SATURN'S RINGS AT THEIR BEST: On Sunday, April 15th, Saturn is at opposition--directly opposite the sun in the skies of Earth. The ringed planet rises at sunset and soars high in the sky at midnight, up all night long. This is the time when Saturn's rings are at their...
7 Mar 2011 - Cassini Finds Enceladus is a Powerhouse
Heat output from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus is much greater than was previously thought possible, according to a new analysis of data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
18 Feb 2011 - Titan Flyby (T-74) - Feb. 18, 2011
This is a post-dusk, upstream, high altitude 'blind' flyby that will be useful to characterize the background magnetic field in which Titan sits.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations — even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects.
The high court turned away challenges to background...
By Dave Mosher
December 27, 2010 4:00 pm
An enormous storm has erupted in Saturn’s northern hemisphere.
Amateurs first sighted the storm earlier this month, but the Cassini spacecraft moved into a good position on Dec. 24 to photograph it from...
Newly released for the holidays, images of Saturn's second largest moon Rhea obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show dramatic views of fractures cutting through craters on the moon's surface, revealing a history of tectonic rumbling. The images are among the highest-resolution views ever...
Our own sun might represent the best communications device around, if only we could harness its power, scientists say.
If the sun's gravity could be used to create a giant telescope, people could send and receive intensely magnified signals that could allow us to call an alien civilization...
vibrations and waves
The Cassini-Huygens mission has discovered a tenuous atmosphere infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide at Saturn’s moon Rhea – the first time a spacecraft has captured direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere at a world other than Earth.
The NASA-led international mission made the discovery...
Saturn's icy moon Rhea has an oxygen and carbon dioxide atmosphere that is very similar to Earth's. Even better, the carbon dioxide suggests there's life - and that possibly humans could breathe the air.
It seems oxygen is far more abundant than we ever suspected, particularly on...
NASA reawakened the Cassini spacecraft today (Nov. 24) from a forced hibernation while in orbit around Saturn, after three weeks of stalled science work due to a computer glitch.
All of the probe's science instruments have been reactivated and the spacecraft is in good health, just in time to...
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a planned space mission to detect and accurately measure gravitational waves from astronomical sources.
LISA is a joint effort between the United States space agency NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). LISA was recommended...
It's been 30 years since NASA's two Voyager spacecraft first visited Saturn, but the legacy of the discovery created by the probes still lingers at the ringed planet today.
Voyager 1 made its closest flyby of Saturn 30 years ago today (Nov. 12) and its sister craft, Voyager 2, followed suit...
Scientists believe they finally understand the perplexing behavior of one of the most dynamic regions in Saturn's rings thanks to images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. And the answer is: The rings are behaving like a spiral galaxy.
This new insight, garnered from images of Saturn's most...
Norman Bergrun's "The Ringmakers of Saturn" is the inspiration for this video of the mysterious rings of Saturn. The big 3 amigo's on ATS (mikesingh, zorgon, and internos) have each added enormous effort of personal research on this subject, by gathering up to date Cassini satellite imagery...
Titan: Nasa scientists discover evidence 'that alien life exists on Saturn's moon'
Evidence that life exists on Titan, one of Saturn’s biggest moons, appears tohave been uncovered by Nasa scientists.
Researchers at the space agency believe they have discovered vital clues that...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is hiding a large body of water under its surface, new research has confirmed. What is more it could even have the right conditions to host life.
Experts have analysed data from the Cassini spacecraft, which dived through...
A flash of sunlight reflecting off a hydrocarbon lake on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan has been spotted by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, confirming the presence of liquid on a part of the surface of the hazy satellite with many lake-shaped basins.
The image taken by Cassini is the first that...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the first flash of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan, confirming the presence of liquid on the part of the moon dotted with many large, lake-shaped basins.
Cassini scientists had been looking for the glint, also known as a specular...
Sunday, Dec 20th, 2009
NASA scientists revealed Friday a first-of-its-kind image from space showing reflecting sunlight from a lake on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
It’s the first visual “smoking gun” evidence of liquid on the northern hemisphere of the moon, scientists...
Extensive analyses and modeling of Cassini imaging and heat-mapping data have confirmed and extended previous ideas that migrating ice, triggered by infalling reddish dust that darkens and warms the surface, may explain the mysterious two-toned "yin-yang" appearance of Saturn's moon Iapetus...