The Magical Mystery Tour
Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, has revealed intricate details of the gas giant planet and its moons -- but many mysteries remain.
Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn
(PhysOrg.com) -- With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere. ...
Six years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn. Scientists are celebrating the data and detailed images the mission has provided of the planet, its famous ring, and its many moons.
JPL worker sues over intelligent design demotion
(AP) -- A Jet Propulsion Laboratory worker who passed out religious DVDs on the job is suing the JPL for discrimination after he was demoted.
Circling Saturn: Carolyn Porco on her Celestial Trip
(PhysOrg.com) -- Carolyn Porco is on a mission. As she explained to an audience of several hundred gathered at the Radcliffe Gymnasium earlier this month, in a lecture titled “At Saturn: Tripping the Light ...
Fluid clue to Saturn's hexagon (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- An unusual hexagonal structure found in Saturn's atmosphere has been recreated in an Oxford laboratory.
Cassini Sees Lightening on Saturn
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of lightning on Saturn. The images have allowed scientists to create the first movie showing lightning flashing on another planet.
Cassini Finishes Saturnian Doubleheader
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed its double flyby this week, swinging by Saturn's moons Titan and Dione with no maneuver in between. The spacecraft has beamed back stunning raw images of ...
Looking for life beyond Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientist Carolyn Porco explored the deeper regions of the solar system and her work with the Cassini mission to Saturn during a talk at Radcliffe.
1980s Video Icon Glows on Saturn Moon
The highest-resolution-yet temperature map and images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal surprising patterns on the surface of the small moon, including unexpected hot ...
Snowblower on Enceladus: Scientists discover how ice jets on the moon feed Saturn's E ring
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cassini's nose dives through Saturn's E ring have yielded insights on the give and take of ice particles between Enceladus and the ring. Some of the moon's jets are successful in shooting ...
Cassini Shows Saturnian Roller Derby, Strange Weather
(PhysOrg.com) -- The seemingly serene orb of Saturn is in fact a gas giant with extraordinary patterns of charged particles and rough and tumble roller derbies for rings. Such are the findings of NASA's Cassini ...
STAR TRAK for March: Saturn at its brightest for the year
Saturn will be opposite the sun in our sky on March 21, when it will be closest to Earth in its orbit. Rising in the east at sunset, appearing highest in the south around midnight and setting in the west at ...
Hubble Captures Saturn's Double Light Show (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- In January and March 2009, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took advantage of a rare opportunity to record Saturn when its rings were edge-on, resulting in a unique movie featuring ...