Saturn

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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Broad, dark spokes in the B ring are clearly seen in this image of Saturn's rings.<p>The spokes are finally …

Imaging

Overview | Cassini

IntroductionFor more than a decade, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shared the wonders of Saturn and its family of icy moons—taking us to astounding worlds …

Solar System

On This Day in Space! Sept. 17, 1789: Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Discovered

<i>Welcome to "On This Day ... in Space!</i><i>" where we peer back in our archives to find historic moments in spaceflight and astronomy. So enjoy a blast</i> …

Star Wars

Starwatch: the waxing moon passes Saturn and Mars

Starwatch chart 17 September 2018<p>The moon passes close to Saturn on Monday night. Look for it low in the south just after sunset. The chart shows the view at 20:00 BST. As the week progresses, the moon moves eastwards, heading past Mars on Wednesday and Thursday. This will be easy to spot as Mars …

Waxing

Moon sweeps near Saturn and Mars September 17 to 19

On September 17, 18 and 19, 2018, use the waxing gibbous moon to locate the planets Saturn and Mars. These two worlds look like bright <i>stars</i>, and they …

Hemisphere

Space Photos of the Week: Florence, From Way Way Up Above

We’re bopping all over the great beyond this week, starting from the International Space Station, where astronauts imaged Hurricane Florence from 254 …

Photos

Amazing NY Times Collection Of Photos From The Cassini spacecraft

12019 / Pixabay<p>As The NY Times says:<p><i>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burned up in Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday, after 20 years in space.</i><p>They have …

Amazing

N.J. Night Sky: The moon passes Saturn and Mars

The weather has not been very cooperative for stargazing lately. If you missed the moon near Venus and Jupiter last week, this week it passes Saturn …

Moon

Why Cassini Mattered | The Grand Finale – Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

Nine Ways Cassini-Huygens Mattered<p><b>1. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and ESA’s Huygens probe expanded our understanding of the kinds of worlds where life</b> …

Solar System

Here’s what lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan look like – just don’t try to swim in them

Nothing’s better on a warm summer day than taking a nice jump into a calm lake. You just feel at one with nature when you’re swimming in a natural …

Moon

Here’s how Hubble sees Saturn

Cassini ended its 13-year mission at Saturn a year ago, when it plunged into the giant planet’s atmosphere. Now the Hubble Space Telescope is keeping …

Hubble Space Telescope

Until We Get Another Mission at Saturn, We're Going to Have to Make Do with these Pictures Taken by Hubble

We can’t seem to get enough of Saturn. It’s the most visually distinct object in our Solar System (other than the Sun, of course, but it’s kind of …

North Pole

The sky this week for September 14 to 23

<i>During this last full week of summer, Mars and Jupiter are out in full force, and asteroid Vesta passes near one of the sky's most beautiful nebulae.</i>

Moon

Four bright planets arc across the southern sky tonight

<i>Venus sits low in the west-southwest shortly after sunset, Jupiter hovers in the southwest, Saturn lies to the south, and Mars appears near the</i> …

Astronomy

Cassini’s Last Photo Of Titan Unveils The Methane Seas And Lakes On Saturn’s Largest Moon

With the one-year anniversary of Cassini's 'Grand Finale' coming up this weekend, JPL shares the last Titan photo taken by the spacecraft on its way …

North Pole

Moon Meets Four Planets September 11 to 19

Over the next week, the Moon will visit four bright planets—for the last great conjunctions of this year! See the Moon meet Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, …

Native Americans

Space invaders: Jupiter & Saturn ‘bullied’ other planets away from sun at beginning of the universe

Researchers studying the lone surviving binary asteroid in the Trojan belt orbiting Jupiter have revealed that the chaos at the beginning of our …

Space

Planet Gazing Party

Come see the planets as you’ve never seen them before! On September 15, we’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of …

Astronomy

Cassini's 'grand finale' at Saturn lands NASA an Emmy

If you watched the Cassini probe's spectacular dive into Saturn last September, you weren't alone — in fact, space fans worldwide followed its social media campaign, illustrations and animations of the big event, and the "Grand Finale" dive and commentary itself was watched 2 million times, …

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NASA wins an Emmy for documentation of spacecraft's grand finale orbits

In documenting nearly every step of its Cassini spacecraft's grand finale orbits of Saturn, NASA won an Emmy over the weekend for "Outstanding …

Blade Runner 2049

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

N00163014.jpg was taken on 2010-09-10 08:30 (PDT) and received on Earth 2010-09-10 21:40 (PDT). The camera was pointing toward Saturn, and the image …

Astronomy

Why Does Saturn Have a Hexagon-Shaped Hurricane?

Windy weather can be the stuff of nightmares — just ask any fan of the "Sharknado" movies. And Earth isn't the only planet with tornadoes and …

Human Interest

Saturn’s Satellite Iapetus

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Astronomy

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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image shows grooves in the southern part of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The image was created using …

Astronomy

Space Photos of the Week: Saturn's Mysterious Hexagon

Planets are so darn cool, and we’re lucky to have several nearby that we can visit. Start with the tempestuous king, the reigning champion of solar …

Astronomy

The Color-Changing, Hexagonal Vortex on Saturn Just Surprised Scientists Again

Sitting atop Saturn’s north pole is one of the Solar System’s most striking weather patterns: a rotating, color-changing hexagon slightly wider than …

Astronomy

2018 September 7 - Saturn s North Polar Hexagon

<b>Saturn's North Polar Hexagon</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute, Hampton University<p><b>Explanation:</b> In full view, the amazing …

Astronomy

Here's What the Northern Lights Look Like on Saturn

Aurora borealis, and its southern counterpart, aurora australis, account for some of the most stunning natural events on Earth—but the phenomenon …

Astronomy

A Bizarre Structure Has Been Detected Towering High Above Saturn's Hexagon

This is so weird.<p>There's something strange over Saturn's north pole. A tremendous structure towering high above the clouds indicates that the …

Astronomy

Saturn's Hexagon Could Be an Enormous Tower

Above Saturn's north pole, clouds swirl in a distinct and stunning hexagonal shape. Discovered by NASA's Voyager mission in 1981, Saturn's hexagon is …

Astronomy