Saturn

Cassini Shows Intriguing Image Of Enceladus’ South-Polar Jets

According to NASA, the picture of the jets was taken from afar. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across). North is up. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft

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.

Cassini shows close-up of Saturn’s hexagonal polar jet stream

The north polar region of Saturn, in shadow for the first part of the Cassini mission, now enjoys full sunlight, which enables Cassini scientists to directly image it in reflected light, according to NASA. Although the sunlight falling on the north

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

Cassini spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings

Flight controllers regained contact with Cassini on Thursday, a day after it became the first craft to cross this hazardous region. The rings are made up of countless icy particles, any of which could have smacked Cassini. The spacecraft's big dish antenna

Cassini Grand Finale: Spacecraft Dives Through Saturn’s Rings

According to NASA, because that gap is a region no spacecraft has ever explored, Cassini will use its dish-shaped high-gain antenna (13 feet or 4 meters across) as a protective shield while passing through the ring plane. No particles larger than

NASA Image Shows Earth Between the Rings of Saturn

Cassini captured the view on April 12, 2017, at 10:41 p.m. PDT (1:41 a.m. EDT on April 13). According to NASA, the spacecraft was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth when the image was taken. Although far

Small Saturn moon has most conditions needed to sustain life, NASA says

A tiny moon of Saturn has most of the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced on Thursday, unveiling a discovery from an underground ocean that makes the world a leading candidate for organisms as humans know them, Joinfo.com reports with reference to

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, Joinfo.com reports with reference to NASA. The excess heat is especially pronounced over three fractures