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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 16, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jul 16, 2014 09:43 AM ET
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.
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 →
Jul 7, 2014 12:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sadly, Cassini can't soldier on forever; it will run out of fuel -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. 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.
Jul 6, 2014 06:27 PM ET // Kelly Dickerson, LiveScience
The ocean could be as salty as the Dead Sea of Israel and Jordan, which has implications for whether life could survive there.
Jul 1, 2014 06:05 AM ET
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.
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