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Saturn's Rainbow Rings

This colourful cosmic rainbow portrays a section of Saturn's beautiful rings, four centuries after they were discovered by Galileo Galilei.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured its first-ever image of the pale blue ice-giant planet Uranus in the distance beyond Saturn's rings.

Birth of New Moon for Saturn?

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn thatmay be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.

Help Name Cassini's New Mission

As NASA's Cassini mission approaches its 10th anniversary at Saturn, its team members back here on Earth are already looking ahead to an upcoming phase.

Enceladus Has An Underground Sea

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus has an underground sea of liquid water, according to the international Cassini spacecraft.

Looking Down at Saturn and Its Rings

This image of Saturn and its rings was taken on February 06, 2014 by Cassini and received on Earth February 07, 2014.

60-Degree View of Saturn's Auroras

NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles.

Stormy Saturn

Like a swirl from a paintbrush being dipped in water, this image from the Cassini orbiter shows the progress of a massive storm on Saturn.

Saturn's Southern Hemisphere

Winter is approaching in the southern hemisphere of Saturn and with this cold season has come the familiar blue hue that was present in the northern winter hemisphere at the start of NASA's Cassini mission.

Titan's Halo

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks towards the dark side of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, capturing the blue halo caused by a haze layer that hovers high in the moon's atmosphere.

The Yin and Yang Appearance of Iapetus

Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive "yin and yang" appearance.

Cassini is providing scientists with key clues about Saturn's moon Titan, and in particular, its hydrocarbon lakes and seas.

NASA has released a natural-color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible.

Melanthius Crater on Tethys at Dusk

The craters of Tethys tell the story of a violent history marked by impacts. The names of the craters also tell oft-violent stories: in this case, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Quintet of Saturn's Moons

This view, from 29 July 2011, looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.

New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes

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 spacecraft has obtained new pictures of the liquid methane and ethane seas and lakes that reside near Titan's north pole.

The NASA-ESA-ASI Cassini spacecraft has been observing the Saturn system, including the giant satellite Titan, for more than 9 years. A detailed analysis of Cassini data has now confirmed predictions that the density of Titan's ionosphere is directly linked to the 11 year cycle of solar activity.

Stunning View From High Above Saturn

This portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings was created from images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.

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.

People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission on July 19 -- the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture.

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