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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Conducts Important Science During Several Flybys of Titan, Probes Its Enigmatic Seas

A view of the night side of Titan taken by the Cassini spacecraft, which captures the blue halo caused by a haze layer that hovers high in the moon’s atmosphere. The spacecraft conducted several flybys of the moon in recent months, during which it beamed a series of radio waves through its atmosphere, in [...]

Our Home the Earth – As Seen From Saturn and Mercury

Earth, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft on July 19, 2013 (the tiny blue speck in the distance, below Saturn’s rings in this view). Click for larger version. Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Jason Major

Last Friday, a remarkable thing happened, which received a lot of publicity, especially for space fans: [...]

NASA Laboratory Investigators Explore Atmospheric Chemistry of Titan

A stunning shot of Saturn and its moon Titan taken by Cassini. Photo Credit: NASA

Ever since the Voyagers beheld its strange, orange-hued veil of hydrocarbon smog, more than three decades ago, Titan has exerted a tantalizing pull on the human psyche. The largest moon of Saturn—and the second-largest-known natural satellite in the Solar [...]

The Search for Alien Life Part 2: In the Realm of the Gas Giants

The trailing hemisphere of Jupiter’s moon Europa as imaged by Galileo. Photo Credit: NASA

Beyond the main asteroid belt lie the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn and their impressive retinues of moons. What chances for life are out here in the frozen wastes of the solar system? At first glance, you’d imagine none. The [...]

Cassini Finds Expansive River System on Titan

This is an image of a small section of the much larger river system discovered on Saturn’s Moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI

Saturn’s moon Titan continues to amaze scientists and onlookers. Titan is the only planetary body, besides Earth, known to have a stable liquid environment on its surface. [...]

Saturn's 'Burp' Latest Discovery From Cassini Spacecraft

The “burp” can be seen in the upper right of this image of the planet Saturn which was taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured an image of interstellar indigestion. The bus-sized satellite, orbiting the ringed planet Saturn, caught the massive gas giant as it “belched” long after [...]

Cassini Spacecraft Detects Ice Bullets Shooting Through Saturn's F Ring

Video courtesy of NASA

Saturn’s rings are under fire – literally. NASA has discovered weird objects; some of them measure a half-mile in length. These cosmic bullets slam through the gas giant’s beautiful rings, leaving behind glittering trails of stardust (actually these trails are made of ice). These findings [...]