Saturn

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Chemicals

On the early Earth, marine aerosols could come in two sizes—bacterial and viral—which might…

NASA Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the

NASA honors ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration with a new research facility

More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once “hidden figure” is hidden…

NASA’s Cassini probe has broken apart in Saturn’s atmosphere — ending its 20-year journey 14

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been…

Cassini: Saturn probe to set up death plunge

The international Cassini probe at Saturn will execute the course correction on…

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn’s rings

The spectacular rings of Saturn may be relatively young, perhaps…

Cassini Enters Final Phase of Its 13-Year-Long Orbit of Saturn

On Monday the probe made the first of five passes through Saturn’s…

Here’s What Emergency Medicine Will Look Like for Astronauts in Space

Astronauts with little medical training could potentially break bones, develop blood clots, or find themselves dealing with other unexpected…

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft completes its sixth dive between Saturn and its rings…

Jupiter Sounds Like a Fax Machine and Nobody Knows Why

On Thursday, NASA dropped the first motherlode of information…

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we took a brief look at three of the main hurdles we…

Lego is releasing its coolest spaceship to date: an Apollo Saturn V

Lego is no stranger to space toys. The company first released its

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever

NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to…

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn ‘grand finale’

Cassini has used a gravitational slingshot around

THIS CG MODEL OF THE USS DISCOVERY IS PRETTY MUCH ALL THERE IS TO SEE ABOUT CBS’S NEWEST TREK

A new event dedicated to space exploration is coming to the…

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Mars

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the awesome majesty that surrounds us each and every…

Who’s Out There – Tectonic Plates?

Looking back over the last few years of discoveries in our solar system has opened our eyes to the…

Who’s Out There?—Water and Genes, The Odds Go Up (1)

The news keeps pouring in—surprising bits of information about exoplanets and micro-biochemistry that make the existence of life beyond…

Rare 5 planet line-up best viewed this week

The crescent moon hangs out with Venus and Mercury early Saturday…

Who’s Out There—Life’s Struggle On Earth

When we take life for granted, we put ourselves in danger of missing out on its most amazingly complex…

Moon Mystery Solved! Apollo Rocket Impact Site Finally Found

A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft has spotted the final resting place of part of…

Mars will get ring like Saturn, scientists predict

The Red Planet could find itself wearing a stylish new accessory in tens of millions of years. A ring like Saturn’s…

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology and More

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee,…

Forget life on Mars, how about life inside moons?

The Cassini Spacecraft made a daring, close flyby this week of

Cassini probe to sweep over Saturn’s moon Enceladus

The Cassini probe is all set to make a daring close flyby of

Who’s Out There?—M Dwarfs and Subice Oceans

Before Kepler 452b grabbed our attention with its near-Earth size orbit in the Goldilocks (

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Pluto

Hello again. Last time we looked at the amazing satellites surrounding Neptune. This time around we’ll take a look at…

NASA’s next big spacecraft mission could visit an ice giant

Today marks 26 years since NASA made its one and only visit to…

Who’s Out There?—Possibilities Keep Growing

Some of the new biological findings on Earth can inform our search for…

Cassini to Get Final View of Saturn’s Weird ‘Spongy’ Moon

As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft enters the final phase…

Who’s Out There?-Someone Like Us”

Recently, Discover Magazine summarized the widespread evidence for water in our solar system. (“Alive…

NASA forms a coalition to look for life on other planets

NASA knows that it can’t rely solely on astronomers and robotic rovers to find…

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Saturns Moons

Hello again. Last time, we looked at the lesser moons of Saturn. If…

The Moon’s two-night encounter with Jupiter

Despite being closest to Earth last month, the

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Moons of Saturn

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Hello again. Last time, we looked at the many moons of Jupiter. If you…

NASA WANTS TO SEND A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE TO SATURN’S MOON TITAN

There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space…

Who’s Out There?—Something Somewhere Not In Thermodynamic Equilibrium?

In his 1992 book Steps Toward Life, Nobel Prize winner and Director of the

Saturn’s Moon Pandora Stripped of ‘Shepherd’ Status

A decade-long study tracking the intricate motions of Saturn’s

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Enceladus.

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about…

Mystery object in lake on Saturn’s moon Titan intrigues scientists

Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the…

Good news, everyone! NASA re-creates the smell of Titan

A new recipe created in a NASA laboratory has re-created the composition of the atmosphere on Titan — the…

NASA ‘smells’ Saturn’s moon Titan, finds it ‘aromatic’

The US space agency has come up with a recipe that captures key flavors of

Saturn Disappears Behind the Full Flower Moon May 14

Funny thing. Skywatchers are often  just as excited to watch a celestial object disappear as we are to see…

Who’s out there? In a Lake Superior on Enceladus?

Aerospace engineer Luciano Iess and his group at the Sapienza University of…

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Uranus

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about…

How Many Moons Does Venus Have?

There are dozens upon dozens of moons in the Solar System,…

Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter?

Astronomers are hoping that the existence of a subsurface ocean on Saturn’s icy moon…

NASA’s twitchy bouncy roboball may explore Titan one day

A tangle of poles and ropes that looks like an evilly twitching tent may be the precursor of a…

SPACE – the FINAL FRONTIER: These are the images of the star probe Cassini

OK, we don’t have starships yet. But on some days a space enthusiast can smile anyway – on days…

Tupperware found on Titan!

A NASA spacecraft sniffing the smoggy

Who’s Out There—Floaters Around the Gas Giants?

Were Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter…

NASA’s Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth…

Three of the Biggest Storms in Our Solar System that Don’t Mess Around

Mother nature can be unforgiving when it comes to a storm that can wipe out your city. However, storms…

Cassini Releases Image of Earth Waving at Saturn

PASADENA, Calif. – People around the world shared more than 1,400 images…

NASA’s Cassini To Reveal Pictures of Earth as 'Pale Blue Dot' Taken From Saturn

This simulated view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows…

Who’s Out There—Surprises on Titan

In 1980 Voyager One photographed Saturn’s far out,…

Whose Out There? – An Overview of Two Books

The extraterrestrial hunt is on. Expectations of finding alien life are rising, for reasonable building blocks are out there,…

Asteroid may become moon for earths moon

So far our galactic adventures have included landing men on the moon, taking pretty pictures of Saturn,…

2013 a fine year for taking in astronomy

Another new year is here, and already there is much talk in astronomy circles about the two bright comets…

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