The Cassini-Huygens mission released a stunning new picture of Saturn’s moon Enceladus at half phase.
The Cassini spacecraft made its final close flyby of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus in December, releasing its final up-close look at these weird little spots last week. Discovered over a decade ago, we’re still trying to work out exactly how these spots formed.
We know the Cassini spacecraft around Saturn took this photo of a trio of moons. Rhea and Enceladus are easy to spy bracketing Saturn’s rings. So fess up: Which one of you stole Atlas?
An important chapter in our exploration of the solar system concludes tomorrow, when NASA’s Cassini probe makes its final close flyby of Enceladus, an icy moon orbiting Saturn with a global ocean beneath its surface. Cassini has already collected samples to determine if Enceladus’ seawater might be habitable—but we…
If you’re like me and constantly wonder what cool things are happening out in space, you now have the chance to catch up on the past 11 years of goings on nearby Saturn. That’s right—11 years of imagery from Saturn and its moons.
Yesterday, Saturn’s Cassini probe took its deepest dive yet through the icy geyser erupting from Enceladus’ south pole. We’re getting our first pictures of the historic flyby back now, and naturally, they’re incredible.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus is a cosmic wonder: a brilliant white snowball with a subterranean ocean and ice volcanoes, nestled in a gas giant’s rings. And based on samples collected during today’s historic flyby, we might soon know if this unexpectedly Earth-like moon is habitable.
On Wednesday, NASA’s Cassini probe made its closest pass yet above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, coming within 1,142 miles (1,839 kilometers) of the icy, eruptive satellite. Yesterday, we started to get back images of the encounter — and dang, they are beautiful.
A scientific study has concluded that Saturn’s moon Enceladus is home to a much larger ocean that previously thought: it likely covers the entire moon, hiding under a layer of ice.
Saturn’s satellite Dione is less than half the size of our moon, and it orbits a planet which features a radius nine times that of Earth. It’s a stark contrast in size that’s beautifully conveyed in a picture recently captured by the Cassini space probe.
This week, the Cassini spacecraft made its fifth and final flyby of Dione, Saturn’s fourth-largest moon. This image, in which Saturn and its rings can be seen looming behind the moon, was captured in the leadup to the mission’s last close approach, on August 17, 2015.
Cassini’s epic mission to Saturn is coming to a close with a spectacular finale of daring flybys and swooping encounters. The beginning of the end happened today with the last targeted flyby of Dione, the icy moon of towering cliffs and dizzying canyons.
The Moon may be Earth’s kid brother, but Saturn’s moons seem more gnats on an elephant in this incredible image captured by the Cassini probe.
When was the last time you saw three crescent moons at once? Unless you’re the Cassini orbiter, probably never.
For nearly two years, the orbital path of NASA's Cassini spacecraft has limited the mission's encounters with Saturn's moons. These newly released photos of the icy moon Rhea mark the spacecraft's return to the planet's equatorial plane, realm of the ringed world's frozen satellites.
We all know that Saturn is the planet with the rings, but how many did you think there were? In this photo, by the Cassini spacecraft on January 8, 2015, you can spend a good couple of hours trying to count them.
In honor of the Huygens probe's historic 2005 landing on the surface of Titan (Saturn's largest satellite, and the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere), NASA has released a movie that recreates, with data collected by Huygens and the Cassini orbiter, a dramatic approach of the moon's surface from…
Looking at a map of our solar system, you might have felt comfortable saying that we know (and have known for sometime) exactly where Saturn is. But a brand new ultra-precise measure that tracks the location of the planet to its exact pinpoint in space shows that we've been off, by perhaps up to 100 miles.
Ever get the feeling that someone is staring over your shoulder? The Cassini spacecraft captured this rare view of Saturn's moon Tethys peeking out from behind its sibling, Rhea. Tethys appears brighter because its surface is covered in ice, which gives it a higher albedo, or reflectivity.