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Alien life on Saturn's moon, Enceladus, much more likely

New data from NASA's Cassini mission to explore Saturn and its moons has scientists excited. The agency's space probe has just found conditions on the planet's moon, Enceladus, which makes the discovery of alien life there far more probable.

NASA aims to send submarine to explore seas on Titan

In one of the most awe-inspiring and audacious plans ever conceived by NASA, the space agency has unveiled a project to send a submarine to Saturn's moon, Titan, to explore its mysterious seas.

Saturn’s weird wobbly moon, Mimas

Ithaca - Saturn’s moon Mimas is already an oddity, being the most cratered object in the Solar System and likened to the Death Star of Star Wars fame. But new research this week points to Mimas being even weirder than previously thought.

Saturn jumps in for a photobomb of the moon

Sydney - In a rare moment of celestial fun, the sixth planet from the sun decided to drop in for a photobomb of Earth's moon on Monday night.

Mountains on Saturn moon are 'celestial debris'

Mountains at the equator on Iapetus, a moon of the planet Saturn, may have come from space rather than being formed on the surface of the satellite.

Saturn's moon hides an icy ocean

A body of liquid water has been discovered beneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The tiny moon is a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.

Scientists claim diamond rain occurs on Saturn and Jupiter

US scientists have calculated that diamonds big enough for celebrities to wear could be raining down on Jupiter and Saturn.

Massive Saturn storm reveals water in planet's atmosphere

Saturn may be defying science's classification of the planet as a gas giant. A storm in 2010 and 2011 revealed for the first time that water exists on Saturn.

NASA releases Earth photo taken from Saturn's orbit

London - The Blue Marble becomes a tiny dot in the immensity of the vast space when seen from Saturn's orbit at a distance of 1,440 kilometers.

See Saturn's rings like you've never seen them before

Though NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft landed on Saturn's moons in 2005, the general public can soon see hundreds of thousands of images the spacecraft took in an upcoming film.

Cassini spacecraft's startling images of massive Saturn hurricane

NASA has released some of the most breathtaking images yet from the Cassini-Huygens Saturn orbiter, showing a gigantic hurricane gyrating around Saturn’s north pole.

Lunar eclipse tonight, Saturn also in view — Live video

Stargazers are preparing for the first eclipse of the 2013 season because Saturn will be also be visible tonight. The eclipse will be the most visible from the Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and Western Australia tonight.

‘Nile river’ spotted by Cassini on Saturn moon Titan

NASA scientists report that the Cassini mission has sighted a remarkable likeness to Egypt’s river Nile on Saturn’s large moon Titan. The river valley runs more than 200 miles (about 320 kilometres) from its source to what appears to be a large sea.

NASA's Cassini orbiter captures daytime lightning on Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecrat has captured images of lightning on Saturn during a storm that raged for 200 days on the planet. The storm was the largest ever seen up-close on the planet. Cassini captured the lightning in daylight on the ringed planet.

NASA's Cassini discovers liquid water on Saturn's moon Titan

The journal "Science" reported on June 28, 2012, that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered layers of liquid water under the ice shell of Saturn's moon Titan.

Saturn, Moon and star Spica in rare triple conjunction

A triple conjunction of the Moon, the planet Saturn and the bright star Spica will occur on Thursday night (May 3) about an hour after sunset. The rare beautiful sight may be seen looking toward the southeast.

Amazing video of Saturn created from old NASA photos

A video was created from images of the Saturn and Jupiter systems taken by NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecrafts. Sander van den Berg used the images to create a two minute montage of spectacular images.

Spacecraft passes Saturn moon low enough to 'taste' the vapour

NASA's Cassini spacecraft's latest flyby of Enceladus, in orbit of Saturn, was its lowest pass yet of the moon's gushing south poles. New data is being analyzed, adding to the idea that this moon may even be capable of harbouring life.

NASA captures new images of Saturn's moon Rhea

NASA displayed new raw, unedited images of Saturn's moon Rhea, captured by the Cassini spacecraft on a close-approach of 42,000 kilometers (26,000 miles), a relatively distant pass suitable for geologic mapping.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft flies over Saturn's moons

Pasadena - NASA says its Cassini spacecraft will soon be making its closest pass over Saturn's moon Dione, and observing the atmosphere of Titan, the largest Saturnian moon. Cassini's closest approach to Dione would be about 61 miles above the surface.

Saturn transitions into spring weather; Titan rains methane

Pasadena - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Cassini spacecraft garnered photos of Saturn's largest satellite, Titan, changing seasons. The images captured darkened clouds raining methane on its equatorial deserts.

Study: Saturn's rings part of moon impact 4.5 billion years ago

Boulder - Saturn's rings – made up of rock, dust and ice – make it distinctive in our solar system. How did the rings get there? A new study suggests that they could be fragments from a collision with a moon the size of Titan.

