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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Titan's mysterious south pole vortex is much colder than expected... and it's laced with a highly toxic compound. Continue reading →
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 →
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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