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Jul 29, 2014 02:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jul 8, 2014 02:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Apr 3, 2014 02:40 PM ET // Discovery News
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.
Apr 3, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jun 22, 2011 04:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Feb 9, 2010 05:54 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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...
Dec 28, 2012 12:03 AM ET // Ray Villard
Finding life in an extraterrestrial ocean would unequivocally prove that a Genesis II took place in the solar system.
Sep 27, 2011 04:45 PM ET // Ray Villard
The "fifth planet" is a hypothesized giant world that was flung out of our solar system 4 billion years ago.