Saturn

Final Images From Cassini Spacecraft

Researchers are busy analysing some of the final data sent back from the Cassini spacecraft which has been in orbit around Saturn for more than 13 years until the end of its mission in September 2017.
Related topics: Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft, Spacecrafts

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Under Pressure: Researchers Compress Copper, Creating The Densest Object On Earth

If copper was found in the core of Saturn it would have the same crystalline structure as the copper pipes found in many homes, according to new research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Johns Hopkins University. In a paper...

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How Did Saturn Get Its Rings?

Astronomers have learned a lot about Saturn's rings since Galileo discovered the ringed planet, but there's still plenty of mysteries to still be solved.
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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How Did Saturn Get Its Rings?

Astronomers have learned a lot about Saturn's rings since Galileo discovered the ringed planet, but there's still plenty of mysteries to still be solved.
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Saturn's Moon Titan Has An 'ice Corridor' Longer Than The United States

#42 in our top science stories of 2019.
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Northrop Grumman’s Omega Rocket Gets An Interesting First Launch Client

Northrop Grumman’s OmegA space launch vehicle has found its first client, as the company expands into markets requiring more grunt from their rockets. Saturn will entrust the OmegA with up to two of its NationSat satellites, which are to be...
Related topics: Northrop Grumman, Space, Satellites

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See Venus Near Saturn In The Night Sky This Week And Make Your (skywatching) Season Bright!

Earmark the next few evenings! Solar-system siblings Venus and Saturn will appear near each other in the night sky this week.
Related topics: Space

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‘tiger Stripes’ On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Explained

"Tiger stripes" on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus (via NASA/ESA/JPL/SSI/Cassini Imaging Team) New research helps solve the mystery of so-called “tiger stripes” on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Thin fissures covering the...
Related topics: Moon, Space, NASA, European Space Agency, Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft

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How The Icy Moon Enceladus Got 'tiger Stripes' At Its South Pole

Saturn's moon Enceladus has mysterious, evenly spaced fissures in its icy shell where water erupts into space.
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Researchers Confirm Possible Explanation Of Titan’s ‘magic Islands’

A new study by University of Arkansas researchers could help explain the appearance of so-called “magic islands” in the icy hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Kendra Farnsworth, a doctoral candidate in the Arkansas Center for...
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Hackaday Links: December 1, 2019

We can recall a book from our youth that cataloged some of the most interesting airplanes in the world. One particularly interesting beast was dubbed “The Super Guppy”, a hilariously distended cargo plane purpose-built for ferrying...

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Lego's Nasa Apollo Saturn V Is 20% Off For Black Friday Weekend

NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and Lego set the stage with this epic Saturn V moon rocket set, which is on sale now for 20% off via the Lego online store.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Black Friday, Moon, Anniversaries

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Cosmic Deal: You Can See Saturn With The Moon On Black Friday (it's Free!)

After its Thanksgiving rendezvous with Jupiter and Venus, the moon will pay Saturn a visit on Black Friday (Nov. 29).
Related topics: Moon, Space, Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Jupiter

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Here’s A Deepfake Of Nixon Giving A Eulogy For The Apollo 11 Astronauts If Their Mission Failed

It’s July 16th, 1969. The Apollo 11 crew have completed their training, and they’re in the Columbia Command Module atop a Saturn V rocket, to this day the most powerful rocket ever built. At 9:32 EDT the rocket lifts off, delivering the...
Related topics: Astronaut

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Nasa Reveals The First Global Geologic Map Of Titan

Titan is the largest moon orbiting Saturn, and NASA has unveiled the first global map of the moon. The map shows a world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters, and other terrain. Titan is important to scientists because it is the only other known...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon

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Are Saturn’s Rings Really As Young As The Dinosaurs?

A debate is raging over the age of the rings. Resolving it could produce the best clue yet to the rings' mysterious origin.
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Debate

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Strange, Giant Exoplanet Could Be The Best Place To Look For Livable Exomoons - Cnet

A Saturn-sized world not too far off is worth another look. Or many more looks.
Related topics: Exoplanets, Exomoons

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Saturn’s Moon Titan Is Like Earth, But Insane

When NASA's Cassini orbiter spent over a decade orbiting Saturn, the planet at the core of its mission wasn't the only target of its observations. The probe also spent time spying on Saturn's moons, including Titan. Now, with the Cassini mission...
Related topics: Moon, Space, NASA, Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft

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Space Center Houston Sets Saturn V Rocket Aglow With 'galaxy Lights'

Space Center Houston is shining some festive light on NASA's iconography with Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, a new nighttime display that answers the question: How many holiday bulbs does it take to illuminate the length of a Saturn V rocket?
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Nasa Reveals The Mesmerizing Dance Of Neptune’s Moons

As the home to the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn and the ice giants Neptune and Uranus, the outer reaches of our solar system can be a pretty weird place. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reinforced that notion today by sharing the strange...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Neptune, Jupiter

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