What caused a giant arrow-shaped cloud on Saturn's moon Titan?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Why does Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have what looks like an enormous white arrow about the size of Texas on its surface?
Voyager instrument cooling after heater turned off
(PhysOrg.com) -- In order to reduce power consumption, mission managers have turned off a heater on part of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, dropping the temperature of its ultraviolet spectrometer instrument ...
Cassini successfully flies over Enceladus
These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's moons Enceladus and Tethys were taken on April 14, 2012, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter may have conditions needed for life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists once thought that life could originate only within a solar system's "habitable zone," where a planet would be neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist on its surface. ...
Diamonds in the sky: Scientists find Jupiter and Saturn are awash in diamonds
Recent work by planetary scientists has indicated that the deep atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn may contain chunks of diamond floating in a liquid hydrogen/helium fluid.
50 new exoplanets discovered by HARPS
Astronomers using ESO's world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced a rich haul of more than 50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths, one of which orbits at the edge of the habitable zone ...
The methane habitable zone
In the search for life elsewhere, many studies focus on finding liquid water. But what if life could exist with some other solvent? Saturns smoggy moon Titan makes scientists question the possibilities ...
Putting an airplane on a distant moon
(PhysOrg.com) -- In addition to its rivers, oceans, mountains, sand dunes and winds, Saturns moon Titan may someday share another similarity with Earth: airplanes.
Enceladus rains water onto Saturn
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Herschel space observatory has shown that water expelled from the moon Enceladus forms a giant torus of water vapour around Saturn. The discovery solves a 14-year mystery by identifying ...
Coming to a solar system near you… super-Earth!
It is our general understanding of solar system composition that planets fall into two categories: gas giants like Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus and rocky bodies that support some type of atmosphere ...
Cassini gets new views of Titan's land of lakes
(Phys.org) —With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories that put the spacecraft into optimal viewing positions, NASA's Cassini ...
NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of a Saturn moon
(Phys.org) —NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known ...
Giant ice volcano candidate found on Saturn moon Titan (w/ Video)
Astronomers have announced the discovery of a potential new ice volcano on Saturn's moon Titan.
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.