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An artist’s conception of the 20 newly discovered moons orbiting Saturn. These discoveries bring the planet’s total moon count to 82, surpassing Jupiter for the most in our Solar System. Studying these moons can reveal information about their formation and about the conditions around Saturn at the time. Illustration is courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science. (Saturn image is courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Starry background courtesy of Paolo Sartorio/Shutterstock.)

Astronomers discovered 20 new moons orbiting Saturn

Each of the newly discovered moons is about five kilometers, or three miles, in diameter.
In this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2007, the plumes of Enceladus are clearly visible. The moon is nearly in front of the Sun from Cassini's viewpoint. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

New organic compounds discovered on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

If the conditions are right, these molecules coming from the deep ocean of Enceladus could be on the same reaction pathway as we see here on Earth.
The Saturn’s rings. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Age-old debate on Saturn’s rings reignited

A study that dates the rings as most likely to have formed early in the solar system.
This illustration shows NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander approaching a site on Saturn’s exotic moon, Titan. Taking advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere and low gravity, Dragonfly will explore dozens of locations across the icy world, sampling and measuring the compositions of Titan's organic surface materials to characterize the habitability of Titan’s environment and investigate the progression of prebiotic chemistry. Credits: NASA/JHU APL

NASA’s next mission will search for signs of life on Saturn’s moon

NASA has announced its next destination in the solar system- Saturn's largest moon Titan. In the search for signs of life, NASA will send...
This near-infrared, color view from Cassini shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Arizona/Univ. Idaho

NASA’s Cassini reveals surprises with Titan’s lakes

On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's...
A view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016 as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice. A year on Saturn is 29 Earth years; days only last 10:33:38, according to a new analysis of Cassini data. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. This gas giant actually has no solid surface...
New research provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons, shown here. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere, according to the researchers. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spotted fresh rainfall on Saturn’s moon Titan

The international Cassini spacecraft has captured an image that shows the rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. Scientists noted...
This image was made as the Cassini spacecraft scanned across Saturn and its rings on April 25, 2016, capturing three sets of red, green and blue images to cover this entire scene showing the planet and the main rings. The images were obtained using Cassini's wide-angle camera at a distance of approximately 1.9 million miles (3 million kilometers) from Saturn and at an elevation of about 30 degrees above the ring plane. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Saturn is losing its iconic planetary ring, NASA

In the latest observation by NASA, scientists confirm that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate. The rings are being pulled into...
This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as the hexagon

Saturn’s famous hexagon may tower above the clouds

Another long haul study about utilizing information from NASA's Cassini shuttle has uncovered an astounding feature rising at Saturn's northern pole as it nears...

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