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WTF is floating around Saturn?

NASA Cassini spacecraft performed its final, fateful dive into Saturn several weeks ago, destroying itself in the planet's atmosphere and ending an incredible mission...

Cassini’s Teaching Us New Things About Saturn From Beyond the Grave

Although Cassini has vaporized in Saturn's atmosphere, scientists are still learning from its final findings. The latest discovery looks into how Saturn's rings effect...

Astronomers Spot Ring Around Dwarf Planet – Geek.com

It's an exciting time for astronomy. If it's not the constant stream of newly discovered exoplanets, it's the new discoveries about our own solar...

Intense Methane Rainstorms Carve Titan’s Icy Surface

Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This is how the moon would look if its thick, hazy atmosphere was removed. (Image: NASA/Cassini) If you...

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...

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...

One asteroid at a time? Nah.

Asteroids are some of the oldest and most undisturbed objects in our solar system. These miniaturized, rocky worlds have been-for the most part-peacefully...

NASA’s Cassini captured an unexplained Saturn ‘glitch’ before its fateful dive

NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed its incredibly successful extended mission last week, punctuated by a fiery death at the hands of Saturn's upper atmosphere. But...

Cassini Took One Last Look at a Mysterious Glitch in Saturn’s...

Peggy is something along the edge of Saturn's ring, a glitch whose source we've never seen. Cassini took a last peek at Peggy during...

The Cassini Orbiter Has To Die So Potential Alien Life Can...

The Cassini orbiter is ready to die. Nearly 20 years after it departed Earth, and 13 years after it arrived at Saturn, the workhorse...