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A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough suggests the search for life on planets outside our solar system may be more difficult than previously thought.
Newly released images from NASA’s Cassini probe have revealed the “birthing” of a tiny moon in orbit around Saturn. The images, taken exactly one year ago on Tuesday, showed evidence of the formation of a tiny icy moon, named “Peggy”
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.
The Cassini spacecraft has discovered evidence of a large underground ocean of liquid water on one of Saturn’s moons, suggesting that the satellite could be home to extraterrestrial microbes.
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid
To help mark 10 years in orbit, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has created a special gallery on the Saturn website where members of the public can experience "15 minutes of frame" by submitting their own amateur images made up from image data brought back by Cassini.
Just in time for the holiday season, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured new images of Saturn and two of its moons – including Enceladus, a “white, glittering snowball of a moon.”
The Hubble Space Telescope has detected evidence of water vapor eruption from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” sent out an open letter to President Barack Obama asking him to embrace a vision of planetary exploration. Nye, who is CEO of The Planetary Society, asked President Obama to grant more funding to science, specifically that which is focused on studying our solar system.
Saturn's moon Dione -- Dione is a moon of Saturn discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684. It is composed primarily of water ice, but as the densest of Saturn's moons (aside from Titan, whose density is increased by gravitational compression) it must have a considerable fraction of denser material like silicate rock in its interior. Though somewhat smaller, Dione is otherwise very similar to Rhea. They both have similar compositions, albedo features and varied terrain. Both have dissimilar...
Saturn's moon Enceladus -- Enceladus is a moon of Saturn discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. At least five different types of terrain have been identified on Enceladus. In addition to craters there are smooth plains and extensive linear cracks and ridges. At least some of the surface is relatively young, probably less than 100 million years. This means that Enceladus must have been active very recently with some sort of "water volcanism" or other process that renews the surface....
The Planet Saturn -- in astronomy, 6th planet from the sun. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.43 billion km), almost twice that of Jupiter, and its period of revolution is about 291/2 years. Saturn appears in the sky as a yellow, starlike object of the first magnitude. When viewed through a telescope, it is seen as a golden sphere, crossed by a series of...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
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