Cassini mission

Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over, Cassini Finds

Researchers with the Cassini mission found evidence that the moon's spin axis -- the line through the north and south poles -- has reoriented, possibly due to a collision with a smaller body, such as an asteroid, according to NASA. Examining

Cassini shows short shadow of Saturn

This will continue until Saturn's solstice in May 2017. At that point in time, the shadow will extend only as far as the innermost A ring, leaving the middle and outer A ring completely free of the planet's shadow.

New Movie Shows Cassini’s First Dive over Saturn

The movie comprises one hour of observations as the Cassini spacecraft moved southward over Saturn, according to NASA. It begins with a view of the swirling vortex at the planet's north pole, then heads past the

Study Shows Heat Below the Icy Surface of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

This suggests that Enceladus' ocean of liquid water might be only a couple of miles beneath this region -- closer to the surface than previously thought, reports with reference to NASA. The excess heat is especially pronounced over three fractures

Cassini Shows Saturn North Pole Close Up

The north pole of Saturn sits at the center of its own domain. Around it swirl the clouds, driven by the fast winds of Saturn. Beyond that orbits Saturn's retinue of moons and the countless small particles that form the ring. Although the

Cassini spacecraft made its first ring-grazing orbit around Saturn

Cassini crossed through the plane of Saturn's rings on Dec. 4 at 8:09 a.m. EST at a distance of approximately 57,000 miles (91,000 kilometers) above Saturn's cloud tops, as NASA reports. Cassini has been touring the Saturn system since arriving there in