Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale25 April 2017
Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale25 April 2017 After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into...
Profile of a methane sea on Titan26 April 2016
Profile of a methane sea on Titan26 April 2016 Saturn’s largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons – and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, and possibly surrounded by wetlands.
Interstellar dust intercepted at Saturn 14 April 2016
Interstellar dust intercepted at Saturn 14 April 2016 The international Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from outside our Solar System.
Dissolving Titan17 June 2015
Dissolving Titan17 June 2015 Saturn’s moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what makes the depressions they lie in? A new study suggests that the moon’s surface dissolves in a similar process that creates sinkholes on Earth.
Hot water activity on icy moon’s seafloor 11 March 2015
Hot water activity on icy moon’s seafloor 11 March 2015 Tiny grains of rock detected by the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn point to hydrothermal activity on the seafloor of its icy moon Enceladus.
Titan’s swirling polar cloud is cold and toxic01 October 2014
Titan’s swirling polar cloud is cold and toxic01 October 2014 The international Cassini mission has revealed that a giant, toxic cloud is hovering over the south pole of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, after the atmosphere has cooled in a dramatic fashion.