Cassini

  • Exploring the inner complexity of Enceladus

    Subsurface ocean composition hints at habitable conditions.

    US researchers say a new geochemical model reveals that carbon dioxide from Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be controlled...

    Astronomy January 23, 2020
  • How Enceladus got its stripes

    New research suggests it’s all about the physics of fissures.

    This false colour image from the Cassini mission shows the “tiger stripe” fissures on Saturn's moon Enceladus in blue...

    Space December 9, 2019
  • First full map of Titan assembled

    Now it’s time to find out more about ‘the Earth of the outer Solar System’.

    By Richard A. LovettScientists working with data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have assembled the first planet-wide ...

    Space November 18, 2019
  • That old question about the age of Saturn’s rings

    New study suggests dust may be hiding their age.

    A new study is likely to rekindle the debate about the age of Saturn’s rings.Writing in the journal Nature Astronom...

    Astronomy September 17, 2019
  • Looking for signs of life on Titan

    Cheers erupt as plans for the Dragonfly rover are unveiled.

    NASA is returning to Saturn’s moon Titan, this time with a flying, drone-like rover called Dragonfly.In the process...

    Space Exploration June 28, 2019
  • The past and promise of Cassini’s legacy

    Almost two years after it ended, NASA’s most successful probe is still proving answers, and gener...

    Twenty-one months ago, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ended its mission with a fiery dive into Saturn’s atmosphere. For th...

    Space Exploration June 14, 2019
  • Cassini data sheds light on Titan’s lakes

    Liquid hydrocarbons on Saturn’s moon formed differently.

    The liquid lakes near the north pole of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, look smaller than they are, data recorded in 20...

    Astronomy April 16, 2019
  • Saturn: bright clumps and a moon like ravioli

    Two studies add to the intrigue of Saturn’s rings. Richard A Lovett reports.

    A series of flybys by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in the months before its final plunge into Saturn have revealed five ...

    Space March 28, 2019
  • Scientists seek to send a drone to Saturn’s moon, Titan

    There are plans to visit the complex-looking satellite, arriving in 2034. Richard A Lovett reports.

    A travel poster, imagining vacations to Saturn's moon, Titan.MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty ImagesScientist...

    Space March 21, 2019
  • Giving Saturn the time of day

    A day on Saturn is surprisingly hard to measure.

    There’s a certain irony that Saturn, the planet named after the ancient Roman god of time, has a day that is difficul...

    Space January 24, 2019
  • Cassini data reveals Saturn’s layer of imprisoned protons

    The planet plays gaoler to an isolated inner belt of radiation. Ben Lewis reports.

    Saturn’s magnetic field is already acknowledged as odd, but researchers have now discovered it to be even stranger th...

    Space October 9, 2018
  • Dust storms on Titan

    Images gathered by Cassini show turbulence on Saturn’s moon.

    Imagery gathered by Cassini reveals mysterious bright spots on Titan, thought to be dust storms.NASA/JPLThis animatio...

    Space September 25, 2018
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