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Sep 9, 2014 08:37 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Moonlets in Saturn's F-ring are being created and destroyed at an astonishing rate by the gas giant's tidal chaos. Continue reading →
Jul 11, 2014 06:09 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A decade-long study tracking the intricate motions of Saturn’s ring moons shows that Pandora, located just outside the F Ring, actually is not gravitationally herding the narrow ring’s outer edge. Continue reading →
Jun 11, 2014 01:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini mission has captured, in breathtaking detail, the impact of one of its tiny moons on the outermost ring. Continue reading →
May 12, 2014 06:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There are many mysteries about the enigmatic ringed gas giant, but the curious mechanism behind Saturn's 'spokes' is one of the more intriguing puzzles. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has imaged something peculiar on the outermost edge of the gas giant's A-ring. Continue reading →
Mar 26, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When you think of a celestial ring system, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn will likely jump to mind. But for the first time astronomers have discovered that ring systems aren't exclusive to planetary bodies -- asteroids can have them too.
Apr 10, 2013 01:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturn's rings rain charged water particles down onto the gas giant's atmosphere, causing measurable changes in the planet's ionosphere. ->