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Mimas Pushes Through Saturn’s Rings Like a Snowplow

June 13, 2019

Saturn’s moon Mimas is the smallest of the gas giant’s major moons. (Saturn has 62 moons, but some…
A unique look at Saturn’s ravioli moons

April 2, 2019

Most of Saturn’s 62 moons orbit their giant planet at a great distance outside the main rings. Only…
Saturn’s icy rings reveal another secret: they’re young

January 24, 2019

Data from the last days of the NASA spacecraft Cassini show that Saturn’s beautiful, extensive rings are relatively…
Saturn hasn’t always had rings

January 21, 2019

One of the last acts of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before its death plunge into Saturn’s hydrogen and helium…
Scientists Finally Know What Time It Is on Saturn

January 18, 2019

Using new data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system…
NASA’s Cassini Data Show Saturn’s Rings Relatively New

January 18, 2019

The rings of Saturn may be iconic, but there was a time when the majestic gas giant existed…
NASA Research Reveals Saturn is Losing Its Rings at “Worst-Case-Scenario” Rate

December 19, 2018

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager…
Cassini bathed in ‘ring rain’ in its final days

October 5, 2018

On its last orbits in 2017, the long-running Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn’s rings and its upper atmosphere…
Pandora, the Would-Be Perturber

November 7, 2017

As Cassini hurtled toward its fatal encounter with Saturn, the spacecraft turned to catch this final look at…
The Grace of Saturn

October 24, 2017

Saturn’s graceful lanes of orbiting ice — its iconic rings — wind their way around the planet to…
Fresh Findings From Cassini

October 17, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn,…
Saturn Plunge Nears for Cassini Spacecraft

August 30, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is 18 days from its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn. Its fateful plunge…
Saturn-lit Tethys

August 23, 2017

Cassini gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated…
Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

August 10, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares…

July 26, 2017

Although the rings lack the many colors of the rainbow, they arc across the sky of Saturn. From…
Grooves and Kinks in the Rings

June 20, 2017

Many of the features seen in Saturn’s rings are shaped by the planet’s moons. This view from NASA’s…
New Movie Shows Cassini’s First Dive over Saturn

May 4, 2017

A new movie sequence of images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over…
Cassini Finds ‘The Big Empty’ Close to Saturn

May 2, 2017

As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft prepares to shoot the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings for the second…
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

April 28, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap…
NASA Image Shows Earth Between the Rings of Saturn

April 23, 2017

A new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy…
Cassini Sees ‘Flying-Saucer’ Moon Atlas Up Close

April 16, 2017

These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn’s moon, Atlas, were taken on April 12, 2017, by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.…
Saturn: Plateaus Up Close

April 11, 2017

Saturn’s C ring isn’t uniformly bright. Instead, about a dozen regions of the ring stand out as noticeably…
Sliver of Saturn

April 4, 2017

Although only a sliver of Saturn’s sunlit face is visible in this view, the mighty gas giant planet…
‘Earhart’ Propeller in Saturn’s A Ring

March 31, 2017

The propeller informally named “Earhart” is seen in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at much higher resolution…
Checking in on Bleriot

March 28, 2017

What appears as a pair of bright dashes at the center of this image is one of the…
A Valentine: From Cassini with Love

February 10, 2017

Saturn mission invites public to share artistic creations with #CassiniInspires. Although the motivation behind NASA’s Cassini mission to…
Close Views Show Saturn’s Rings in Unprecedented Detail

January 31, 2017

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now in its “Ring-Grazing” orbits phase,…
Peeking over Saturn’s Shoulder

January 20, 2017

No Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this. Earth-based views can only show Saturn’s daylit…
Saturn’s bulging core implies moons younger than thought

December 7, 2016

Freshly harvested data from NASA’s Cassini mission reveals that Saturn’s bulging core and twisting gravitational forces offer clues…
NASA Saturn Mission Prepares for ‘Ring-Grazing Orbits’

November 23, 2016

Now in its final year of operations, on Nov. 30, 2016, NASA’s Cassini mission will begin a daring…
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