New observations from NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has revealed at least 101 individual geysers erupting from Enceladus' crust and, through careful analysis, planetary scientists have uncovered their origin. Continue reading →
Ten years after arriving at the majestic gas giant, Cassini has profoundly transformed our understanding of Saturn's dynamic atmosphere, rings and moons. Here are some highlights from Cassini's tenth year.
Scientists have announced the discovery of a sub-surface ocean on the Saturnian moon Enceladus -- explore the tiny world's icy surface and water ice geysers in this stunning collection of images from NASA's Cassini mission.
Gravity measurements indicate the small moon Enceladus has an ocean sandwiched between its rocky core and icy shell, a finding that raises the prospects of a niche for life beyond Earth.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has already confirmed the Saturn moon contains a liquid water sub-surface ocean, but it has also found evidence that the ocean might be pretty salty.
Enceladus' icy plumes glow as the small moon passes in front of the sun from Cassini's point of view in 2007 (NASA) Saturn's moon Enceladus contains a large body of water under its surface, new research has confirmed. This has led scientists to speculate that the icy moon may even have conditions s...
Finding life in an extraterrestrial ocean would unequivocally prove that a Genesis II took place in the solar system.
The "fifth planet" is a hypothesized giant world that was flung out of our solar system 4 billion years ago.