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Dec 12, 2014 03:28 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Sculpting the dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan took 33,000 Earth years, or 3,000 years in Saturn time, new analysis of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows.
Nov 7, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
At first glance, this image may appear to be a piece of modern art -- but it is in fact a very beautiful observation of Saturn and moon Titan during a special cosmic alignment with the sun. Continue reading →
Oct 30, 2014 06:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
During a recent flyby of Saturn's moon Titan, NASA's Cassini mission captured some breathtaking infrared views of the small world, photographing sunlight glinting off its hydrocarbon seas. Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2014 10:53 AM ET // Jason Major
Methane ice particles has been detected high inside a thick hood of clouds capping the moon's north pole -- confirming some models of how Titan's atmosphere works. Continue reading →
Oct 22, 2014 03:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It's as if Titan is getting festive for Hallowe'en -- astronomers have detected a ghostly glow around the the north and south poles of the Saturnian moon that had previously gone undetected. Continue reading →
Oct 1, 2014 04:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Titan's mysterious south pole vortex is much colder than expected... and it's laced with a highly toxic compound. Continue reading →
Aug 12, 2014 05:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you were in any doubt about the similarities between Earth and Titan, this animation of several observations snapped by NASA's Cassini Saturn orbiter should convince you otherwise. 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.
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