Results tagged “Saturn”

Modeling Saturn's Interior

New Johns Hopkins University simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn's interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet's magnetic field.

Hubble Sees Changing Seasons on Saturn

"These small year-to-year changes in Saturn's color bands are fascinating," said Amy Simon, planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Saturn's Tilt Is Caused By Its Moons

Rather like David versus Goliath, it appears that Saturn's tilt may in fact be caused by its moons.

Where Were Jupiter And Saturn Born?

New work led by Carnegie's Matt Clement reveals the likely original locations of Saturn and Jupiter.

With its dazzling system of icy rings, Saturn has been a subject of fascination since ancient times.

Hubble Sees Summertime on Saturn

Saturn is truly the lord of the rings in this latest snapshot from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, taken on July 4, 2020, when the opulent giant world was 839 million miles from Earth. This new Saturn image was taken during summer in the planet's northern hemisphere.

New mapping of the giant planet's upper atmosphere reveals likely reason why it's so hot.

Mini robots that can roll, fly, float and swim, then morph into a single machine? Together they form Shapeshifter, a developing concept for a transformational vehicle to explore treacherous, distant worlds.

New Hubble Imagery Of Saturn

Anyone who has ever peered at Saturn through a small telescope is immediately enticed by its elegant rings, which make the far-flung planet one of the most exotic-looking, opulent worlds in the solar system.

As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex rings, new analysis shows

Mimas Is A Snowplow In Saturn's Rings

The Solar System's second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings.

New findings have emerged about five tiny moons nestled in and near Saturn's rings.

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

Saturn's Rings Are Relatively New

The rings of Saturn may be iconic, but there was a time when the majestic gas giant existed without its distinctive halo.

Saturn Is Losing Its Rings Fast

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago.

New research emerging from the final orbits of NASA's Cassini spacecraft represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of the Saturn system -- especially the mysterious, never-before-explored region between the planet and its rings. Some preconceived ideas are turning out to be wrong while new questions are being raised.

Saturn And Its Moons At Opposition

Cassini ended its 13-year mission at Saturn on 15 September 2017 when it plunged into the gas giant's atmosphere.

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope have taken a series of spectacular images featuring the fluttering auroras at the north pole of Saturn.

Ice Mountains In Saturn's B Rings

While the Winter Olympics is in full swing in PyeongChang, South Korea, and many winter sport fanatics head to snow-clad mountains to get their thrills on the slopes this ski-season, this dramatic mountain scene is somewhat off-piste - in Saturn's rings to be precise.

Titan Has Earth-like Features

Using the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain.

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