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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.
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.
Jun 23, 2014 01:41 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
May 27, 2014 09:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Apr 8, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Mar 20, 2014 07:22 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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 →
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