Posts Tagged ‘Saturn’

Alien life in our Solar System? Study hints at Saturn’s moon

Paris (AFP) Feb 27, 2018

Humanity may need look no further than our own Solar System in the search for alien life, researchers probing one of Saturn’s moons said Tuesday.

The icy orb known as Enceladus may boast ideal living conditions for singl…

NASA Saturn Mission Prepares for ‘Ring-Grazing Orbits’

Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 25, 2016

A thrilling ride is about to begin for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft’s orbit around Saturn this year to increase its tilt with respect to the planet’s equator and rings. And …

Saturn’s C ring formed when dinosaurs walked the Earth, study finds

Scientists have largely agreed that Saturn’s rings are billions of years old, a conclusion based on 10 years of data gathered by NASA’s Cassini probe, which has been orbiting the planet since 2004. However, new research published in the journal Icarus has indicated that the C ring, one of Saturn’s inner rings, may have formed […]

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How Saturn Put A Ring On It

What are the distinctive rings of Saturn, Neptune and Uranus made of? The fragments of nearby large objects that were destroyed by tidal forces.

Saturn’s polar hexagon has changed from blue to gold

Two pictures taken with natural light from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have shown a shifting color of the atmosphere around Saturn’s north polar area between 2012 and 2016. Researchers are looking into possible causes for the difference in color. The color change is thought to be a result of Saturn’s seasons. Specifically, the shift from a […]

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