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Cassini Records Possible Supernova Shockwave On Saturn
2013-02-18 16:08:11

For the first time, scientists working with the Cassini spacecraft have detected subatomic particles accelerated to ultra-high energies in a blast of solar wind around Saturn, hinting at the possibility that the ringed planet may have experienced the aftermath of a supernova.

Six Month Saturn Storm Eats Itself
2013-01-31 19:48:37

Cassini mission scientists have observed a huge thunder-and-lightning storm on Saturn consume itself for the first time.

Huygens Celebrates Eighth Year Since Titan Landing
2013-01-14 10:43:09

Eight years ago today, Huygens became the first probe to touch down on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.

Titan Sees Seasonal Changes
2012-11-28 21:47:01

While American folk singer Pete Seeger may not have considered Titan, the planet Saturn’s largest moon, as something unto which there is a season, it does seem that the moon has seen a type of turn or change in the seasons.

Cassini Shows Titan Glow In The Dark On Halloween
2012-11-01 06:21:22

A literal shot in the dark by imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has yielded an image of a visible glow from Titan, emanating not just from the top of Titan's atmosphere, but also - surprisingly - from deep in the atmosphere through the moon's haze.

Mimas Disturbs Saturn's B-ring
2012-09-11 05:20:55

The European Space Agency (ESA) released an image of Saturn's rings on Monday provided by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Clumpy particles in the B-ring are in stark contrast to the delicately ordered ringlets of the rest of Saturn's rings.

Cassini Takes Spectacular Images Of Saturn And Moon Titan
2012-08-30 09:23:11

As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft continues its long-term visit of the sixth planet from the sun, it is continuing to surprise scientists with stunning images of the Saturnian environment.

Image 1 - Saturn Moon Has Planet-Like Properties, NASA Finds
2012-04-27 08:07:32

Phoebe, one of Saturn’s 60+ moons, has been found to have planet-like properties, NASA scientists discovered while analyzing swarms of data collected and transmitted by the Cassini orbiter.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.