Possible explanation found for mountains on Saturn's Moon Titan

A new model developed by scientists working with radar data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that differing densities in the outermost layers of Saturn's moon Titan could explain unusual surface behaviour leading to formation of mountains.

Small moon Daphnis creates rippling waves in Saturn's rings

One of the tiniest moons ever found orbiting the gas giant planet Saturn, Daphnis, has been caught creating rippling waves inside of the planet's rings, which proves it still can cause disruption in Saturn's belt of ice and rocky debris.

Mars, Saturn, Venus create celestial line, triangle in July

During the fourth of July weekend, Americans will be able to see the planets Mars, Saturn and Venus make a celestial line. Towards the end of the month, they will form an isosceles triangle. Even Mercury will make a brief appearance.

Saturnian moon coated with foreign dust

Images from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft lead scientists to believe the two tone coloration of Iapetus is the result of a dust coating from giant ring of debris nearby.

One ring to awe them all

The existence of a massive planetary ring, thought to be the largest known ring in the solar system, has been discovered by the Spitzer Space Telescope around Saturn.

General Motors to shut down Saturn brand

GM will discontinue its Saturn brand after deal with Penske fell through. Penske's board of directors rejected an initial agreement with GM that was reached in June.

New Moon Found In Saturn's G Ring

Saturn's G ring has one more moon Scientific American announced on Tuesday. Recent images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have shown a moonlet in the G ring.

Aurora on Saturn unlike anything seen before

Cassini has discovered that Saturn has a giant aurora at its pole, based on different physics to others on Jupiter and Earth. Speculation is doing more than science at this point, but once again the universe has come up with a puzzle.
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A hydrocarbon river near the north pole of Saturn moon Titan  photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft ...
A hydrocarbon river near the north pole of Saturn moon Titan, photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 26, 2012. The river valley stretches more than 200 miles from its ‘source’ to a large hydrocarbon sea.
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Image of possible NASA submarine to explore seas of Titan
Image of possible NASA submarine to explore seas of Titan
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NASA s Cassini spacecraft chronicles the change of seasons as it captures clouds concentrated near t...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles the change of seasons as it captures clouds concentrated near the equator of Saturn's largest moon, Titan
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General Motors  recall of 1.6 million vehicles including the Saturn Ion may have been ordered earlie...
General Motors' recall of 1.6 million vehicles including the Saturn Ion may have been ordered earlier, resulting if fewer incidents and personal injuries.
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Saturn makes its way out from behind the moon on Aug. 4  2014.
Saturn makes its way out from behind the moon on Aug. 4, 2014.
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Schematic showing the odd Pac-Man like pattern of daytime temperatures found on Saturn s smallest mo...
Schematic showing the odd Pac-Man like pattern of daytime temperatures found on Saturn's smallest moon Mimas. The heat map was compiled from data recorded by the Cassini spacecraft during a Feb. 13, 2010 flyby of Mimas.
Credit: NASA/JPL/GSFC/SWRI/SSI
geysers bursting through an icy crust  Enceladus is a tiny moon with a big personality. Credit: Hsia...
geysers bursting through an icy crust, Enceladus is a tiny moon with a big personality. Credit: Hsiang-Wen Hsu et al/Nature Enceladus - geysers bursting through an icy crust, Enceladus
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In this rare image taken on July 19  2013  the wide-angle camera on NASA s Cassini spacecraft has ca...
In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame
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Artist s conception of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
Artist's conception of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
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Artist s rendition of the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn.
Artist's rendition of the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn.
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The Titan Submarine Phase I Conceptual Design was presented at the 2015 NASA Institute for Advanced ...
The Titan Submarine Phase I Conceptual Design was presented at the 2015 NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Florida
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A screenshot from the trailer for In Saturn s Rings
A screenshot from the trailer for In Saturn's Rings
In Saturn's Rings movie
Viewed at 261 000 miles (419 000 kilometers) from Saturn  the vortex of a massive polar hurricane ar...
Viewed at 261,000 miles (419,000 kilometers) from Saturn, the vortex of a massive polar hurricane around Saturn's north pole.
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This mosaic  made from radar images obtained by NASA s Cassini spacecraft  shows mountainous terrain...
This mosaic, made from radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows mountainous terrain on Saturn's moon Titan in the moon's northern hemisphere, north of the Aaru region
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A huge arrow-shaped storm blows across the equatorial region of Titan in this image from NASA s Cass...
A huge arrow-shaped storm blows across the equatorial region of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, chronicling the seasonal weather changes on Saturn's largest moon.
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An artist s impression of one of Saturn s rings close up
An artist's impression of one of Saturn's rings close up
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Impression of NASA submarine to explore Titan s seas
Impression of NASA submarine to explore Titan's seas
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Saturn s rings and moons from 2013 space probe
Saturn's rings and moons from 2013 space probe
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Saturn s moon Titan
Saturn's moon Titan
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