If a material is thicker, it should be less transparent, right? It turns out that in Saturn's rings, that's not always the case.
Titan will be the focus of Cassini's exploration at Saturn in 2016, but as can be seen from these recent unprocessed images, Titan isn't the only moon in town.
After more than eleven years orbiting Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its last-ever targeted flyby of Enceladus, the big little moon that has intrigued scientists with its southern ice geysers since Cassini first spotted them in 2005.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been sailing around the Saturn system for more than 11 years, will make its final close approach to the ocean-bearing moon Enceladus on Saturday.
It's not in a galaxy far, far away or even another star system -- this alien world is right in our planetary backyard, a mere 900 million miles away in orbit around Saturn.
After Cassini's 'deep-dive' into Enceladus' watery plumes, evidence mounts for life-friendly environments inside the Saturn moon's ocean.
The new image was created by combining multiple near-infrared images taken during a high-altitude flyby on November 13.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a massive, never-before-seen icy cloud at the south pole of Saturn's huge moon Titan.
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