What happens to carbon -- and other solid materials -- when the pressure is even greater, such as what exists in the cores of Jupiter, Saturn and giant planets beyond the solar system? The world's largest laser hopes to find out.
A strange geometric shape observed on a faraway world. Haven't we seen this movie before? Thankfully, it turns out the shape is likely a product of nature and not the ghost of Stanley Kubrick. Ian O'Neill explains.
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 →
Sadly, Cassini can't soldier on forever; it will run out of fuel -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. 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.
The ocean could be as salty as the Dead Sea of Israel and Jordan, which has implications for whether life could survive there.
Conventional wisdom says that moons originate from their planets, so imagine everyone's surprise when data emerged suggesting that Saturn's moon Titan might be older than Saturn itself.
Saturn's moon Titan is known to possess liquid seas and during a recent flyby by NASA's Cassini mission a mysterious formation appeared to rise from the depths. Continue reading →
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