We’ve been getting some fantastic images from the Cassini Spacecraft this year as it orbits Saturn, and one of its latest image from the ringed planet is no less stunning.
This is really cool: the New York Times has put together a really astounding interactive feature that lets you explore Saturn and its moons through NASA’s probes.
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.
It's not the prettiest thing in the solar system, nor is it the most interesting. But Mimas — a pockmarked moon in orbit around Saturn — does exhibit a rather strange wobble. A team of astronomers say there can only be one of two explanations: either it's harbouring a subterranean ocean or it has an irregularly shaped…
Mimas es uno de los muchos satélites de Saturno, el que orbita más cerca del planeta. Es pequeño (397 kilómetros de diámetro) y helado, y ahora investigadores de la Universidad de Cornell, en Nueva York, han concluido tras un estudio de sus imágenes y órbita que el núcleo de esta luna no es convencional. Hay dos…
People like to make lists of things, especially lists of superlatives: the best, fastest, oldest, largest, heaviest and so on. There are lists of the ten fastest animals and the ten longest rivers and even of the ten highest-paid rock stars. The Guinness company created a small industry from publishing lists exactly…
This image shows the rare sight of Saturn's moons Mimas and Pandora aligning in the night sky—and they couldn't look more different.
Astronomers now know that the Saturnian system has not one, but two "Pac-Man" moons — and there could be many, many more.
After discovering Pac-Man on the Death Star—aka Mimas—NASA has discovered a new Pac-Man in Tethys. And they still don't know why the hell this shape appears, but they have a theory:
There's no two ways about it: hurricane Sandy is huge. With its whirling winds at one point stretching a mind blowing 1,100 miles in diameter, it's the most enormous Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. But Sandy - not to mention our entire planet - is still downright tiny compared to Saturn, and few images of the…
Pretty much everyone can rattle off the names of our solar system's eight (formerly nine) planets, but ask the average person to list some moons and you'll be lucky if they can tell you more than two or three.
The Cassini spacecraft has been able to capture this stunning image of five Saturn moons in one single frame. From left to right: Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas and Rhea.
The great challenge for any climber is to conquer each continent's tallest mountain. But tomorrow's climbers can consider a far more extreme challenge: leaving Earth to climb the tallest peaks of the solar system. Here's how they'll do it.
Hold on to your Spiderman underpants because here's a planetary-sized nerdgasm. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made the most amazing discovery in the history of science: Pac-Man actually lives on the Death Star. There. Beat that, Large Hadron Collider.
Check out that flat shadow crossing Saturn's rings. It's the shadow of Mimas, one of Saturn's moons, and its appearance means we're getting closer to Saturn's equinox, when it'll be spring in the North and the rings will go dark.
Look at this photo of Saturn's rings from earlier this month. Wondering what those little jagged lines are, on top of the thick white band? They're shadows of Saturn ring debris. Click through for larger.