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Sep 2, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Mike Wall,
An icy moon of Saturn hangs against the face of its giant parent planet in a breathtaking new image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Jun 10, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Saturn’s faint outermost ring cuts a massive swath as it circles around its home planet, spanning an area of sky nearly 7,000 times larger than Saturn itself.
May 30, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft enters the final phase of its epic mission around Saturn, mission scientists are planning the probe's final flyby of one of the strangest moons in the solar system.
Apr 16, 2015 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A ghostly apparition has long been known to follow Saturn moon Enceladus in its orbit around the gas giant. But until now, scientists have had a hard time tracking its source.
Jan 26, 2015 05:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you thought Saturn's ring system was impressive, spare a thought for the rings surrounding this giant exoplanet -- the rings of J1407b are so big that they eclipse the massive world's host star!
Oct 16, 2014 05:42 PM ET // Jason Major
It's the most shocking space news of the 21st century -- literally! Continue reading →
Oct 14, 2014 02:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a stunning photograph beamed back to Earth from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, one of Saturn's moons appears to 'hang' off the gas giant's rings like a water droplet. Continue reading →
Sep 24, 2014 10:04 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's no denying it, Saturn has an astonishing array of moons of different shapes, sizes and compositions. Continue reading →
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