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Rare Sighting: ‘Collision Between Two Moons’ May Have Formed Ring Around...

Scientists are reporting the discovery of a vast ring encircling Haumea, a distant dwarf planet that takes some 284 Earth years to orbit the...

Whoa, Scientists Have Detected a Ring Around This Wacky Dwarf Planet

Beyond Neptune sits one of the stranger dwarf planets, Haumea. This icy rock receives its flattened dinosaur egg shape from its lightning-fast rotation-a day...

Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one...

A ring has been found around Haumea, a world more than 2 billion kilometres beyond Pluto. The ring is the most distant ever seen...

First Rings Found Circling Weird World Near Pluto

While watching a tiny planet eclipse a very distant star, astronomers made an unexpected discovery: The egg-shaped world hosts a 43-mile-wide ring of particles...

Tiny Dwarf Planet Is the Smallest Known Object in the Solar...

Past the orbit of Neptune, in the most remote part of our solar system, there lurks a dwarf planet. No, not Pluto; we're talking...

NASA Is Now Receiving The Last Photos Ever Taken by Cassini...

NASA has begun to receive the last photos ever taken by its doomed Cassini probe at Saturn, and will soon upload them to its...

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely...

Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding...

Cassini’s Grand Finale: The spacecraft that unveiled Saturn

TITAN'S methane lakes. Icy Enceladus spouting geysers of hot water. Sponge-like Hyperion. Ravioli-shaped Pan and Atlas. Iapetus with its equatorial ridge battered by ancient...

Cassini’s Grand Finale: The ups and downs of our 20-year mission

Michele Dougherty's team rode its luck to make eye-opening discoveries around Saturn and its moons. She reveals the project's pleasures and painsWhat is...

Cassini Retro Posters

Cassini's 20th century technology has shaped the future of 21st century science. So maybe it's not surprising artists have found inspiration both...