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 →
In an effort to better understand the atmospheres of worlds orbiting other stars, NASA's Cassini mission is using sunsets through the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan to create a solar system 'exoplanet analog.' Continue reading →
Saturn's moons are packed with mystery and alien landscapes, but as shown in this flyby observation of Titan, some surface features have a very Earth-like flavor.
New observations from NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft show what appear to be glints of sunlight bouncing off a wind-rippled lake on the moon Titan. Continue reading →
Tracking weather conditions on other planets is no easy task, but if we start watching dune formation, we could at least tell which way the wind is blowing.
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