to darkness, look in …

Astronomy

On Monday, the Moon, Saturn (and Mercury, Too!)

It's almost time to bid a fond farewell to the showpiece of the solar system: the magnificent ringed planet Saturn. For many observers, Monday will …

Astronomy

Image - Saturn from 1996 to 2000

About this image<p>Looming like a giant flying saucer in our outer solar system, Saturn puts on a show as the planet and its magnificent ring system nod …

Astronomy

Bizarre Saturn hexagon, vortex star in Cassini photo

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has given us another great look at the odd hexagon and vortex that swirl around Saturn's north pole.<p>The hexagon is a jet stream composed of air traveling at about 200 mph (320 km/h), NASA officials have said. The bizarre feature is huge — about 20,000 miles (32,000 …

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The North

Photojournal: PIA21351<p>October 30, 2017<p>Reflected sunlight is the source of the illumination for visible wavelength images such as the one above. …

Astronomy

Latest Cassini image captures majesty of Saturn's rings

Before burning up in Saturn's atmosphere last month, NASA's Cassini spacecraft managed to capture some compelling closeups of the gas giant and its …

Astronomy

NASA space porn shows stunning images of Saturn from space

Here’s a little dose of space porn for Saturn fans: NASA leaked a photo of the planet in all its ringed glory on its website.<p>As the space …

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What Cassini learned about Saturn during its death dive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although NASA's Cassini mission ended in September, new findings are being released about what the spacecraft "learned" about Saturn and its moons during the final days.<p>After launching in 1997 and reaching the Saturn system in 2004, Cassini spent 13 years exploring the planet and its moons. …

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Newly Released Cassini Image Shows Why Saturn is Clearly The Best Planet

By on<p>Filed Under Science & NASA<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Though the debate about which planet reigns supreme has been over for some time, …

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Beautiful Saturn: Ringed Planet Shines in New Cassini Photo

Another gorgeous Saturn photo has emerged from the Cassini archives.<p>The newly released image, which NASA's Cassini spacecraft took on Aug. 12, shows …

Astronomy

The Grace of Saturn

Photojournal: PIA21352<p>October 23, 2017<p>Saturn's graceful lanes of orbiting ice -- its iconic rings -- wind their way around the planet to pass beyond …

Astronomy

Keep watching moon, Saturn, Antares

Tonight – October 23, 2017 – and tomorrow night, let the waxing crescent moon be your guide to the planet Saturn. The moon will be easy to spot above …

Astronomy

WTF is floating around Saturn?

NASA Cassini spacecraft performed its final, fateful dive into Saturn several weeks ago, destroying itself in the planet’s atmosphere and ending an …

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Something is floating around Saturn and NASA isn't sure what it is

NASA Cassini spacecraft performed its final, fateful dive into Saturn several weeks ago, destroying itself in the planet's atmosphere and ending an incredible mission that spanned nearly two full decades. Today, even though its mechanical body has been vaporized, the information it sent back during …

Science

Mysterious particles spotted in Saturn’s atmosphere

Source may be dust shed by planet’s iconic rings, according to data from NASA's doomed Cassini probe.<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to yield …

Space Exploration

Get lost in NASA's stunning Saturn rings panorama

Step into Cassini's shoes with a dazzling look at Saturn's rings taken before the spacecraft's death.<p>The Saturn-studying Cassini spacecraft may have plunged to its end on Sept. 15, but NASA is still releasing new data and images from the final days Cassini spent at the planet. On Monday, the space …

Astronomy

It turns out Janus has help lassoing Saturn's A ring

The Cassini spacecraft may have been destroyed on its fiery plunge through Saturn's atmosphere last month, but the data it sent back to Earth before …

Astronomy

Moons work together to hold Saturn's largest ring in place - Futurity

For decades, astronomers thought just one of Saturn's moons kept its largest ring intact. New research indicates it's more of a team effort.

Astronomy

Nasa releases list of findings from data Cassini sent back just before its plunge into Saturn

One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Saturn is also one that scientists are looking to solve with Cassini's data – the age and origin of the …

Planets

New Cassini finding: Saturn's icy rings rain methane down on planet's atmosphere

According to Nasa, scientists didn't expect methane "to be abundant in the rings or found so high in Saturn's atmosphere".<p>After exploring Saturn for …

Planets

NASA Releases New Cassini Findings About Saturn And Its Rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was a part of the Saturn system for over 13 years, may have plunged to its death in the upper atmosphere of the gas …

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Cassini

WEEKLY IMAGE<p>Saturn's north pole basks in full sunlight. More ›<p>Saturn's graceful lanes of orbiting ice -- its iconic rings -- wind their way around …

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Cassini Battled Saturn Hard During Death Dive

Cassini put up a good fight.<p>The NASA Saturn probe fired its thrusters full bore for at least 91 seconds during its suicide plunge into the ringed …

Space Exploration