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February 21, 2017

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Mar. 30, 2016 — In a nod to extraterrestrial mountaineers of the future, scientists have identified the highest point on Saturn's largest moon, ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — The Cassini spacecraft has observed geysers erupting on Saturn's moon Enceladus since 2005, but the process that drives and sustains these eruptions has remained a mystery. Now, scientists have ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — New research suggests that some of Saturn's icy moons, as well as its famous rings, might be modern adornments. Their dramatic birth may have taken place a mere hundred million years ago, more ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — Using observations from the Cassini spacecraft, a team of astronomers has been able to specify the possible positions of a ninth planet in the Solar ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting data and images from the mission's final close flyby of Saturn's active moon Enceladus. Cassini passed Enceladus at a distance of 3,106 ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how water ions escape from Saturn's environment. Water ions find a place to exhaust out of the magnetosphere at a reconnection point -- basically where magnetic ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Scientists have found the first direct evidence for explosive releases of energy in Saturn's magnetic bubble using data from the Cassini ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A researcher has successfully generated 3-D simulations of deep jet streams and storms on Jupiter and Saturn, helping to satiate our eternal quest for knowledge of planetary dynamics. The results ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Mars' largest moon -- one of only two in our solar system moving inward towards its planet -- will eventually be torn apart by tidal forces and distributed in a ring around the planet, a study ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — New observations made near the south pole of Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft add to the evidence that winter comes in like a lion on this moon of ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — The sight of an asteroid being ripped apart by a dead star and forming a glowing debris ring has been captured in an image for the first time.Comprised of dust particles and debris, the rings are ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Saturn's icy, geologically active moon Enceladus, acquired during the dramatic Oct. 28 flyby in which the probe passed ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — It's like something out of an interplanetary chess game. Astrophysicists have found that a close encounter with Jupiter about four billion years ago may have resulted in another planet's ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft will sample the ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies through the moon's plume of icy ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — When the sun set on Saturn's rings in August 2009, scientists on NASA's Cassini mission were watching closely. It was the equinox -- one of two times in the Saturnian year when the sun ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Scientists have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satellites are natural outcome of the final stage of formation of Saturn's satellite ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — A pockmarked, icy landscape looms beneath NASA's Cassini spacecraft in new images of Saturn's moon Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the small, icy world. Two of ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — In a breakthrough study, an international team of scientists has solved an age-old scientific riddle by discovering that planetary rings, such as those orbiting Saturn, have a universally similar ... read more

June 20, 2015 — Saturn's moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what forms the depressions on the surface? A new study suggests the moon's surface dissolves in a process ... read more

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