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Saturn’s Swirling Megastorm That’s Bigger Than Multiple Earths

The colored swirls indicate the tail end of Saturn’s massive storm that occurred sometime between 2010 and 2011. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science East Coasters panicked by this weekend’s oncoming Frankenstorm haven’t seen anything yet. New readings from NASA’s Cassini orbital spacecraft have discovered that a massive maelstrom first spotted on Saturn in 2010 was more intense than initially [...]

Plans to send a boat to Titan proposed

Scientists are exploring possible ways in which to send a probe to Titan that can sail on its lakes. Saturn’s moon Titan is one of the most Earth-like…

Ice avalanches found on Iapetus

Huge and destructive landslides have been discovered on Iapetus, one of the moons of Saturn. These huge landslides can travel far further than similar…

11 Moons You Should Get to Know

You may have heard already that a fifth moon was discovered orbiting Pluto. (If not, Hubble spotted a fifth moon orbiting Pluto.) We know just enough about P5 to know that it’s tiny, and it’s a moon. Here are some other wild and wonderful worlds that orbit other worlds: 1. Phobos The larger and innermost moon of [...]

Internal heat fuels Saturn’s jet streams

Scientists believe they have solved the mystery of what is powering Saturn’s turbulent jet streams. On Earth the jet streams are caused by a combinati…

Cassini photographs Enceladus geysers

The Cassini spacecraft has captured new images of the geysers on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. The pictures were taken during Cassini’s lowest pass yet…

Oxygen discovered around Saturn moon

Scientists believe all of Saturn’s moons may have oxygen around them, but could anything be living there? While Dione itself doesn’t seem to be a like…

The Immensity of Saturn

This photograph of Saturn was taken by the Cassini spacecraft in December. The rings are completely horizontal, and appear as a razor-thin line in the middle. The shadows of those rings are evident on the planet. And that tiny little ball underneath the plane of the rings? That’s Tethys, a moon of Saturn that is [...]

Habitable alien worlds ranked

Scientists have put together a list of the most likely places to find alien life in the universe. In terms of habitability, Saturn’s moon Titan came o…

Say Hello to Saturn’s Moons

Image: NASA/JPL-CalTech/Space Science Institute Look closely at the photo above and you can pick out 5 of Saturn’s 60 natural satellites (Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas, and Rhea) as well as the planet’s iconic rings: A [...]